Posted on December 21st, 2010 by .

If you’re in town for Christmas this year, there’s no need to hide away in your hotel room. Grab your bag and hit the town!

Here are a slew of things to do this weekend in Montreal.


[foodie fun] CHRISTMAS DINNER – There are a selection of hotels that are offering up scrumptious Christmas menus. Let someone else stuff the turkey.

[christmas mass] NOTRE-DAME BASILICA – The stunning church in Old Montreal holds three Christmas Eve services: 7:00, 9:30 & midnight. It is a truly international celebration where locals and visitors gather each year to celebrate the season.

[christmas mass] ORATOIRE ST-JOSEPH – If the recent Canonization of Brother André doesn’t peak your interest, then the stunning views of the oratoire over Montreal’s North end certainly will. A selection of services over the weekend to choose from.

[touring] CHRISTMAS FOODS – Montreal markets are an ideal place to seek out the ingredients for a traditional or modern holiday feats, as well as little treasures to bring for those back home.

[cirque du soleil] QUIDAM – “A nameless passer-by, a solitary figure, a person rushing past. It could be anyone, anybody. The one who cries out, sings and dreams within us all. This is the “quidam” that Cirque du Soleil is celebrating.” We have no idea what that means, but heck Cirque du Soleil could do a tribute to toe jam and somehow it would be magical!

[holiday cheer] OLD MONTREAL’S EXTRAVAGANZA – If you enjoy festive lights, holiday caroling, skating rinks and all sorts of wintery delights, then you’re in luck. Even the Grinchiest-of-heart stand no chance.

[gay life] DJ ANA PAULA – Brazil’s sexiest DJ will be providing the beats for those who like their Boxing Day with a bit of a punch.

[ballet] THE NUTCRACKER – Nothing is more festive then watching grown men prance around in tight mouse costumes. Besides, Christmas isn’t officially celebrated until you’ve heard some Tchaikovsky

[holiday cheer] ROMANTIC OPTIONS – The mixture of Christmas lights, snowflakes and European charm help create a romantic wintry setting that is hard to match anywhere else in North America. We’ve got seven suggestions to add a bit of romance to your trip.



  1. Woooh…this is great. There are really great and fun activities happening in Montreal. Hope it will happen again.

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