From Holiday Markets, Book Fairs, Opera performances and Holiday activities at the train museum, come and enjoy fun outings in Montreal this weekend – November 25th-27th !
The end of November marks the time of the year when the cold and snow settles in and the overall atmosphere of the city slowly glows with Holiday cheer.
Tourists and Montrealers alike actively search for fun activities and shopping opportunities to find the perfect gift for their loved ones while the scent of peppermint hot chocolate and gingerbread cookies entice you into the folds of local outdoor markets…
Below Gen’ s Delights has compiled a list of fun activities and markets to visit this weekend with your friends and loved ones:
The FREE outdoor Christmas markets in Montreal are a wonderful way to experience the Holiday season mood and learn about the various local celebrations.
MONTREAL VENDORS CHRISTMAS FAIR
To wrap up the year, here’s an amazing Christmas Fair like no other:
This kid friendly market promises to be fun with loads of memorable kiosks and activities that you can’t afford to miss:
– Raffle draws
– Secret Santa /gift exchange
– Shopping and party
– Kids fun time
– Music and tons of other festive surprises awaits you.
FREE TO ATTEND – 998 Rue Notre Dame , Lachine
Atwater Market’s Christmas Village
This waterfront market has been around for seven years and is the ideal location for friends and family to get together during the gloomy, chilly month of December.
A must-see for both tourists and locals, the year-round Atwater Market is converted into an enchanted Christmas hamlet with plenty of stores, kiosks, and entertainers to explore.
Over the weekends, carol singers and Santa himself make the magical ambiance of the market come alive both day and night.
At this holiday-themed market, you’ll be able to indulge in some delicious traditional Holiday foods including hot mulled wine, pancakes and even cinnamon churros!
Perfect for families !
The Grand Marché de Noël de Montréal at Quartier des Spectacles
Expect between 35 to 45 vendors at the largest outdoor Holiday market in Montreal !
In its official second season, the Grand Market will be the place to find specialty food such as mulled wine and tartiflette and local artisan crafts .
Organizer, La Lutinerie is getting ready for a historic finale at the Quartier des Spectacles with a major musical performance on December 31st
Three musical portions will be included in the show: a mellow segment from 7 to 9 p.m.; a groovier segment from 9 to 11 p.m.; and a joyous DJ set till the final countdown to ring in the New Year !
Grand Marché de Noël de Montréal Quartier des Spectacles opening hours:from November 19th to December 18th
Thursdays and Fridays from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
From December 19th to 30th
Every day from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. except on December 25th
1 p.m. to 1 a.m. ( special musical performance)
Montreal Book Fair / Salon du Livre de Montreal
You’ll be delighted by the unexpected and vibrant 45th edition of the 2022 Montreal Book Fair that will be held at Palais des congrès de Montréal from November 23rd to November 27th.
The Salon du livre de Montréal encourages and promotes reading. It provides a venue for readers, publishers, booksellers, and librarians to meet, discuss and brainstorm with authors.
Multi-day passports are offered online. With this passport, you are eligible for a number of benefits, including greater chances to interact with the well-known authors who will be present this year, like Boucar Diouf, Coeur de Pirate, Farah Alibay, Giuliano da Empoli, Mariana Mazza, Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, and Patrick Senécal.
After the successful premiere of his haunting opera Les Feluettes in 2016, Quebec playwright Michel MarcBouchard, in partnership with Julien Bilodeau, is back at Opera de Montreal with an original libretto surrounding the spectacular safekeeping of priceless artwork from the Louvre during World War II.
Of note to history buffs: The premise is based on very real facts that have profoundly marked the history of 20th century art.
In 1939, the director of the national museums of France, Jacques Jaujard, worked in collaboration with Rose Valland, former director of the Jeu de Paume, to save thousands of masterpieces, including the Mona Lisa and the Victory of Samothrace that were kept for safekeeping in various corners of France.
This contemporary opera is definitely a precioustestamentto the value of art and beauty in our lives.
Running at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier of La Place des Arts November 19.22.24, 2022 at 7:30 PM Sunday, November 27 2022 at 2 PM
From November 25th to January 3rd , Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum, will transport its visitors into the Magic of Christmas.
Many locomotives and streetcars will be decorated and illuminated with festival ornaments in the Grand Gallery while fun family friendly activities will be offered on site near the miniature train collection.
Christmas cookies decoration activity from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m on Saturdays and Sundays. For $2, participants will be given gingerbread cookies and the necessary tools to make it look tasty and festive!
A children’s Christmas craft activity will be offered in the mail car, package section (on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 2 to 3 p.m)
Of course, Mr and Mrs Claus will be happy to meet young and old at the museum entrance !
This special “Railway Christmas” is a must-see event for the whole family!
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