6 Events in Montreal That Will Kick Start Your Holiday Spirit
November has arrived. As we've entered into the eleventh month, we get closer and closer to the most wonderful time of the year; the Holidays.
Although the festivities may be limited due to Montreal’s red alert, there is still plenty of fun things to do to get you and your loved ones in the spirit. So bundle up and checkout some of these amazing Montreal Holiday activities in and around the city.
Illumi by Cavalia
Located in Laval, Illumi Cavalia- A Dazzling World of Lights, is a dreamlike outdoor excursion that is home to thousands of captivating light sculptures.
“if you’re looking for something to do at night, this fairy-tale journey will leave you mesmerized.”
The best part; Cavalia has ensured that the declared red zone in Laval doesn’t stop you by offering a drive-through experience.
Where: 2805 Boulevard du Souvenir, Laval, Québec, H7V 0A3
When: October 9th 2020, to January 10, 2021
Village de Noël de Montréal - Atwater Market
It’s that time of year where the monumental Atwater Market transforms into a Christmas Village. A place where artisans from Quebec, and around the globe, come together to display their talents and offer Montrealers the opportunity to discover local products, get inspired for gift ideas, and taste some of the finest treats the world has to offer. With the array of trees, lights and Christmas décor, the transformation of this historic market into a magical wonderland is something to see.
Where: Atwater Market, Saint-Ambroise Street Between Sainte-Émilie Street and Green Avenue
When: Weekends starting on Thursday, November 26 through Sunday, December 20.
Marché de Noël de Montréal, Place des Arts
Montreal’s Christmas Market is making a comeback! The holiday magic will be flowing in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles this year. The stretch between Sainte-Catherine Street West and Place des Arts will become home of local artisans and some of the best restaurant and food connoisseurs this city, and country, has to offer. So dress warm and get downtown to experience this while you can.
Where: Esplanade de la Place des Arts
When: November 21 st 2020 to December 23 rd , 2020
CP Holiday Train Turned Virtual Concert
In Canada, The CP Holiday Train is one of the many activities that defines the holiday season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CP will not be passing through Canadian towns and cities this year. However, in the spirit of the Holiday Train Program, CP has promised to host a virtual benefit concert that will aim to raise funds for local food banks that would regularly be along the train’s route. So for those of you that want to support a good cause and stay cozy, keep a lookout for this upcoming event that you can enjoy, and be a part of, from the comfort of your own home.
More information to come.
Stroll down the Cobble Stone Streets of Old Montreal
If you’re looking for charm and beauty, Old Montreal is the place to be regardless the time of year; and the Holiday season brings out the beauty of this historic point on the map. Whether you’re walking past the amazing Notre-Dame Basilica, or strolling through the Old Port's St-Jacques Cartier Square, the holiday lights and décor bring the city to life and will surely take your breath away. The holiday festivities in the city may be somewhat different this year, but it shouldn’t stop you from enjoying all the beauty Montreal has to offer. So put your walking shoes on and let the Old Port fill you with the holiday spirit.
Miracle Montreal, a Christmas themed pop-up bar that spreads the joy of the holidays by taking over a chosen local spot with eccentric parties, festive décor, and not to mention seasonal cocktails and food, is making a comeback this year! For several years, Miracle has joined forces with Old Montreal’s The Coldroom, to spread the holiday vibes to all Montrealers. Although they are uncertain of the opening day due to the red zone alert, Miracle Montreal is in the midst of planning for the new normal and ensuring that they can host their annual event with the proper safety measures in place. You do not want to miss this! Stay tuned.
When: To be Determined