Activities to do in December in Montreal

First Christmas in Montreal? Or not your first Christmas in Montreal but you don’t know what to do this whole month? Here are 5 free or low-budget activities in Montreal!


1.       Montréal en Fête, Old Port

From Decembre 21st to January 1st, Montréal en Fête invites you to celebrate the holidays in one of the oldest neighborhoods of North America. The Place Nordique will host a series of free activities for all, including musical guests, street entertainment and outdoor fireplaces! Consult their website for more information!


2.       Noel dans le Parc, Plateau Mont-Royal

From December 1st to December 25th, the Plateau will host more than 100 free shows! You can catch them at Place Émilie-Gamelin, Parc des Compagnons de Saint-Laurent, ad Parc Lahaie. Sleigh rides, outdoor fireplaces, friendly sheeps, street animators, and Santa Claus are all in the program! Visit their website for more information.


3.       Montreal’s ugly Christmas tree, Plateau Mont-Royal

Pay a visit to Montreal’s ugly Christmas tree on the Plateau. After last year’s tallest (and weirtest) Christmas tree, this year we present you with the ugliest one! You can also visit Le Village du Vilain Sapin where you can do yoga, buy a normal Christmas tree, and see the tree being lit up! More info here.


4.       Le Mont Royal

Christmas in Montreal isn’t Christmas if you don’t go to Mount Royal! From December 1st until March, you can rent skates, snowshoes and skis to enjoy the snow! You can also snow tube and birdwatch! Mount Royal is a must every year! More info here.


5.       Fire on Ice, Old port

Enjoy fireworks in Montreal’s winter sky on December 15, 22 and 29 at 8PM. And you can also skate in their skating rink! Visit their website for more information.

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