Some great holiday activities that are sure to get you in the spirit

Graphic by Jenny Kwan

Christmas in the Park

Located at the Olympic park, this year’s festivities include live music, a Christmas tree sale, hot chocolate stands to keep warm and free skating as of 4 p.m..

Graphic by Jenny Kwan

Fire on Ice

Montreal’s Old Port will be lighting up our winter nights with Fire on Ice, a display of fireworks set to movie scores during which you can skate for free on the Bonsecours Basin skating rink. Fireworks take place every Saturday night from Dec. 14 to Jan. 4.

Oh Christmas tree

The Museum of Fine Arts will be displaying more than 35 decorated trees by local associations and culture groups in Montreal. Each year presents a different theme with one-of-a-kind hand-painted ornaments and decorations. The event runs from Nov. 29 to Jan. 5.


Nothing compliments cold weather like a good movie. Here are some anticipated flicks coming to theatres this holiday season. For J.R.R Tolkien fans, The Hobbit Part 2 is out on Dec. 13. Those looking for a laugh should check out Will Ferrell in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues on Dec. 18. Saving Mr. Banks, the story of Walt Disney and Mary Poppins starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson is out on Dec. 20. Finally The Wolf of Wall Street starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill will grace the screens on Christmas day.

The Nutcracker     

For another year, Montreal puts to stage the extravagant ballet The Nutcracker. The ballet runs on Dec. 7 and 8 at the Centre Pierre Peladeau for $40 and is sure to get you into the holiday spirit.

Atrium festivities

The bitter cold can sometimes keep us locked inside, but this year check out the lively indoor skating rink at the Atrium. If you don’t have a pair of skates, no need to worry, you can rent! It’s a great place to enjoy an outdoor activity without losing sensation in your hands and feet. Skating at the Atrium runs all season at the fair price of $7.50.


Montreal Gospel Choir

Experience the magic of the holidays through some soulful choir as the Montreal Gospel Choir performs on Dec. 8 at the Olympia Theatre. Tickets range between $25-$35 a ticket.

Pop Montreal

This holiday season, Pop Montreal puts on Puces Pop, an event that brings together the talented scene of designers, crafters and artists. If you are looking for a unique gift for that special someone, you can purchase these novel handmade goods from Dec. 13 to 15 at Eglise St. Denis.


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