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Ideas For A Successful Holiday Season

Things to do in Montreal before Christmas
Things to do in Montreal before Christmas

The Holiday Season is in full swing! Store fronts are filled with Christmas decorations and mannequins are dressed in gowns adorned with sparkling sequins. Lists of gift ideas are being sent to Santa and in the streets, several houses defy darkness with multicolored lights.

In short, why not get in the mood and enjoy it? This little list of activities to be done before December 25 should help you in your quest for Christmas’ magic. Obviously, many of these attractions are taking place in the heart of Montreal, that is to say close to Prével’s condo projects!

The Nutcracker Market
In the Mall of the Palais des congrès (ground floor), until December 8.

This initiative of the Grands Ballets Canadiens is the first philanthropic public market of this type in Montraal. Ten percent of the profits made by the exhibitors will go to the Nutcraker Fund for children. Giving and receiving, that’s the true spirit of Christmas.

Salon des métiers d’art of Montréal

At Place Bonaventure, starting today, until December 22.

Over 400 craftspersons reunite for this event to present their latest creations. The perfect place to find a unique and original gift.

Le marché des fêtes design et bouffe

At the Cœur des sciences de l’UQAM, December 14 and 15.

A public market showcasing Quebec’s designers and their creations: pieces of furniture and all sorts of avant-guardist and eco responsible objects, for red and green holidays.

Christmas in the park

Until December 25, be on the lookout because neighbourhood parks will be offering a variety of activities such as shows, Christmas tree markets and horse carriages ride.

Imax 3D : Santa VS the Snowman

At the Old Port Center of sciences, until January 5, 2014.

The first ever animated Imax 3D Christmas movie!

Toys- Mission Cosmos

At the McCord Museum, until April 2014.

An exhibition especially created for children 3 to 9 years old, on the theme of space exploration.

Nutcracker, les Grands Ballets Canadiens

Wilfred Pelletier hall, Place des Arts, December 12-30.

Get carried away in this fantasy world, filled with fairies and wooden soldiers, along with Tchaikovsky waltzes.

Décembre, Le Noël de Québec Issime

Maisonneuve concert hall, Place des Arts, form December 12-29.

A musical that revisit in a charming and sometimes wild way Christmas classics.  

Christmas according to Fred Pellerin

Maison Symphonique of Montréal, Decembre 16-23.

Our great Fred offers a second symphonic adaptation of his stories, with the collaboration of Maestro Kent Nagano and his orchestra.

Les stars chantent Noel

At Notre-Dame Basilica, Decembre 20 and 21.

Can you think of a better place in Montreal to see a show that proposes the greatest Christmas traditional songs?

Other Christmas traditions

-Put on winter coats and boots, and take a walk on Sainte-Catherine Street to enjoy the decorated store fronts, and particularly Ogilvy’s, at the corner of De la Montagne.

-Go to the Atwater Market,  buy a real Christmas tree, and then decorate it slowly while sipping a hot chocolate.

Operation Red Nose

Throughout the Greater Montreal until December 31.

The Holidays season would not be the same without this iconic service. Use without moderation! You can offer your services too!


Note: the beautiful photo on top of this post is taken from the web page presenting Casse-Noisette on Les Grands Ballets Canadiens’ Website.

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