Montreal Christmas—aka Noël—events and activities, as well as shopping options, are plentiful, as per usual, and 2017 promises yet another great Christmas season. Whether you love or loathe the holidays, celebrate with or without family, it can be a really fun time of the year, even solo.
Tailor a Montreal Christmas—or humbug season—that suits you and your lifestyle with a little help. Below features Montreal Christmas events, 2017-2018 holiday season highlights, events, and activities that cover every budget.
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A Montreal Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without the city's annual Santa Claus Parade, a tradition since 1925.
Better known as the Défilé du Père Noël, the Montreal Santa Claus Parade typically features thousands of delighted kids waiting to catch a glimpse of Santa Claus, with about 15 to 20-ish floats proceeding along downtown artery and top shopping destination, Ste. Catherine Street, from Fort to St. Urbain.
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It's no secret Montreal has beautiful churches, ornate, eye-popping remnants of a time not too long ago when the Catholic Church was so influential in Quebec that it matched if superceded the power of the state.
So to have to a chance to attend Christmas Mass in Montreal is an experience on its own, even for non-believers.
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Christmas tree picking, museum exhibits, nativity scenes, high-budget productions, low-budget gems, Montreal's favorite Christmas-themed events and activities include a mix of annual traditions and fresh new attractions.
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The annual conundrum. What to buy? Where to go? And how to prevent a nervous breakdown in the process?
Get inspired at Montreal's top Christmas shopping pop-up events.
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New Year's in Montreal is a BLAST if you play your cards right and plan for an evening you won't soon forget.
This Montreal New Year's Eve guide includes a list of affordable bubbly, the city's hottest events, taxi services and a list of Montreal restaurants open New Year's Day, locales ripe with hangover nursing potential.
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When was the last time you went to the country, spotted the ultimate tannenbaum, and chopped it down yourself?
These pick-your-own Montreal Christmas tree farms are 30 to 90 minutes from Montreal and offer more than a quick conifer chop, so bring the whole family along for an afternoon of holiday fun. Have a home too small for a big Christmas tree? No problem. This live Christmas tree species won't take too much room. And you don't have to drive out to the country to find one.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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What's open and closed in Montreal on Christmas? The city pretty much shuts itself down on December 25th, but there are a few exceptions to the rule. Quite a few, actually.
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