And get ready for winter, a season I adore -you heard me!- for several reasons. One of those reasons is the outdoor activities. And of course, who can forget the festivals.
It doesn't matter what time of the year it is or how cold it gets, Montreal always finds a way to celebrate something.
It's a local thing.
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Need a break from carols, jingles and holiday-speak? Drop by one of Montreal's public markets for an afternoon of soul food.
First choice? The Jean-Talon Market. And be aimless about it. Buy a bag full of rosebud tea, sample honey wine, grab a coffee, a baklava, crepe, samosa, whatever. And just sit down. And relax.
Feeling better? Perfect. Now time for some fun.
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December is easily the slowest month for concerts in Montreal. There's not much in the way of big tickets and there's a huge drop in shows altogether as of December 21st, which happens every year as the holiday season takes hold.
But there are still some gems to enjoy.
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Though the season officially shifts December 21st, it definitely feels like winter by the first week of December, though it's usually a milder month than Montreal in January and February.
You'll still want to bundle up, though.
As for snowfall, the first two or even three weeks of the month generally spare the populace from snowstorms, but you never know. Montreal weather in December is typically unpredictable.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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Visiting Montreal in December?
Montreal winter hotels offer a navigational insurance policy in that they are either near or directly connected to the underground city, though fully mobile travelers will probably adore the ambiance in Old Montreal during the holiday season even though there's usually bit more walking involved to get to the closest subway station when staying at these top-rated Old Montreal hotels.
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Montreal during the holiday season is replete with free things to do, Christmas markets, festivals, amazing food, and more.
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From the season's best sports and activities to events you won't want to miss, make the most of December with this complete guide to winter in Montreal.
It features the season's best activities, festivals, and creature comforts.
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Score the best brunch, grab a pint, catch a movie, dine in style for less and find something to do that pleases the whole clan.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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