And get ready for winter, a season I adore -you heard me!- for several reasons. One of those reasons is the outdoor activities. Then there are the indoor perks. 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.
01 of 07
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.
02 of 07
Free things to do in Montreal come December? With the holiday frenzy frazzling the masses, it couldn't hurt to indulge in a few freebies, no?
Think craft fairs, Christmas markets, candlelit walks, museum exhibits and more.
03 of 07
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 ever year as the holiday season takes hold.
But there are still some gems to enjoy, as I've discovered sifting through the listings myself.
04 of 07
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 also includes some creature comforts and personal favorites.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
05 of 07
Plan for the perfect weekend in Montreal with this weekend planner.
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.
06 of 07
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.
07 of 07
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