Montreal Christmas Guide

Hundreds of fun Christmas events and activities throughout Montreal: parades, fun at the malls, Santa sightings, cooking classes, holiday movies, theatre & concerts, storytimes, crafts and more!



The following information is for November, 2016 through January, 2017. Check back often as this Guide will be updated regularly!

We've searched high and low for all the fun around Montreal. Scroll through to see all the events or use the hyperlinks below to go directly to a specific section. Happy holidays, everyone!

Parades                                                                   Santa Fun at the Malls

Santa Sightings                                                      Merry Museums

Christmas on Ice                                                     Cooking Classes

Christmas Theatre & Music Concerts                   Holiday Movies

Storytimes, Crafts, Workshops & More                 ​Craft Fairs, Bazaars & Markets


PARADES

Nov. 19
Montreal Santa Claus Parade
Ste. Catherine St., between du Fort and St. Urbain, Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 11 a.m. FREE.  Families are invited to gather for the 66th edition of the Santa Claus Parade with floats, music, singing, dancing, and Santa Claus. destinationcentreville.com

Nov. 20
Santa Claus Parade
​Quartier Dix30, 6000 boul. de Rome, Brossard. All ages. Bilingual. 11 a.m. FREE. 450-926-1030. The parade will start at Place Extasia and head down Avenue des Lumieres. Several floats will entertain young and old in the buildup to Santa's arrival. If you arrive early, there are loads of fun activities for kids and families (some require reservations - see website for details). quartierdix30.com

Dec. 2
Christmas Parade
Plaza St. Hubert, corner of Bellechasse and St. Hubert Sts., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. FREE. Nighttime Christmas Parade with floats, fanfare, dance academies, and colourful characters. maplaza.ca

Dec. 3
Christmas Parade
Mont-Royal Ave. (between Bordeaux St. and Cartier St.), Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. FREE. Evening parade takes place on Mont Royal Avenue and will begin at the corner of Cartier Ave. Don't forget to bring your torchlight. More details to come. Visit the website for updated information. mont-royal.net

Dec. 4
Santa Claus Parade
Westwood Senior High School, 69 Cote. St. Charles, Hudson. All ages. Bilingual. 1 p.m. FREE. 450-458-6699. Starting at Westwood Senior High School and ending at the community centre. Enjoy watching the parade and then have hot chocolate and meet Santa at the community centre afterwards. ville.hudson.qc.ca


SANTA FUN AT THE MALLS

Nov. 19 - Dec. 24
Visit with Santa
​Carrefour Laval, 2025 boul le Carrefour, Laval. All ages. Bilingual. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE to visit. Cost for photos. 450-687-1360. See Santa while he's visiting from the North Pole and have your picture taken together. Online booking recommended. All proceeds go to The Children's Wish Foundation. cfshops.com

Nov. 19 - Dec. 24
Visit with Santa
Fairview Mall, 6801 Trans Canada Highway, Pointe Claire. All ages. Bilingual. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE to visit. Cost for photos. 514-695-1610. See Santa while he's visiting from the North Pole and have your picture taken together. Online booking recommended. All proceeds go to The Children's Wish Foundation.  cfshops.com

Nov. 19 - Dec. 24
Santa Visits
​Galeries d'Anjou, 7999 les Galeries d'Anjou Blvd., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE to visit. Cost for photos. 514-353-6140. See Santa while he's visiting from the North Pole and have your picture taken together. Online booking recommended. All proceeds go to The Children's Wish Foundation. cfshops.com

Nov. 19 - Dec. 24
Visit Santa
​Complexe Dejardins, 150 Ste. Catherine St. W., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. Various open dates and times - see website for full details. FREE admission, $8 for photo. 514-281-1870. Visit with Santa Claus and have your picture taken with him. complexedesjardins.com

Nov. 19 - Dec. 31
Santa's Kingdom
​Complexe Dejardins, 150 Ste. Catherine St. W., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. Various open dates and times - see website for full details. FREE admission, $2 for activities. 514-281-1870. A variety of fun animation and activities like the miniature train, carousel, Yoopa movie theatre and Tout-petits game zone. complexedesjardins.com

Nov. 26
Santa's Arrival
​Carrefour Angrignon, 7077 Newman Blvd., LaSalle. All ages. Bilingual. 11 a.m. FREE admission. 514-363-9413. The show Le Noel de Blanche-Neige et ses Amis will bring you some Disney magic, starting at 11 a.m in the Maxi court. Santa will arrive at noon and will greet visitors in the central court and children will see Alvin and Marcus from Paw Patrol throughout the mall. There will also be animation, face painting and a carousel.  carrefourangrignon.com

Nov. 26
Santa's Arrival
Les Jardins Dorval, 352 Dorval Ave., Dorval. All ages. Bilingual. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE admission. 514-636-4094. Help greet Santa to the Magic Kingdom with many fun activities. There will be a holiday show (popcorn will be served), face painting, a magician, balloon sculptors, and more (SAQ hallway). The Christmas Train is also back during Santa's hours. lesjardinsdorval.ca

Nov. 29 - Dec. 24
Visit Santa
Quartier Dix30, 6000 boul. de Rome, Brossard. All ages. Bilingual. Daily opening at 10 a.m. Various closing times - see website for details. FREE admission. Photo packages start at $12.99. 450-926-1030. Visit Santa Claus' house and have your picture taken with him. On weekend, there will be various whimsical characters to see and in the Christmas Lounge, families can relax and enjoy some fun activities. quartierdix30.com

Dec. 3 - 18
Christmas Fun
Les Jardins Dorval, 352 Dorval Ave., Dorval. All ages. Bilingual. Noon to 4 p.m. FREE admission. 514-636-4094. Children can enjoy holiday-themed workshops and face painting. Afterward, they can take a ride on the Christmas Train or visit Santa.  lesjardinsdorval.ca

Dec. 17-23 & Dec. 27-31
Petting Zoo
Quartier Cavendish, 5800 Cavendish Blvd., Cote St. Luc. All ages. Bilingual. Opens daily at 10 a.m. (closing times vary). 514-487-4511. Children can enjoy seeing, petting and feeding the animals throughout the holidays. quartiercavendish.com

Dec. 18
Snow Queen
Quartier Cavendish, 5800 Cavendish Blvd., Cote St. Luc. All ages. Bilingual. Noon to 3 p.m. 514-487-4511. Children can visit the Snow Queen and her Snowman in the centre court, have some pictures taken and receive a sweet treat. quartiercavendish.com


OTHER SANTA SIGHTINGS

Nov. 19
Tree Lighting & Community Celebration 
​Lalonde Park, corner of Ste. Anne and St. Pierre Sts., Ste. Anne de Bellevue. All ages. Bilingual. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. FREE admission. 514-457-6498. See the village Christmas tree being lit then enjoy music, caleche rides, hot chocolate and visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus. ville.sainte-anne-de-bellevue.qc.ca

Nov. 19 - Dec. 18
Railway Christmas 
​Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum, 110 St. Pierre St., St. Constant. Ages 3-8. Bilingual. Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Adults $18, children (4-12) $9, toddlers (0-3) free. 450-632-2410. Visit with the jolly man in red on the Santa train. exporail.org

Nov. 26
CP Holiday Train
Montreal ​West AMT commuter station, 7499 Harley Ave., Montreal West at 6:30 p.m. AND Beaconsfield Train Station, 104 Elm St., Beaconsfield at 8 p.m. All ages. Bilingual. FREE to watch. Donations of food and money greatfully accepted. North America's longest rolling food bank fundraiser that offers live music concert, fun entertainment and Santa. Be sure to be there when the train pulls into the station all lit up - it's a spectacular sight. cpr.ca/holiday-train/canada

Dec. 2 - 22
Marché de Noël et des Traditions de Longueuil
St. Mark Park, 340 St. Charles St., Longueuil. All ages. Bilingual. Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. FREE admission. 450-677-2125. Take a ride on the North Pole train and visit with Santa Claus. metierstraditions.com

Dec. 1-23
Visit a Victorian Santa Claus 
Upper Canada Village, 13740 County Road #2, Morrisburg. All ages. English. Various dates and times - see website for details. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Adults $14, youth 6-12 $10, children under 5 free. 1-800-437-2233. Stop by Saint Nick's Merry Mansion (Crysler Hall) to visit a Victorian St. Nick and tell him your Christmas wishes. uppercanadavillage.com

Dec. 3
A Morning with Santa
Centre Harpell, 60 St. Pierre St., Ste. Anne de Bellevue. All ages. Bilingual. 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. FREE with Carte Loisirs, $5 without. Registration required before November 25th at the Recreation Department or the Library. Space is limited. No tickets will be sold at the door. 514-457-1605. A day filled with excitement and wonder, including a Christmas show (in French), arts & crafts, animation, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. ville.sainte-anne-de-bellevue.qc.ca

Dec. 3
Holiday Village
Valois Bay Village, Donegani Ave. (between Valios Bay and Prince Edward), Pointe-Claire. All ages. Bilingual. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. FREE admission. 514-630-1214. An afternoon of live music, merchant stalls, hot chocolate, inflatable games, train rides, and a visit from Santa Claus (don't forget your camera). pointe-claire.ca

Dec. 3 - 18
Breakfast with Santa
​Maison Ogilvy, Cafe Romy, 1307 Ste. Catherine St. W., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. Saturdays at 8:45 a.m. or 10:15 a.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Various prices. Reservations required. 514-842-7711 ext. 10275. Families can enjoy a traditional breakfast with Santa Claus.  ogilvycanada.com

Dec. 3 - 18
Santa in the Park
​Place Emilie-Gamelin, de Maisonneuve Blvd. E. (at St. Hubert St.), Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. Saturdays & Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. FREE. 514-281-8942. Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus in the park at their mobile home and enjoy the carolers. noeldansleparc.com 

Dec. 3-18
Meet Santa
Place Jacques Cartier (between Notre Dame E. & St. Paul E.), Old Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. Saturdays & Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  FREE. The man in red is dropping by Old Montreal to visit with the kids. montrealenfetes.com

Dec. 3 - Jan. 8
Santa's Village
Village du Pere Noel, 987 Morin St., Val David. All ages. Bilingual. Saturdays and Sundays until Dec. 18 and daily from Dec. 19 to Jan. 8. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $20 for ages 2-65, seniors $18, free for children under 2. 800-287-6635. Enjoy outdoor fun in the playground and petting zoo. Take a ride on the mini-train, do some tubing, go skating on the rink, ride on the zip-cords, and visit the cabins that each have a special theme inside. Inside one of the cabins, Santa himself awaits your visit and is always happy to have his picture taken. noel.qc.ca

Dec. 3
Ho! Ho! Ho!
​VillaNova Presentation Centre, 303 St. Joseph Blvd., Lachine. All ages. Bilingual. Noon to 3 p.m. FREE. Reservations required. 514-634-5353. Santa Claus will make an appearance with plenty of fun, games and treats for all. Please bring a non-perishable food and/or toys to support local charities. 

Dec. 3
Christmas Celebration
​Gadbois Complexe, 5485 Cote St Paul, Montreal. All ages (children 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult). Bilingual. 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE. 514-872-2786. Come celebrate Christmas with family! An afternoon of activities: pictures with Santa, face painting, inflatables, crafts, swimming, skating, board games, stories, and more. ville.montreal.qc.ca/sud-ouest

Dec. 3
Breakfast with Santa
Provigo Montreal Sherbrooke, 7600 Sherbrooke St. E., Montreal. All ages. French. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. $7.50 per person. 24-hour advance registration required. 514-257-4511. Pancakes are grilling, syrup is ready to pour, biscuits for jam toppings, orange juice and more. What better way to start the day than with a great breakfast with Santa. pccookingschool.ca

Breakfast & Photo with Santa
Children can sit on Santa's knee, have their photo taken and the whole family can enjoy a pancake breakfast. Copy of the photo is included. All net proceeds go to President's Choice Children's Charity. All ages. $10 per person. 24-hour advance registration required. pccookingschool.ca

Dec. 3 - Provigo Le Marche Kirkland, 16900 AutoRoute TransCanada, Kirkland. Bilingual. 9 a.m. to noon. 514-426-3005.
Dec. 3 - Provigo Montreal Rachel, 2925 Rachel St. E., Montreal. French. 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 514-522-4442.
Dec. 10 - Provigo le Marche Vaudreuil-Dorion, 501 St. Charles Blvd., Vaudreuil-Dorion. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 450-455-6161.
Dec. 10 - Provigo Le Marche Longueuil, 1150 King George St., Longueuil. French. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 450-647-1717.
Dec. 17 - Provigo Montreal St. Jacques, 6600 St. Jacques St. W., N.D.G. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to noon. 514-481-6959.
Dec. 17 - Provigo Lasalle, 6767 Newman Blvd., Lasalle. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to noon. 514-364-7168.
 

Dec. 4
Christmas Storytime & Visit from Santa
​Guy-Godin Library, 120 Perrot Blvd., Ile Perrot. Ages 4-8, with a parent. French. 1:30 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-453-1751 ext. 230. Enjoy a special storytime with a Christmas theme. Afterward, a special visitor will meet with the children. ile-perrot.qc.ca

Dec. 4
Visit Santa
Centre communautaire intergenerationnel, 999 McEachran Ave., Outremont. All ages. Bilingual. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. FREE. 514-495-6211. Come see Santa Claus. ille.montreal.qc.ca/outremont

Dec. 4
Christmas Storytime & Songs
Pointe Claire Library (Main Branch), 100 Douglas Shand, Pointe Claire. Ages 3-6. 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in English and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in French. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-630-1218. Listen to Christmas stories and carols. Afterward, a bearded man all dressed in red will be dropping by to hear what people would like for Christmas. biblio.pointe-claire.ca

Dec. 10
Holiday Celebration
​Molson Park, 2446 Beaubien St. E., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE. 311. Many fun activities for families, including a movie at Cinema Beaubien (10 a.m.), horse-drawn wagon rides (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.), carolers (1 p.m.), and a visit with Santa Claus and his elves (noon to 4 p.m.). facebook.com/Beaubienest

Dec. 10
Santa & His Reindeer Come to Town
​Plaza Pointe-Claire Shopping Centre, 269 St. John's Blvd., Pointe-Claire. All ages. Bilingual. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE. 514-694-5917. Bring the kids for free pictures with Santa Claus and free reindeer rides. There will also be a food drive to benefit the West Island Mission - please give generously. facebook.com

Dec. 10
Children's Christmas Concert
​Valois United Church, 70 Belmont Ave., Pointe Claire. Ages 2-8. Bilingual. 3 p.m.  Money donations at the door. 514-428-0292. The program includes Christmas music for children and demonstrations of musical instruments. Proceeds from donations and the sale of refreshments will be donated to WIAIH. Don't miss a very special invited guest, visiting from the North Pole. lakeshoreconcertband.ca

Dec. 11
Christmas Show & Visit with Santa
​Paul-Emile-Lepine Community Centre, Avenue du Parc, Ile Perrot. Ages 3-12, with a parent/caregiver. French. 2 p.m. FREE. Registration required. 514-453-1751. See a holiday show, ​Les cachettes secretes de Mandarine la Luntine. Afterward, Santa will make an appearance and parents are encouraged to take pictures of their children with Santa. ile-perrot.qc.ca

Dec. 11
Breakfast with Santa
Montreal West Town Hall, 50 Westminster S., Montreal West. All ages. Bilingual. 4 seating times for breakfast: 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. Various prices from $10-$50. 514-484-6186. Includes breakfast, sleigh rides, arts & crafts, and face-painting. This event is to benefit the CRA Sports programs. Tickets are available at the Montreal West Community Centre (8 Westminster S., Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). montreal-west.ca

Dec. 14
Christmas Storytime & Songs
Pointe Claire Library (Valois Branch), 68 Prince Edward Ave., Pointe-Claire. Ages 3-6, with a parent/caregiver. English. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-630-1219. Listen to Christmas stories and carols. And, as a bonus, a bearded man all dressed in red will be dropping by to hear what people would like for Christmas. biblio.pointe-claire.ca

Dec. 16
Cookies & Cocoa with Santa
Mon Gym West Island, 2355-D Transcanada Hwy., Pointe-Claire. Ages 10 & under, with a parent/adult. Bilingual. Two times: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Registration required. 514-695-7562. Holiday event with activities in the gym, hot chocolate, treats and a special visit from Santa. mon-gym.com

Dec. 16
Pyjama Storytime with Santa
Kirkland Library, 17100 Hymus Blvd., Kirkland. Ages 3-7. Bilingual. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. FREE for library members. Online registration required. 514-630-2726. Put on your best flannel pyjamas and come listen to some of the greatest Christmas stories. A very special guest will be present, bearing gifts. Cookies will be served at the end of the activity. ville.kirkland.qc.ca

Dec. 17
Christmas Celebration
Le Prevost Library, 7355 Christophe Colomb Ave., Montreal. All ages. French. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-1526. A fun day of Christmas celebrations including storytime, a visit by Santa, face painting, balloons and snacks. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 17
Christmas Party
Le Petit Gym, 1936 Thimens Blvd., St. Laurent. Ages 12 & under, with an adult. Bilingual. Two times: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. OR 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Members $12 per child, non-members $15 per child (plus tax). Registration required. 514-331-1496. Fun gymnastics activities, visit from Santa Claus, hot chocolate, and a surprise gift. lepetitgym.ca

Dec. 17
Family Christmas Celebration
Verdun Cultural Centre, 5955 Bannantyne, Verdun. All ages. Bilingual. 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. FREE admission. Registration required for the show and movie. 514-765-7173. Children (ages 5-12) can enjoy a live show Flocon (2 p.m. ), visit with Santa Claus and enjoy mascots, games, face painting and prizes (3 p.m. to 5 p.m.), and a holiday movie Boreal Express (7 p.m.). ville.montreal.qc.ca/verdun

Dec. 18
Gamerz Holiday Fun Day
Gamerz Co-op, 4820 St. Jean Blvd., Pierrefonds. All ages. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. FREE. 514-609-0415. A day of fun with hot chocolate, visits with Santa, gifts, free game play (console, board games and Pokemon), free comic books and Pokemon cards, computer time, and much more. gamerzcoop.com

Dec. 18
Breakfast with Santa
Pancakes are grilling, syrup is ready to pour, biscuits for jam toppings, orange juice and more. What better way to start the day than with a great breakfast with Santa. All ages. $7.50 per person. 24-hour advance registration required. pccookingschool.ca

Provigo Lasalle, 6767 Newman Blvd., Lasalle. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to noon. 514-364-7168.
​Provigo le Marche Pierrefonds, 4849 St. Jean Blvd., Pierrefonds. Bilingual. Three times: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., or 11:30 a.. to 1 p.m. 514-624-6369 ext. 130. 

Dec. 18
Breakfast with Santa for Special Needs Families
Ecole Plein-Soleil, 50 rue de Toulouse, Candiac. All ages. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to noon. FREE. Registration by Dec. 14th required. 514-923-7044. Come meet Santa Claus and enjoy a breakfast with juice, muffins, coffee, and more. s-au-s.org


MERRY MUSEUMS

Nov. 16 - Jan. 8
Santas are Taking Over
Stewart Museum, 20 ch. du Tour de l'Isle, Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. Wednesdays to Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. FREE admission (donations welcome). 514-861-6701. Families and Santa fervent fans are invited to see some 30 figurines of the jolly man in red and a gorgeous Szalasi doll castle that comes to life at the sound of music. Adding to the fun is a Christmas Owl workshop, a scavenger hunt for 3-9 year-olds, a storytime and a screening of three animated short films. stewart-museum.org

Nov. 17 - Jan. 8
Join the Christmas Ride
​Dorval Museum of Local History & Heritage, 1850 Lakeshore Dr., Dorval. All ages. English. Thursdays to Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE admission. 514-633-4314. See model trains, Christmas trees decorated by children, enjoy some sweets and listen to holiday stories. ville.dorval.qc.ca

Nov. 19 - 27
Make a Reindeer Advent Calendar
Le Musee des Maitres et Artisans du Quebec, 615 Ste-Croix Ave, Montreal. Ages 5 & up. Bilingual. Saturdays & Sundays from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. $14 per family of 4 ($2 per additional person). Reservations recommended. 514-747-7367 ext. 7204. Count down the nights before Christmas with an advent calendar you make yourself. mmaq.qc.ca

Nov. 19 - Dec. 30
A Victorian Christmas
Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site, 458 Notre Dame St. E., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. Saturdays and Sundays from Nov. 19 to Dec. 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and daily from Dec. 26 to 30. from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Adults $7.80, seniors $7.30, children $5.80, family $19.60. 514-283-2282. Join costumed guides and learn about the secrets of holiday home and traditional holiday dishes in the Victorian era. There will also be storytelling, hot chocolate tasting, a souvenir photo booth and Christmas card and decoration workshops (from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. only). pc.gc.ca

Nov. 19 - Dec. 30
Railway Christmas
​Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum, 110 St. Pierre St., St. Constant. Ages 3-8. Bilingual. Nov. 19 to Dec. 18 Fridays to Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open daily Dec. 27-30 and Jan. 2-8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults $18, children (4-12) $9, toddlers (0-3) free. 450-632-2410. See decorated trains filled with toys, hunt for Christmas stockings, decorate a holiday treat, write a letter to Santa, enjoy crafts and even visit with the jolly man in red on the Santa train (weekends only). exporail.org

Dec. 2 - Jan. 7
Alight at Night Festival
Upper Canada Village, 13740 County Road #2, Morrisburg. English. Various show dates - see website for details. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Adults $14, youth 6-12 $10, children under 5 free. 1-800-437-2233. Bundle up for an evening stroll through this heritage village and see the buildings, trees and fences lit up with one million lights. There will also be horse-drawn wagons rides, a life-size toy train, caroling, and more. Before Christmas you can stop by Saint Nick's Merry Mansion to visit a Victorian St. Nick and tell him your Christmas wishes. uppercanadavillage.com

Dec. 3 - 11
Make a Christmas Caroler Figurine
Le Musee des Maitres et Artisans du Quebec, 615 Ste-Croix Ave, Montreal. Ages 5 & up. Bilingual. Saturdays & Sundays from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. $14 per family of 4 ($2 per additional person). Reservations recommended. 514-747-7367 ext. 7204. Take part in a craft workshop to make a Christmas caroler figurine to take home. mmaq.qc.ca

Dec. 3 - 31
Christmas-Themed Walk of Old Montreal
Victoria Square, 747 Victoria Square St., Old Montreal. All ages. Various dates and times in English and French - see website for details. $18 regular, $13 children 13 & under. Reservations required. 514-844-4021. Led by a professional guide, wander through the historic streets, from Victoria Square to Bonsecours Market, discovering the secrets of Christmases past. guidatour.qc.ca

Dec. 3 - 31
Who is the Real Santa Claus?
​Pointe-à-Callière - Montréal Museum of Archaeology, 350 Place Royale, Montréal. Ages 4-12. Various tour times in English or French. Saturdays and Sundays from Dec. 3-24 and daily from Dec. 27-30. 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Adult $20, student (13-17) $10, youth (5-12) $8, child 4 & under free. 514-872-9150. Meet Santas from around the world: St. Nicholas, Befana, Lucy and Santa Claus. pacmusee.qc.ca

Dec. 3 - Jan. 8
Holiday Fun
Chateau Ramezay, 280 Notre Dame St. E., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. Tuesdays to Sundays from Dec. 3-18 and daily from Dec. 26-30 and Jan. 2-8. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adults $11, students $8.75, children ages 5-17 $5.75, family of 4 $26.50. 514-861-3708. chateauramezay.qc.ca
Around the Fireplace: Holiday Traditions - Each one of the five museum fireplace mantels will be lavishly decorated according to a particular theme and you can discover the origin of various Christmas tradition.
Hang up your Christmas Stockings - Hang up a Christmas stocking on one of the Museum's fireplaces and return after Dec. 31 to see what Santa left in it.  Stockings are on sale at the front desk $10 plus tax.

Dec. 17 & 18
Make a Christmas Bookmark
Le Musee des Maitres et Artisans du Quebec, 615 Ste-Croix Ave, Montreal. Ages 5 & up. Bilingual. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. $14 per family of 4 ($2 per additional person). Reservations recommended. 514-747-7367 ext. 7204. Make your own Christmas bookmark decorated with an elf. mmaq.qc.ca


CHRISTMAS ON ICE

Dec. 4
Skating with Santa
Atrium le 1000, 1000 de la Gauchetiere St. W., Montreal. Ages 4 & up. Bilingual. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults $7.50, children 12 & under $5, families (2 adults, 2 children) $20. 514-395-0555. See the decorations and enjoy skating with Santa Claus and have your picture take (1 free photo per child). Emile, the mascot will also be on hand for the fun. le1000.com

Dec. 10
Concordia Stingers Holiday Skating Party
​Ed Meagher Arena, Loyola Campus, 7200 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  FREE. Donations of non-perishable food donations are welcome. 514-848-2424 ext. 3898. Skate with the Stingers athletes and Santa Claus. There will be face painting, hot chocolate, cookies and more. facebook.com/ConUStingers

Dec. 17
Skating with Santa
​Glenfinnan Arena, McGill, Macdonald Campus, 21111 Lakeshore Road, Ste. Anne de Bellevue. All ages. Bilingual. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. FREE. 514-457-1605. Skate across the ice with Santa and Mrs. Claus. There will be festive music, animation and free hot chocolate. A helmet is mandatory for ages 13 & under. ville.sainte-anne-de-bellevue.qc.ca

Dec. 17, 18, 26, 30 & 31
The Universe of Santa Claus
​Centropolis, 1799 Pierre Peladeau Ave., Laval. All ages. Bilingual. 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. FREE. 450-681-4811. Enjoy some skating on the outdoor ice rink and take part in special activities from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a holiday theme. centropolis.ca

Dec. 18
Christmas on Ice
​Dorval Arena, 1450 Dawson Ave., Dorval. All ages. Bilingual. 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. $1 per person. 514-633-4000. Skate with Santa Claus to the sounds of Christmas music and magical decor. There will be door prizes and candy canes. Please bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to Community Aid Dorval. ville.dorval.qc.ca

Dec. 18
A Beatles Holiday Skating Party
​Beaconsfield Recreation Centre, 1974 City Lane, Beaconsfield. All ages. Bilingual. 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. $5 in advance, $7 at the door. 514-428-4520. COME TOGETHER with family and friends while skating to your favourite Beatles'  hits played live by Replay The Beatles. Please bring non-perishable donations to support The West Island Mission. Tickets on sale at the Recreation Centre as of November 28th. Non-skaters are welcome at the same price.  beaconsfield.ca


COOKING CLASSES

Gingerbread House Decorating
Children can make their very own gingerbread house with pre-assembled pieces, royal icing and candies. All ages (children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult). $18 per person (maximum 2 people per house). 24-hour advance registration required. pccookingschool.ca

Nov. 25 - Provigo Montreal St. Jacques, 6600 St. Jacques St. W., N.D.G. Bilingual. 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. 514-481-6959.
Dec. 4 - Provigo le Marche Longueuil, 1150 King George St., Longueuil. French. 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. 450-647-1717.
Dec. 9 - Provigo Le Marche Pierrefonds, 4849 St. Jean Blvd., Pierrefonds. Bilingual. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 514-624-6369 ext. 130.
Dec. 10 - Provigo Lasalle, 6767 Newman Blvd., Lasalle. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to noon. 514-364-7168.
Dec. 11 - Provigo Le Marche Kirkland, 16900 AutoRoute TransCanada, Kirkland. Bilingual. 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. 514-426-3005.
Dec. 17 - Provigo Montreal Sherbrooke, 7600 Sherbrooke St. E., Montreal. French. 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 514-257-4511.
Dec. 17 - Provigo Montreal Vaudreuil-Dorion, 501 St. Charles Blvd., Vaudreuil-Dorion. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. 450-455-6161.
Dec. 18 - Provigo Montreal Rachel, 2925 Rachel St. E., Montreal. French. 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. 514-522-4442.
Dec. 18 - Provigo Le Marche Kirkland, 16900 AutoRoute TransCanada, Kirkland. Bilingual. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 514-426-3005.

Creative Holiday Treats
Children will learn to create a selection of holiday tree-shaped treats like rice crisp trees, brownie trees, iced strawberry trees, Oreo tree pops, and a veggie, grape and cheese tree displayed on a cutting board. Ages 6-11. $15 per person. 24-hour advance registration required. pccookingschool.ca

Dec. 2 - Provigo Montreal St. Jacques, 6600 St. Jacques St. W., N.D.G.. Bilingual. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 514-481-6959.
Dec. 9 - Provigo Le Marche Kirkland, 16900 AutoRoute TransCanada, Kirkland. Bilingual. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. 514-426-3005.
Dec. 10 - Provigo Montreal Rachel, 2925 Rachel St. E., Montreal. French. 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 514-522-4442.
Dec. 11 - Provigo le Marche Vaudreuil-Dorion, 501 St. Charles Blvd., Vaudreuil-Dorion. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. $15 per person. 450-455-6161.

Holiday Treats for Toddlers
Parents and tots can get into the spirit of the season by making and enjoy luscious brownie Christmas trees, as well as banana/marshmallow/strawberry edible Santas on a stick served with whipped-cream. Ages 2-5, with a parent/caregiver (older siblings welcome). $9 per child. 24-hour advance registration required. pccookingschool.ca

Dec. 3 - Provigo le Marche Vaudreuil-Dorion, 501 St. Charles Blvd., Vaudreuil-Dorion. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 450-455-6161.
Dec. 11 - Provigo Montreal Sherbrooke, 7600 Sherbrooke St. E., Montreal. French. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 514-257-4511.
Dec. 16 - Provigo le Marche Kirkland, 16900 AutoRoute TransCanada, Kirkland. Bilingual. 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 514-426-3005 ext. 119. 
Dec. 17 - Provigo le Marche Longueuil, 1150 King George St., Longueuil. French. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 450-647-1717.
Dec. 22 - Provigo le Marche Pierrefonds, 4849 St. Jean Blvd., Pierrefonds. Bilingual. 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 514-624-6369 ext. 130.
 

Dec. 3
Christmas Cake Workshop
​Germaine-Guevremont Library, 2900 de la Concorde Blvd. E., Laval. Ages. 6-12. French. 2 p.m. FREE  for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4002. Children will make a Christmas cake and learn more about Quebec cranberries. The workshop will end with a cake-tasting and they can take home the recipe to make at home. bibliotheques.laval.ca

Dec. 3
Holiday Cookie Decorating
​Marche Public de Longueuil, 4200 ch. de la Savane, Longueuil. All ages (children must be accompanied by an adult). French. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. FREE. 450-463-7311. Sweet Isabelle invites young pastry chefs to a cookie decorating workshop. longueuil.quebec

Dec. 3 - 30
Bread Baking Workshops
Chateau Ramezay, 280 Notre Dame St. E., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. Saturdays and Sundays from Dec. 3-18 and daily from Dec. 26-30 and Jan. 2-8. 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Adults $11, students $8.75, children ages 5-17 $5.75, family of 4 $26.50. 514-861-3708. Kids are invited to make, bake and eat sourdough bread using a Nouvelle-France recipe. chateauramezay.qc.ca

Dec. 4
Christmas Cake Workshop
​Laure-Conan Library, 4660 des Laurentides Blvd., Laval. Ages 6-12. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4975. Children will make a Christmas cake and learn more about Quebec cranberries. The workshop will end with a cake-tasting and they can take home the recipe to make at home. bibliotheques.laval.ca

Dec. 4
Winter Wonderland
​Provigo LaSalle, 6767 Newman Blvd., LaSalle. Ages 6-11. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to noon. $15 per person. Requires 24-hour advance registration. 514-364-7168. Children will learn to make a winter-themed menu featuring Waldorf salad made with fall/winter seasonal ingredients, a warm pizza soup, and snowball surprise cookies for dessert. Also, there will be extra fun creating a snowy handprint tree craft. pccookingschool.ca

Dec. 10
Christmas Cookie Decorating
​Brossard Library, 7855 San Francisco Ave., Brossard. Ages 12-17. French. 1 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-923-6350. Learn the tips and tricks for decorating Christmas cookies that you can make and give as a present. brossard.ca/biblio

Dec. 10
Christmas Cake Workshop
​Philippe-Panneton Library, 4747 Arthur-Sauve Blvd., Laval. Ages 6-12. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-978-8919. Children will make a Christmas cake and learn more about Quebec cranberries. The workshop will end with a cake-tasting and they can take home the recipe to make at home. bibliotheques.laval.ca

Dec. 17
Gingerbread Cookie Decorating
​Bibliotheque du Boise, 2727 Thimens Blvd., St. Laurent. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-855-6130 ext. 4436. Children can decorate a gingerbread cookie with their own personal style. ville.montreal.qc.ca/saint-laurent

Dec. 17
Santa's Rockin' Reindeer
​Provigo Montreal Rachel, 2925 Rachel St. E., Montreal. Ages 2-5, with a parent/caregiver (older siblings welcome). French. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. $9 per person. Requires 24-hour advance registration. 514-522-4442. In this class, you and your little one will learn to make reindeer cookies, cinnamon holiday decorations, and tasty hot chocolate. pccookingschool.ca


CHRISTMAS THEATRE & MUSIC CONCERTS

Nov. 24
Christmas Tree Lighting & Carolers
Prince Albert Square, Sherbrooke St. W. at Prince Albert Ave., Westmount. All ages. Bilingual. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. FREE . 514-989-5226. Families can enjoy a Christmas tree lighting ceremony with carolers, hot chocolate and more. Stores will be open until 7 p.m. with special offers and treats. westmount.org

Nov. 26
Light Up The Village
Pointe Claire Village, Bord du Lac (between Cartier and Golf Ave.), Pointe-Claire. All ages. Bilingual. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. FREE. 514-630-1200. Enjoy caleche rides, inflatable games and free hot chocolate (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.), a special choir performance (3:30 p.m.), a fire show (4:30 p.m.), and lighting of the Christmas tree at the corner of Ste. Anne and Lakeshore (5 p.m.). pointe-claire.ca

Nov. 26
Theatre: Dans nos maison
​Maison Culturelle et Communautaire de Montreal-Nord, 12004 Rolland Blvd., Montreal. Ages 3 & up, with a parent/caregiver. French. 2 p.m. FREE, passes required. 514-328-4000 x5630. A peasant discovers that an elf living in his house has been playing tricks on him. When he finally catches the elf, it decides to grant him 3 wishes in exchange for his freedom. The peasant accepts the deal without the slightest suspicion that the elf has one last trick up his sleeve. ville.montreal.qc.ca/mtlnord

Nov. 26
CP Holiday Train
Montreal ​West AMT commuter station, 7499 Harley Ave., Montreal West at 6:30 p.m. AND Beaconsfield Train Station, 104 Elm St., Beaconsfield at 8 p.m. All ages. Bilingual. FREE to watch. Donations of food and money greatfully accepted. North America's longest rolling food bank fundraiser that offers live music concert and fun entertainment. Be sure to be there when the train pulls into the station all lit up - it's a spectacular sight. cpr.ca

Dec. 1 - 3
Candlelight Christmas Concert
Concordia University Loyola Chapel, 7141 Sherbrooke St. W., N.D.G. All ages. Bilingual. Dec. 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 3 at 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.  Adults $28, students/seniors $26, children 12 & under $12. 514-743-3382. The Lyric Theatre Singers present a wide selection of holiday music: from Hanukkah favourites, Brazilian, Celtic, and French melodies to traditional carols, gospel, and Broadway medleys. An additional treat this year is the special guest appearance by the English Montreal School Board Chorale Youth Choir for one night only on December 1st. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted for the N.D.G. Food Depot. lyrictheatrecompany.com

Dec. 2
Theatre: l'Espirt de Noel
East Community Centre, 9665 Gouin Blvd. W., Pierrefonds. Ages 4-7. Bilingual. 7 p.m. $2. 514-684-0091. It's almost Christmas Eve and Virus has not yet sent his list to Santa. The list is so long that Lili is discouraged. How can she make Virus understand that his endless list of gifts is not in the spirit of Christmas? ville.montreal.qc.ca/pierrefonds-roxboro

Dec. 2
Music Concert: Le Noel de Karen Young
Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, 400 St. Paul St. E. (Metro Champ-de-Mars), Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. $25-$30. 514-282-8670 ext. 223. A unique concert featuring the charismatics Karen Young and Coral Egan with a harpist and six beautiful voices. Le Noel de Karen Young will put forward different traditions, including influences of Orthodox and French music of the 13th century. marguerite-bourgeoys.com/choralies

Dec. 3 & 4
The Nutcracker by Ballet Ouest
Centre Pierre-Peladeau (Salle Pierre-Mercure), 300 de Maisonneuve Blvd. E., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. December 3 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and December 4 at 2 p.m. Adults from $47.20 to $52.20, children from $27.20 to 29.70. 514-987-6919. Young and old are invited to discover or rediscover the magical and enchanting story that has delighted generations of children. balletouest.com

Dec. 3
Children's Show: Fetons Decembre
Benny Library, 6400 Monkland Ave., N.D.G. Ages 6-12. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-4636. A festive workshop of song and dance to celebrate the arrival of winter and holiday season. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 3
Theatre: Un Conte de Noel
​Maison de la culture de Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension, 7355 Christophe-Colombe Ave., Montreal. Ages 6 & up. French. 3 p.m. FREE, passes required (available as of Nov. 19). Based on the novel by Charles Dickens, this production features well know Christmas carols, performed using more than ten different instruments including the tubular bells, the glockenspiel, the lute, and the hurdy gurdy. Throughout the story, children will be asked to participate and convince old Scrooge to change his miserly ways. accesculture.com

Dec. 3
Theatre: Dans nos maison
Centre des Loisirs de Saint-Laurent, 1375 Grenet St., St. Laurent. Ages 3 & up, with an adult. French. 2 p.m. FREE, passes required. 514-855-6110. A peasant discovers that an elf living in his house has been playing tricks on him. When he finally catches the elf, it decides to grant him 3 wishes in exchange for his freedom. The peasant accepts the deal without the slightest suspicion that the elf has one last trick up his sleeve. ville.montreal.qc.ca/saint-laurent

Dec. 3 - 18
Christmas Concerts
Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, 400 St. Paul St. E. (Metro Champ-de-Mars), Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. Saturdays & Sundays at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. FREE admission. 514-282-8670 ext. 223. The magnificent chapel will be filled with the strains of the loveliest Christmas carols. marguerite-bourgeoys.com/choralies

Dec. 4
Breakfast & Theatre: Le grand bal de Noel
Place des Arts - Piano Nobile, 175 Ste. Catherine St. W., Montreal. Ages 3 & up. French. 11 a.m. $10.75. 514-842-2112. 10:20 am: Breakfast in the foyer in Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier (muffins, brioches, croissants, coffee, and juice). Games, quizzes, and activities with Gaspart and Dahlia. 11 am: Performance - A production with goofy characters, traditional songs, and dancing with Santa. Holiday magic abounds in this interactive concert, where children sing with the artists and participate in creating their very own original song. placedesarts.com

Dec. 4
Theatre: Le genie de Noel
​Emile-Nelligan Library, 325 Cartier Blvd. W., Laval. Ages 3-7. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4973. Mrs. Claus is feeling very overwhelmed but doesn't want to bother her husband, Santa. How will she get everything ready on time? bibliotheques.laval.ca

Dec. 4
Theatre: Le petit ours gris de la Mauricie
​Maison Culturelle et Communautaire de Montreal-Nord, 12004 Rolland Blvd., Montreal. Ages 4 & up, with an adult. French. 2 p.m. FREE, passes required. 514-328-4000 ext. 5630. In the vast forest of the Mauricie, a small grizzly bear ignores the advice of his parents and chooses to spend the winter away from his den. At the beginning of the winter, the little bear sings and dances with all the forest animals, but eventually, his need for sleep catches up with him. ville.montreal.qc.ca/mtlnord

Dec. 4
Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long
Kirkland Library, 17100 Hymus Blvd., Kirkland. All ages. Bilingual. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-630-2726. Bring the kids, bring the parents and join the versatile and entertaining singer Kerry-Anne Kutz in well-known songs of Christmas and the holiday season. ville.kirkland.qc.ca

Dec. 4
Musical Show
Parc des Compagnons-de-Saint-Laurent, Mont Royal Ave. (between Bordeaux St. and Cartier St.), Montreal. All ages. French. 3 p.m.  FREE. 514-281-8942. Children will enjoy a show with music, poetry and humour. noeldanslaparc.com

Dec. 4-18
Outdoor Theatre: Jeremie a un lion
Parc des Compagnons-de-Saint-Laurent, Mont Royal Ave. (between Bordeaux St. and Cartier St.), Montreal. All ages. French. Sundays at 1 p.m.  FREE. 514-281-8942. Enjoy the exciting story of a little boy who take an extraordinary journey in a magical jungle to defeat the lion that inhabits it. noeldanslaparc.com

Dec. 9
Puppet Theatre: Blanc
​Elgar Community Centre, 260 Elgar St., Montreal. Ages 2-6. French. 10 a.m. $3. Registration required. 514-765-7150. Toddlers will love these fuzzy characters who tell a story without words. ville.montreal.qc.ca/verdun

Dec. 9 & 10
Fundraiser Holiday Theatre: It's a Wonderful Life
D.B. Clarke Theatre, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Montreal. Ages 5 & up. English. Dec. 9th at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 10th at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Adults $100, children $25, families (3-4 pack) $225, families (5-6 pack) $250 - charitable tax receipts provided. 514-845-9810. Enjoy Geordie Productions' rendition of this classic holiday story in support of Theatre for Young Audiences. Apres-show cocktail & canapes reception and silent auction included. geordie.ca

Dec. 10
​Theatre: Dans nos maison
Kirkland Sports Complex, 16950 Hymus Blvd., Kirkland. Ages 3 & up. French. 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. FREE. Space is limited, first come first served. 514-630-2726. A peasant discovers that an elf living in his house has been playing tricks on him. When he finally catches the elf, it decides to grant him 3 wishes in exchange for his freedom. The peasant accepts the deal without the slightest suspicion that the elf has one last trick up his sleeve. ville.kirkland.qc.ca

Dec. 10-30
The Nutcracker - Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal
Place des Arts, Salle Wilfred-Pelletier, 175 Ste. Catherine St. W., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. Various show dates & times - see website for details. $74 to $149. 514-842-2112. The entire family happily gathers to celebrate Christmas Eve. As the gifts are handed out to the children, the mysterious Doctor Drosselmeyer offers a beautiful nutcracker to his niece, Clara. During the night, while the young girl lies sound asleep next to her toy, mice and rats invade the room and battle an army of toy soldiers. Clara's nutcracker transforms into a handsome prince and leads her into an enchanting, fairy-tale world. placedesarts.com

Dec. 10
Puppet Theatre: Blanc
Verdun Cultural Centre, 5955 Bannantyne Ave., Montreal. Ages 2-6. French. 2 p.m. $3. Registration required. 514-765-7150. Toddlers will love these fuzzy characters who tell a story without words. ville.montreal.qc.ca/verdun

Dec. 10
Christmas Concert
Union Church, 24 Maple St., Ste. Anne de Bellevue. All ages. Bilingual. 8 p.m. Adults $20, children 12 & under $5. 514-457-9149. Put yourself in the spirit of the season with the 24 beautiful voices of Sainte-Anne's own a cappella ensemble, laureate (2015) of the prestigious National Competition for Canada Amateur Choirs. sainteannesingers.org

Dec. 10
The People's Gospel Choir Christmas Concert
Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke St. W., Westmount. All ages. Bilingual. 7:30 p.m. Adults $20, children 12 & under $10. 514-935-3344. The Rotary Club of Westmount sponsors this fundraising concert by one of Montreal's most accomplished choirs. Proceeds will go to support the work of the Rotary Club. brownpapertickets.com

Dec. 10
Children's Christmas Concert
​Valois United Church, 70 Belmont Ave., Pointe Claire. Ages 2-8. Bilingual. 3 p.m.  Money donations at the door. 514-428-0292. The Lakeshore Concert Band presents a Christmas Concert for children that includes music and demonstrations of musical instruments. Proceeds from money donations at the door and the sale of refreshments will be donated to WIAIH. Don't miss a very special visitor from the North Pole. lakeshoreconcertband.ca

Dec. 10
Theatre: Le Lutin Mecanicien
​Sylvain-Garneau Library, 187 Ste. Rose Blvd., Laval. Ages 3-8. French. 1:30 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-978-3940. Vilebrequin, the mechanic elf, must prepare Santa's sleigh so there will be no problems on Christmas Eve. This interactive, hands-on show lets children become elf apprentices while they sing, dance and have fun. bibliotheques.laval.ca

Dec. 11
Children's Show: La magie des cloches
​CynthiaCoull - Jubilee Arena, 195 Empire St., Longueuil. French. 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. $7. 866-999-0089. An interactive show with a Christmas theme. ovation.qc.ca

Dec. 11
Christmas Show & Visit with Santa
​Paul-Emile-Lepine Community Centre, Avenue du Parc, Ile Perrot. Ages 3-12, with a parent/caregiver. French. 2 p.m. FREE. Registration required. 514-453-1751. See a holiday show, ​Les cachettes secretes de Mandarine la Luntine. Afterward, Santa will make an appearance and parents are encouraged to take pictures of their children with Santa. ile-perrot.qc.ca

Dec. 11
Puppet Theatre: Blanc
Centre Culturel et Communautaire Henri-Lemieux, 7644 Edouard St., Lasalle. Ages 3-8. French. 2 p.m. Adults $8, children $6. Registration required. 514-367-5000. Toddlers will love these fuzzy characters who tell a story without words. ccchl.ca

Dec. 11
Stewart Hall Singers Sing Christmas
Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall, 176 Lakeshore Rd., Pointe-Claire. All ages. English. 3 p.m. FREE, passes required. 514-630-1220. As many as 40 choir voices will enchant you with beautiful Christmas classics, interpreted with warmth and emotion by the Stewart Hall singers in a cozy family atmosphere. pointe-claire.ca

Dec. 11
Musical Show
Parc des Compagnons-de-Saint-Laurent, Mont Royal Ave. (between Bordeaux St. and Cartier St.), Montreal. All ages. French. 3 p.m.  FREE. 514-281-8942. Children will enjoy a show with Kattam and his Tam-Tams. noeldanslaparc.com

Dec. 11
CBC Christmas Sing-In Concert 
Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, 3415 Redpath St., Montreal. All ages. English. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. FREE - voluntary donations of cash will be collected. A Montreal tradition since 1980! Join the chorus of 1,500 voices and sing your favourite carols along with the Choir of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, the Sing-In Brass, guest soprano Aviva Fortunata, organist Jonathan Oldengarm and conductor Jean-Sebastien Vallee. You can also meet many CBC personalities. cbc.ca

Dec. 11 - 18
Theatre: Le Petit Noel de Quebec Issime
Place des Arts, Theatre Maisonneuve, 175 Ste Catherine St. W., Montreal. Ages 2-10. French. Saturdays & Sundays at 11 a.m. $29.25. 514-842-2112. The musicians, comedians, and singers from the famed Quebec Christmas show, Quebec Issime, have created a special concert for children where they will be able to sing and dance with Santa's elves, fairies, and other Christmas characters. placedesarts.com

Dec. 11
Christmas Concert
​Espace Jeunes de la Grande Bibliothèque, 475 Maisonneuve Est Blvd., Montreal. Ages 5 & up. French. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. $5. Registration required. 514-873-1100. Enjoy a concert of songs from yesteryears and today, interpreted by the parent-child Choir Preparatory School UQAM music. portailjeunes.banq.qc.ca

Dec. 12-24
Holiday Show: Le reve de Camomille
​Complexe Dejardins, 150 Ste. Catherine St. W., Montreal. All ages. French. Various show dates and times - see website for full details. $2 per person. 514-281-1870. An interactive musical children's Christmas tale. complexedesjardins.com

Dec. 13
Children's Holiday Show
St. Pierre Library, 183 des Erables St., Lachine. Ages 3-7. French. 10 a.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-634-3471 ext. 826. A holiday story with Santa and his elves. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 13
Theatre: Le Lutin Mecanicien
MCC Library, 12002 Rolland Blvd., Montreal. Ages 3-5, with a parent/caregiver. French. 1:30 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-328-4000 ext. 5626. Vilebrequin, the mechanic elf, must prepare Santa's sleigh so there will be no problems on Christmas Eve. This interactive, hands-on show lets children become elf apprentices while they sing, dance and have fun. ville.montreal.qc.ca/mtlnord

Dec. 14
Theatre: Le Lutin Mecanicien
​Henri-Bourassa Library, 5400 Henri-Bourassa Blvd. E., Montreal. Ages 3-5, with a parent/caregiver. French. 1:30 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-328-4000 ext. 4134. Vilebrequin, the mechanic elf, must prepare Santa's sleigh so there will be no problems on Christmas Eve. This interactive, hands-on show lets children become elf apprentices while they sing, dance and have fun. ville.montreal.qc.ca/mtlnord

Dec. 15
Theatre: Le Lutin Mecanicien
Yves-Ryan Library, 4740 Charleroi St., Montreal. Ages 3-5, with a parent/caregiver. French. 1:30 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-328-4000 ext. 4238. Vilebrequin, the mechanic elf, must prepare Santa's sleigh so there will be no problems on Christmas Eve. This interactive, hands-on show lets children become elf apprentices while they sing, dance and have fun. ville.montreal.qc.ca/mtlnord

Dec. 15 - Jan. 8
Theatre: The Wizard of Oz
Hudson Village Theatre, 28 Wharf Road, Hudson. All ages. English. Various show dates & times. See website for details. $22.50. 450-458-5361. This is the story that started it all. It begins when a little farm girl, Dorothy Gale, her Aunt Em and her dog Toto are blown away in a tornado and land in a fairyland named Oz. Here she meets a very unusual cast of characters - the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Cowardly Lion, and together they go on a quest to see the Wizard of Oz, each of them seeking what they want most in life. villagetheatre.ca

Dec. 15
Theatre: Noel Autour du Monde
Plateau Mont-Royal Library, 465 Mont Royal Ave. E., Montreal. Ages 4-10. French. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. FREE. Registration required. 514-872-2271. Travel with Mme. Elosie and learn how people around the world celebrate Christmas through music, stories and more. ville.montreal.qc.ca/plateau

Dec. 17
Puppet Show: Dans nos maisons
​Maison de la culture Mercier, 8105 Hochelaga St., Montreal. Ages 3 & up, with a parent/caregiver. French. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. FREE, passes required (available as of Nov. 19). 514-872-8755. Inspired by the tales and legends of Quebec, Dans nos maisons is a performance between the children's story and the puppets. accesculture.com

Dec. 17
Theatre: Le rhume du Pere Noel
​Ahuntsic Library, 10300 Lajeunesse St., Montreal. Ages 2-7. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-0568. Santa has a bad cold and needs to get better to deliver the children's Christmas presents. It is up to his little elf, Tirelou, to go look for some magical cold medicine to help cure his cold. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 17
Theatre: Le rhume du Pere Noel
​Marie-Uguay Library, 6052 Monk Blvd., Montreal. Ages 2 & up. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-2428. Santa has a bad cold and needs to get better to deliver the children's Christmas presents. It is up to his little elf, Tirelou, to go look for some magical cold medicine to help cure his cold. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 17
Children's Show: A tes Sauhaits 
Benny Library, 6400 Monkland Ave., N.D.G. Ages 6 & under, with an adult. French. 10:30 a.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-4636. Enjoy a funny and interactive Christmas show. ville.montreal.qc.ca/cdn-ndg

Dec. 18
Participatory Christmas Pageant
Cedar Park United Church, 204 Lakeview Ave., Pointe-Claire. All ages. English. 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. FREE. 514 695-3337. Mary, Joseph, cows and kings! Inhabit the Christmas story with us during our morning worship. For parents and children--and grandparents! No rehearsals required. Costumes will be provided. cedarparkunited.org

Dec. 18
Theatre: Le Lutin Mecanicien
​Mercier Library, 8105 Hochelaga St., Montreal. French. 11:15 a.m. Ages 2-7. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-8738. Vilebrequin, the mechanic elf, must prepare Santa's sleigh so there will be no problems on Christmas Eve. This interactive, hands-on show lets children become elf apprentices while they sing, dance and have fun. ville.montreal.qc.ca/mhm

Dec. 18
Christmas Musical Show
​Hochelaga Library, 1870 Davidson St., Montreal. Ages 5 & up. French. 2 p.m. FREE. Registration required. 514-872-3666. Join Mathieu Gaudreault for singing and dancing to traditional Christmas music. ville.montreal.qc.ca/mhm

Dec. 18
Musical Show
Parc des Compagnons-de-Saint-Laurent, Mont Royal Ave. (between Bordeaux St. and Cartier St.), Montreal. All ages. French. 2 p.m.  FREE. 514-281-8942. A pop-jazz show, featuring eight singers aged 11-15, for the whole family. noeldanslaparc.com

Dec. 18
Theatre: Grindel et le bouc de Noel
Saul-Bellow Library, 3100 St. Antoine St., Lachine. Ages 4 & up. French. 3 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-5080. A story that will take you around the world and learn about holiday customs and traditions from other countries. ville.montreal.qc.ca/lachine

Dec. 18
Theatre: Galette, Le Lutin Sans Sucre
Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall, 176 Lakeshore Rd., Pointe-Claire. Ages 2-10. French. 3 p.m. FREE, passes required. 514-630-1220. While visiting his grandmother, Gaspard secretly eats the cookies she left out for Santa Claus. At that moment, he becomes a Christmas expert: Galette, the sugarless elf. pointe-claire.ca

Dec. 18
Musical Show
Parc des Compagnons-de-Saint-Laurent, Mont Royal Ave. (between Bordeaux St. and Cartier St.), Montreal. All ages. French. 3 p.m.  FREE. 514-281-8942. Enjoy a musical performance by Les Petites Tounes - C'est a quelle heure minuit?. noeldanslaparc.com

Dec. 18
Musical Show
Parc des Compagnons-de-Saint-Laurent, Mont Royal Ave. (between Bordeaux St. and Cartier St.), Montreal. All ages. French. 4 p.m.  FREE. 514-281-8942. A pop-jazz show, featuring eight singers aged 11-15, for the whole family. noeldanslaparc.com

Dec. 23
Da Capo Christmas Concert
Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, 400 St. Paul St. E. (Metro Champ-de-Mars), Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. $23. 514-282-8670 ext. 223. The closing concert, with Ensemble Da Capo under the direction of Jean-Pierre Brunet, will feature J.S. Bach Cantatas 16 and 41. With guest artists Femke Bergsma, Matsu Take Ensemble, and members of Ensemble Scholastica: Rebecca Bain and Angele Trudeau. Tickets available at lavitrine.com

Dec. 27
Theatre: Le Noel de Gustave
Gabrielle-Roy Library, 3505 Dagenais Blvd. W., Laval. Ages 5-12. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-978-8909. Gustave, a little squirrel with a large heart, decides to find the biggest tree to give to his family for Christmas. But where will he find it? bibliotheques.laval.ca

Dec. 27
Theatre: Les grelots magiques
​Yves-Theriault Library, 670 rue de la Place Publique, Laval. Ages 3-7. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-978-6599. Santa's sleigh is broken and his mechanic has disappeared. Will he be able to get it fixed in time for Christmas? bibliotheques.laval.ca

Dec. 28-30
Theatre: Le loup de Noel
​Place des Arts - Cinquieme Salle, 175 Ste. Catherine St. W., Montreal. All ages. French. 2 p.m. $17.69. 514-842-2112. The story of a hungry and endearing wolf who dreams of Christmases past. placedesarts.com

Dec. 29
Theatre: Les grelots magiques
​Marius-Barbeau Library, 1245 du Moulin Rd., Laval. Ages 3-7. French. 2 p.m. FREE  for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4005. Santa's sleigh is broken and his mechanic has disappeared. Will he be able to get it fixed in time for Christmas? bibliotheques.laval.ca


HOLIDAY MOVIES

Nov. 20
Movies from the NFB
​Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay, 6052 Monk blvd., Montreal. Ages 5-10. French. 1:30 p.m. FREE, passes required.. 514-872-2044. Just in time for the holidays, the NFB offers two animated films that will appeal to the whole family: L'Hiver de Leon and Noel Noel. sudouest.accesculture.com

Nov. 26
Home Alone
Various Cineplex locations throughout Quebec. All ages. English. 11 a.m. $2.99 per ticket. Watch a holiday family favourite movie for only $2.99. A portion of the proceeds go towards supporting Free the Children. cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites

Dec. 1
Outdoor Movie: Elf
Place Jacques Cartier (between Notre Dame E. & St. Paul E.), Old Montreal. French (with English subtitles). 6:30 p.m. FREE. Enjoy a holiday movie under the stars. Dress warmly and don't forget your blankets. montrealenfetes.com

Dec. 2
Outdoor Movie: National Lampoon's - Christmas Vacation
Place Jacques Cartier (between Notre Dame E. & St. Paul E.), Old Montreal. French (with English subtitles). 6:30 p.m. FREE. Enjoy a holiday movie under the stars. Dress warmly and don't forget your blankets. montrealenfetes.com

Dec. 3
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Various Cineplex locations throughout Quebec. All ages. English. 11 a.m. $2.99 per ticket. Watch a holiday family favourite movie for only $2.99. A portion of the proceeds go towards supporting Free the Children. cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites

Dec. 3
Un conte de Noel 

Saul-Bellow Library, 3100 St. Antoine St., Lachine. Ages 5 & up. French. 1 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-3802. This is the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, the grumpy old man and miser who realizes what the holiday spirit is after being visited by three ghosts. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 3
A Christmas Story 
Saul-Bellow Library, 3100 St. Antoine St., Lachine. Ages 5 & up. English. 3 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-3802. This is the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, the grumpy old man and miser who realizes what the holiday spirit is after being visited by three ghosts. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 3
Outdoor Movie: Home Alone
Place Jacques Cartier (between Notre Dame E. & St. Paul E.), Old Montreal. French (with English subtitles). 5 p.m. FREE. Enjoy a holiday movie under the stars. Dress warmly and don't forget your blankets. montrealenfetes.com

Dec. 4 - 18
Christmas Movies
​Jean-Corbeil Library, 7500 Goncourt Ave., Montreal. All ages French. Sundays at 1:30 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-493-8200. Get in the holiday spirit by watching a holiday-themed family movie. Movie titles will be announced at the library. ville.montreal.qc.ca/anjou

Dec. 8
Outdoor Movie: Love Actually
Place Jacques Cartier (between Notre Dame E. & St. Paul E.), Old Montreal. French (with English subtitles). 6:30 p.m. FREE. Enjoy a holiday movie under the stars. Dress warmly and don't forget your blankets. montrealenfetes.com

Dec. 9
Holiday Meal, Movie & Family Fun
Cedar Park United Church, 204 Lakeview Ave., Pointe-Claire. All ages. Bilingual. 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. By donation. Please RSVP by Dec. 7 at cpuc.f4@gmail.com. 514-695-3337. Share in a family-style turkey dinner, connect with old friends and new and enjoy a Christmas-themed movie after supper. cedarparkunited.org

Dec. 9
Outdoor Movie: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Place Jacques Cartier (between Notre Dame E. & St. Paul E.), Old Montreal. French (with English subtitles). 6:30 p.m. FREE. Enjoy a holiday movie under the stars. Dress warmly and don't forget your blankets. montrealenfetes.com

Dec. 10
The Polar Express 3D
Various Cineplex locations throughout Quebec. All ages. English. 11 a.m. $2.99 per ticket. Watch a holiday family favourite movie for only $2.99. A portion of the proceeds go towards supporting Free the Children. cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites

Dec. 10
Outdoor Movie: The Polar Express
Place Jacques Cartier (between Notre Dame E. & St. Paul E.), Old Montreal. French (with English subtitles). 5 p.m. FREE. Enjoy a holiday movie under the stars. Dress warmly and don't forget your blankets. montrealenfetes.com

Dec. 15
Outdoor Movie: A Christmas Story
Place Jacques Cartier (between Notre Dame E. & St. Paul E.), Old Montreal. French (with English subtitles). 6:30 p.m. FREE. Enjoy a holiday movie under the stars. Dress warmly and don't forget your blankets. montrealenfetes.com

Dec. 16
Outdoor Movie: Elf
Place Jacques Cartier (between Notre Dame E. & St. Paul E.), Old Montreal. French (with English subtitles). 6:30 p.m. FREE. Enjoy a holiday movie under the stars. Dress warmly and don't forget your blankets. montrealenfetes.com

Dec. 17
Christmas Movie
St Leonard Library, 8420 Lacordaire Blvd., St. Leonard. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. 514-328-8500 ext. 8505. Come to the library and enjoy a special movie for Christmas. Title will be announced at the library. ville.montreal.qc.ca/stleonard

Dec. 17
Outdoor Movie: Snowtime 3D
Place Jacques Cartier (between Notre Dame E. & St. Paul E.), Old Montreal. Movie will be shown in French first and then in English. 5 p.m. FREE. Enjoy a holiday movie under the stars. Dress warmly and don't forget your blankets. montrealenfetes.com

Dec. 18
Movie from the NFB
​Maison de la culture du Plateau Mont Royal, 465 Mont Royal Ave. E., Montreal. Ages 5-9. French. 2 p.m. FREE, passes required (available as of Dec. 11). 514-872-2266. Just in time for the holidays, the NFB offers two animated films that will appeal to the whole family: L'Hiver de Leon and Noel Noel. sudouest.accesculture.com

Dec. 22
Outdoor Movie: Edward Scissorhands
Place Jacques Cartier (between Notre Dame E. & St. Paul E.), Old Montreal. French (with English subtitles). 6:30 p.m. FREE. Enjoy a holiday movie under the stars. Dress warmly and don't forget your blankets. montrealenfetes.com

Dec. 23
Outdoor Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Place Jacques Cartier (between Notre Dame E. & St. Paul E.), Old Montreal. French (with English subtitles). 6:30 p.m. FREE. Enjoy a holiday movie under the stars. Dress warmly and don't forget your blankets. montrealenfetes.com

Dec. 27
L'age de glace - les lois de l'univers
Marius-Barbeau Library, 1245 du Moulin Rd., Laval. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4005. Enjoy an afternoon movie at the library. bibliotheques.laval.ca

Dec. 27
Le petit prince 
Philippe-Panneton Library, 4747 Arthur-Sauve Blvd., Laval. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-978-8919. Enjoy an afternoon movie at the library. bibliotheques.laval.ca

Dec. 27
Le miracle de la 34e rue 
Brossard Library, 7855 San Francisco Ave., Brossard. All ages. French. 1:30 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-923-6350. Head to the library for an afternoon holiday movie. brossard.ca/biblio

Dec. 28
Boreal Express 3D
Brossard Library, 7855 San Francisco Ave., Brossard. All ages. French. 1:30 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-923-6350. Head to the library for an afternoon holiday movie. brossard.ca/biblio

Dec. 28
Belle et Sebastien 2 
Germaine-Guevremont Library, 2900 de la Concorde Blvd. E., Laval. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4002. Enjoy an afternoon movie at the library. bibliotheques.laval.ca

Dec. 28
L'age de glace 
Gabrielle-Roy Library, 3505 Dagenais Blvd. W., Laval. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-978-8909. Enjoy an afternoon movie at the library. bibliotheques.laval.ca

Dec. 28
Belle et Sebastien 2 
Bibliotheque Multiculturelle, 1535 Chomedey Blvd., Laval. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-978-5995. Enjoy an afternoon movie at the library. bibliotheques.laval.ca

Dec. 29
Normand du Nord 
Yves-Theriault Library, 670 rue de la Place Publique, Laval. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-978-6599. Enjoy an afternoon movie at the library. bibliotheques.laval.ca

Dec. 29
Normand du Nord
Sylvain-Garneau Library, 187 Ste. Rose Blvd., Laval. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-978-3940. Enjoy an afternoon movie at the library. bibliotheques.laval.ca

Dec. 30
La guerre des tuques 
Emile-Nelligan Library, 325 Cartier Blvd. W., Laval. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4973. Enjoy an afternoon movie at the library. bibliotheques.laval.ca

Dec. 30
Le petit prince 
Laure-Conan Library, 4660 des Laurentides Blvd., Laval. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4975. Enjoy an afternoon movie at the library. bibliotheques.laval.ca


STORYTIMES, CRAFTS, WORKSHOPS AND MORE

Nov. 15 - Dec. 9
The Christmas Elf Hunt
​Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield. Ages 3 & up. Bilingual. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-428-4460. Starting November 15, drop off your letter to Santa Claus at the Library. Then, on the evening of Dec. 9th, come to the Library in your PJs and participate in a special treasure hunt to help find objects hidden by the mischievous Christmas Elf. Cookies and surprises await you. You will also receive a reply to your letter to Santa. beaconsfieldbiblioyouth.blogspot.ca

Nov. 25
Write a Letter to Santa
​Guy-Godin Library, 120 Perrot Blvd., Ile Perrot. All ages. Bilingual. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-453-1751 ext. 230. Volunteers will be on hand to help children write their letter to Santa Claus. All material provided. ile-perrot.qc.ca

Nov. 26
Build a Christmas Ornament
Home Depot, Various Montreal locations. Ages 5-12. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to noon. FREE. Contact your local Home Depot store to register. Kids will learn how to build a Christmas Picture Frame Ornament with easy to follow step-by-step instructions. homedepot.ca

Nov. 26
Write a Letter to Santa
​Robert-Bourassa Library, 41 St. Just Ave., Montreal. Ages 5-12. French. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-495-6208. Children are invited to come to the library to write their letters to Santa Claus. bibliomontreal.com/calendrier

Nov. 26
Little Elves Workshop
Saul-Bellow Library, 3100 St. Antoine St., Lachine. Ages 4 & up. French. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-3802. Come make little arts and crafts projects to help decorate the library for the holidays or to take home. ville.montreal.qc.ca/lachine

Nov. 26
Write a Letter to Santa
Le Prevost Library, 7355 Christophe Colomb Ave., Montreal. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required.. 514-872-1526. It will soon be Christmas so now is the time to write your letter to Santa telling him what you want this year. Afterward, enjoy decorating some holiday cookies. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Nov. 26 & 27
Write a Letter to Santa
​Guy-Godin Library, 120 Perrot Blvd., Ile Perrot. All ages. Bilingual. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-453-1751 ext. 230. Families are invited to the library where volunteers will be on hand to help children write their letter to Santa Claus. All material provided. ile-perrot.qc.ca

Nov. 27
Write a Letter to Santa
​Mercier Library, 8105 Hochelaga St., Montreal. Ages 3-6, with a parent/caregiver. French. 11:15 a.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-8738. Write and decorate a beautiful letter to send to Santa. Tell him what you would like for Christmas and receive a response back. ville.montreal.qc.ca/mhm

Nov. 27
Welcome Wreath
Jouets LOL Toys, 653 Ogilvy Ave., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. $15 per person. Registration required. 514-278-8697. Decorate a natural vine wreath with evergreen branches, cones, ribbons and bows. facebook.com

Nov. 27
Christmas Card Creations
Kirkland Library, 17100 Hymus Blvd., Kirkland. Ages 7-12. Bilingual. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. FREE for library members. Online registration required. 514-630-2726. Learn how to make beautiful pop-up holiday cards that will surely impress your friends and family. ville.kirkland.qc.ca

Nov. 27
Winter & Holiday Crafts
St. Pierre Library, 183 des Erables St., Lachine. Ages 4 & up. French. 3 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-3802. Celebrate the coming of winter and the holiday season by making crafts to help decorate the library or to take home. ville.montreal.qc.ca/lachine

Dec. 2
Christmas Crafts
​Bibliotheque du Vieux St. Laurent, 1380 Eglise St., St. Laurent. Ages 6-12. Bilingual. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-855-6130 ext. 4744. Seasonal arts & crafts workshop. ville.montreal.qc.ca/saint-laurent

Dec. 3
Write a Letter to Santa
​Jean-Corbeil Library, 7500 Goncourt Ave., Montreal. All ages. French. Noon to 4 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-493-8200. Volunteers will be on hand to help children write their letter to Santa Claus. All material provided. ville.montreal.qc.ca/anjou

Dec. 3 & 4
Write a Letter to Santa
​Guy-Godin Library, 120 Perrot Blvd., Ile Perrot. All ages. Bilingual. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-453-1751 ext. 230. Volunteers will be on hand to help children write their letter to Santa Claus. All material provided. ile-perrot.qc.ca

Dec. 3
Christmas Crafts
​Bibliotheque Multiculturelle, 1535 Chomedey Blvd., Laval. Ages 7-12. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-978-5995. Get creative and make unique Christmas characters using paper and hinges. bibliotheques.laval.ca

Dec. 3-18
Sleigh Rides in the City
Parc des Compagnons-de-Saint-Laurent, Mont Royal Ave. (between Bordeaux St. and Cartier St.), Montreal. All ages. French. Saturdays & Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE. 514-281-8942. Enjoy a sleigh ride while you listen to some legendary storytelling. noeldansleparc.com

Dec. 3-18
Santa Phone
Place Jacques Cartier (between Notre Dame E. & St. Paul E.), Old Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. Saturdays & Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.  FREE. Kids have the chance to chat with Santa Claus on a special phone that has been installed. montrealenfetes.com

Dec. 3 - Jan. 8
Quand les lutins s'en meient
​Place des Arts - Salle d'exposition, 175 Ste. Catherine St. W., Montreal. All ages. French. 9 a.m. to 11p.m. FREE. 514-842-2112. Enjoy an interactive, family exhibition and see what happens when elves join in on the fun. placedesarts.com

Dec. 4
Christmas Bingo & Crafts
Rosemont Library, 3131 Rosemont Blvd., Montreal. All ages. French. 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. FREE or library members. Registration required. 514-872-6139. Get into the holiday spirit by making a beautiful Christmas ball made from a real egg. Then, enjoy a game of Christmas Bingo. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 4
Christmas Crafts
​Yves-Theriault Library, 670 rue de la Place Publique, Laval. Ages 7-12. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-978-6599. Get creative and make unique Christmas characters using paper and hinges. bibliotheques.laval.ca

Dec. 4
Science Workshop: Sticky Candy Canes
​Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield. Ages 6-12. Bilingual. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-428-4460. Take part in a fun series of scientific experiments with a bit of a holiday theme. beaconsfieldbiblioyouth.blogspot.ca

Dec. 4
Stained Glass Workshop
St. Pierre Library, 183 des Erables St., Lachine. Ages 6 & up. French. 3 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-634-3471. Take part in an art workshop where you can create a beautiful stained glass work of art. ville.montreal.qc.ca/lachine

Dec. 8
Storytime: Joyeux Noel
St. Leonard Library, 8420 Lacordaire Blvd., St. Leonard. Ages 3 & under, with a parent/caregiver. French. 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. FREE for library members. Reservations required. 514-328-8500 ext. 8505. Enjoy a fun storytime with a Christmas theme. ville.montreal.qc.ca/st-leonard

Dec. 8
Christmas Crafts
​Haut-Anjou Library, 7070 Jarry St. E., Montreal. Ages 8 & up. French. 3:30 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-493-8271. Get ready for Christmas by making a unique crafts. ville.montreal.qc.ca

Dec. 9
CBC Montreal Live!
Fairview Mall, 6801 Trans Canada Highway, Pointe-Claire. All ages. English. 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. FREE. Join various hosts and personalities from CBC Montreal for a day of music, stories and giving. Learn more about the people and groups supported by West Island Community Shares and there will be holiday raffle draws and a video booth to record your holiday greetings. cbc.ca

Dec. 9
Pyjama Storytime: Tales from the Little Fir Tree
Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall, 176 Lakeshore Rd., Pointe-Claire. Ages 4-8. English. 6 p.m. FREE, passes required. 514-630-1220. Little Fir Tree tells a Christmas story based on his own experience. Through tales and songs from around the world, children meet a tiny robin in search of winter shelter, a gingerbread man who refuses to be eaten, and other fairy tale characters. Come in your pyjamas and bring your blankie or your teddy bear. pointe-claire.ca

Dec. 10
Decoding Christmas
Trinity Memorial Church, 5220 Sherbrooke St. W., N.D.G. All ages. English. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. FREE - donations accepted. 438-935-0372. Explore the various symbols seen at Christmas time with fun, interactive activities. Also learn about the secret code hidden in the 12 days of Christmas carol. 

Dec. 10
Make a Christmas Ornament
Municipal Library, 40 St. Pierre St., Ste. Anne de Bellevue. Ages 6 & up. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. FREE for library members, $5 for non-members. Registration required. 514-457-1940. Children will create a unique ornament using recycled Christmas cards. ville.sainte-anne-de-bellevue.qc.ca

Dec. 10
Build a Gingerbread Man Candy Dish
Home Depot, Various Montreal locations. Ages 5-12. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to noon. FREE. Contact your local Home Depot store to register. Kids will learn how to build a Gingerbread Man Candy Dish with easy to follow step-by-step instructions. homedepot.ca

Dec. 10
Make a Snow Globe
​Maisonneuve Library, 4120 Ontario St. E., Montreal. Ages 6 & up. French. 10:30 a.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-4214. An art workshop where you will make a snow globe. Also, play a giant game of Christmas bingo. ville.montreal.qc.ca/mhm

Dec. 10
Make a Snow Globe 
​Dollard-des-Ormeaux Library, 12001 de Salaberry Blvd., D.D.O. Ages 5-12. Bilingual. 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-684-1496. An art workshop where you will make a snow globe. ville.ddo.qc.ca

Dec. 10
Christmas Snowball Craft
​Dollard-des-Ormeaux Public Library, 12 001 Salaberry Blvd., Dollard-des-Ormeaux. Ages 5-12. French. 1:30 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-684-1496. An art workshop where kids will make a special snow ball craft. ville.ddo.qc.ca

Dec. 10
Make a Wreath
​Salaberry Library, 4170 De Salaberry St., Montreal. Ages 5-12. French. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-1521. Decorate your home with your own DIY Christmas wreath. Then play a game of holiday bingo. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 10
Christmas Crafts & Stories
​Riviere-des-Prairies Library, 9001 Perras blvd., Montreal. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-9494. Young children will be inspired by the magic of Christmas stories follows by a creative workshop where they will decorate a stocking. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 10
Christmas Storytelling
​Parc-Extension Library, 421 St. Roch St., Montreal. Ages 5-10. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required.. 514-872-6071. A feast of gourmet stories featuring a plum pudding, a panettone, a gingerbread cake and more. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 10
Storytime with Bagatelle the Elf
​Marius-Barbeau Library, 1245 du Moulin Rd., Laval. Ages 3-8. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4005. Bagatelle, the little elf from the North Pole, loves to tell Christmas stories and invites young children to hear some. bibliotheques.laval.ca

Dec. 10
Make a Snowman Family
Pointe Claire Library (Valois Branch), 68 Prince Edward Ave., Pointe-Claire. Ages 7-12 (kids ages 9 & under must be accompanied by an adult). English. 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-630-1219. Create decorations made of popsicle sticks: snowmen representing members of their family (including pets).  biblio.pointe-claire.ca

Dec. 10
Torchlight Winter/Holiday Walk
​Michel-Chartrand Park, 1895 Adoncour St., Longueuil. All ages. French. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. FREE. 450-468-7619. Discover the beauty of your local park by taking part in an evening walk. Families can walk through the trails animated by festive characters. Wear read to the event and take part in various fun winter activities. longueuil.quebec

Dec. 11
Animated Storytime & Puppet Craft
​Maison Felix-Leclerc, 186 ch. de l'Anse, Vaudreuil-Dorion. Ages 5-10. French. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. $10 per child, free for parents. 514-416-1839. Children are invited to attend the reading of the tale Le petit ours gris de la Mauricie. After, they can make a puppet representing a character in the story. maisonfelixleclerc.org

Dec. 11
Make a Snowman Family
Pointe Claire Library (Main Branch), 100 Douglas Shand, Pointe-Claire. Ages 7-12 (kids ages 9 & under must be accompanied by an adult). English. 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. or 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-630-1218. Create decorations made of popsicle sticks: snowmen representing members of their family (including pets). biblio.pointe-claire.ca

Dec. 11
Arts & Crafts Workshop
​Pere-Ambroise Library, 2093 rue de la Visitation, 3rd floor, Montreal. Ages 5-13. French. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. FREE. Registration required. 514-872-1633. Create pop up and 3D images Christmas card. ville.montreal.qc.ca/villemarie

Dec. 11
Make a Snow Globe 
​Mercier Library, 8105 Hochelaga St., Montreal. Ages 6-12. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-8738. Children are invited to get into the holiday spirit by make their own snow.  ville.montreal.qc.ca/mhm

Dec. 11
Christmas Bingo & Crafts
​Langelier Library, 6473 Sherbrooke St. E., Montreal. Ages 5-12. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-4227. Get into the holiday spirit with a game of Christmas bingo. Afterward, take part in a craft workshop to make a Christmas wreath. ville.montreal.qc.ca/mhm

Dec. 11
Holiday Storytime
St. Pierre Library, 183 des Erables St., Lachine. All ages. Bilingual. 3 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-634-3471. Enjoy festive stories to help get you in the holiday mood. ville.montreal.qc.ca/lachine

Dec. 13 - 20
Storytime: Holiday Presents
​Espace Jeunes de la Grande Bibliothèque, Théâtre Inimagimô, 475 de Maisonneuve Blvd. E., Montreal. Ages 3-5. French. Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. FREE, reservations required. 514-873-1100. Celebrate the holiday with some special Christmas stories chosen by the librarians. jeunes.banq.qc.ca/pj/

Dec. 14
Christmas Storytime & Songs
​Pointe Claire Library (Valois Branch), 68 Prince Edward Ave., Pointe-Claire. Ages 3-6, with a parent/caregiver. English. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-630-1219. Listen to Christmas stories and carols. And, as a bonus, a bearded man all dressed in red will be dropping by to hear what people would like for Christmas. biblio.pointe-claire.ca

Dec. 15
Storytime: Cadeux de Noel
St. Leonard Library, 8420 Lacordaire Blvd., St. Leonard. Ages 3-5, with a parent/caregiver. French. 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. FREE for library members. Reservations required. 514-328-8500 ext. 8505. Enjoy a fun storytime with a Christmas theme. ville.montreal.qc.ca/st-leonard

Dec. 15
Ho!Ho! Magic Tricks!
​Todsky's Magic Shop, 16 Westminster N., Suite 302b, Montreal West. Ages 6-14. Bilingual. 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. FREE. 514-951-8633. Todsky has the holiday magic spirit and is giving away a free magic trick to every child who comes to his store, and he will also teach you how to do the trick. magicstore.ca

Dec. 16
Christmas Charity Video Game Party
​Nemesis Video Game Lounge, 112 Walton, Pointe-Claire. All ages. Bilingual. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (for all ages) and 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. (for ages 15 & up). $10 donation, plus a NEW toy for a child in need. Reservations required. 514-692-4611. Annual charity event with live music performed by DJSmooth, video games, candy bar, raffles and much more. Donations to benefit Make-a-Wish Quebec. nemesislan.ca

Dec. 17
Christmas Stories & Crafts
​Robert-Bourassa Library, 41 St. Just Ave., Montreal. Ages 4-7. French. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-495-6208. Children are invited to listen to holiday stories and then make a special Christmas craft. bibliomontreal.com/calendrier

Dec. 17
Christmas Fun with Mme Chose
​Maisonneuve Library, 4120 Ontario St. E., Montreal. Ages 3-5. French. 10:30 a.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-4214. Join Mme Chose for stories, poetry, games and songs. Afterward, enjoy a small craft activity. ville.montreal.qc.ca/mhm

Dec. 17
Christmas Crafts 
​Jean-Corbeil Library, 7500 Goncourt Ave., Montreal. Ages 8 & up. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-493-8200. Make a unique holiday-themed craft. Younger children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. ville.montreal.qc.ca/anjou

Dec. 17
Christmas Glass Jars 
​Espace Jeunes de la Grande Bibliothèque, 475 Maisonneuve Blvd. E., Montreal. Ages 6-13. French. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. FREE, registration required. 514-873-1100. A craft workshop where you can decorate a glass jar in a Christmas theme. jeunes.banq.qc.ca/pj

Dec. 17
Make a Christmas Gift 
St. Pierre Library, 183 des Erables St., Lachine. Ages 4 & up. Bilingual. Two times: 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-634-3471. A creative afternoon where children can make a holiday gift for someone special. All material provided. ville.montreal.qc.ca/lachine

Dec. 17
Christmas Crafts 
Gabrielle-Roy Library, 3505 Dagenais Blvd. W., Laval. Ages 7-12. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-978-8909. Make unique Christmas characters using paper and hinges. bibliotheques.laval.ca

Dec. 17
Holiday Storytime & Craft
St. Henri Library, 4707 Notre Dame St. W., Montreal. Ages 5-10. French. 3 p.m. FREE. Registration required. 514-872-6075. Enjoy funny, interactive tales, followed by a creative workshop related to these stories. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 18
Christmas Fun
iSaute Laval, 2045 Dagenais Blvd. W., Laval. 514-761-7373. AND iSaute Anjou, 8700 du Golf Blvd., Anjou. 514-667-7644. All ages. Bilingual. 9 a.m to 8 p.m. $14 (+tax) for one hour or $22 (+tax) for two hours. Registration strongly recommended. Enjoy special Christmas-themed activities with elves, games and gifts for the kids. isaute.ca OR montrealest.isaute.ca

Dec. 18
Arts & Crafts: Christmas
Benny Library, 6400 Monkland Ave., N.D.G. Ages 6-12. Bilingual. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-4636. Enjoy making Christmas arts and craft just in time for the holidays. ville.montreal.qc.ca/cdn-ndg

Dec. 18
Christmas Wind Chimes
Saint-Charles Library, 1050 d'Hibernia St., Montreal. All ages. French. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. FREE. Registration required. 514-872-5541. Make your own Christmas wind chime just in time for the holidays. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 18
Create a Christmas Wreath 
​Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield. Ages 6-12. Bilingual. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-428-4460. Create a special Christmas wreath using paper and cardboard that you can hang in your window or on your wall. beaconsfieldbiblioyouth.blogspot.ca

Dec. 18
Christmas PomPoms
​George-Vanier Library, 2450 Workman St., Montreal. Ages 7 & up. French. 3 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-2251. Take part in a workshop where you will learn to make pompoms to decorate your home. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 18
Music & Storytime
​Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grace, 3755 Botrel St., Montreal. Ages 4 & up, with a parent/caregiver. French. 3 p.m. FREE, passes required (available as of Dec. 4th). 514-872-2157. It's Christmas Eve. In recent years, Tina seems to have lost her enthusiasm for the holiday season. Then a Christmas stocking mysteriously appears and revives her memories of family celebrations from her youth. Music and storytelling that will bring back the magic of Christmas. accesculture.com

Dec. 27
Christmas Snowflakes
Saint-Charles Library, 1050 d'Hibernia St., Montreal. All ages. French. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. FREE. Registration required. 514-872-5541. Make your own Snowflake just in time for the holidays. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 27
Make a Snow Globe
​Sylvain-Garneau Library, 187 Ste. Rose Blvd., Laval. Ages 5-12. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-978-3940. To put you in the holiday mood, take part in an art workshop where you will make a snow globe. Also, play a game of giant game of Christmas bingo. bibliotheques.laval.ca

Dec. 27
Holiday Elf Stories 
​Germaine-Guevremont Library, 2900 de la Concorde Blvd. E., Laval. Ages 3-8. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4002. Spend some time with Bobine the Christmas Elf and enjoy his funny stories. bibliotheques.laval.ca

Dec. 28
Make a New Year's Time Capsule 
​Emile-Nelligan Library, 325 Cartier Blvd. W., Laval. Ages 5-12. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4973. Get ready for the New Year by making a year end time capsule. bibliotheques.laval.ca

Dec. 28
Holiday Elf Stories
​Laure-Conan Library, 4660 des Laurentides Blvd., Laval. Ages 3-8. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4975. Spend some time with Bobine the Christmas Elf and enjoy his funny stories. bibliotheques.laval.ca

Dec. 29
Holiday Bingo 
St. Leonard Library, 8420 Lacordaire Blvd., St. Leonard. Ages 6-13. French. 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-328-8500 ext. 8505. Enjoy a few games of Christmas-themed bingo. ville.montreal.qc.ca/st-leonard​


CRAFT FAIRS, BAZAARS & MARKETS

Nov. 12
Fall Fair
Evergreen Elementary School, 2625 du Bordelais St., St. Lazare. Bilingual. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. FREE admission. 514-695-3832. Carnival games, prizes, face painting, balloon animals, cafe, large raffle and bake sale. A tasty lunch will also be available to purchase at the canteen. evergreen.lbpsb.qc.ca

Nov. 12 & 13
Artisans Westmount
Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke St. W., Westmount. Bilingual. 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. $2 or non-perishable food item. 514-989-5226. More than 30 artisans showcasing ceramics, porcelain, jewelry, textiles, wood, leather, paper and more. westmount.org

Nov. 19
Holiday Fair
St. Edmund Elementary, 115 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. FREE entrance. Unlimited access to kids games and prizes is $10. Local artisans set up in the gym for your holiday shopping, while kids are entertained with fun games and prizes on the second floor. Santa will be stopping by for a photo op and you can grab a bite to eat at the bake sale or lunch cafe. stedmund.lbpsb.qc.ca

Nov. 19
Merry Noel Artisans Fair 
Centre Sportif Multisports, 3093 de la Gare Blvd., 2nd floor, Vaudreuil-Dorion. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE admission. Exhibition of 40 juried crafters - decorative painting, jewelry, photography, woodworking, fused glass, sewing, knitting, crocheting, animal products, greeting cards, chocolatier, soaps and more. Local charity SPCA Ouest de L'ile to benefit. seawayvalleyartisans.com

Nov. 19
Treats & Treasures Bazaar & Craft Sale
Centre Greene Community Centre, 1090 Greene Ave., Westmount. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE  admission. 514-931-6202. Over 30 crafter tables, Empty Bowls program in support of raising awareness of hunger and food issues, bake sale, raffle, face painting, and a home cooked luncheon. All proceeds go to develop the Centre Greene community programs. centregreene.org

Nov. 19 & 20
Dollard Centre for the Arts Craft Fair REE ​
​Dollard Civic Centre, 12001 de Salaberry, D.D.O.. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE admission and parking. 514-684-1012. Exhibition of over 80 artisans and 30 artists. Recycled leather handbags, fur accessories, bamboo clothing, crocheted & beaded jewelry, magical wands and fairy dolls, wool mittens, fudge, artisanal teas, pies and dog cookies. Tea Room organized by the West Island Black Community Association and cupcakes sold by the West Island Cake Club. dollardartcentre.com

Nov. 19 & 20
ART Etc Handcraft Sale
Montreal West Town Hall, 50 Westminster Ave. S. (at Avon), Montreal West. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. FREE admission and parking. 31st annual juried show of quality arts & crafts with over 30 artisans. There will be a tea room, door prizes, and more. facebook.com

Nov. 20
Christmas Bazaar
Alexander von Humboldt German International School, 216 Victoria Dr., Baie d'Urfe. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE admission. 514-457-2886. Featuring German specialties, arts & crafts, handmade gifts, live entertainment and activities for the kids. avh.montreal.qc.ca

Nov. 24 - Dec. 4
The Nutcracker Market
​Palais des Congres, 1001 place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montreal. Bilingual. Open daily at 11 a.m. (various closing times). FREE admission. 514 871-8122. Huge market with over 96 merchants offering Christmas and holiday gift ideas such as clothing, accessories, beauty aids, household items, food, kids' toys and more. grandsballets.com/en/nutcracker/market

Nov. 25-27
Holiday Book & Toy Fair
​Hamptson Inn & Suites Dorval, 1900 Autoroute Transcanadienne, Dorval. Bilingual. Friday from noon to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. FREE admission. Large selection of English and French books for adults and children as well as unique toy and gift ideas. There will also be a local authors meet & greet and prizes to be won. Kids' entertainment including activities, costumed characters, and visits from Snow White and Clifford The Big Red Dog. facebook.com

Nov. 25-27
Salon des Metiers d'Art 
​Brossard Cultural Centre, 7905 San Francisco Ave., Brossard. Bilingual. Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. FREE admission and parking. 450-923-6311. Visit over 75 artisans booths offering unique creations and local products for special holiday gifts. There will be live demonstrations and prizes to be won. brossard.ca

Nov. 26
Tibetan Cultural Fair Bazaar
Santa Cruz Community Hall, 60 Rachel St. W. (corner St. Urbain), Montreal. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Adults $5, students/seniors $3, FREE for children 12 & under. 29th annual fair featuring a handicrafts bazaar, live traditional music and dance performances, as well as Tibetan cuisine. Workshops on topics of interest will take place throughout the day. facebook.com/BazarTibetanMontreal

Nov. 26 & 27
Craft Fair
Westwood High School, Junior Campus, 2800 Rue du Bordelais, St. Lazare. English. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. FREE admission. 514-798-4500. A gym full of crafters and artisans' creations including jewelry, woolen and hand-sewn clothes, pottery and more. Raffle table with prizes. Lunch and refreshments available for purchase. facebook.com/events/1660330337618069

Nov. 26 & 27
Marche de Noel
​Paul-Emile-Lepine Community Centre, 150 Perrot Blvd., Ile Perrot. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE admission. 514-777-3140. Marche des Saveurs hosts its first annual Christmas Fair with a variety of local artisans and products, special holiday food, and a multitude of gift ideas. marchedessaveurs.com

Nov. 26 & 27
Artisan Fair
Stewart Hall Cultural Centre, 176 Lakeshore Rd., Pointe-Claire. Bilingual. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.  FREE admission. 514-630-1220. 40 juried artisans offering original creations: jewelry, wooden objects, clothing, and more. Visit the tea salon and the tots to tweens holiday boutique. ville.pointe-claire.qc.ca

Dec. 1-23
Le Marche de Noel
Place Jacques Cartier (between Notre Dame E. & St. Paul E.), Old Montreal. Bilingual. Thursdays to Fridays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 9 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. FREE admission. A variety of local artisans and products. montrealenfetes.com

Dec. 2-3-4, 9-10-11, and 16-22
Marché de Noel et des Traditions de Longueuil
St. Mark Park, 340 St. Charles St., Longueuil. Bilingual. Various dates. Opening time at 11 a.m. FREE admission. 450-677-2125. 51 beautifully decorated wood cabins with local artisans, designers and producers offering a quality products such as chocolates, wine, jewelry, stained glass, soaps, fur, knitwear, handbags, wooden carvings, toys, Christmas decorations and more. There will also be many free activities including outdoor fireplaces, choirs, storytelling, artisan demonstrations (ice sculpting, blacksmiths, candle makers, etc.), the North Pole train and visits with Santa Claus (Saturdays and Sundays only). metierstraditions.com

Dec. 3
Holiday Fun Fair
Sherbrooke Academy Senior Campus, 313 Windermere, Beaconsfield. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. FREE admission - tickets for activities sold at door. 514-798-0769. Fun activities for the whole family: fish pond, wheel of fortune, used book sale, bottle raffle, cookie decorating, crafts, kids' shopping area, bake sale and much more. 

Dec. 3
Holiday Fair
​Clearpoint Elementary School, 17 Cedar Ave., Pointe-Claire. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. FREE admission. 40+ artisans and vendors, kids' activities, bake table, raffle, refreshments, Starbucks coffee, and more. Domino's pizza will be served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit Santa Claus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds benefit the students. facebook.com/clearpointelementaryholidayfair

Dec. 3
Christmas Fair
The Sacred Heart School of Montreal, 3635 Atwater Ave., Montreal. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE admission and parking. 514-515-7703. A festive fair featuring jewelry, wood crafts, alpaca items, handmade soaps, handmade items, a raffle and more. There will be a cafe selling homemade lunches, baked goods and more. A fundraiser to benefit the school, it's missions in Uganda, Haiti and other local charities. sacredheart.qc.ca

Dec. 3
Marche de Noel
Ecole Rudolf Steiner de Montreal, 4855 Kensington Ave., N.D.G. Bilingual. FREE admission. 514-481-5686. Handcrafted toys, gifts and homemade treats. Participate in workshops for both children and adults and storytime and music for all. facebook.com

Dec. 3 & 4
Marche de Noel
Centre Communautaire d'Anjou, 7800 Metropolitan Blvd. E., Montreal. Bilingual. 10 a.m. FREE. 514-351-3095. Enjoy family activities, crafts, Christmas decorations, storytelling, musical performances and over 40 exhibitors. Take a photo with Santa Claus (digital photos cost of $5).  accesculture.com

Dec. 3 - 18
Craft Fair 
La Ferme Quinn, 2495 Perrot Blvd., Notre-Dame de l'Ile Perrot. Bilingual. Saturdays & Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE admission to Craft Fair. Farm & Barnyard Activities $5 per person. 514-453-1510. Many local producers present a variety of handmade crafts. There will be hands-on activities for children, such as build your own wooden reindeers. Enjoy farm & barnyard activities, wagon ride & Christmas tree plantation. quinnfarm.qc.ca

Dec. 4
Craft Fair
Centennial Regional High School, 880 Hudson, Greenfield Park. Bilingual. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. FREE admission. 514-927-2513. Handmade arts and crafts: jewelry, knitted goods, quilting, tole painting, Christmas decorations, soaps, ceramics, candles, stained glass, wood working, etc. Breakfast, lunch and baked goods available at reasonable prices. facebook.com/CRHSCraftFair

Dec. 4
Pop Up Holiday Sale
Espace Projet, 353 Villeray St., Montreal. Bilingual. 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. FREE admission. A festive event showcasing the work of four Montreal designers (homewares & decor, jewelry, table linens, ceramics, etc.). facebook.com/events/337951453251441

Dec. 9 - 11
Marche de Noel de Laval
Laval Nature Centre, 901 Park Ave., Laval. Bilingual. Opens daily at 10 a.m. (various closing times). FREE admission. 450-664-4711. 60 exhibitors showcasing crafts, jewelry, gifts and local products in festively decorated and heated tents, Christmas tree sales, horse-drawn sleigh rides, storytelling, and visits with Santa Claus. laval.ca

Dec. 9 - 18
Puces POP Winter Fair 
Eglise St. Denis, 5075 Rivard St., Montreal. Bilingual. Fridays from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. FREE admission. Over 200 artisans over two weekends. Daily gift bags will be given out and there are prizes to be won. A complete list of vendors and special activities will be announced on Nov. 22nd. Visit website for details. facebook.com

Dec. 10
Holiday Fair 
Christmas Park Elementary School, 422 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield. Bilingual. Noon to 4 p.m. FREE admission. 514-887-4432. Artisans, crafts, bake sale, used books, clothing and toys. Gold Canada will also be on site purchasing unwanted gold for cash. 

Dec. 10 & 11
Christmas Market 
Champfleury Community Centre, 2585 des Oiseaux Blvd., Laval. Bilingual. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE admission. 514-963-0676. Get some holiday shopping done at various artisan kiosks. Children can visit with Santa Claus and take part in a craft workshop. There will even be a daycare on site. champfleury.qc.ca

Dec. 2 - Dec. 24
​Marche de Noel de Montreal
Place des Arts, Salle Wilfred-Pelletier, 175 Ste. Catherine St. W., Montreal. Bilingual. Various dates and times - see website for details. FREE admission. Cost for some activities and food. 50 wooden houses for artisans and designers, many tents with lots of animations, an enchanted village for children, music and food trucks. Enjoy Christmas and winter stories, the Elves' workshop and walk around the giant mountain of toys. marchenoelmontreal.ca

Dec. 17
Christmas Market
St. Georges Anglican Church, 23 Perrault St., Ste. Anne de Bellevue. Bilingual. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  FREE admission. Many merchants selling themed gifts, etc. There will be a craft table for little ones and live music by local musicians. marchesainteanne.ca

Dec. 17 & 18
Winter Fair of the Artisan Elves
Ste. Jean Berchmans Church, 5945 Cartier St., Montreal. Bilingual. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. FREE admission. Over 80 artisans kiosks showcasing unique jewelry, natural bath & beauty products, skilled woodworkers, hand crafted toys & ornaments, photography, illustrations, paintings, baby items, pottery, greeting cards, designer clothing, knit-ware, baked goods and more. There will be a kids craft area, craft workshops for adults, a Cafe, and a raffle ($2 tickets). Please bring along canned goods and lightly used clothing to donate to local charities (CTV's Spirit of Giving boxes). marcheartistique.com

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