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, 2017 through January, 2018. 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 & Parties                                       Merry Museum & Tourist Attractions

Christmas on Ice                                                     Cooking Classes

Christmas Theatre & Music Concerts                   Holiday Movies

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


PARADES

Nov. 18
Montreal Santa Claus Parade
Ste. Catherine St., between du Fort and St. Urbain Sts., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 11 a.m. FREE.  Families are invited to gather for the 67th celebration of the Santa Claus Parade with floats, music, singing, dancing, and Santa Claus. destinationcentreville.com

Nov. 19
Santa Claus Parade
Quartier Dix30, 6000 de Rome Blvd., Brossard. All ages. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE.  Families can watch Santa's arrival starting at Place Extasia and moving down des Lumiers Ave. There will be floats, elves and other fun characters. Afterward, children are invited to visit with Santa.  facebook.com/events/131622390934709

Dec. 1
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
Hudson 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. hudson.quebec

Dec. 9
Mont-Royal Christmas Parade
Mont-Royal Ave. (between Bordeaux St. and Cartier St.), Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 7 p.m. FREE. .An annual torchlight parade. Torchlights can be purchased for $2 or in exchange for non-perishable food items. All donations will be given to Moisson Montreal. Afterward, there will be a live music performance and fireworks. mont-royal.net


SANTA FUN AT THE MALLS

Nov. 18
Santa's Arrival
Complexe Desjardins, 150 Ste. Catherine St. W., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 10 a.m. FREE admission. 514-281-1870. Santa will arrive at his Kingdom with great fanfare. After his arrival, there will be a live dance show by Les Animeries with the dancers of Ecole superieure de ballet du Quebec. complexedesjardins.com

Nov. 18
Santa's Arrival
Carrefour Angrignon, 7077 Newman Blvd., LaSalle. All ages. Bilingual. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE admission. 514-363-9413. The show Une Histoire de Jouets (Toy Story Christmas) will delight young children, starting at 11 a.m. At noon, Santa will arrive and greet visitors. From noon to 4 p.m. there will also be animation, mascots, face painting and more. carrefourangrignon.com

Nov. 18 - Dec. 10
Visit with Santa
Complexe Desjardins, 150 Ste. Catherine St. W., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. Various opening and closing times - see website for complete schedule. FREE admission, cost for photo. 514-281-1870. Visit Santa and take a picture. complexedesjardins.com

Nov. 18 - Dec. 24
Visit with Santa
Fairview Mall, 6801 Trans Canada Highway, Pointe-Claire. All ages. Bilingual. Daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE to visit. Cost for photos. Online reservations recommended. 514-695-1610. See Santa while he's visiting from the North Pole and have your picture taken together. cfshops.com

Nov. 18 - Dec. 24
Visit with Santa
Carrefour Laval, 2025 boul le Carrefour, Laval. All ages. Bilingual. Daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE to visit. Cost for photos. Online reservations recommended. 450-687-1360. See Santa while he's visiting from the North Pole and have your picture taken together. cfshops.com

Nov. 18 - Dec. 24
Visit with Santa
Galeries d'Anjou, 7999 les Galeries d'Anjou Blvd., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. Daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE to visit. Cost for photos. Online reservations recommended. 514-353-6140. See Santa while he's visiting from the North Pole and have your picture taken together. cfshops.com

Nov. 18 - Dec. 26
Santa's Kingdom
Complexe Desjardins, 150 Ste. Catherine St. W., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. Various opening and closing times - see website for full schedule. FREE admission, $2 for activities. 514-281-1870. Enjoy a variety of fun animations and activities like the miniature train, carousel, petit ciné-club and Tout-petits game zone for toddlers. complexedesjardins.com

Nov. 25
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 and enjoy a holiday show (at 11 a.m.), face painting, a magician, balloon sculptors, musical trio, mascots, elves distributing candy, holiday-themed workshops and more. facebook.com/JardinsDorval

Nov. 25
Santa Arrives
Galeries des Sources, 3237 Sources Blvd., D.D.O. All ages. Bilingual. Noon to 4 p.m. FREE. 514-421-0401. Drop by to see Santa arrive at the mall and enjoy holiday animation, music, games and much more. galeriesdessources.com

Nov. 26
Christmas Celebration: Magie Polaire
Parc Garneau, 6394 Monk Blvd., Outremont. All ages. Bilingual. 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. FREE. 514-4766-4131. Join Olaf, Anna & Elsa for holiday fun, the lighting of the Christmas tree, pictures with Santa, jugglers, dance shows, music and more.  facebook.com/events/1756871384606574

Nov. 26 - Dec. 24
Holiday Fun
Les Jardins Dorval, 352 Dorval Ave., Dorval. All ages. Bilingual. Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. FREE admission. 514-636-4094. Visit with Santa and enjoy holiday-themed workshops and face painting. facebook.com/JardinsDorval

Dec. 10 - 24
Petting Zoo
Quartier Cavendish, 5800 Cavendish Blvd., Cote St. Luc. All ages. Bilingual. Open during mall hours. FREE to pet animals. 514-487-4511. Children can enjoy the animals at the petting zoo. quartiercavendish.com

Dec. 17
Star Queen Show & Holiday Fun Day Star Queen Show & Holiday Fun Day
Quartier Cavendish, 5800 Cavendish Blvd., Cote St. Luc. All ages. Bilingual. Noon to 3 p.m. FREE. 514-487-4511. Visit the Star Queen, enjoy a sing-along, receive a glitter tattoo and other surprises. quartiercavendish.com


OTHER SANTA SIGHTINGS & PARTIES

Nov. 17 - Dec. 17
Railway Christmas
Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum, 110 St. Pierre St., St. Constant. All ages (geared to children ages 3-8). Bilingual. Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults $20, children (4-12) $10, toddlers (0-3) free. 450-632-2410. Visit with the jolly man in red on the Santa train. exporail.org

Nov. 23 - 26
FEZtival of Trees
Karnak Temple, 3350 Sources Blvd., D.D.O. All ages. Bilingual. Various opening and closing times - see website for details. Adults $2, children 12 & under FREE. 514-684-7393. A family-friendly Christmas tree extravaganza with holiday-themed activities, photo ops with Santa, refreshments and raffles for beautifully decorated Christmas trees and presents. All proceeds go to the Karnak Shriners Centre. facebook.com/FEZtivalofTrees.Montreal

Nov. 26
Toy Swap & Holiday Fun Day
Acces Community Centre, 6500 Arthur-Sauve Blvd., Laval. All ages. French. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. FREE. 450-314-1942. Children can exchange unwanted toys (in good condition) with others. There will also be animation, interactive play and a visit with Santa Claus. laval.ca

Nov. 26
Holiday Village
Valois Bay Village, 114 Donegani Ave., Pointe-Claire. All ages. Bilingual. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. FREE. 514-630-1214. Visits with Santa Claus, mascots, hot chocolate, petting farm, photo booth and collection of non-perishable food items. pointe-claire.ca

Nov. 26
CP Holiday Train
Montreal ​West AMT commuter station, 7499 Harley Ave., Montreal West at 6:30 p.m.
Beaconsfield Train Station, 104 Elm St., Beaconsfield at 8 p.m.
All ages. Bilingual. FREE to watch. Donations of food and money gratefully 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

Nov. 26 & Dec. 3
Santa Claus Visits
Stewart Museum, 20, chemin du Tour de l'Isle, Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Adults $10, free for children under 12 years. 514-861-6701. Part of Santas are Taking Over the Museum exhibition, Santa Claus will make his way to the Stewart Museum and kids will be able to sit on his lap, take pictures and let him know what they want for Christmas.  stewart-museum.org

Dec. 2
Breakfast with Santa
Provigo Le Marché Kirkland, 16900 Transcanada Highway, Kirkland. All ages. Bilingual. Three sittings: 8:30 am., 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. $10 per person. Registration required. 514-426-3005 ext. 119. Pancakes are grilling, syrup is ready to pour, biscuits and jam, orange juice and more. What better way to start the day than with a great breakfast with Santa.  pccookingschool.ca

Dec. 2
Breakfast & Photo with Santa
Provigo Lasalle, 6767 Newman Blvd., Lasalle. All ages. Bilingual. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. $10 per person. Registration required. 514-364-7168. Children have a chance to sit on Santa's knee, have their photo taken and then the whole family can enjoy a pancake breakfast. Copy of the photo is included. pccookingschool.ca

Dec. 2
Breakfast with Santa
Provigo Montreal Sherbrooke, 7600 Sherbrooke St. E., Montreal. All ages. French. 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. $7.50 per person. Registration required. 514-257-4511. Pancakes are grilling, syrup is ready to pour, biscuits and jam, orange juice and more. What better way to start the day than with a great breakfast with Santa. pccookingschool.ca

Dec. 2
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 Carte Loisirs. Registration by Nov. 24 required. 514-457-1605. A morning of arts & crafts, animation, games and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Don't forget your running shoes and camera. ville.sainte-anne-de-bellevue.qc.ca

Dec. 2
Holiday Toy Donation & Fun Day
Marcel-Gamache Park, 644 Principale St., Laval. All ages. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. FREE. 450-978-8904. Children are invited to bring their unwanted toys (in good condition) to give to Santa Claus who will be happy to distribute them to other children in Laval. Afterward, enjoy sleigh rides, carolers, crafts, animation, and hot chocolate.  laval.ca

Dec. 2
Holiday Fair
Clearpoint Elementary School, 17 Cedar Ave., Pointe-Claire. All ages. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. FREE admission. Forty+ artisans and vendors, activities for children, bake table, raffle, refreshments, Starbucks coffee, and much more. Domino's pizza will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also, visit Santa Claus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. facebook.com/clearpointelementaryholidayfair

Dec. 2
Christmas Celebration
Gadbois Complexe, 5485 Cote St Paul, Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE. 514-872-2786. Enjoy a host of activities such as taking pictures with Santa, an interactive Christmas show, face painting, inflatables, crafts, swimming, skating, board games, Christmas stories, gift certificates and more. facebook.com/events/142618129701555

Dec. 2 & 3
Marche de Noel
Centre Communautaire d'Anjou, 7800 Metropolitan Blvd. E., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 10 a.m. FREE. 514-351-3095. Family activities, crafts, Christmas decorations and children's storytelling. Musical performances and more than 40 exhibitors. Take a photo with Santa Claus. (digital photos cost of $5). lecarrouselanjou.com

Dec. 3
Breakfast with Santa
Bistro Merlot, 3541 St. Charles Blvd., Kirkland. All ages. Bilingual. Sittings: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Adults $26, children (2-10 years) $16, toddlers (under 2) $9. Reservations required. 514-697-8989. A full buffet style brunch and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Don't forget your cameras. Non-perishable foods and toys will be collected for On Rock Community Services Food Bank. facebook.com/events/350685118706530

Dec. 3
Visit Santa
Centre communautaire intergenerationnel, 999 McEachran ave., Outremont. All ages. Bilingual. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. FREE. 514-495-6211. Santa Claus will visit Outremont and collect letters from children. Visit website for updates to schedule of activities. ville.montreal.qc.ca

Dec. 8 - 10
Marche de Noel
Laval Nature Centre, 901 Park Ave., Laval. All ages. Bilingual. Opens daily at 10 a.m. (various closing times). FREE admission. 450-662-4942. Sixty exhibitors showcasing crafts, jewelry, gifts and local products in festively decorated and heated tents, Christmas tree sales, horse-drawn sleigh rides, storytelling and animation, and visits with Santa Claus.  laval.ca

Dec. 9
Outdoor Holiday Festival
Saints-Anges de Lachine, 1400 St. Joseph Blvd., Lachine. All ages. Bilingual. 1 p.m. to midnight. FREE admission. 12-hours of celebration, including Christmas carolers, historical figures, vintage photo exhibition, horse carriage rides, pony carousel, obstacle course, inflatables, mascots, face painting, food and refreshments, meet with Santa Claus and his elves (2 p.m. to 4 p.m.), evening baroque music concert, and nighttime DJ music.  facebook.com/events/123703631635699

Dec. 10
Toy Swap & Holiday Fun Day
Jean Paul Campeau Community Centre, 3781 Levesque Blvd. W., Laval. All ages. French. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. FREE. 450-662-4440. Children are invited to bring their unwanted toys (in good condition) to give to Santa Claus who will be happy to distribute them to other children in Laval. Afterward, enjoy sleigh rides, carolers, crafts, animation and hot chocolate.  laval.ca

Dec. 10
Christmas Show & Visit from Santa
Ile Perrot Community Centre, 150 Perrot Blvd., Ile Perrot. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE. Registration required. 514-453-1751 ext. 227. A musical storytelling show featuring traditional holiday songs played on the guitar, flute and spoons. Afterward, a special visitor will meet with the children.  ile-perrot.qc.ca

Dec. 15
Christmas Party for Teens
Bibliothèque du Boise, 2727 Thimens Blvd., St. Laurent. Ages 12-17. Bilingual. 3 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-855-6130 ext. 4436. Older children can enjoy an afternoon of movies, crafts, games and snacks. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 15
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.   ville.kirkland.qc.ca

Dec. 15
Winter Wonderland Activity Night
Centre Greene, 1090 Greene Ave., Westmount. Ages 6-11. Bilingual. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. $15. Registration required. 514-931-6202. An evening of winter-themed activities, arts & crafts, gym time and games. Supper is included. centregreene.org

Dec. 16
Breakfast & Photo with Santa
Provigo Montreal St. Jacques, 6600 St. Jacques St. W., N.D.G. All ages. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. $10 per person. Registration required. 514-481-6959. Children have a chance to sit on Santa's knee, have their photo taken and the whole family can enjoy a pancake breakfast. Copy of the photo is included. pccookingschool.ca

Dec. 16
Breakfast & Photo with Santa
Provigo le Marche Vaudreuil-Dorion, 501 St. Charles Blvd., Vaudreuil-Dorion. All ages. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. $10 per person. Registration required. 450-455-6161. Children have a chance to sit on Santa's knee, have their photo taken and the whole family can enjoy a pancake breakfast. Copy of the photo is included. pccookingschool.ca

Dec. 16
Christmas Party
Le Prevost Library, 7355 Christophe Colomb Ave., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 10:30 a.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-1526. Get into the holiday spirit by taking part in a variety of holiday-themed entertainment. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 17
Breakfast with Santa
Montreal West Town Hall, 50 Westminster St. S., Montreal West. All ages. Bilingual. Four seatings: 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. $10 - $50. 514-485-8598. A festive holiday breakfast, a visit with Santa, arts & crafts, face painting, sleigh rides and much more. Tickets are available at the Montreal West Community Centre (8 Westminster S.). montreal-ouest.ca

Dec. 17
Breakfast with Santa
Provigo Le Marché Pierrefonds, 4849 St. Jean Blvd., Pierrefonds. All ages. Bilingual. 3 sittings: 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. $7.50 per person. Registration required. 514-624-6369 ext. 130. Pancakes are grilling, syrup is ready to pour, biscuits and jam, orange juice and more. What better way to start the day than with a great breakfast with Santa. pccookingschool.ca

Dec. 17
Christmas Gym Party
Le Petit Gym de St. Laurent, 1936 Thimens Blvd., St. Laurent. Ages 1-12. Bilingual. 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. $15 per person (reduce cost for members). Registration required. 514-331-1496. Take part in fun gymnastic activities and warm hot chocolate. A special Le Petit Gym gift to all participants. lepetitgym.ca

Dec. 23
Breakfast & Photo with Santa
Provigo Montreal Rachel, 2925 Rachel St. E., Montreal. All ages. French. 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. $10 per person. Registration required. 514-522-4442. Children have a chance to sit on Santa's knee, have their photo taken and the whole family can enjoy a pancake breakfast. Copy of the photo is included. pccookingschool.ca


MERRY MUSEUMS & TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Nov. 15 - Jan 7
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. Adults $5, FREE for children 12 & under. 514-861-6701. Families and fervent Santa 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 are family activities, including craft workshops, stories, short films and a visit with Santa Claus himself (Nov. 26 & Dec. 3 only). stewart-museum.org

Nov. 17 - Jan 7
Railway Christmas
Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum, 110 St. Pierre St., St. Constant. All ages. (geared to children ages 3-8). Bilingual. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults $20, children (4-12) $10, 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 from November 18 to December 17, from 10:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.) exporail.org

Nov. 18 - 26
Art Workshop: Playful Snowmen
Le Musée des Maitres et Artisans du Québec, 615 Ste. Croix Ave, Montreal. Ages 5 & up. Bilingual. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. $14 per family. Reservations required. 514-747-7367 ext. 7204. Create a winter garden filled with snowmen to take home. All materials will be supplied.  mmaq.qc.ca

Dec. 1 - Jan 6
DAY TRIP! Alight at Night
Upper Canada Village, 13740 County Road 2, Morrisburg, Ont. All ages. Bilingual. Select nights from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Adult $15.95; Senior $13.95; Youth $11.95; Children 5 years and younger are FREE. 800-437-2233. Step into a winter wonderland with more than one million lights decorating the Village's trees, fences and heritage buildings.  There is also horse-drawn wagon and toy train rides, caroling at the church, a St. Nick's Merry Mansion, Twinkle Town offering winter-themed play areas for wee ones. alightatnight.ca

Dec. 1 - Feb 19
DAY TRIP! Lumina Borealis
Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada, 1 Fort Henry Dr., Kingston, Ont. All ages. Bilingual. Select nights from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Adult/Senior $16, youth $12, children 5 & under FREE. 800-437-2233. An interactive, night-time winter experience produced by Moment Factory, and inspired by winter childhood dreams and memories. luminaborealis.com

Dec. 2 - 10
Art Workshop: Nocturnal Winter
Le Musée des Maitres et Artisans du Québec, 615 Ste. Croix Ave, Montreal. Ages 5 & up. Bilingual. Saturdays and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. $14 per family. Reservations required. 514-747-7367 ext. 7204. Create a work of art inspired by the winter's night sky. All materials will be supplied.  mmaq.qc.ca

Dec. 2 - 31
A Victorian Christmas
Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site, 458 Notre Dame St. E., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. Saturdays and Sundays from Dec. 2-24, Daily from Dec. 26-31. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. FREE admission. 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.  pc.gc.ca

Dec. 2 - 31
Who is the Real Santa Claus?
Pointe-à-Callière, 350 Place Royale, Montreal. All ages. English and French tours available. Saturdays and Sundays until Dec. 24 and daily from Dec. 26-31. 12:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Adult $20, students (13-17) $10, youth (5-12) $8, children 4 & under free. 514-872-9150. Meet Santas from around the world: St. Nicholas, Befana, Lucy and Santa Claus. pacmusee.qc.ca

Dec. 2 - Jan. 7
Holiday Traditions
Chateau Ramezay, 280 Notre Dame St. E., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. Tuesdays to Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Dec. 12 then daily from Dec. 26-30 and Jan., 2-7.  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 fireplace mantels of the Chateau Ramezay will be lavishly decorated according to a particular theme and you can discover the origin of various Christmas traditions.
Hang up your Christmas Stocking - 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 for $10 plus tax.
Bread Baking Workshops - On Saturdays and Sundays, children can make, bake and eat sourdough bread using a time-honoured Nouvelle-France recipe.

Dec. 2 - Jan. 7
DAY TRIP! Santa's Village
Village du Pere Noel, 987 Morin St., Val David. All ages. Bilingual. Saturdays and Sundays from Dec. 2-10 and daily from Dec. 16 to Jan. 7 (closed Dec. 25). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $18 for ages 2-65, seniors $16, free for children under 2. 800-287-6635. Head North for a day of 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. In one of the cabins, Santa himself awaits your visit and is always happy to have his picture taken.  noel.qc.ca/en

Dec. 16, 17, 23 & 30
Art Workshop: Light Please
Le Musée des Maitres et Artisans du Québec, 615 Ste. Croix Ave, Montreal. Ages 5 & up. Bilingual. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. $14 per family. Reservations required. 514-747-7367 ext. 7204. Create a candlestick to take home. All materials will be supplied.  mmaq.qc.ca

Dec. 26
Christmas for the Animals 
Biodôme, 4777 Pierre De Coubertin, Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults $15.75, children 5-17 $8, children 4 & under free (Quebec residents pricing). 514-868-3000. See how the mammals, birds and fish try every trick in the book to open their special holiday gifts that are filled with their favourite foods. calendrier.espacepourlavie.ca


CHRISTMAS ON ICE

Dec. 10
Canada 150 Holiday Skating Day  
Beaconsfield Recreation Centre, 1974 City Lane, Beaconsfield. All ages. Bilingual. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. FREE. 514-428-4520. An afternoon of family fun, including skating with characters in red, family swimming, Chief Topleaf, strolling animation, Canadian storytime, crafts and a magic show at 3:30 p.m. If you dress in red, you'll receive a free sno cone. Celebrate the spirit of Canadian generosity by donating non-perishable food or school supplies. These will be forwarded to the West Island Mission. beaconsfield.ca

Dec. 16
Skating with Santa  
Glenfinnan Arena, McGill, Macdonald Campus, 21111 Lakeshore Rd., 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! Festive music, animation and free hot chocolate is on the agenda. A helmet is mandatory for ages 13 & under.  ville.sainte-anne-de-bellevue.qc.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. 17 - Provigo Montreal St. Jacques, 6600 St. Jacques St. W., N.D.G. Bilingual. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 514-481-6959.
Dec. 8 - Provigo Le Marché Pierrefonds, 4849 St. Jean Blvd., Pierrefonds. Bilingual. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 514-624-6369 ext. 130.
Dec. 9 - Provigo Le Marché Kirkland, 16900 Transcanada Highway, Kirkland. Bilingual. 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. 514-426-3005 ext. 119.
Dec. 9 - Provigo Le Marché Vaudreuil-Dorion, 501 St. Charles Blvd., Vaudreuil-Dorion. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 450-455-6161. 
Dec. 16 - Provigo Montreal Rachel, 2925 Rachel St. E., Montreal. French. 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 514-522-4442.
Dec. 16 - Provigo Montreal Sherbrooke, 7600 Sherbrooke St. E., Montreal. French. 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 514-257-4511.
Dec. 16 - Provigo Lasalle, 6767 Newman Blvd., Lasalle. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 514-364-7168.
Dec. 22 - Provigo Le Marché Pierrefonds, 4849 St. Jean Blvd., Pierrefonds. Bilingual. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 514-624-6369 ext. 130. 

Holiday Sweets
Children will learn to create white chocolate candy cane cookies, Christmas cookie bars and hot chocolate fudge. Ages 6-11. $15 per person. 24-hour advance registration required. pccookingschool.ca

Nov. 25 - Provigo Montreal Sherbrooke, 7600 Sherbrooke St. E., Montreal. French. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 514-257-4511.
Dec. 2 - Provigo Montreal Rachel, 2925 Rachel St. E., Montreal. French. 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 514-522-4442.
Dec. 3 - Provigo Le Marché Vaudreuil-Dorion, 501 St. Charles Blvd., Vaudreuil-Dorion. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 450-455-6161.
Dec. 10 - Provigo LaSalle, 6767 Newman Blvd., LaSalle. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to noon. 514-364-7168.
Dec. 22 - Provigo le Marché Kirkland, 16900 Transcanada Highway, Kirkland. Bilingual. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. 514-426-3005 ext. 119. 

Holiday Treats for Toddlers
Parents and tots can get into the spirit of the season by making white chocolate peppermint cookies and dipped chocolate marshmallowsAges 2-6, with a parent/caregiver (older siblings welcome). $9 per child. 24-hour advance registration required. pccookingschool.ca

Dec. 2 - Provigo le Marché Vaudreuil-Dorion, 501 St. Charles Blvd., Vaudreuil-Dorion. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 450-455-6161.
Dec. 9 - Provigo Montreal Rachel, 2925 Rachel St. E., Montreal. French. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 514-522-4442.
Dec. 10 - Provigo Montreal Sherbrooke, 7600 Sherbrooke St. E., Montreal. French. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 514-257-4511. 
Dec. 15 - Provigo Le Marché Kirkland, 16900 Transcanada Highway, Kirkland. Bilingual. 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 514-426-3005 ext. 119.
Dec. 21 - Provigo Le Marché Pierrefonds, 4849 St. Jean Blvd., Pierrefonds. Bilingual. 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 514-624-6369 ext. 130. 

Nov. 26
Holiday Cookie Decorating
Peek-A-Boo Activity Center, 3857 Decarie Blvd., N.D.G. Ages 5 & up. Bilingual. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $25. Registration required. 514-394-1091. La Biscuiterie de Montreal will teach children how to decorate their own cookies (three per child) for the holidays. facebook.com/events/1992366254377416

Dec. 1
Holiday Treats
Reginald J.P. Dawson Library, 1967 Graham Blvd., Montreal. Ages 6 & up. Bilingual. Two times: 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. or 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. FREE. Registration required. 514-734-2973. Come make marshmallow snowmen or decorate a cookie for the holidays.  ville.mont-royal.qc.ca

Dec. 1
Christmas Baking
Provigo Le Marché Pierrefonds, 4849 St. Jean Blvd., Pierrefonds. Ages 6-11. Bilingual. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. $15 per person. Requires 24-hour advance registration. 514-624-6369 ext. 130. Children will learn to bake Christmas sugar cookies and stained glass cookies to take home. As they work, they can enjoy a homemade gingerbread muffin and chocolate mint milkshake with a candy cane stir stick. pccookingschool.ca

Dec. 15
Santa's Rockin' Reindeer
Provigo Lasalle, 6767 Newman Blvd., Lasalle. Ages 2-6, with a parent/caregiver (older siblings welcome). Bilingual. 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. $9 per person. Requires 24-hour advance registration. 514-364-7168. You and your little one will learn to make reindeer cookies, cinnamon holiday decorations and tasty hot chocolate. pccookingschool.ca

Dec. 23
Edible Christmas Decorations
Provigo Lasalle, 6767 Newman Blvd., Lasalle. Ages 2-6, with a parent/caregiver (older siblings welcome). Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. $9 per person. Requires 24-hour advance registration. 514-364-7168. You and your little one will learn to make licorice and gum drop garland, shortbread decorations and hot chocolate with a peppermint stick. pccookingschool.ca

Dec. 23
Holiday Party Food
Provigo Le Marché Pierrefonds, 4849 St. Jean Blvd., Pierrefonds. Ages 6-11. Bilingual. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. $15 per person. Requires 24-hour advance registration. 514-624-6369 ext. 130. Children will learn to make layered cookie cutter ham & cheese cracker snacks, cheesy cookie cutter puff pastry stars, reindeer face-decorated sloppy joe sliders and crispy rice cereal treat Christmas trees with candy decorations. pccookingschool.ca


CHRISTMAS THEATRE & MUSIC CONCERTS

Nov. 25 - Dec. 17
Theatre: Pain d'epice
Illusion Théatre, 6430 St. Denis St., Montreal. French. Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. $17. Registration required. 514-523-1303. A baker decides to make a cookie just for herself. But when it comes out of the oven, the cookie comes to life.  illusiontheatre.com

Nov. 26
Theatre: ZoOpera - Les fables de la foret enchantee
Espace Jeunes de la Grande Bibliothèque, 475 Maisonneuve Est Blvd., Montreal. Ages 5 & up. French. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. $5 per ticket. Reservations required. 514-873-1100. In the snowy forest, two children walk around, looking for the most beautiful and the biggest of all the trees in order to decorate it for Christmas. While exploring, they make some unexpected discoveries. jeunes.banq.qc.ca

Dec. 1
Theatre: Le Noel du Petit Gnouf 
Reginald J.P. Dawson Library, 1967 Graham Blvd., Montreal. Ages 4-8. French. 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. FREE. Registration required. 514-734-2973. A holiday tale of courage, love and hope. ville.mont-royal.qc.ca

Dec. 2
Theatre: Traditions du Monde
Pierrefonds Cultural Centre, 13850 Gouin Blvd. W., Pierrefonds. Ages 3-8. French. 1:30 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-620-4181 ext. 2203. Learn more about the holiday traditions in Quebec and around the world.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 2
Theatre: Le rhume du Pere Noel
Bibliothèque Multiculturelle, 1535 Chomedey Blvd., Laval. Ages 6-11. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-978-5995. 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 find a magic cure.  biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Dec. 2 & 3
The Nutcracker 
Centre Pierre-Peladeau (Salle Pierre-Mercure), 300 de Maisonneuve Blvd. E., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. Tickets starting at $22. 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
Theatre: Flonflon et le reve de Noel
Art Neuf, 3819 Calixa-Lavalee Ave., Montreal. Ages 3-7. French. 2 showtimes: 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. $14 per person. Tickets available online. Tonight is Flonflon's first Christmas. He sings and decorates his tree and then falls asleep while waiting for Santa's visit. In his dream, he meets characters who sing Latin, Eastern European and Quebec folklore songs.  facebook.com/events/125226581476100

Dec. 3
Puppet Theatre: Casse-noisette 
Saul-Bellow Library, 3100 St. Antoine St., Lachine. Ages 4 & up. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-2811. Two storytellers will narrate the story of The Nutcracker using puppets and shadow puppets.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 3
Theatre: Grosbisou et le chat du Pere Noel
Emile-Nelligan Library, 325 Cartier Blvd. W., Laval. Ages 2-7. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4973. Santa Claus has lost his cat, Snowball, while preparing for his big flight on Christmas eve. He sends a little elf, Grosbisou, to look for the cat. Children will be asked to help Grosbisou in his search through the forest.   biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Dec. 3
Theatre: Le rhume du Pere Noel
Laure-Conan Library, 4660 des Laurentides Blvd., Laval. Ages 6-11. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4975. Santa has a bad cold and needs to get better in order to deliver the children's Christmas presents. It is up to his little elf, Tirelou, to find a magic cure.  biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Dec. 8
Theatre: Frédo un Noel Fou Fou Fou
Centre Communautaire de l'Est, 9665 Gouin Blvd. W., Roxboro. Ages 4-12. French. 7 p.m. $5.35. Registration required. 514-684-0091. Join Fredo in his livingroom just a few hours before the arrival of all his family on Christmas Eve. He will entertain you with the objects that surround him.  accesculture.com

Dec. 9
Theatre: Grosbisou et le chat du Pere Noel
Yves-Theriault Library, 670 de la Place Publique St., Laval. Ages 2-7. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-978-6599. Santa Claus has lost his cat, Snowball, while preparing for his big flight on Christmas eve. He sends a little elf, Grosbisou, to look for the cat. Children will be asked to help Grosbisou in his search through the forest.   biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Dec. 10
Breakfast Theatre: Conte de Noel
Place des Arts - Piano Nobile, 175 Ste. Catherine St. W., Montreal. Ages 3 & up. French. 11 a.m. $12. 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 - travelling from a distant frozen bank, three musician penguins are waddling along towards the North Pole for the holiday festivities. In order to join the party, they will need to compose an original Christmas song and they will ask the audience for help.  placedesarts.com

Dec. 10
Theatre: Atchoum au pays de glaces
Rosemont Library, 3131 Rosemont Blvd., Montreal. Ages 2-8. French. 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-6139. The story of a little penguin orphaned at birth. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 10
Theatre: Grosbisou et le chat du Pere Noel
Philippe-Panneton Library, 4747 Arthur-Sauve Blvd., Laval. Ages 2-7. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-978-8919. Santa Claus has lost his cat, Snowball, while preparing for his big flight on Christmas eve. He sends a little elf, Grosbisou, to look for the cat. Children will be asked to help Grosbisou in his search through the forest.   biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Dec. 10
Christmas Show: Le traineau du Pere Noel
Rivière-des-Prairies Library, 9001 Perras Blvd., Montreal. Ages 2-8. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-9494. Santa Claus' sleigh and his flying reindeer have been kidnapped by the Yeti Filoche Caraboche. Mother Claus asks Lutin Lune and Rouflon to help find them. ville.montreal.qc.ca

Dec. 12
Puppet Show: Des farfadets dans ma maison
Henri-Bourassa Library, 5400 Henri-Bourassa blvd., Montreal. Ages 3-5, with an adult. French. Two showtimes: 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. FREE, registration required. 514-328-4000 ext. 4130. Odd things are happening in little Maria's home on Christmas Eve. lacaravaneenchantee.com/noeumll.html

Dec. 13
Puppet Show: Des farfadets dans ma maison
MCC Library, 12004 Rolland blvd., Montreal. Ages 3-5, with an adult. French. 2 showtimes: 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. FREE, registration required. 514-328-4000 ext. 4130. Odd things are happening in little Maria's home on Christmas Eve. lacaravaneenchantee.com/noeumll.html

Dec. 14
Puppet Show: Des farfadets dans ma maison
Yves Ryan Library, 4740 de Charleroi St., Montreal. Ages 3-5, with an adult. French. 10 a.m. FREE, registration required. 514-328-4000 ext. 4130. Odd things are happening in little Maria's home on Christmas Eve. lacaravaneenchantee.com/noeumll.html

Dec. 14 - 30
The Nutcracker - Les Grands Ballets
Place des Arts, Salle Wilfred-Pelletier, 175 Ste. Catherine St. W., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. Various show dates and times - see website for details. $44 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, fairytale world. placedesarts.com

Dec. 15 - Jan. 7
Theatre: Camelot 
Hudson Village Theatre, 28 Wharf Rd., Hudson. All ages. English. Various showdates and times - see website for details. $22. 450-458-5361. Arthur and his Guinevere, Arthur's overbearing father King Uther, the powerful sorceress Morgan Le Fay, the wizard Merlin (there are three of them!), the Evil Sisterhood, and of course the Knights of the Round Table. Yes, they are all there but the story is about to be told just a little differently than the one you know. villagetheatre.ca

Dec. 16
Theatre: Le Lutin Mecanicien
Salaberry Library, 4170 de Salaberry St., Montreal. Ages 3-7. French. 10:30 a.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-1521. 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. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 16
Theatre: Dans nos Maison
La Petite-Patrie Library, 6707 de Lormier Ave., Montreal. Ages 3 & up, with an adult. French. 10:30 a.m. FREE, passes required (available as of Dec. 2). 514-872-1732. A peasant discovers that an elf living in his house has been playing tricks on him. When he finally catches the elf, he is granted three wishes. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 16
Theatre: Ou est la tuque du Père Noel?
Mordecai-Richler Library, 5434 Parc Ave., Montreal. Ages 2-8. French. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-2142. Santa is almost ready to leave for his big night but he can't find his tuque. Can his magical cat, Mitaine find it?  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 16
Theatre: Le noel de Léon
Marie-Uguay Library, 6052 Monk Blvd., Montreal. ages 2 & up. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-2428. While trying to imitate Santa and ride the sleigh on his own, Ouf the leprechaun fell and landed on a tropical island. Fortunately, the genie Méli-Mélo comes to his rescue to take him back to the North Pole. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 16
Music Show: Le Noel de Violon Dingue
Intercultural Library, 6767 Cote des Neiges Rd., C.D.N. Ages 4-11. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-868-4716. A musical show that tells the story of customs and festive traditions surrounding Christmas in Quebec.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 16
Theatre: La génie de Noel
Park Extension Library, 421 St. Roch St., Montreal. Ages 3-7. French. 2 p.m. FREE. Registration required. 514-872-6071. Enjoy an afternoon holiday show to get you into the Christmas spirit.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 16
The People's Gospel Choir Holiday Concert
Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke St. W., Westmount. All ages. Bilingual. 7:30 p.m. Adults $20, children 12 & under $10. 514-935-3344. A fundraising concert by one of Montreal's most accomplished choirs. Proceeds to support The Rotary Club. westmount.org  

Dec. 17
Theatre: Le Petit Noel de Quebec Issime
Place des Arts, Theatre Maisonneuve, 175 Ste Catherine St. W., Montreal. Ages 2-10. French. 11 a.m. $32.99. 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. 17
Christmas Story: Le traineau du Pere Noel
Kirkland Library, 17100 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. Santa Claus' sleigh and his flying reindeer have been kidnapped by the Yeti Filoche Caraboche. Mother Claus asks Lutin Lune and Rouflon to help find them. ville.kirkland.qc.ca

Dec. 17
Musical Show: Alexandra et Nounours Noel
Plateau Mont-Royal Library, 465 Mont Royal Ave. E., Montreal. Ages 3-8. French. 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-2271. Join singer/songwriter, Alexandra Delgado, for a concert of Christmas songs combined with some funny antics from her holiday teddy bears.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 17
Theatre: Dans nos Maison
Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall, 176 Lakeshore Rd., Pointe-Claire. Ages 3 & up. French. 3 p.m. FREE. Passes required. 514-630-1220. A peasant discovers that an elf living in his house has been playing tricks on him. When he finally catches the elf, he is granted three wishes.  pointe-claire.ca

Dec. 23
Theatre: Le Petit Noel de Quebec Issime
Place des Arts, Theatre Maisonneuve, 175 Ste Catherine St. W., Montreal. Ages 2-10. French. 11 a.m. $32.99. 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


HOLIDAY MOVIES

Nov. 25
Home Alone
Various Cineplex locations throughout Quebec. All ages. English. 11 a.m. $2.99 per ticket. cineplex.com

Dec. 2
Elf
Various Cineplex locations throughout Quebec. All ages. English. 11 a.m. $2.99 per ticket. cineplex.com

Dec. 9
Polar Express
Various Cineplex locations throughout Quebec. All ages. English. 11 a.m. $2.99 per ticket. cineplex.com

Dec. 16
St Leonard Library, 8420 Lacordaire blvd., Montreal. 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/st-leonard

Dec. 20 & 27
Westmount Library, 4574 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal. Ages 4 & up. Bilingual. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-989-5229. Spend an afternoon watching a special holiday-themed movie.  westlibcat.org

Dec. 27
Le bébé boss
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.  biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Dec. 27
Journal d'un dégonflé 
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. biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Dec. 27
Ballerina
Yves-Theriault Library, 670 de la Place Publique St., Laval. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-978-6599.  biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Dec. 28
Journal d'un dégonflé 
Laure-Conan Library, 4660 des Laurentides Blvd., Laval. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4975.  biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Dec. 28
Le bébé boss
Sylvain-Garneau Library, 187 Ste. Rose Blvd., Laval. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-978-3940.  biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Dec. 28
Ballerina
Gabrielle-Roy Library, 3505 Dagenais Blvd. W., Laval. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-978-8909.  biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Dec. 29
Ballerina
Bibliothèque Multiculturelle, 1535 Chomedey Blvd., Laval. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-978-5995.  biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Dec. 29
Le bébé boss
Marius-Barbeau Library, 1245 du Moulin Rd., Laval. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4005.  biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Dec. 30
Journal d'un dégonflé 
Philippe-Panneton Library, 4747 Arthur-Sauve Blvd., Laval. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-978-8919.  biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca


CRAFTS, STORIES & HOLIDAY FUN

Nov. 15 - Jan 5
Frozen Land Christmas Light Display
Sami Hajjar's Christmas Display, 9035 Jean-Bourdon Ave., St. Laurent. All ages. Bilingual. Hourly shows from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. FREE. With this year's theme - Frozen - see more than 100,000 lights, spotlights, inflatable decorations and more all synchronized to music.  facebook.com/events/341001539681664

Nov. 18
Christmas Tree Lighting
Parc Lalonde, Lalonde St. (corner of Ste. Anne St. and St. Pierre), Ste. Anne de Bellevue. All ages. Bilingual. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. FREE. See the annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony and enjoy music and free hot chocolate.  ville.sainte-anne-de-bellevue.qc.ca

Nov. 23
Christmas Tree Lighting
Prince Albert Square, Sherbrooke St. W. at Prince Albert Ave., Westmount. All ages. Bilingual. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. FREE. See the annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony and enjoy music and free hot chocolate.  westmount.org

Nov. 24
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. 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. 25
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. 25
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. 25
Light Up the Village
Pointe-Claire Village, Lakeshore Rd. between Cartier and Golf Ave., Pointe-Claire. All ages. Bilingual. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. FREE. 514-630-1200. Caleche rides, inflatable games, hot chocolate, music performances, a fire show and the annual lighting of the Christmas tree. pointe-claire.ca

Nov. 25
Letters to Santa & Cookie Decorating
Le Prevost Library, 7355 Christophe Colomb Ave., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-1526. Write a letter to Santa Claus and then decorate a Christmas cookie.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Nov. 25
Make A Christmas Card
Mordecai-Richler Library, 5434 Parc Ave., Montreal. Ages 5 & up. French. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-2142. With the help from a professional, create a holiday greeting card for a loved one.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Nov. 26
Letters to Santa
Mercier Library, 8105 Hochelaga St., Montreal. Ages 3-6, with an adult. French. 11 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.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Nov. 26
Crafts
Saul-Bellow Library, 3100 St. Antoine St., Lachine. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-2811. Come make little arts and crafts projects to help decorate your home for the holidays.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 1
Make a Christmas Decoration
St. Leonard Library, 8420 Lacordaire Blvd., St. Leonard. French. 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-328-8500 ext. 8505. An intergenerational art workshop where you can make a special Christmas decoration to hang on your tree.  ville.montreal.qc.ca/st-leonard

Dec. 1
Holiday Folktales
Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall, 176 Lakeshore Rd., Pointe-Claire. French. 7 p.m. FREE. Passes required. 514-630-1220. Sylvi Belleau presents a medley of traditional Quebecois, Aboriginal and Inuit folktales that have been adapted to different age groups and for the Christmas season. Come in your pyjamas and bring your blankie or teddy bear.   pointe-claire.ca

Dec. 2
Stories: Noel Gourmand
Germaine-Guevremont Library, 2900 de la Concorde Blvd. E., Laval. French. 10:30 a.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4002. Theatre de la Source will delight children with a feast of gourmet stories all about the holidays. Participants will learn how plum pudding could create a riot, how panettone was invented, and how a gingerbread cookie leaped out of an oven and escaped.   biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Dec. 2
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

Dec. 2
Stories
Gabrielle-Roy Library, 3505 Dagenais Blvd. W., Laval. Ages 4-8. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-978-8909. Theatre de la Source will share stories with children all about the magic of the holidays.  biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Dec. 2
Make a Christmas Ornament
Marc-Favreau Library, 500 Rosemont Blvd., Montreal. Ages 6-12. French. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-7272. Create Christmas ornaments with cuttings of ceramics and glass, under the direction of artist Laurence Petit. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 2
Christmas Tree Decorations
Le Prevost Library, 7355 Christophe Colomb Ave., Montreal. Ages 7 & up. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-1526. Make a decoration to hang on your Christmas tree at home.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 2
Make a Christmas Ornament
Dorval Museum of Local History & Heritage, 1850 Lakeshore Dr., Dorval. Ages 6 & up. Bilingual. 2 p.m. FREE admission. 514-633-4314. Children can craft their own personalized decoration for the holidays. ville.dorval.qc.ca

Dec. 3
Storytime: les vrais doigts de fée
Sylvain-Garneau Library, 187 Ste. Rose Blvd., Laval. Ages 3-7. French. 10:30 a.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-978-3940. Children will hear the story of Rose-Lise, a fairy who finds a mitten so small that it cannot belong to a child. But who does it belong to and who could have knitted something so small?  biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Dec. 3
DIY Snowglobe Activity
Jouets LOL Toys, 653 Ogilvy Ave., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. $15 per person (group rates available). Registration required. 514-278-8697. Children and/or families can make a 'winter wonderland' snowglobe using plastecine, water, glitter and a jar. All materials supplied.  jouets-lol-toys.myshopify.com

Dec. 3
Dear Santa Letters
Rosemont Library, 3131 Rosemont Blvd., Montreal. Ages 7 & up. French. 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-6139. Children can write a letter to Santa Claus, followed by a holiday craft.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 3
Storytime & Songs
Pointe-Claire Library (Main Branch), 100 Douglas Shand Ave., Pointe-Claire. Ages 3-6, with an adult. 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in English and 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in French. 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. 6
Christmas Tree Lighting
Lawn Bowling Clubhouse, 401 Kensington Ave., Westmount. All ages. Bilingual. 6:30 p.m. FREE. A holiday celebration with activities, hot chocolate and treats. Non-perishable food donations welcome.  westmount.org

Dec. 3
Elves Workshop: Snowmen
Kirkland Library, 17100 Hymus Blvd., Kirkland. Ages 6-12. Bilingual. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. FREE for library members. Online registration required. 514-630-2726. Children will learn to build a snowman out of wood.  ville.kirkland.qc.ca

Dec. 7
Storytime
St. Leonard Library, 8420 Lacordaire Blvd., St. Leonard. Ages 3-5, with an adult. French. 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. FREE for library members. Reservations required. 514-328-8500 ext. 8505. A fun storytime with a Christmas theme.  ville.montreal.qc.ca/st-leonard

Dec. 7
Storytime
St. Michael Library, 7601 Francois Perreault St., Montreal. Ages 2 & under, with an adult. French. 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-4250. Your little ones will be treated to special stories with a Christmas theme.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 7
Make a Christmas Tree Decoration
Park Extension Library, 421 St. Roch St., Montreal. Ages 6 & up. French. 3:30 p.m. FREE. Registration required. 514-872-6071. Bring your imagination to the table and create a unique decoration for your Christmas tree. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 8
Holiday Landscape Workshop
Dorval Library, 1401 Lakeshore Rd., Dorval. Ages 6-12. Bilingual. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. FREE for library members, $3 for non-members. Registration required. 514-633-4170. Use silhouettes to create whimsical winter wonderland scenes, inspired by our impressive Canadian forests.  biblioweb.ville.dorval.qc.ca

Dec. 9
Make a Pinata
La Petite-Patrie Library, 6707 de Lormier Ave., Montreal. Ages 5 & up. French. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. FREE. Registration required. 514-872-1732. Learn more about Mexican Christmas traditions and make your own unique Pinata.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 9
Storytime: Noel Gourmand
St. Leonard Library, 8420 Lacordaire Blvd., St. Leonard. Ages 5-10. French. 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Reservations required. 514-328-8500 ext. 8505. A storytime with a Christmas theme.   ville.montreal.qc.ca/st-leonard

Dec. 9
Christmas Stockings
Le Prevost Library, 7355 Christophe Colomb Ave., Montreal. Ages 7 & up. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-1526. Make a Christmas stocking to hang at home.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 9
Crafts
N.D.G. Library, 3755 Botrel St., 2nd floor, Montreal. Ages 3-6. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-2377. Children will make a Christmas tree using paper.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 9
Storytime
St. Michael Library, 7601 Francois Perreault St., Montreal. Ages 5 & under, with an adult. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-4250. Young children will be treated to special stories with a Christmas theme.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 9
Christmas Card Factory
Marie-Uguay Library, 6052 Monk Blvd., Montreal. Ages 7 & up. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-2428. Children will create holiday cards that will be offered to seniors who live in neighbourhood residences.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 9
Christmas Card Factory
St. Charles Library, 1050 d'Hibernia St., Montreal. Ages 7 & up. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-5541. Children will create holiday cards that will be offered to seniors who live in neighbourhood residences.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 9
Crafts
Riviere-des-Prairies Library, 9001 Perras Blvd., Montreal. Ages 6-12. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-9494. With carded wool, participants will make felt Christmas trees, boots, candy canes, stars and more without any gluing or sewing.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 9
Magical Holiday Science Experiments
Herb Linder Annex, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield. Ages 5-12. Bilingual. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. $5 per child (including 1 parent/guardian) . Registration required. 514-428-4460. Magic crystals, artificial snow, cold slime and huge Christmas spheres. Watch a science show then re-create some of the experiments yourself.  beaconsfield.ca

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
Puppet Storytime
Marius-Barbeau Library, 1245 du Moulin Rd., Laval. Ages 4-8. French. 10 a.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4005. Michka, the Christmas bear and her friends tell an enchanting story about the true meaning of Christmas.  biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Dec. 10
Make a Christmas Card
Intercultural Library, 6767 Cote des Neiges Rd., C.D.N. Ages 3-6. French. 10:30 a.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-868-4716. Make a Christmas card using impression techniques.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 10
Crafts
St. Pierre Library, 183 des Erables St., Lachine. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. 514-634-3471 ext. 826. Families can make holiday decorations to take home for the holidays.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 10
Letters to Santa
Bibliothèque du Vieux St. Laurent, 1380 Eglise St., St. Laurent. Ages 3-8, with an adult. Bilingual. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-855-6130 ext. 4744. Decorate a special letter to be mailed to Santa Claus.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 10
Christmas All Around the World
Kirkland Library, 17100 Hymus Blvd., Kirkland. Ages 6-12. Bilingual. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. FREE for library members. Online registration required. 514-630-2726. Children will learn about the different Christmas traditions and celebrations from around the world. Afterward, they will create a work of art on canvas using different mediums such as paint, paper and other decorative materials.  ville.kirkland.qc.ca

Dec. 10
Christmas Card Factory
George-Vanier Library, 2450 Workman St., Montreal. Ages 7 & up. French. 3 p.m. FREE. Registration required. 514-872-2251. Children will create holiday cards that will be offered to seniors who live in neighbourhood residences. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 10
Christmas Bingo
Frontenac Library, 2550 Ontario St. E., Montreal. Ages 5-12. French. 3 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-7888. Enjoy a game of holiday-themed bingo where everyone is a winner.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 10
Make A Christmas Decoration
Intercultural Library, 6767 Cote des Neiges Rd., C.D.N. Ages 7 & up. French. 3 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-868-4716. Make a Christmas decoration using recycled paper.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 13
Storytime & Songs
Pointe-Claire Library (Valois Branch), 68 Prince Edward Ave., Pointe-Claire. Ages 3-6, with an adult. 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 then a bearded man all dressed in red will be dropping by to hear what people would like for Christmas.  biblio.pointe-claire.ca

Dec. 14
Storytime
St. Leonard Library, 8420 Lacordaire Blvd., St. Leonard. Ages 18 months-3 years, with an adult. French. 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. FREE for library members. Reservations required. 514-328-8500 ext. 8505. A fun storytime with the theme of Christmas.  ville.montreal.qc.ca/st-leonard

Dec. 14
Storytime
Octogone Library, 1080 Dollard Ave., Lasalle. Ages 3-7. Bilingual. 7 p.m. FREE for library members. Passes required (available as of Dec. 4). 514-367-6379. Children are invited to come in pyjamas to listen to Christmas stories. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 16
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.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 16
Storytelling & Hot Chocolate
Dorval Museum of Local History & Heritage, 1850 Lakeshore Dr., Dorval. All ages. Bilingual. 2 p.m. FREE admission. 514-633-4314. Sip on some yummy hot chocolate and listen to some captivating holiday stories. ville.dorval.qc.ca

Dec. 16
Stories & Crafts
Cartierville Library, 5900 de Salaberry St., Montreal. Ages 6-12. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-6989. Listen to some Christmas stories and then make a special holiday craft.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 16
Stories
Ahuntsic Library, 10300 Lajeunesse St., Montreal. Ages 5 & up. French. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-0568. Enjoy holiday stories and learn the origins of our Christmas traditions.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 16
Stories
St. Michael Library, 7601 Francois Perreault St., Montreal. Ages 5 & up. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-4250. Children will listen to holiday stories and learn how plum pudding could create a riot, how panettone was invented, and how a gingerbread cookie leaped out of an oven and escaped.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com    

Dec. 16
3D Christmas Cards
St. Henri Library, 4707 Notre Dame St. W., Montreal. Ages 7-12. French. 2 p.m. FREE. Registration required. 514-872-6075. Make lively, pop-up Christmas cards to give out for the holidays.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 16
Puppet Workshop: Christmas Tales
St. Charles Library, 1050 d'Hibernia St., Montreal. Ages 5-9. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-5541. Christmas-themed puppet making workshop where children will make their own snowman puppets.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 16
Bingo & Crafts
Maisonneuve Library, 4120 Ontario St. E., Montreal. Ages 6-12. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-4214. Play a Christmas bingo game and then make festive crafts to decorate the house. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 17
Enchanted Pyjama Storytime
Municipal Library, 40 St. Pierre St., Ste. Anne de Bellevue. Ages 3-7. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. FREE for library members, $5 for non-members. Registration required. 514-457-1940. Wear your pyjamas and bring your favourite blanket or stuffie and enjoy some holiday-themed stories.   ville.sainte-anne-de-bellevue.qc.ca

Dec. 17
Crafts
N.D.G. Library, 3755 Botrel St., 2nd floor, Montreal. Ages 7-13. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-2377. Children will make Christmas ornaments using paper.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 17
Scrapbooking
Langelier Library, 6473 Sherbrooke St. E., Montreal. Ages 9 & up. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-4227. Join animator, Sarah, and learn how to scrapbook. Bring a photo that you took in 2017 that you can highlight with many supplied scrapbooking materials.  calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 28
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

Dec. 28
Bingo & Crafts
Philippe-Panneton Library, 4747 Arthur-Sauvé Blvd., Laval. Ages 5-12. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-978-8919. Play a game of Christmas bingo and, afterward, make a holiday wreath to take home.  biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca

Dec. 29
Bingo & Winter Crafts
Laure-Conan Library, 4660 des Laurentides Blvd., Laval. Ages 5-12. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4975. Play a game of Christmas bingo and, afterwards, make a snowman to take home.  biblio.ville.laval.qc.ca


CRAFT FAIRS, BAZAARS & MARKETS

Nov. 18 & 19
Art Etc Handcraft Sale
Montreal West Town Hall, 50 Westminster Ave. S. (at Avon), Montreal West. Bilingual. Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE admission and parking. Annual juried show of quality arts & crafts with more than 30 artisans. There will be a tea room, door prizes, and more.  facebook.com/events/129284834285288

Nov. 23- 26
FEZtival of Trees
Karnak Temple, 3350 Sources Blvd., D.D.O. Bilingual. Various opening and closing times - see website for details. Adults $2, children 12 & under FREE. 514-684-7393. A family-friendly Christmas tree extravaganza with holiday-themed activities, photo ops with Santa, refreshments and raffles for beautifully decorated Christmas trees and presents. All proceeds go to the Karnak Shriners Centre. facebook.com/FEZtivalofTrees.Montreal

Nov. 25
Tibetan Fair
Santa Cruz Community Hall, 60 Rachel St. W., Montreal. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Adults $5, students/seniors $3, children 12 & under FREE. Handicrafts bazaar, live traditional music and dance performances and Tibetan cuisine. facebook.com/events/187055075189283

Nov. 25-26
Artisan Fair
Stewart Hall Cultural Centre, 176 Lakeshore Rd., Pointe-Claire. Bilingual. Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 26 from noon to 5 p.m. FREE admission. 514-630-1220. Forty juried artisans offering original creations: jewelry, wooden objects, clothing, and more.  pointe-claire.ca

Dec. 2
Artisan Fair & Bake Sale
Valois United Church, 70 Belmont Ave., Pointe-Claire. Bilingual. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. FREE admission. Handcrafted items, home baking, meat pies, quilts, crafts and used books. Hearty soup lunch and tea room available. valoisunited.ca

Dec. 2
Holiday Fair
St. Edmund Elementary School, 115 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. FREE admission. Children $10 bracelet for unlimited play. 514-674-1658. Local artisans and vendors offering jewelry, bath products, jams, sauces, oils, knitwear, books, purses and more. There will also be a raffle, book sale, bake sale, and lunch café. While you shop, the children can enjoy face painting, participate in the craft corner, play carnival games, and win silly prizes.  Children will have access to the 'Kids only room' where they can choose a gift for a loved one for only $1. facebook.com/stedmundholidayfair

Dec. 2
Holiday Fair
Clearpoint Elementary School, 17 Cedar Ave. , Pointe-Claire. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. FREE admission. 40+ artisans and vendors, plenty of activities for the children, bake table, raffle, refreshments, Starbucks coffee, and much more. Domino's pizza will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also, visit Santa Claus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. facebook.com/clearpointelementaryholidayfair

Dec. 2
Merry Noel Artisan Fair
Centre Omni, 375 Cardinal-Leger, Pincourt. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE admission. 35+ juried crafters with decorative painting, woodworking, jewelry, animal products, sewing, knitting, cards, journals, dreamcatchers, soaps, chocolates, food and more. Local charity Girl Guides of Canada to benefit. seawayvalleyartisans.com

Dec. 2
Holiday Craft Fair
Christmas Park Elementary School, 422 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield. Bilingual. Noon to 4 p.m. FREE admission, FREE parking. Local artisans and vendors, unique products, amazing raffle prizes, kids craft room, bake sale and more. facebook.com/christmasparkschool

Dec. 2 & 3
Marche de Noel
Centre Communautaire d'Anjou, 7800 Metropolitan Blvd. E., Montreal. Bilingual. 10 a.m. FREE. 514-351-3095. Family activities, crafts, Christmas decorations and children's storytelling. Musical performances and over 40 exhibitors. Take a photo with Santa Claus. (digital photos cost $5). lecarrouselanjou.com

Dec. 7
Holiday Vendor Fair
Beechwood Elementary School, 13155 Shelbourne St., Pierrefonds. Bilingual. 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. FREE. Over 20 vendors, a raffle, bake sale and more. Donations of non-perishable food items welcome. facebook.com/events/427344580996908

Dec. 7
Marche d'artisanat
École Saint-Léon de Westmount, 360 Clarke Ave., Westmount. Bilingual. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. FREE. A holiday fair offering crafts and baked goods. facebook.com/events/185586618666660

Dec. 8 - 10
Marche de Noel
Laval Nature Centre, 901 Park Ave., Laval. Bilingual. Opens daily at 10 a.m. (various closing times). FREE admission. 450-662-4942. 60 exhibitors showcasing crafts, jewelry, gifts and local products in festively decorated and heated tents, Christmas tree sales, horse-drawn sleigh rides, storytelling, animation and visits with Santa Claus are also on the program.  laval.ca

Dec. 9
Christmas Fair
The Sacred Heart School of Montreal, 3635 Atwater Ave., Montreal. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE admission. 514-515-7703. Featuring jewelry, wood crafts, alpaca items, handmade soaps and other handmade items, a raffle and more. There will be a cafe selling homemade lunches, baked goods and more. Free parking at back of school. sacredheart.qc.ca

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