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Montreal Christmas Guide

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!
Large parks offer winter fun close to home

Large parks offer winter fun close to home

The city's parks offer a number of outdoor activities for families, including nighttime guided walks and kite-skiing
Free public transportation for kids during the holidays

Free public transportation for kids during the holidays

STM’s Family Outings program makes travel hassle free and inexpensive
Old Port offers fun skating activities

Old Port offers fun skating activities

Beginning Dec. 8, the skating rink at Bonsecours Basin with be open with skate rental available on site
Free learn-to-ski programs help entice young kids to hit the slopes

Free learn-to-ski programs help entice young kids to hit the slopes

Kids 5-8 can take advantage of free lessons being offered by a nonprofit group representing all ski resorts in the province.
Safety guidelines for tobogganing

Safety guidelines for tobogganing

Safety tips from the Canadian Paediatric Society to help keep children safe on the toboggan hills
How to protect my child from frostbite

How to protect my child from frostbite

Discover how to spot and prevent frostbite in kids
More than 45 winter safety tips!

More than 45 winter safety tips!

How to get you and the kids through the winter unscathed
How to avoid snowmobiling accidents

How to avoid snowmobiling accidents

Although this is a fun activity in the winter, paediatricians say they treat many injuries because people don't take the proper precautions
Kids in grades 4 & 5 can hit the slopes for free (almost)

Kids in grades 4 & 5 can hit the slopes for free (almost)

The Canadian Ski Council’s SnowPass allows kids to ski and snowboard for free at more than 150 hills across the country
German school hosts big Christmas bazaar

German school hosts big Christmas bazaar

Stop by this event to purchase unique, handmade gifts for the holiday season
Boutique guarantees to buy back kids clothing

Boutique guarantees to buy back kids clothing

Entrepreneur Jad Robitaille is trying to reduce waste and make high-quality clothing more affordable
Books that made a big impact in 2018

Books that made a big impact in 2018

Five titles that help kids understand the world they live in and offer perspective, hope and compassion
Three chances to see the The Nutcracker in Montreal

Three chances to see the The Nutcracker in Montreal

A movie screening and two live performances give families plenty of opportunity to take in this seasonal classic
Books that entice kids to frolic in the snow

Books that entice kids to frolic in the snow

A review of four books that highlight the joys of winter
One mother’s massive effort to brighten Xmas for kids in need

One mother’s massive effort to brighten Xmas for kids in need

For 15 years, Carolyn Bouchard McNeil has been holding a toy drive that brings joy to kids in difficult circumstances
Young entrepreneurs inspired to sell slime

Young entrepreneurs inspired to sell slime

Taking this gooey stuff seriously, these kids offer birthday party packages, workshops and slime-making kits.
Ski hills up the ante to attract families

Ski hills up the ante to attract families

From new programs for children to upgraded facilities, several mountains are reinvesting and reinventing to entice visitors
City park expands winter sports activities

City park expands winter sports activities

One of the only hubs for winter sports in the city, the park has been entirely revamped to be more accessible to skiers and snowboarders of all levels
Escape room activity based on true-life events

Escape room activity based on true-life events

The goal is to drive home that history isn’t just a collection of names and dates, but rather the collected stories of real people.
Titus Mountain is a gem for family skiing

Titus Mountain is a gem for family skiing

Located in New York state, this U.S. ski hill has good children's programs and plenty of hills to please all family members
Hudson theatre hosts Snow White & the Seven Dwarves

Hudson theatre hosts Snow White & the Seven Dwarves

The pantomime show promises songs, dances, jokes and all sorts of silliness
New app helps parents track baby’s health

New app helps parents track baby’s health

Parents can easily keep track of important information such as allergies, immunizations, medications etc.
New magic shop opens in Ste. Anne de Bellevue

New magic shop opens in Ste. Anne de Bellevue

Todd Shapiro is welcoming kids to a new retail store that will host magic lessons and workshops
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