Family activities abound at the McCord Museum

Kids can take in Ogilvy's traditional Christmas window as well as some literary and musical events

Photo credit: Marilyn Aitken – Musée McCord Museum

The McCord Museum has released its family programming for the holiday season, including a display of the traditional Ogilvy’s Mechanical Christmas window. The Mill in the Forest, the holiday forest scene featuring anamatronic toy stuffed animals, will be on display outside the museum on Victoria St.  Choirs will be performing near the display every Saturday at 11 a.m. until Dec. 14.

The Enchanted Village display will be showcased inside the museum. These two displays moved from Oglivy’s to the McCord last year and will be exhibited until Jan. 5.

There are also many literary and musical activities on offer.

Storytime will take place every weekend until Dec. 15, at 11:30 a.m. in French and 3:30 p.m. in English, and every day from Dec. 21 to Jan. 5 at the same time. During this activity, targeted to kids between 2 and 9, museum staff will read tales and legends using props from the exhibition.

On Dec. 27 and Jan. 3 at 2 p.m., author Marie Barguirdjian will read from her book Adèle’s Room, which was inspired by the museum’s toy exhibition. The book is recommended for children aged 3 to 9, and is about a young girl who forgets everything while she is playing.

On Dec. 21 and 22 at 10:30 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m., the chamber orchestra I Musici de Montréal will be performing at the museum’s J.A. Bombardier Theatre, where they will play Christmas classics. Reservations are required and tickets cost $20 (free for children 12 and under).

“This time of the year is very special for us as we welcome parents and children seeking wonder and entertainment, and cherished family moments,” said Suzanne Sauvage, President and Chief Executive Officer of the McCord Museum. “Visitors of all ages will find something to enhance their knowledge and spark their imagination.”

Admission to the museum is $19 for adults and is free for kids 12 and under.

For more information, visit musee-mccord.qc.ca.