Free workshops offered at the McCord Museum

Discover some hidden treasures, listen to storytimes and check out the famous Ogilvy's Xmas displays this holiday season

Whether you want to check out the iconic Ogilvy’s Christmas window displays in their new location or participate in one of many festive workshops, you may want to head to the McCord Museum this holiday season or in the New Year.

The popular window displays, which moved from Ste. Catherine St. to the museum in March, will be featured in the Enchanted Worlds installation until Jan. 6. The Mill in the Forest display, a German-style forest scene featuring handmade stuffed animals, will be staged outside the museum while The Enchanted Village, which will host children’s workshops, is on the museum’s second level.

Children can hear tales and legends during Story Hour, which will take place in the Enchanted Village every day until Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. (in French) and at 3:30 p.m. (in English). The stories will be narrated by Mister Hedgehog, Madam Monkey and other animals who work in the village.

The Adventure at the Museum game is suitable for children aged 2-9 and provides them with a free backpack filled with the tools they need to discover some of the museum’s hidden treasures, one of which they will be able to bring home as a souvenir.

From Dec. 16 until March 17, children can visit the Treasures in the Attic exhibition and play with toys.

On Dec. 26, the museum will host the holiday edition of Parents and Tots, in collaboration with Motherforlife.com and Nourri-Source. Parents and their babies will be invited to participate in sensory motor games and read holiday-themed books and rhymes. There will be a baby sign language workshop at 10:30 a.m. followed by family-themed tours of the exhibitions and a session with nursing coaches at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The workshop is recommended for parents with babies up to 18 months.

The McCord Museum is located at 690 Sherbrooke St. W.

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

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