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 information in the Montreal Christmas Guide is for November, 2019 through January, 2020. 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. 23
Montreal Santa Claus Parade
Rene Levesque St. at Guy St., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 11 a.m. FREE. Families are invited to gather for the 68th celebration of the Santa Claus Parade with floats, music, singing, dancing and Santa Claus. destinationcentreville.com

Nov. 24
Santa Claus Parade & Fun Day
Les Avenues Vaudreuil, 3110-3218 Boul. de la Gare, Vaudreuil-Dorion. All ages. Bilingual. Noon to 6 p.m. FREE. See Santa Claus arrive and enjoy an afternoon of shows, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, mascots, animation, popcorn, gifts and more. lesavenuesvaudreuil.com

Nov. 24
Santa’s Parade
Quartier Dix30, 6000 boul. de Rome, Brossard. All ages. Bilingual. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. FREE. The parade will pass through the Avenue des Lumieres towards Santa’s house. The parade will gather bagpipes, dream collectors, folk artists and the famous Toy soldiers fanfare. Children will also get the chance to meet Santa once the parade is over. quartierdix30.com

Dec. 1
Santa Claus Parade
Westwood Senior High School, 69 Cote St. Charles, Hudson. All ages. Bilingual. 1 p.m. FREE. Enjoy watching the parade then have hot chocolate and meet Santa at the community centre. hudson.quebec


SANTA FUN AT THE MALLS

Nov. 16 to Dec. 24
Visit with Santa
Carrefour Laval, 2025 le Carrefour Blvd., Laval. All ages. Bilingual. 9 a.m. FREE to visit. Cost for photos. Online reservations recommended. 450-687-1360. Come see Santa while he’s visiting from the North Pole and have your picture taken together. cfshops.com/carrefour-laval

Nov. 16 to Dec. 24
Visit Santa
Fairview Mall, 6801 Trans Canada Highway, Pointe-Claire. All ages. Bilingual. 9 a.m. FREE to visit. Cost for photos. Online reservations recommended. 514-695-1610. Come see Santa while he’s visiting from the North Pole and have your picture taken together. cfshops.com/fr_CA/fairview-pointe-claire

Nov. 16 to Dec. 24
Santa Visits
Galeries d’Anjou, 7999 les Galeries d’Anjou Blvd., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 9 a.m. FREE to visit. Cost for photos. Online reservations recommended. 514-353-6140. Come see Santa while he’s visiting from the North Pole and have your picture taken together. cfshops.com/galeries-d-anjou

Nov. 17
Santa Arrives
Carrefour Angrignon, 7077 Newman Blvd., LaSalle. All ages. Bilingual. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE admission. 514-363-9413. The show Un Noel magique dans l’univers de fees will start at 11 a.m. (Hudson Bay aisle). At noon, Santa will arrive and greet visitors in the central court. From noon to 4 p.m. there will also be animation, face painting and carousel rides. carrefourangrignon.com

Nov. 17
Santa Claus Arrival
Place Vertu Shopping Centre, 3131 Cote-Vertu Blvd., St. Laurent. All ages. Bilingual. Noon to 5 p.m. FREE. 514-331-5213. Celebrate the arrival of Santa Claus. A parade begins at noon and then lots of free activities, such as face painting and train rides ($). placevertu.com

Nov. 23
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, hot chocolate and much more. galeriesdessources.com

Nov. 23
Santa Visits
Complexe Desjardins – La Grande-Place, 150 Ste. Catherine St. W., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. FREE. 514-281-1870. While you wait for Santa’s arrival at 1:30 p.m., enjoy face painting, miniature train rides, a holiday show, wandering musicians and a Christmas concert. complexedesjardins.com

Nov. 24-Dec. 24
Santa’s House
Quartier Dix30, 6000 boul. de Rome, Brossard. All ages. Bilingual. Various opening and closing times – see website for details. FREE. Children can head to Santa’s House to visit with Santa and deliver their Christmas wish list. quartierdix30.com

Nov. 24
Santa Claus Parade & Fun Day
Les Avenues Vaudreuil, 3110-3218 de la Gare, Vaudreuil-Dorion. All ages. Bilingual. Noon to 6 p.m. FREE. 450-242-1101. See Santa’s arrival and enjoy an afternoon of shows, pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, mascots, animation, popcorn and cotton candy, gifts and more. facebook.com/events/190462061877426


OTHER SANTA SIGHTINGS & PARTIES

Nov. 9 & 10
The Great Christmas Market
Recreation Centre, 11121 Salk Ave., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE admission. Have a party with Santa Claus and enjoy a market with many gift ideas, a craft kiosk, a cafe, entertainment for all ages, a fashion show, and more. ville.montreal.qc.ca

Nov. 22-24 and Nov. 29-Dec. 1
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 Christmas tree extravaganza with holiday-themed activities, photo ops with Santa, refreshments and raffles for beautifully decorated Christmas trees and presents. All funds raised cover the operating expenses of the Karnak Shrine Center including the Shriners Hospital in Montreal. feztivaloftrees.com

Nov. 23
Light up the Village
Pointe-Claire Village, Bord du Lac (between Cartier and Golf Ave.), Pointe-Claire. All ages. Bilingual. 1 p.m. FREE. 514-630-1200. Enjoy activities, performances and entertainment for the whole family and the lighting of the Christmas Tree. pointe-claire.ca

Nov. 24
Santa Claus Parade & Fun Day
Les Avenues Vaudreuil, 3110-3218 Boul. de la Gare, Vaudreuil-Dorion. All ages. Bilingual. Noon to 6 p.m. FREE. See Santa Claus arrive and enjoy an afternoon of shows, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, mascots, animation, popcorn, gifts and more. lesavenuesvaudreuil.com

Nov. 26
CP Holiday Train (two stops)
Montreal West AMT commuter station, 7499 Harley Ave., Montreal West at 6:45 p.m.
Beaconsfield Train Station, 104 Elm St., Beaconsfield. At 8:20 p.m.
FREE to watch. Donations of food and money greatfully accepted. The CP Holiday Train is North America’s longest rolling food bank fundraiser that offers live music, 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. 30
Holiday Craft & Gift Fair
Kingsdale Academy, 4381 King St., Pierrefonds. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. FREE admission. A variety of artisans and vendors offering crafts and holiday gift items. Raffle, refreshments and photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus. facebook.com

Nov. 30 – Dec. 22
Village de Noel de Montreal
La Place du Marche, St. Ambroise at Atwater, Montreal. Fridays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. FREE admission. Visit many artisan chalets, enjoy unique animation for all ages,  gourmet evenings, concerts, film screenings in open air and many activities for children. facebook.com

Dec. 1
Christmas Fun & Visit from Santa
Ile Perrot Community Centre, 150 Perrot Blvd., Ile Perrot. Ages 3-8. French. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. FREE. Registration required. 514-453-1751. Parents and young children can enjoy a variety of themed, interactive activities. Afterward, a special visitor will meet with the children. ile-perrot.qc.ca

Dec. 2
Christmas Tree Lighting
Westmount City Hall, 4333 Sherbrooke St. W., Westmount. All ages. Bilingual. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. FREE admission. 514-989-5226. Families are invited for a holiday celebration with activities, hot chocolate and treats. Non-perishable food donations welcome. westmount.org

Dec. 6
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Lakeshore Dr. (between Tulip & Martin Ave.), Dorval. All ages. Bilingual. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. FREE. 514-633-4000. Drop by for many activities including a children’s choir, a blues band, street performers, food kiosks, a mini-Christmas market, and more. There will also be a visit from Santa Claus. ville.dorval.qc.ca

Dec. 6 – 8
Marche de Noel de Laval
Laval Nature Centre, 901 Park Ave., Laval. Opens daily at 10 a.m. FREE admission. Fill up on gift ideas from 70 exhibitors, under a heated big top. Also check out the sale of natural Christmas trees, a horticultural workshop, sleigh rides, and much more. Santa Clause awaits children wanting to share their wish lists. laval.ca

Dec. 7
Breakfast & Photo with Santa
Provigo Kirkland, 16900 TransCanada Hwy., Kirkland. All ages. Bilingual. Three times: 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. $10 per person. 514-426-3005 ext. 119. 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. 7
Breakfast with Santa
Provigo Lasalle, 6767 Newman Blvd., Lasalle. All ages. Bilingual. 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. $10 per person. Registration required. 514-364-7168. 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 breakfast with Santa. pccookingschool.ca

Dec. 7
Holiday Fair
Clearpoint Elementary School, 17 Cedar Ave., Pointe-Claire. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  FREE admission. 40+ artisans and vendors, plenty of activities for the children, Scholastic Book Fair, bake table, raffle, refreshments, Bien Manger coffee, and much more. Domino’s Pizza will be served. Santa Claus will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to take photos with the kids. facebook.com

Dec. 8
Breakfast with Santa
Kirkland Sports Complex, 16950 Hymus Blvd., Kirkland. All ages. Bilingual. 9 a.m. Adults $15, children – one unwrapped gift in a bag (for a child – please indicate age/sex of intended recipient). Registration required. 514-630-2719. A yummy breakfast with Santa Claus, activities for the whole family, and more. ville.kirkland.qc.ca

Dec. 14
Elves’ Winter Wonderland
Dorval Aquatic and Sports Complex, 1295 Dawson Ave., Dorval. All ages. Bilingual. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activity bracelets cost $5 for residents and $7.50 for non-residents. 514-633-4000. Enjoy a brunch with Santa and his wacky elves (advance ticket purchase is required), and take part in many other fun activities like family Zumba and pound, the movie The Grinch, popcorn and slushies, arts & crafts, face painting, water activities in the pool and more. ville.dorval.qc.ca

Dec. 14
Breakfast with Santa
Schofield Hall, 90 Roosevelt Ave., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. 9:30 a.m. Adults $15, children $10, family (2 adults/2 children) $45. Advance ticket purchase required. 514-734-2900. Buffet style breakfast, holiday music, crafts and balloon sculpting. Each child will receive a souvenir picture with Santa and a small gift. Children are asked to bring one unwrapped gift in a bag (indicate age/sex of intended recipient). ville.mont-royal.qc.ca

Dec. 14
Mini Christmas Party
Intercultural Library, 6767 Cote des Neiges Rd., Montreal. Ages 5 & under, with a caregiver. Bilingual. 10:30 a.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-868-4716. Listen to stories and let Santa give you a gift. There will be face painting and crafts. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 14
Breakfast & Photo with Santa
Provigo Vaudreuil-Dorion, 501 St. Charles Blvd., Vaudreuil. All ages. Bilingual. 11 a.m. to noon. $10 per person. 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. 14
Christmas Show & Party
Jacqueline de Repentigny Library, 5955 Bannantyne St., Verdun. All ages. Bilingual. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-765-7172. See a magic show, listen to holiday music, and enjoy crafts and games. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 15
Breakfast with Santa
Provigo Pierrefonds, 4849 St. Jean Blvd., Pierrefonds. All ages. Bilingual. Two times: 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. $10 per person. Registration required. 514-624-6369 ext. 130. 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 breakfast with Santa. pccookingschool.ca

Dec. 15
Christmas Show & Party
Nun’s Island Library, 260 Elgar St., Nun’s Island. All ages. Bilingual. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-765-7172. See a magic show, listen to holiday music, and enjoy crafts and games. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 21
Breakfast & Photo with Santa
Provigo Rachel, 2925 Rachel St., Montreal. All ages. French. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. $10 per person. 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

Dec. 21
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. 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. 21
Christmas Gym Party
Le Petit Gym de St. Laurent, 1936 Thimens Blvd., St. Laurent. Ages 1-12. Bilingual. 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. $15 per person. Registration required. 514-331-1496. Take part in fun gym activities, artwork, warm hot chocolate, and a visit with Santa Claus. Each child will receive a special gift. lepetitgym.ca

Dec. 21
Holiday Magic Show
Marie-Uguay Library, 6052 Monk Blvd., Ville Emard. All ages. Bilingual.  2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-4414. Enjoy a magic show and Christmas-themed balloon sculpting. Each child will receive a balloon sculpture and magic wand. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com


MERRY MUSEUMS & TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Nov. 22 to Jan 5
Railway Christmas
Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum, 110 St. Pierre St., St. Constant. All ages (geared to children 3-8). Bilingual. Fridays to Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults $20.80, children (3-12) $10.40, toddlers (0-2) 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 on the Santa Train (see website for visit schedule). exporail.org

Nov. 29 to Jan. 4
Alight at Night Festival
Upper Canada Village, 13740 County Road #2, Morrisburg. All ages. English. Various dates from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (see website for details). Adults $16, youth 5-12 $12, children 4 & under free. 1-800-437-2233. Bundle up for an evening stroll through this picture-perfect postcard setting and see close to one million lights adorn the heritage buildings, trees and fences of the village. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride, hop on board a life-size toy train, hear holiday music and carolling and more. uppercanadavillage.com

Nov. 30-Dec. 29
A Victorian Christmas
Sir George-Etienne Cartier National Historic Site, 458 Notre Dame St. E., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. Weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults $7.80, children $3.90. 514-283-2282. Join costumed guides and learn about the secrets of holiday home decor in the 1860s. Enjoy storytelling and discover what holiday dishes people ate in the Victorian era. Also, there will be hot chocolate tasting, a souvenir photo booth and Christmas card workshops. pc.gc.ca

Nov. 30-Jan. 5
Around the Fireplace…Holiday Traditions
Chateau Ramezay, 280 Notre-Dame St. E., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. Saturdays & Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adults $11, children 5-17 $5.75, family of four $26.50. 514-861-3708. See five of the museum’s fireplaces sumptuously decorated according to a particular theme. Each mantelpiece will explain the origin of a specific Christmas tradition … Christmas cards, Christmas stockings, advent calendars and more. chateauramezay.qc.ca

Nov. 30-Jan. 5
Bread-Baking Workshops
Chateau Ramezay, 280 Notre-Dame St. E., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. Weekends from Nov. 30-Jan. 5 and daily from Dec. 24-30 and Jan. 2-5. Adults $11, children 5-17 $5.75, family of four $26.50. 514-861-3708. Learn how New France bread was made, then try your hand at making, baking and tasting some colonial-style sweet bread. chateauramezay.qc.ca

Dec. 7 – Jan. 5
Santa’s Village
Village du Pere Noel, 987 Morin St., Val David. All ages. Bilingual. Weekends from Dec. 7-15 and daily from Dec. 21 to Jan. 5 (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 and 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 awaits your visit and is always happy to have his picture taken. noel.qc.ca/en

Dec. 14 – 31
Who is the Real Santa Claus?
Pointe-a-Calliere – Montreal Museum of Archaeology, 350 Place Royale, Montreal. Various dates and times – see website for details. Adult $22, student (13-17) $15, youth (5-12) $8, child 4 & under free. 514-872-9150. While visiting the archaeological remains, children will encounter four Christmas characters who will explain how the holidays are celebrated in their parts of the world. pacmusee.qc.ca


CHRISTMAS ON ICE

Dec. 8
Skate with Santa Claus
Atrium le 1000, 1000 de la Gauchetiere St. W., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. Noon to 4 p.m. Adults $8.26, children (12 & under) $6.09, families (2 adults/2 children) $24.35. 514-395-0555. Come meet Santa and take a free photo with him. Skate rentals available onsite. le1000.com

Dec. 15
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 a magical decor. ville.dorval.qc.ca

Dec. 15
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. Skating, festive music, animation and free hot chocolate. A helmet is mandatory for ages 13 & under. ville.sainte-anne-de-bellevue.qc.ca

Dec. 16
Binky’s Ugly Sweater Skating Party
Beaconsfield Recreation Centre, 1974 City Lane, Beaconsfield. All ages. Bilingual. 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. $5 per person or a donation of a tuque, scarf, gloves or socks. 514-428-4520. Join Binky and his outdoor friends for an afternoon of skating and enjoy games, an ugly sweater contest, music and more. beaconsfield.ca

Dec. 22
Christmas Skating Party
Kirkland Arena, 16950 Hymus Blvd., Kirkland. All ages. Bilingual. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is FREE with donation of non-perishable food items. 514-630-2719. Come visit Santa and celebrate Christmas on skates. Many surprises for all. ville.kirkland.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

Dec. 7 – Provigo Vaudreuil-Dorion, 501 St. Charles Blvd., Vaudreuil. Bilingual. 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 450-455-6161.
Dec. 13 – Provigo Pierrefonds, 4849 St. Jean Blvd., Pierrefonds. Bilingual. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  514-624-6369 ext. 130
Dec. 13 – Provigo Vaudreuil-Dorion, 501 St. Charles Blvd., Vaudreuil. Bilingual. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 450-455-6161.
Dec. 14 – Provigo Kirkland, 16900 TransCanada Hwy., Kirkland. Bilingual. 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. 514-426-3005 ext. 119
Dec. 14 – Provigo Lasalle, 6767 Newman Blvd., Lasalle. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 514-364-7168
Dec. 14 – Provigo Montreal St. Jacques, 6600 St. Jacques St. W., N.D.G. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 514-481-6959
Dec. 20 – Provigo Kirkland, 16900 TransCanada Hwy., Kirkland. Bilingual. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. 514-426-3005 ext. 119
Dec. 20 – Provigo Pierrefonds, 4849 St. Jean Blvd., Pierrefonds. Bilingual. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  514-624-6369 ext. 130
Dec. 21 – Provigo rue Sherbrooke, 7600 Sherbrooke St. E., Montreal. French. 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 514-257-4511
Dec. 22 – Provigo Pierrefonds, 4849 St. Jean Blvd., Pierrefonds. Bilingual. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  514-624-6369 ext. 130

Holiday Cookies
Children will learn to make monster everything cookies, coconut macaroons, and three times the chocolate cookies. Ages 6-11. $15 per person. Twenty-four-hour advance registration required. pccookingschool.ca

Nov. 23 – Provigo Vaudreuil-Dorion, 501 St. Charles Blvd., Vaudreuil. Bilingual. 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 450-455-6161
Nov. 23 – Provigo Montreal St. Jacques, 6600 St. Jacques St. W., N.D.G. Bilingual. 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 514-481-6959
Dec. 14 – Provigo rue Sherbrooke, 7600 Sherbrooke St. E., Montreal. French. 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 514-257-4511
Dec. 21 – Provigo Pierrefonds, 4849 St. Jean Blvd., Pierrefonds. Bilingual. Noon to 2 p.m.  514-624-6369 ext. 130

Holiday Breakfast for Toddlers
Parents and tots can get into the spirit of the season by making a breakfast casserole and puff pastry cherry blossoms. Ages 2-6, with a parent/caregiver (older siblings welcome). $9 per child. Twenty-four-hour advance registration required. pccookingschool.ca

Nov. 9 – Provigo rue Sherbrooke, 7600 Sherbrooke St. E., Montreal. French. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 514-257-4511
Nov. 16 – Provigo Vaudreuil-Dorion, 501 St. Charles Blvd., Vaudreuil. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 450-455-6161
Nov. 23 – Provigo Rachel, 2925 Rachel St. E., Montreal. French. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 514-522-4442
Dec. 21 – Provigo Pierrefonds, 4849 St. Jean Blvd., Pierrefonds. Bilingual. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  514-624-6369 ext. 130

Celebrating Snowmen for Toddlers
Parents and tots can get into the spirit of the season by making eggy snowmen (boiled eggs) and snowmen cookie dippers. Ages 2-6, with a parent/caregiver (older siblings welcome). $9 per child. Twenty-four-hour advance registration required. pccookingschool.ca

Nov. 15 – Provigo Kirkland, 16900 TransCanada Hwy., Kirkland. Bilingual. 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 514-426-3005 ext. 119
Nov. 17 – Provigo rue Sherbrooke, 7600 Sherbrooke St. E., Montreal. French. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 514-257-4511

Fun with Snowmen for Toddlers
Parents and tots can get into the spirit of the season by making snowmen pancakes and snowmen cupcakes. Ages 2-6, with a parent/caregiver (older siblings welcome). $9 per child. Twenty-four-hour advance registration required. pccookingschool.ca

Nov. 24 – Provigo Lasalle, 6767 Newman Blvd., Lasalle. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 514-364-7168
Dec. 7 – Provigo Rachel, 2925 Rachel St. E., Montreal. French. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 514-522-4442
Dec. 8 – Provigo Pierrefonds, 4849 St. Jean Blvd., Pierrefonds. Bilingual. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  514-624-6369 ext. 130
Dec. 13 – Provigo Montreal St. Jacques, 6600 St. Jacques St. W., N.D.G. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 514-481-6959

Holiday Treats for Toddlers
Parents and tots can get into the spirit of the season by making chocolate wafer balls and peppermint bark. Ages 2-6, with a parent/caregiver (older siblings welcome). $9 per child. Twenty-four-hour advance registration required. pccookingschool.ca

Nov. 29 – Provigo Kirkland, 16900 TransCanada Hwy., Kirkland. Bilingual. 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 514-426-3005 ext. 119
Nov. 30 – Provigo Vaudreuil-Dorion, 501 St. Charles Blvd., Vaudreuil. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 450-455-6161
Dec. 15 – Provigo Lasalle, 6767 Newman Blvd., Lasalle. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 514-364-7168
Dec. 19 – Provigo Pierrefonds, 4849 St. Jean Blvd., Pierrefonds. Bilingual. 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  514-624-6369 ext. 130
Dec. 20 – Provigo Montreal St. Jacques, 6600 St. Jacques St. W., N.D.G. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 514-481-6959
Dec. 28 – Provigo Rachel, 2925 Rachel St. E., Montreal. French. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 514-522-4442


CHRISTMAS THEATRE & MUSIC CONCERTS

Nov. 16
Theatre: Un Monde Pour Noel
St. Jax, 1439 Ste. Catherine St. W., Montreal. Ages 3-5. French. 11 a.m. to 11:35 a.m. FREE. 311. A tour around the world through song and music to celebrate Christmas traditions from many different countries. accesculture.com

Nov. 23 – Dec. 15
Theatre: Pain d’epice
Illusion Theatre, 6430 St. Denis St., Montreal. Ages 3-6. French. Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. $17.50. 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

Dec. 1
Musical Theatre: Jazz-Noisette
Theatre Outremont, 1248 Bernard Ave., Montreal. Ages 6-12. French. 11 a.m. $6.96. Reserve tickets online. 514-495-9944. The Nutcrackers Tchaikovsky and the great jazzman Duke Ellington meet under the mistletoe in a fun adaptation of this traditional tale. accesculture.com

Dec. 1
Christmas Concert
Kirkland Sports Complex, 16950 Hymus Blvd., Kirkland. All ages. Bilingual. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. FREE with a donation of non-perishable food items. 514-630-2719. To get into the holiday spirit, come and listen to the most popular Christmas songs with the Walter Choir and the Kirkland Concert Band. Free hot chocolate will be served. ville.kirkland.qc.ca

Dec. 1
Theatre: Le Loup de Noel
Maison Culturelle de Montreal Nord, 12004 Rolland Blvd., Montreal. All ages. French. 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. FREE. Passes required. 514-328-4000 ext. 5630. On Christmas Eve, an old hungry wolf is attracted to a village by all the holiday lights. accesculture.com

Dec. 1
Theatre: Le Grand Bal de Noel
Maison de la Culture Claude-Leveillee, 911 Jean-Talon St. E., Villeray. Ages 5 & up. French. 3 p.m. $2. Passes required. 514-872-6131. Three penguins travel from very far away to take part in the festivities at the North Pole. accesculture.com

Dec. 1
Christmas Concert
Westside Gathering Church, 820 Tecumseh Ave., Pointe-Claire. All ages. Bilingual. 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets $15, at the door $20. 514-505-3700. Sebastian Demrey & Jimmy Lahaie have a common vision:  bring a fresh sound to Christmas hymns and carols by revisiting some of the most beautiful songs of the past centuries.​ westsidegathering.com

Dec. 7
Puppet Show: La fee des etoiles a perdu le nord
Cartierville Library, 5900 de Salaberry St., Cartierville. Ages 3-8. French. 10:30 a.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-6989. Christmas show featuring Stella, the star fairy, who tries to find her way back to the North Pole. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 7
Show: Le traineau du Pere Noel
Marc-Favreau Library, 500 Rosemont Blvd., Montreal. Ages 3-6. French. 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-7272. Santa’s sleigh and his flying reindeer were kidnapped by Yeti Filoche Caraboche, and without a sled or reindeer, Christmas cannot happen. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 7
Christmas Concert: Patapan
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, 7141 Sherbrooke St. W., N.D.G. All ages. Bilingual. 3 p.m. Adults $20, seniors $15, students/children $10. Ring in Christmas and the beauty of winter with bells, chimes, and cymbals! The majestic percussions will draw you into their exciting repertoire. choeurdesenfantsdemontreal.com

Dec. 7 & 8
The Nutcracker – Ballet Ouest​
Centre Pierre-Peladeau (Salle Pierre-Mercure), 300 de Maisonneuve Blvd. E., Montreal. All ages. Bilingual. Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets starting at $20. 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. 8
Show: Les Grelots Magiques
Langelier Library, 6473 Sherbrooke St. E., Montreal. Ages 2-8, with a caregiver. French. 10 a.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-4227. Santa has a problem: his sled is broken and his mechanic has gone missing. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 8
Theatre: Un Monde Pour Noel
Kirkland Sports Complex, 16950 Hymus Blvd., Kirkland. Ages 3-5. French. 11 a.m. to 11:35 a.m. FREE. First come, first served. 514-630-2719. A tour around the world through song and music to celebrate Christmas traditions from many different countries. ville.kirkland.qc.ca

Dec. 8
Show: The Holidays with Mr. Smythe
Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield. All ages. English. 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. $5 per person. Tickets on sale at the library. 514-428-4460. Mr. Larry Smythe was born on December 25, so he’s celebrating Christmas and his birthday at the same time. A fun and zany family show. beaconsfield.ca

Dec. 13 – Jan. 5
Theatre: Treasure Island
Hudson Village Theatre, 28 Wharf Road, Hudson. All ages. English. Various dates and showtimes – see website for details. $23. 450-458-5361. Long John Silver may be a dastardly villain, but he hasn’t reckoned with the Ladies of the Smuggler’s Cove Women’s Institute. villagetheatre.ca

Dec. 14
Theatre: Casse-Noisette
Maison de la Culture Janine-Sutto, 2550 Ontario St. E., Montreal. Ages 5 & up. French. Two showtimes: 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. $2 per person. Reserve tickets online. 514-872-7882. On Christmas Eve, a little girl notices a little wooden man hanging on a branch of the tree. It is a nutcracker. The girl and the nutcracker discover the true meaning of Christmas through the strength of their friendship. accesculture.com

Dec. 14
Musical Show: Le Noel de Violon Dingue
Parc Extension Library, 421 St. Roch St., Montreal. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-6071. A musical holiday show with fiddle music, festive songs and dancing. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 14
Show: Les 12 travaux de Mlle Egare
Mordecai-Richler Library, 5434 Parc Ave., Montreal. Ages 2-8. French. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-2142. A grumpy spirit wants all holidays to disappear forever, and has stolen important objects that represent them. The only one who can save the day is our favorite amnesic princess… but will she be able to accomplish this mission without her memory? calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 14
Puppet Show: Galette le Lutin Sans Sucre
Mercier Library, 8105 Hochelaga St., Montreal. All ages. French. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-8738. Little Gaspard waits for his grandmother on Christmas Eve, but she never arrives. Alone and angry, he decides to eat all of Santa’s cookies. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 15
Bach Before Bedtime | The Nutcracker
Tanna Schulich Hall, McGill University, 527 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal. Ages 6 & under, with a caregiver. Bilingual. Two showtimes: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Adults $12, children over 6 months $8. 514-935-3933. Come discover Tchaikovsky’s timeless classic The Nutcracker, Bach Before Bedtime style!  Young children have the chance to conduct the musicians, play along with percussion instruments, interact with the performers and even try their instruments. bachbeforebedtime.com

Dec. 15 & 21
Theatre: Le Petit Noel de Quebec Issime
Place des Arts, Theatre Maisonneuve, 175 Ste Catherine St. W., Montreal. Ages 2-6. French. 11 a.m. $6.44. 514-842-2112. The musicians, comedians, and singers from the famed Quebec Christmas show, Quebec Issime, have created a special concert for children, all set to the majestic and wonderful decor of another beloved Holidays show, Decembre. Children will be able to sing and dance with Santa’s dwarfs, fairies, and other Christmas characters!  placedesarts.com

Dec. 15
Show: Cirque et Boule de Neige
Stewart Hall Cultural Centre, 176 Lakeshore Rd., Pointe-Claire. Ages 4 & up. Bilingual. 3 p.m. FREE. Passes required. 514-630-1220. During Christmas vacation, a young sister who loves winter convinces her big brother, who is passionate about video games, to go outside and play in the snow. pointe-claire.ca

Dec. 20
Theatre: Casse-Noisette
Gerry-Robertson Community Centre, 9665 Gouin Blvd. W., Roxboro. Ages 4 & up. French. 7 p.m. $2 per person. Reserve tickets online. 514-624-1100. On Christmas Eve, a little girl notices a little wooden man hanging on a branch of the tree. It is a nutcracker. The girl and the nutcracker discover the true meaning of Christmas through the strength of their friendship. accesculture.com

Dec. 21
Show: Le Noel de Gustave
Prevost Library, 7355 Christophe-Colomb, Villeray. Ages 3 & up. French. 10:30 a.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-1526. A morning that starts with Gustave’s Christmas show and continues with a visit from Santa Claus and a small snack. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com


HOLIDAY MOVIES

Nov. 23
Polar Express 3D
Various Cineplex locations throughout Quebec. All ages. English. 11 a.m. $2.99 per ticket. cineplex.com

Nov. 30
Arthur Christmas
Various Cineplex locations throughout Quebec. All ages. English. 11 a.m. $2.99 per ticket. cineplex.com

Dec. 8
Julius et le Pere Noel
Theatre Outremont, 1248 Bernard Ave., Outremont. Ages 3 & up. French. 11 a.m. $6.96. Reserve tickets online. 514-495-9944. The story of a young orphan boy who, one day, is transported to a magical world where he must find Santa Claus. accesculture.com

Dec. 13
The Polar Express
Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre, 394 Main Rd., Hudson. All ages. English. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. $5 per family. 450-458-6699. Families can watch a classic holiday movie on the big screen. hudson.quebec

Dec. 14
The Grinch
Various Cineplex locations throughout Quebec. All ages. English. 11 a.m. $2.99 per ticket. cineplex.com

Dec. 14
Le Grincheux
Marc-Favreau Library, 500 Rosemont Blvd., Montreal. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-7272. Get into the Christmas spirit with a holiday movie. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 15
Mission Noel
Saul-Bellow Library, 3100 St. Antoine St., Lachine. Ages 4 & up. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-2811. A film that answers the question that all children ask themselves: how can Santa distribute gifts around the world in one night? calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 15
Boreal Express
Pierrefonds Library, 13555 Pierrefonds Blvd., Pierrefonds. Ages 7 & up. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-626-1800. Cinematographic adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s book The Polar Express. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 27
Holiday Film
Westmount Library, 4574 Sherbrooke St. W., Westmount. 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
Les abominables petits-pieds
Multiculturelle Library, 1535 Chomedey Blvd., Laval. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-978-5995. Enjoy an afternoon movie with friends. laval.ca

Dec. 27
Normand du Nord
Germaine-Guevremont Library, 2900 de la Concorde Blvd. E., Duvernay. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4002. Enjoy an afternoon movie with friends. laval.ca

Dec. 28
La course des tuques
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 with friends. laval.ca

Dec. 28
Normand du Nord
Yves-Theriault Library, 670 de la Place Publique St., Ste. Dorothee. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-978-6599. Enjoy an afternoon movie with friends. laval.ca

Dec. 29
Les abominables petits-pieds
Laure-Conan Library, 4660 des Laurentides Blvd., Auteuil. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4975. Enjoy an afternoon movie with friends. laval.ca

Dec. 29
La course des tuques
Marius Barbeau Library, 1245 du Moulin Rd., St. Francois. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-662-4005. Enjoy an afternoon movie with friends. laval.ca

Dec. 30
Normand du Nord
Gabrielle-Roy Library, 3505 Dagenais Blvd. W., Fabreville. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 450-978-8909. Enjoy an afternoon movie with friends. laval.ca

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


CRAFTS, STORIES & HOLIDAY FUN

Nov. 9
Build a Snowman Decoration
Home Depot, Various Montreal locations. Ages 5-12. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. FREE. Contact your local store to register. Kids will learn how to build a Snowman Decoration with easy to follow step-by-step instructions. homedepot.ca

Nov. 23
Storytelling & Hot Chocolate
Dorval Museum of Local History & Heritage, 1850 Lakeshore Dr., Dorval. All ages. Bilingual. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. FREE. 514-633-4314. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and some sweets while listening to some holiday stories. ville.dorval.qc.ca

Nov. 27
Make a Snow Globe
Beaconsfield Library, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield. Ages 10-17. Bilingual. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-428-4460. Using a mason jar and other crafty items, make your own wintry scene in a snow globe. beaconsfield.ca

Nov. 28
Make a Christmas Card
Cote des Neiges Library, 5290 Cote des Neiges Rd., Montreal. Ages 7-12. Bilingual. 3 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-5118. Get ready for the holidays by making your own Christmas cards. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Nov. 30
Build a Christmas Countdown Calendar
Home Depot, Various Montreal locations. Ages 5-12. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. FREE. Contact your local store to register. Kids will learn how to build a Christmas Countdown Calendar with easy to follow step-by-step instructions. homedepot.ca

Nov. 30
Write a Letter to Santa
Jean-Corbeil Library, 7500 Goncourt Ave., Anjou. All ages. Bilingual. Noon. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-493-8268. Volunteers will be on hand to help children write a letter to Santa. All materials provided. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Nov. 30
Make a Christmas Ornament
Dorval Museum of Local History & Heritage, 1850 Lakeshore Dr., Dorval. Ages 6 & up. Bilingual. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. FREE. 514-633-4314. Help decorate the museum’s holiday trees by making colourful and unique ornaments. ville.dorval.qc.ca

Nov. 30
Christmas Letters & Cookies
Prevost Library, 7355 Christophe-Colomb, Villeray. All ages. Bilingual. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-1526. Write a letter to Santa and decorate a holiday cookie. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 1
Christmas Storytime
Maisonneuve Library, 4120 Ontario St. E., Montreal. Ages 4-8, with a caregiver. French. 10:30 a.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-4214. Enjoy the holiday story Le Noel du Petit Gnouf. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 1
Christmas Puppet Stories
St. Pierre Library, 183 des Erables St., Ville St. Pierre. Ages 4-10. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-634-3471 ext. 826. Enjoy a Christmas tale told with shadow puppets. Afterward they will  then make their own puppet. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 1
Create a Christmas Story
Saul-Bellow Library, 3100 St. Antoine St., Lachine. Ages 5 & up. Bilingual. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-2811. Children will help adapt a Christmas story to film, using the image-by-image technique. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 5
Make a Christmas Card
Cote des Neiges Library, 5290 Cote des Neiges Rd., Montreal. Ages 7-12. Bilingual. 3 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-5118. Get ready for the holidays by making your own Christmas cards. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 6
Christmas Stories
Pierrefonds Library, 13555 Pierrefonds Blvd., Pierrefonds. Ages 6 & up. French. 10:30 a.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-626-1800. Two actors will read stories about the holiday season. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 7
Write a Letter to Santa
Robert-Bourassa Library, 41 St. Just Ave., Outremont. Ages 13 & under. French. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-495-6208. Write a letter to Santa and enjoy some holiday stories. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 7
Make a Christmas Decoration
La Petite-Patrie Library, 6707 de Lormier Ave., Montreal. Ages 8-12. French. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-1732. Make a personalized Christmas decoration using iron pearls. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 7
The Toy Factory
Dorval Museum of Local History & Heritage, 1850 Lakeshore Dr., Dorval. Ages 6 & up. Bilingual. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. FREE. 514-633-4314. Drop off a gently used toy in exchange for a fun and creative toy making workshop. ville.dorval.qc.ca

Dec. 7
Holiday Felt Soap Workshop
Hochelaga Library, 1870 Davidson St., Montreal. Ages 6-12. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-3666. A creative workshop where children will learn to make glycerine soaps coated in coloured felt. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 7
Christmas Decorations
Prevost Library, 7355 Christophe-Colomb, Villeray. All ages. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-1526. A sewing workshop where children will make felt Christmas decorations to take home. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 7
Christmas Card Factory
St. Charles Library, 1050 d’Hibernia St., Montreal. Ages 4 & up. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-3035. Children will create holiday cards that will be offered to seniors who live in neighbourhood residences. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 8
Make a Christmas Ornament
Ste. Anne de Bellevue Library, 40 St. Pierre St., Ste. Anne de Bellevue. Ages 6-12. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. FREE for library members, $5 for non-members. Registration required. 514-457-1940. Make an ornament using recycled egg boxes. All materials provided. ville.sainte-anne-de-bellevue.qc.ca

Dec. 8
Storytime: Le genie de Noel
Riviere des Prairies Library, 3131 Rosemont Blvd., Montreal. Ages 3-7. French. 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-6139. Mrs. Claus must find a way to make sure everything is ready for Christmas, so she calls on the Christmas genie. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 8
3D Cookie Cutters
Reginald J.P. Dawson Library, 1967 Graham Blvd., Montreal. Ages 6 & up. Bilingual. 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-734-2973. Learn about 3D printing, then make a cookie cutter for your next batch of cookies. eventbrite.ca

Dec. 8
Christmas Stories & Songs
Pointe Claire Library (Main Branch), 100 Douglas Shand Ave., Pointe-Claire. Ages 3-6, with a caregiver. 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. 514-630-1218. Listen to Christmas stories and carols. As an added bonus, the man in red will drop by to visit. biblio.pointe-claire.ca

Dec. 8
Winter Mobile Workshop
Dorval Library, 1401 Lakeshore Dr., Dorval. Ages 6-12. Bilingual. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. FREE for library members, $3 for non-members. Registration required. 514-633-4170. Create a winter-themed suspended artwork as a decoration for the holidays. biblioweb.ville.dorval.qc.ca

Dec. 8
Christmas Felting
St. Henri Library, 4707 Notre-Dame St. W., Montreal. Ages 5-9. French. 3 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-2879. Learn more about the art of felting, then make a Christmas tree using carded wool. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 8
Christmas Card Factory
Marie-Uguay Library, 6052 Monk Blvd., Ville Emard. Ages 4 & up. Bilingual. 3 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-4414. Children will create holiday cards that will be offered to seniors who live in neighbourhood residences. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 8
Make a Snow Globe
Cote St. Luc Public Library, 5851 Cavendish Blvd., Cote St. Luc. All ages. Bilingual. 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. FREE for library members, $5 for non-members. Registration required. 514-485-6900 ext. 4121. Turn a jar and some glitter into a magical snow globe. cotesaintluc.org

Dec. 11
Christmas Stories & Songs
Pointe Claire Library (Valois Branch), 68 Prince Edward Ave., Pointe-Claire. Ages 3-6, with a caregiver. English. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-630-1218. Listen to Christmas stories and carols. As an added bonus, the man in red will drop by to visit. biblio.pointe-claire.ca

Dec. 13
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. Registration required. 514-630-2719. Wear your pyjamas to the library and enjoy some Christmas stories. A very special guest will be there with gifts. biblioweb.ville.kirkland.qc.ca

Dec. 14
Christmas Ball Workshop
D.D.O. Library, 12001 de Salaberry Blvd., D.D.O. Ages 5-12. Bilingual. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-684-1496. Children will learn all about snow and make a snow ball craft to take home. ville.ddo.qc.ca

Dec. 14
Storytime: Le sapin d’Andersen
Benny Library, 6400 Monkland Ave., N.D.G. Ages 3-12. French. 10:30 a.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-4636. The story of a little tree that dreams of becoming a beautiful Christmas tree. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 14
Christmas Storytime
Cote des Neiges Library, 5290 Cote des Neiges Rd., Montreal. Ages 3-7. French. 11 a.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-5118. Enjoy the holiday story Le Noel du Petit Gnouf. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 14
Owls, Snowmen & Co
Stewart Hall Cultural Centre, 176 Lakeshore Rd., Pointe-Claire. Ages 4 & up. Bilingual. 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. FREE. Passes required. 514-630-1220. A creative workshop where children will learn to make winter creatures with artist Paul Sincennes. pointe-claire.ca

Dec. 14
Holiday Elves Workshop
Salaberry Library, 4170 de Salaberry St., Ahuntsic. Ages 5-12. French. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-1521. Play some holiday bingo then make a snowman craft. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 14
Christmas Felting
Langelier Library, 6473 Sherbrooke St. E., Montreal. Ages 7-10. French. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-4227. Learn more about the art of felting, then make a Christmas tree using carded wool. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 14
Make a Christmas Ornament
Intercultural Library, 6767 Cote des Neiges Rd., Montreal. Ages 7-13. Bilingual. 2 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-868-4716. Children will decorate Christmas ornaments with shiny and decorative accessories. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 14
Christmas Stories & Crafts
St. Henri Library, 4707 Notre-Dame St. W., Montreal. Ages 4-8. French. 3 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-2879. Enjoy a musical Christmas story, followed by a craft where children will make their own stocking. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 15
Enchanted Pyjama Storytime
Ste. Anne de Bellevue Library, 40 St. Pierre St., Ste. Anne de Bellevue. Ages 3-7. Bilingual. 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. FREE for library members, $5 for non-members. Registration required. 514-457-1940. Wear your pyjamas and bring your blankets or stuffies to enjoy some holiday-themed stories. ville.sainte-anne-de-bellevue.qc.ca

Dec. 15
Christmas Russian Dolls
St. Michel Library, 7601 Francois-Perrault, Montreal. Ages 7-12. French. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-4250. Creative workshop where children will create Russian dolls inspired by Christmas characters. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 15
Holiday Pom-Poms
Georges Vanier Library, 2450 Workman St., Montreal. Ages 7 & up. Bilingual. 3 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-2002. Make animals and holiday characters out of pom-poms to decorate your home. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 17
Christmas Origami
Mordecai-Richler Library, 5434 Parc Ave., Montreal. Ages 8 & up. Bilingual. 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-2142. Learn the art of Japanese paper folding and make some unique crafts for the holidays. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 18
Christmas Pyjama Storytime
Pere Ambroise Library, 2093 rue de la Visitation, Montreal. Ages 5 & under, with a caregiver. French. 6:30 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-1633. Come in your pyjamas and enjoy some holiday stories and hot chocolate. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com

Dec. 19
Pokemon Christmas Balls
Cote des Neiges Library, 5290 Cote des Neiges Rd., Montreal. Ages 7-12. French. 3 p.m. FREE for library members. Registration required. 514-872-5118. Children can make a unique Christmas Pokemon ball. calendrier.bibliomontreal.com


CRAFT FAIRS, BAZAARS & MARKETS

Nov. 9
Artisans, Crafters & Vendors Holiday Fair
Eglise Baptiste Evangelique Emmanuel Church, 4902 St. Charles Blvd., Pierrefonds. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. FREE admission. Over 20 artisans, crafters and vendors. The first 100 guests will receive a gift bag. facebook.com

Nov. 9 & 10
Artisans Westmount 2019
Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbooke St. W., Westmount. 10:30 am. to 5 p.m. $2 or non-perishable food item for the holiday food basket drive. A variety of quality items for sale by fantastic artisans: jewelry, ceramics, stationary, accessories, toys and more. westmount.org

Nov. 10
Villa Beaurepaire’s Holiday Boutique
Beaurepaire Church, 23 Fieldfare Ave., Beaconsfield. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. FREE admission. Over 20 artisans, crafters and vendors. The first 100 guests will receive a gift bag. facebook.com

Nov. 16
Treats & Treasures Craft Sale & Bazaar
Centre Greene, 1090 Greene Ave., Westmount. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE admission. Over 30 artisans, baked goods, a raffle, and light lunch. centregreene.org

Nov. 16
Seaway Valley Artisans Merry Noel Artisan Fair
Centre Sportif Multisports, 3093 Boul. de la Gare, 2nd floor, Vaudreuil-Dorion. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE admission. 45 juried crafters offering paintings, jewelry, woodworking, sewing, knitting, chocolates, soaps, foot and more. seawayvalleyartisans.com

Nov. 16
Holiday Market
Wilder Penfield Elementary School, 551 Westminster St., D.D.O. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. FREE admission. Many local vendors and artisans. There will also be food, refreshments, and a raffle. facebook.com

Nov. 16 & 17
Dollard Centre for the Arts Craft Fair
Dollard Civic Centre, 12001 de Salaberry Blvd., D.D.O. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE admission. More than 85 artisans and 25 artists will display jewelry, clothing, pet gifts, soaps, seasonal accessories and more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.  facebook.com

Nov. 17
Kateri Christmas Craft Fair
Knights of Columbus Hall, Malone Hwy., Kahnawake. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE admission. Many vendors selling arts & crafts, traditional beadwork, woodwork, paintings, baked goods, chocolate, knitting, clothing, candles and more. Raffles and door prizes. facebook.com

Nov. 23
Christmas Bazaar, Artisan & Bake Sale
Dorval-Strathmore United Church, 310 Brookhaven, Dorval. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. FREE admission. Artisans, baked goods, preserves, turkey pot pies & tourtieres, apple pies, and more. Lunch room on-site. dorvalstrathmoreunited.weebly.com

Nov. 23
Craft Fair
Schofield Hall, 90 Roosevelt Ave., Montreal. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. FREE admission. A variety of artisans offering unique gift ideas. Door prizes. ville.mont-royal.qc.ca

Nov. 23 & 24
Artisan Fair
Stewart Hall Cultural Centre, 176 Lakeshore Rd., Pointe-Claire. Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 24 from noon to 5 p.m. Visit from Santa on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  FREE admission. Many juried artisans offering jewelry, wooden objects, clothing and more. There will be a raffle, tea room, and creative art workshops. Please bring non-perishable food items to benefit Christian Action. pointe-claire.ca

Nov. 24
AvH Christmas Bazaar
Alexander von Humboldt German International School, 216 Victoria Dr., Baie d’Urfe. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE admission. Over 50 vendors, traditional German Christmas treats, crafts, food, fun activities for children, entertainment, and more. facebook.com

Nov. 28-Dec. 8
The Nutcracker Market
Palais des Congres, 1001 place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montreal. Opens daily at 11 a.m. (see website for closing times). FREE admission. Huge market with close to 100 merchants offering Christmas and holiday gift ideas such as clothing, accessories, beauty aids, household items, food, kids’ toys and more. grandsballets.com

Nov. 30
Westwood Craft Fair
Westwood Junior High School, 2800 rue du Bordelais, St. Lazare. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE admission. Wide array of crafts and gifts. Lunch room, raffle and book sale. facebook.com

Nov. 30
Holiday Craft & Gift Fair
Kingsdale Academy, 4381 King St., Pierrefonds. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. FREE admission. A variety of artisans and vendors offering crafts and holiday gift items. Raffle, refreshments and photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus. facebook.com

Nov. 30 – Dec. 22
Village de Noel de Montreal
La Place du Marche, St. Ambroise at Atwater, Montreal. Fridays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. FREE admission. Visit many artisan chalets, enjoy unique animation for all ages,  gourmet evenings, concerts, film screenings in open air and many activities for children. facebook.com

Dec. 1
Craft Fair
Centennial Regional High School, 880 Hudson, Greenfield Park. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. FREE admission. More than 120 artisans with a huge selection of handmade articles available at reasonable prices; knitted goods, jewelry, toile painting, Christmas decorations, porcelain, ceramics, quilts, woodwork, etc. crhs.rsb.qc.ca

Dec. 6 – 8
Marche de Noel de Laval
Laval Nature Centre, 901 Park Ave., Laval. Opens daily at 10 a.m. FREE admission. Fill up on gift ideas from 70 exhibitors, under a heated big top. Also check out the sale of natural Christmas trees, a horticultural workshop, sleigh rides, and much more. Santa Clause awaits children wanting to share their wish lists. laval.ca

Dec. 7
Holiday Fair
Clearpoint Elementary School, 17 Cedar Ave., Pointe-Claire. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  FREE admission. 40+ artisans and vendors, plenty of activities for the children, Scholastic Book Fair, bake table, raffle, refreshments, Bien Manger coffee, and much more. Domino’s Pizza will be served. Santa Claus will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to take photos with the kids. facebook.com

Dec. 8
Hanukkah Market
Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent Blvd., Montreal. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. FREE admission. Find the perfect holiday gift, visit the PJ Library kids booth, sample some Hanukkah treats, and visit the museum’s newest exhibit. facebook.com

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