From holiday markets to live music, here is everything you nee don your social calendar today.
What: Head to Old Port this holiday season and enjoy a slew of free activities, ranging from a New Year’s Eve party to outdoor yoga. Stroll through the market, set up in Place Jacques Cartier, and you’ll find gourmet food, warm drinks, artisanal crafts, and local art. If you’re a movie buff, be sure to attend the Outdoor Holiday Cinema in which festive family films will be screened.
When: December 1-24
Where: Old Port of Montreal
What: American singer/songwriter William Fitzsimmons returns to our city tonight, bringing his indie folk sound to The Great Hall. The multi-instrumentalist released the successful Lions in 2014, and released Charleroi: Pittsburgh, Vol. 2 earlier this year.
When: Thursday, December 1 at 7 pm
Where: L’Astral – 305 rue Sainte-Catherine West
What: Make your way down Mont-Royal Ave for this traditional torchlit walk. Following a Christmas sleigh, this event attracts nearly 10,000 people each year. Better yet, it culminates in Christmas in the Park, which features an enchanting holiday village filled with activities and treats for the whole family.
When: December 1-24
Where: Avenue du Mont-Royal Est
What: If you’re sick of shopping in chain retail stores, then the souk @ sat is for you. This annual market highlights the coolest creations that Montreal has to offer. Sixty local artists come together under one roof, displaying everything from designer clothes and accessories to jewelry, CDs, and toys. There is guaranteed to be something for all tastes and budgets at this massive holiday fair.
When: November 29-December 4
Where: 1201 Boul St-Laurent
What: Join City Council members around the Christmas tree at City Hall in Westmount for the magical lighting of the tree. There will also be carol singing, hot chocolate, and Christmas cookies!
When: December 1 at 6:30 pm
Where: 4333 Sherbrooke Street West