11 Christmas markets to check out in Montreal this holiday season

Dec 5 2017, 1:41 am

‘Tis the season to get on a warm winter coat and check out Montreal’s magical Christmas markets.

From amazing vendors selling beautiful holiday crafts, to the food stalls and mulled wine, there is nothing like a Christmas market to get you into the holiday spirit.

Thankfully, this year there are plenty of festivities to choose from. If you can’t decide where to go, here’s a handy list to make your holiday market plans a little easier!

Nutcracker Market Montreal

The ultimate holiday shopping market will be taking over Palais du Congres from November 30 until December 10. The market started in 2010 in support of The Nutcracker Fund for Children, the country’s first charity Christmas market symbolizes the kick-off for the holiday celebrations.

Where: Palais du Congres
When: Until December 10, 2017
Admission: Free

Etsy Holiday Market

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Everyone’s favourite online craft site, Etsy, is hosting a massive holiday market in Montreal this December. For two days only, the market will be taking over the Denise-Pelletier Theatre.

Where: Denis Pelletier Theatre, 4353 St Catherine St E
When: December 16 to 17, 2017
Time: December 16 from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, December 17  from 10 am to 5 pm

Marche Artisanal Montreal

It’s never too early to start making that holiday gift list and you’ll be able to pick up some great finds at the  Marche Artisanal Montreal.This Christmas market will feature amazing holiday gifts crafted by local artisans. This year, the market will be held at La Casa D’Italia next to metro Jean-Talon.

When: December 9 to 17, 2017
Where: La Casa D’Italia, 505 Jean-Talon Est, Montreal
Tickets: More information to be released closer to the event. Check website for details.

Marché de Noël des Designers de la Grover

If you’re looking for some fashionable holiday finds you’ve got to check out Montreal’s Designer Holiday Market.

Where: Grover Building, 2065 rue Parthenais, Montreal
When: December 7 to 10, 2017
Times: Check event page for times

Village de Noël de Montréal

Mark this on your calendars! An enchanting Christmas village is coming to Montreal this December. Village de Noël de Montréal will feature holiday vendors, delicious treats, sparkling Christmas trees, lights, Santa Claus and so much more!

Where: Place du Marche, corner of St-Ambroise and Atwater
When: December 7 to December 10, and December 15  to December 17
Time: TBA. Check website for hours.

La Féerie du Lac du Village

If your Christmas event to-do list isn’t already full of activities, you may want to add this one to your list. A magical Christmas village is taking place just 30 minutes away from Montreal.

Where: 15, rue des Peupliers, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
When: December 8 to 10, 2017
Times: Friday, December 8: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, December 9: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, December 10: 2017 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Village du Vilain Sapin de Montréal

An ‘Ugly Christmas Tree Village’ is officially coming to Montreal this holiday season. Until December 23, head down to Prince-Arthur Street East for the city’s first edition of the Village du Vilain Sapin de Montréal. This is definitely not your average Christmas festival. Prince-Arthur Street East will light up with festivities including entertainment, music, and decorations.

Where: On Prince Arthur Street East, between St-Laurent Blvd. and Laval Avenue
When: Now until December 23
Time: Monday to Friday, 4 pm to 9 pm
Saturday, from 11 am to 9 pm
Sunday, from 11 am to 7 pm

Le Grand Marche de Noel

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From December 1 to 24, Le Grand Marche de Noel will be taking over Place des Arts. This German-style Christmas market will feature food trucks, a Santa’s Cabin, Elves Workshop, and Santa’s Sleigh. There will also be carol singers, karaoke, storytime, and so many more events happening for the holiday season.

Where: Esplanade de la Place des Arts, 175 rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
When: December 1 to 24, 2017
Market is closed from December 4 to 6 and 11 to 13
Times: Various times, check website for schedule 

Noël dans le Parc

Get ready for holiday festivities taking place in three Montreal parks.

Noël dans le parc brings together Montrealers together for holiday cheer. Head down to Place Emilie-Gamelin, Parc des Compagnons de Saint Laurent, and Parc Lahaie for live entertainment, music, poetry, and bonfires.

Where: Place Emilie-Gamelin, Parc des Compagnons de Saint Laurent, and Parc Lahaie
When: December 1 to 25, 2017
Time: See full program of events online.

Le Marché de Noël chez Maison Pepin

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Until December 24, this charming alleyway in Old Montreal will turn into an adorable holiday market hosted by The Pepin Shop.

Where: 378 Rue St-Paul O, Montréal
When: Until December 24, 2017
Time: Various times, check event page for details

Merry Montreal

Montreal is about to get a little merrier in December. Merry Montreal is taking over the city from December 21 to 31. Old Montreal will light up with holiday festivities that are perfect for the whole family. Events include music, entertainment, dancing, food, drinks, holiday activities, and so much more. A giant New Year’s party will wrap up the festivities!

Where: Quai Jacques-Cartier and Place Jacques-Cartier
When: December 21 to 31, 2017
Time: Various times check website for details

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