5 things to do in Montreal today: Tuesday, December 20

Dec 20 2016, 2:28 pm

From the final event from Just for Laughs to ice skating in the Old Port, here is everything you need on your social calendar today.

Political Cabaret Antics

Celebrate the holiday season with a few laughs. Just for Laughs is hosting one of its final events of the season, Political Cabaret Antics. Presented by Sunwing.ca, the show will be a collection of politically incorrect skits and songs covering everything from Quebec to international news. Need to laugh after this ridiculously awful year in world politics? This is the place to do it.
When: December 20-22, 26-28
Where: Club Soda, 1225 Boul St-Laurent

Noel sur l’Avenue

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

Skating in Old Port

Boasting perhaps the most picturesque rink in all of Montreal, the Bonsecours Basin outdoor skating rink will be up and running this December. Though the exact date is TBA, you can expect it to open in early December and to remain open all winter long. Bring a hot date or your closest friends and enjoy a magical night of skating under the stars to holiday tunes.
When: Early December 2016-March 2017
Where: Old Port


Think of Luminotherapie as the 21 Balancoires of the winter months. Set up in Place des Festivals every year, Luminotherapie is an interactive art installation with featuring bright and twinkly holiday lights. Comprised of thirty seesaws that light up and play music, the event invites Montrealers to take part in their very own winter playground.
When: December 8, 2016 – January 29, 2017
Where: Place des Festivals

Fragments of Humanity, Archaeology in Quebec

The first major exhibition dedicated entirely to Quebec archaeology, Fragments of Humanity features over 350 artifacts and tracks 50 years of archaeological discovery in the province. Combining items from museums all over Quebec, the exhibition highlights the history of the region through each individual artifact. We promise you’ll never look at Montreal the same way again.
When: Until January 8, 2017
Where: Pointe-a-Calliere