5 things to do in Montreal today: Friday, December 23

Dec 24 2016, 1:56 am

From a fashionable Christmas pop-up shop to the Nutcracker Ballet, here is everything you need on your social calendar today.

Last Minute Pop-Up with Deux Lions

What: Need any last minute gifts or holiday outfits? Join Deux Lions for a glass of wine and a super sale on gold plated hoops, chokers, army jackets, faux fur, and much much all made in Montreal!
When: December 23 at 5 pm
Where: Deux Lions shop, 5431 St Laurent corner St Viateur.

Nutcracker Ballet

What: A holiday classic, a touch of magic that has enthralled Montreal audiences for over 50 years! Enter Clara’s warm and welcoming home, laugh at the buffooneries of the King of Sweets, and be swept away by Tchaikovsky’s timeless score.
When: Until December 30
Where: La Place Des Arts

Who is the Real Santa Claus

What: December is the time to meet Santa Clauses from around the world, accompanied by  interpreter-guides. During the month of December, young and old alike are invited to come see Babushka, Melchior, Black Peter and Santa Claus. While visiting the archaeological remains, you will encounter four Christmas characters who will explain how the holidays are celebrated in their parts of the world. Come on a delightful world tour of holiday traditions!
When: Until December 31st
Where: Pac Musee, 350 Place Royale, Old Montréal

Noel sur l’Avenue

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

Merry Montreal

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

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