5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, December 8

Dec 8 2016, 4:51 pm

From a downtown interactive art installation to an adult Christmas show, here is everything you need on your social calendar today.


What: 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

Mary Poppins

What: See the classic tale of Mary Poppins brought to life at Theatre Saint Denis. With showtimes through December and January, don’t miss your chance to see the story live.
When: December 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 2016 and January 3-7, 2017
Where: Theatre Saint-Denis, 1594 Rue Saint-Denis

Attend the adult Christmas show, Urban Tales X: An Undead Christmas

What: Each year, the Centaur Theatre puts on a special Christmas-themed show just for adults, and this year is no exception. Titled, “Urban Tales X – An Undead Xmas,” the 2016 show promises to be just as bizarre and entertaining as ever. Divided into six parts, each performance will tell a satirical story about what the holidays are like from an adult’s perspective. It sounds hilariously relatable.
When: December 8-17
Where: Centaur Theatre, 453 Rue Saint-François-Xavier

Santas Are Taking Over the Stewart Museum

What: The Stewart Museum’s magical Christmas exhibit opens on November 16th. The exhibition will showcase 30 Santa figurines and a Szalasi doll castle that comes to life when music plays. Admission to the museum and the special holiday exhibit are free.
When: Until January 8, 2017
Where: 20 Chemin du Tour de l’isle

Try La Diperie’s premium hot cocoa

What: Montreal’s favourite soft ice cream spot, La Diperie, is now serving up an equally delicious winter treat: pimped out hot chocolate. As you would expect from the geniuses behind La Diperie’s flavour combinations, their menu of hot chocolate is pretty darn spectacular. A few of their unbelievable options include cinnamon bun hot chocolate with almond milk, cookie dough hot chocolate, dulce de leche hot chocolate, hazelnut praline hot chocolate, and dark mint hot chocolate.
When: Thursday and Sunday 12pm-8pm. Friday and Saturday 12pm-9pm
Where: 68 Ave des Pins E and 5582 Av de Monkland