5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, January 3

Jan 3 2018, 6:07 am

The first Humpday of the year is here, Montreal! From winter fun and more these events will add some excitement to this chilly Wednesday.


A light-up winter wonderland will be taking over Place des Festivals this winter for the eighth annual edition of Luminothérapie. This year’s display is called Impulse and it is an interactive work made up of light-up seesaws.

Where: Place des Festivals, Jeanne Mance St.
When: Until January 28, 2018
Time:  Sunday to Wednesday: from noon to 10 pm
Thursday to Saturday: from noon to 11 pm

Go skating at the Old Port skating rink 

Known for its outstanding quality of ice, excellent facilities, and breathtaking views of the city and the Saint Lawrence River, this is the place to go skating in Montreal.

When: Until March 11, 2018
Where: Natrel Skating Rink, Bonsecours Basin, Old Port

Go snowshoeing 

Thanks to Montreal’s plethora of urban parks, there are plenty of trails for you to wander this winter. Dig that old pair of snowshoes out of your closet or rent a brand new pair, whatever you do you’re sure to enjoy this snowy activity.

When: Until March 2018
Where: Check out our handy list!

Visit the most decorated holiday house in Montreal 

Sami Hajjar transforms his home into an amazing light display. Last year, his home took on a Minion Christmas theme with over 15,000 lights. This year, Hajjar is turning it up a notch with a Frozen Land theme that includes over 100,000 shining lights.

Where: 9035 Jean-Bourdon Avenue, Montreal
When: Until January 5, 2018
Time: Light shows take place at 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm and 9 pm

Grab a Nutella milkshake at Tella’s

Tella’s Cremiere et Bar A Desserts is a little dessert spot on Beaubien Street that has become known for their unbelievable Nutella milkshakes. Similar to C’ChoColat’s freakshakes, Tella’s milkshakes are absolutely massive. Smothered in whipped cream, Nutella drizzle, and plastered with pretzels, you won’t be able to get enough of these sweet and salty treats.
When: Sunday to Thursday 12pm-10:30 pm, Friday and Saturday 12 pm-11pm
Where: Tella’s, 6589 Beaubien

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