5 things to do in Montreal today: Monday, January 9

Jan 9 2017, 2:05 pm

From a gourmet food festival to skating on top of Mount Royal, here is everything you need on your social calendar today.

Wildside Theatre Festival

The Centaur Theatre’s indie festival is back. On for ten whole days from January 5th until the 15th, the Wildside Theatre Festival showcases 7 plays from the acclaimed Australian show, Hootenanny, to Outta Here: An Original Musical. Don’t miss your chance to see some excellent and inexpensive live theatre!
When: Until January 15
Where: Centaur Theatre, 453 Rue Saint-François-Xavier

Happening Gourmand

Table d’hote at reduced prices? Yes, please. Eat like a king for less courtesy of Happening Gourmand, one of Montreal’s best culinary festivals. Taking place in Old Montreal between January 5th and February 5th, the festival has partnered with top-notch Montreal restaurants to deliver high quality meals at a fixed price (ranging from $23 to $30). Some of this year’s participating restaurants including Suite 701, Vieux-Port Steakhouse, Bevo Bar + Pizzeria, Modavie Bistro, and Kyo Bar Japonais.
When: Until February 5, 2017
Where: Various locations

Village Mammouth

Olympic Stadium’s Village Mammouth is the place to be this winter. The festivals boasts an ice skating rink, snow tubing slides, a winter fair, food trucks, live music, and more. Village Mammouth is open all winter long, until March 12, 2017. Admission is completely free, though ice skating or tubing will cost you.
When: Until March 12, 2017
Where: Olympic Village


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 mesmerizing loops that light up and play music, the event invites Montrealers to take part in their very own winter playground.
When: Until January 29, 2017
Where: Place des Festivals

Skating at Beaver Lake

Ice skating on top of Mount Royal is simply magical. Each year, Beaver Lake freezes over and Montrealers are invited to skate on this iconic pond. If you have your own skates, this activity is totally free. If not, you can rent skates from the chalet for $9.
When: Until March 12, 2017
Where: Beaver Lake, Mount Royal



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