13 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, November 18

Nov 18 2017, 4:08 am

Your Saturday is here! From Christmas markets to a LEGO festival get out there and take advantage of all the exciting things to do in Montreal today.

Salon du Livre

If a library is your idea of paradise, then you have to check out Montreal’s annual Salon du Livre. The giant book fair will be held at Place Bonaventure, beginning on November 15 and ending on November 20.

During the six-day festival, Place Bonaventure will be filled to the brim with books. In addition to the thousands of books available for purchase, there will be author signings, book panels, trade shows, a teen lounge, and a book donation bin.

Where: Place Bonaventure, 800 de la Gauchetière Ouest
When: Until November 20, 2017
Admission: Tickets available online, $6-$12.


American electronic music duo Odesza – who is fresh from an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel – are on their way to fame after the recent release of their chart-topping new album, “A Moment Apart.”

When: November 18 at 8 pm
Where: Mtelus
Tickets: Available online at $54.25

The Santa Claus Parade 2017

Santa Claus is officially coming to town. On November 18, head down to Sainte-Catherine West, between Du Fort and Saint-Urbain streets to experience Montreal’s magical Santa Claus Parade.

The 67th edition of the parade will feature over 20 floats including the Christmas Fairy’s and Santa Claus’, and a wide range of artists, musicians, dancers and street performers.

Where: Sainte-Catherine West, between Du Fort and Saint-Urbain streets
When: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Time: 11 am

The Gospel Brunch

The trend from New York City arrives in Montreal. Dine on a local menu of indulgent brunch fare while enjoying live performances by the Imani Gospel Singers choir, accompanied by piano.

Where: 463, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montreal
When: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Time:10 am to 12:30 pm

German Christmas Bazaar

Germany’s Christmas traditions are coming to Montreal.

On November 18, head down to Montreal’s German Christmas Bazaar at the Town of Mont Royal Town Hall. Enjoy a variety of German food, drink entertainment, decorations and more!

Where: Town of Mont-Royal Town Hall, 90 Avenue Roosevelt, Mont-Royal
When: November 18, 2017
Time: 12 to 5 pm
Admission: Free!

Montreal November Market

Kick off the holiday season by checking out the Montreal’s third annual November Market.

On Saturday, November 18, head down to the market to find the best holiday gifts, fresh produce, artisanal crafts and so much more.

Where: 6524 Rue St-Hubert, Montreal
When: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Price: Free

Montreal Cat Festival

Calling all cat lovers!

Montreal’s very own cat festival, The Salon des Aristochats, will take place on November 18 and 19 from 10 am to 5 pm at Centre Pierre Charbonneau. Located near Olympic Stadium, this is your chance to discover cat-loving artists, browse hundreds of cat-inspired gifts and goodies, and participate in cat-themed activities. They will even have celebrity cats on-site for you to play with.

Where: Centre Pierre Charbonneau, 3000 Rue Viau
When: November 18 to 19, 2017
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Admission: Free


Calling all LEGO lovers! A giant LEGO festival is taking place in Montreal on November 18 and 19.

Brickomanie brings together some of the most creative LEGO builders in the province. More than 75 exhibitors will be on site sharing their amazing creations. There will also be demonstrations, prizes, exhibits and more LEGO than you can imagine.

Where:  Quartier DIX30 à Brossard, 9650, boul. Leduc
When: November 18 and 19, 2017
Time: Check event times for public on website
Admission: Adult: $ 10, kids under 18 years: $ 5 and free for kids 3 years and under

See the Stanley Cup

Grab your camera, because you’re going to get your chance at a Stanley Cup selfie this month, Montreal.

A series of events will take place in Montreal November 17 to 19, as the NHL commemorates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the league.

Where: Outside of the Bell Centre
When: November 18 and 19, 2017

Marché Saison des Fêtes/Holiday Season Market

The holiday season is already on our minds and one of the best ways to celebrate is to visit a cute Christmas market. On November 18 and 19, head down to the first annual Holiday Market organized by Atelier Fiber Arts and Homemade Emporium.

You’ll be able to find unique gifts for your loved ones in no time and you can treat yourself to something nice while you’re at it!

Where: Atelier Fiber Arts, 3993 Rue Wellington, Verdun
When: November 18 to 19, 2017
Time: 11 am to 4 pm

Liquid Architecture

An immersive ‘liquid architecture’ exhibition will be taking place at Montreal’s Society of Technological Arts (SAT).

The exhibit is an audiovisual experience that deconstructs 3D scans of monuments, buildings, and structures into a mesmerizing experience that will be projected on the dome of the SAT.

Where: SAT, 1201 Boul. Saint Laurent
When: Until November 31, 2017 (From Tuesday to Saturday)
Time: 7 pm, each show runs for 40 minutes

Fontaine Boréale

Montreal’s amazing light-up holiday water fountain show is back at Complexe Desjardins from November 18 to December 31.

Come discover this year’s edition of Fontaine Boreale –an immersive light-show that features the magic of the holidays.

Where: Complexe Desjardins, 150 Saint-Catherine St W
When: November 18 to  December 31, 2017
Times: 3:30 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm, 9 pm, 10 pm
Price: Free

Barbie Expo

What: Come and check out the world’s largest Barbie exhibit this month. The exhibit will feature Barbies of various ethnicities, dressed in traditional clothes, as well as great Hollywood stars (Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, etc.). A separate section is reserved for haute-couture dolls, which have been dressed by Dior, Chanel, Givenchy and many more notable names from the fashion industry.

Where: Les Cours Mont-Royal, 1455 Peel Street,
When: Now until December 31

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