11 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, November 19

Nov 18 2017, 4:35 am

Happy Sunday, Montreal! From a book festival to cats, here are some events to make the tail-end of your weekend a good one.

Santa Claus Parade in Rosemère

It may be a bit of a drive, but Santa Claus is coming to Rosemère! Head out and see the big jolly man in red as he leads this magical holiday parade.

Where: Rosemère Square, 401, boul. Labelle, Rosemere
When: November 19, 2017
Time: 11 am to 12 pm – Parade/ 12 to 4 pm – Christmas activities!

Mtl Flash Tattoo Day

Want to get inked? Head to Mtl Tattoo where they will be giving tattoos all day long. Several designs will be offered at a reduced price. Food and drinks will also be served.

Where: Mtl Tattoo, South: 3933 St-Denis – North: 4525 St-Denis, Montreal
When: November 19, 2017
Time: 9 am to 9 pm

Montreal Cat Festival

Calling all cat lovers!

Montreal’s very own cat festival, The Salon des Aristochats, will take place 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 19, 2017
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Admission: Free


Calling all LEGO lovers! A giant LEGO festival is taking place in Montreal.

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 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 as the NHL commemorates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the league.

Where: Outside of the Bell Centre
When: November 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. 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 19, 2017
Time: 11 am to 4 pm

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.

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.

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 until 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: Until December 31, 2017
Times: 3:30 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm, 9 pm, 10 pm
Price: Free

Frozen Land

This Montreal home is turning into a Christmas light extravaganza.

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 will include over 100,000 shining lights.

Where: 9035 Jean-Bourdon Avenue, Montreal
When: November 19, 2017, to January 5, 2018
Time: Light shows take place at 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm and 9 pm

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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