11 things to do in Montreal today: Saturday, November 24

Nov 24 2018, 3:34 am

Somehow, it’s already the last Saturday of month. Meaning, next week at this time it’s going to be December! With that said, there’s a slew of great events happening around Montreal today, November 24, capping off the month’s last weekend in style.

Dream Land

Christmas display

Sami Hajjar’s Christmas Display/Facebook

Once the ‘Christmas Display House’ gets going, it’s officially the holidays. Sami Hajjar of the West Island will be¬†continuing his ‚ÄėChristmas Display‚Äė house again this holiday season, but he‚Äôs upping his game.

Compared to last year’s ‘Frozen Land,’ the upcoming ‘Dream Land’ will feature 250,000 lights, inflatables and synchronized music to five Disney songs, four times a day.

This is the first weekend of Hajjar’s Christmas display of 2018, go take a peak while all the lights are the brightest.

When: From now until- December 25
Time:¬†6 pm ‚Äď 9 pm (Every hour)
Where: 9035 Jean-Bourdon Avenue, West Island
Price: Free

Montreal Bach Festival

The Bach Festival honours Bach and other composers in more than 20 concerts hosted at some of the most beautiful spots of Montreal: Quartier des spectacles, Mont Royal, Le Plateau, Westmount Park.

Hundreds of musicians, singers, and conductors from Quebec and Europe pay tribute to the famous German composer.

It’s enough to make you say, “I‚Äôll be Bach.”

When: From now until December 7
Time: Varies per selection
Where: Various venues around Montreal
Price:¬†$15 ‚Äď $42, available¬†online

Le March√© de No√ęl chez Maison Pepin



Maison Pepin has channelled their inner-Harry Potter and has transformed their charming alleyway into a breathtaking rustic Christmas market.

The market itself will feature a variety of locally-made products for sale and DIY workshops from gift packaging to wreath making.

Think about all the Instagramable moments this alleyway presents.

When: From now until December 24
Time:¬†10 am ‚Äď 5 pm
Where: 378 Rue St-Paul Ouest

Gem and Mineral Exhibition

The annual exhibition and sale of semi-precious stones, jewellery, sculptures, beads, semi-precious beads, fossils, and minerals returns this weekend. Crystals and minerals made locally and from abroad will be showcased as well as jewellery made of amber from the Baltic Sea. The site also features fossils, rough lapis lazuli, kunzite, aquamarine, quartz, rose quartz, and giant amethyst geodes.

When: November 24 and 25
Time:¬†12 pm ‚Äď 9 pm on Friday, 10 am ‚Äď 7 pm on Saturday, 10 am ‚Äď 5 pm on Sunday
Where: Place Bonaventure
Price: $8

Collectif Créatif Etsy Montreal

Etsy Made in Canada

The Collectif Créatif Etsy Montreal is a three-day pop-up event that sells local, handmade products just in time for the holidays. Located in the heart of downtown, the event takes place (for the second time) in the renowned Salle Des Pas Perdus at Windsor Station.

Over 150 local artisans, makers and designers will be on site. You’ll find home decor products, jewelry, children’s clothing and toys, accessories, skin care products, culinary delicacies and more.

When: Saturday, November 24
Time:¬†11 am ‚Äď 7 pm
Where: Windsor Station, 1100 Rue de la Gauchetiere Ouest
Price: Free

FEZtival of Trees

The FEZtival of Trees is a family-friendly Christmas Tree Spectacle held by Karnak Shriners, which brings together families, neighbours, businesses and community partners to celebrate the many joys of Christmas.

Local businesses and organizations donate fully decorated Christmas Trees (artificial) that are displayed for the public to enjoy. At the end of the four-day event, the trees are raffled off.

When: November 24, 25 and 30
Time: 10 am Р9 pm on Friday, until 6 pm on Saturday and 4 pm on Sunday
Where: Karnak Shriners, 3350 Sources Boulevard, Dollard
Price: Free

The Montreal Canadiens vs the Boston Bruins

shea weber canadiens

Montreal Canadiens / Twitter

The Habs come home today after a Friday night game in Buffalo and face their bitter rivals, the Boston Bruins, for the first time at the Bell Centre this season.

Look for Price to bounce back between the pipes and see if anyone can slow down Max Domi.

Things might get chirpy, they might get heated, it’ll definitely be fun.

When: Saturday, November 24
Time: 7 pm
Where: Bell Centre, 1909 avenue des Canadiens de Montreal
Price: Varying prices, available online

Victorian Christmas at the Cartier’s

Discover how fashion styles dating back to 1867 are still in vogue 150 years later. The exhibition showcases elegant Victorian decor and styles, hot drinks by the fireplace, a Christmas card workshop, and champagne.

When: From now until December 21
Time:¬†10 am ‚Äď 5 pm on weekdays, 9:30 am ‚Äď 12 pm on weekends
Where:¬†Sir George-√Čtienne Cartier National Historic Site
Price: $7.80


comiccon mtl


This month’s Mini-Comiccon showcases video games, comic books, action figures and collectibles at the historic Palais des¬†congr√®s.

It’ll lack the star power that it had at this summer’s main event, but you can still dress up.

When: November 24 and 25
Time: 11 am Р5 pm
Where: Palais des congrès de Montréal
Price: Free admission

San Holo Concert

Sander van Dijck, better known by his stage name San Holo, is a Dutch DJ, musician, record producer and composer from Zoetermeer. He gained international recognition for his remix of Dr. Dre’s “The Next Episode,” which currently has over 175 million views on YouTube.

He’ll be spinning beats at the timeless Th√©√Ętre Corona tonight.

When: Saturday, November 24
Time: 8 pm
Where:¬†Th√©√Ętre Corona, 2490 Notre-Dame Ouest
Price: $38, available online

Hiking on Mont Saint-Hilaire

PGSS is taking Montrealers to Mont Saint-Hilaire for a chance to explore more than 1,000 hectares of natural forest. The hike will be separated into three groups depending on your experience and whether you want an easy or a more challenging trek.

Included in the fee is transportation and entrance to the park.

When: Saturday, November 24
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Where: Mont-Saint-Hilaire Nature Centre
Price: $22 Adult

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