12 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, December 9

Dec 8 2018, 4:39 am

Today’s Sunday in Montreal is boasting enough great events to make it feel like your weekend is just starting instead of finishing.

Before you get back to work, here are 12 things to check out in the city today, Sunday, December 9.

Make Space

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Make Space is an all-female pop-up market that will be selling local goods, all sustainable and handmade, just in time for the holidays.

The market will offer locally made goods, vintage clothes, books, skin-care products, plants, an onsite tarot reader and much more.

The space will be giving out free mulled wine and will be selling hot chocolate, chili and snacks.

Make time for Make Space.

When: Sunday, December 9
Time:¬†11 am ‚Äď 7 pm
Where: The Space, 617 rue St. Remi
Price: Free admission, varying prices

The Nutcracker Market- Montreal

Every holiday season, the Nutcracker Market brings together hundreds of local artisans for a magical shopping experience.

The market started in 2010 in support of The Nutcracker Fund for Children, the country’s first charity Christmas market symbolizes the kick-off of the holiday celebrations.

Plus, 10% of all exhibitor’s sales go towards the Fund that each year gives disadvantaged children a unique holiday experience that includes a free performance of The Nutcracker, animated creative workshops and gifts.

The two-week event wraps up tonight.

When: Sunday, December 9
Time:¬†11 am ‚Äď 5 pm
Where: Palais des congrès
Price: Free

Dream Land

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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.

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

Village de No√ęl de Montr√©al

Montreal’s iconic Atwater Market has been transformed into a gorgeous Christmas market.

The third edition of the¬†Village de No√ęl¬†will feature ‚Äútwice as many kiosks as years past,‚ÄĚ vendors, concerts, light shows, a giant, decked out evergreen tree, holiday treats and outdoor screenings of classic Christmas movies.

As a bonus, the big man himself, Santa Claus, will be on site every Saturday until Christmas.

When: From now until December 23
Time:¬†Weekends from 11:30 am ‚Äď 9 pm
Where: Place du Marche, corner of St-Ambroise and Atwater
Price: Free

Le March√© de No√ęl chez Maison Pepin


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Maison Pepin has channelled their inner-Harry Potter and have 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
Price: Free

Hockey History Exhibit

The Hockey Cup History travelling exhibit opens on Friday at the Dorval Museum of Local History and Heritage.

Hockey fans can take a look at trophies, rings, hockey sticks, archival footage and over 50 hockey-related artifacts. Visitors are also invited to play a hockey tabletop game as well as a ‚Äėdesign your own goalie mask‚Äô workshop.

When: From now until April 17
Time:¬†1:30 pm ‚Äď 4:30 pm, Thursday to Sunday
Where: 1850 Lakeshore Drive, Dorval
Price: Free

Ogilvy’s Christmas Display

Ogilvy's Christmas window display

McCord Museum

Ogilvy’s Christmas window display, a holiday fixture at the corner of Ste. Catherine and rue de la Montagne has found a new home.

The annual scenes of stuffed animals interacting in mechanical settings, which has delighted Montrealers since 1947, has been donated to the McCord Museum where they will be on display every day in December.

When:¬†December 1 ‚Äď 31
Time: 24/7
Where: McCord Museum

Nextdoor Pub & Grill

Nextdoor is the place to on Sundays to eat and drink. They offer deals at both ends of their hours ‚Äď bottomless caesars and mimosas in the afternoon and 29 cent chicken wings at night. Park yourself at the quaint, cozy, basement pub and see how many cheap and equally tasty wings you can devour.

When: Sunday, December 9
Time:¬†8 am ‚Äď 3 pm caesar/mimosa deal, 4 pm-midnight

Fontaine Boréale

Christmas is usually associated with snow and ice so how about a little element change? For the third consecutive year, the Christmas fountain known as ‚ÄúFontaine bor√©ale‚ÄĚ is returning during the holiday season.

The immersive and multi-sensory experience features the Complexe Desjardin’s Grande-Place water fountain, completely decked out in the Christmas spirit.

Every hour, the fountain lights and shoots up to the shopping mall’s ceiling, accompanied by music, lights and special effects.

Or, it could actually be magic.

When: Every day in December
Time:¬†Every hour from 4 pm ‚Äď 10 pm
Where: Complexe Desjardins, 150 rue Ste. Catherine Ouest
Price: Free

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Where: 5175A Rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Notre-Dame Basilica

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Celebrate Sunday mass at Montreal’s most viewed structure at 11 am and hear a 25-person choir accompanied by the organ. Or, take a walking tour of the basilica which is an absolutely gorgeous spectacle. It is filled with hundreds of wooden carvings, several religious statues, and gigantic stained glass windows.

When: The Notre-Dame Basilica is open year round
Time:¬†12:30 pm ‚Äď 4 pm on Sundays (mass starts at 11 am)
Where: 110 Rue Notre Dame Ouest
Price: Free

Requiem de Mozart Orchestra

L‚ÄôOrchestre Philharmonique et ChŇďur des M√©lomanes (OPCM) welcomes guests to Mozart’ss Requiem and Britten Lachymae performed by Marina Thibeault.

When: Sunday, December 9
Time: 7 pm Р10 pm
Where:¬†Paroisse de l’Immacul√©e-Conception, 1855 rue Rachel
Price: $15 Р$60, available online

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