12 things to do in Montreal today: Sunday, November 25

Nov 23 2018, 7:45 pm

With all the eventful things happening in Montreal today, November 25, it might feel more like the start of the weekend versus the end. In any case, you might as well pretend it is.

CP Holiday Train Montreal

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CP Holiday Train

The 20th edition of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will travel across Canada this holiday season and will be going through Montreal today.

Not only will you get to see this historic train in all its glory, but Montreal native Sam Roberts will also be performing.

When: November 25 and 27
Time: Various times
Where: Kahnawake, St.Constant, Delson, St. Mathieu, Lacolle, Montreal West, Beaconsfield
Price: Free (Bring non-perishable donations to support your local food bank)

Three Days Grace Concert

Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997. After stops in Quebec City and Ottawa, Three Days Grace swings by Montreal’s MTELUS theatre on Sunday.

When: Sunday, November 25
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: MTLEUS, 59 rue Ste. Catherine
Price:¬†$69 ‚Äď $137, available¬†online

Hockey History Exhibit

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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

The Canadian International Organ Competition

The Canadian International Organ Competition (CIOC) carries over from last month and presents the world’s finest organs and organists. The festival promotes increasing awareness and interest in organ music.

When: Every day in November
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues

Turbo Haus Chili Cook-Off

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Turbo Haus is hosting their first ever chili cook-off, the ultimate comfort food.

Guests are welcomed to join the venue to cook, or to eat. Winners will be rewarded for whoever cooks the best meat and vegetarian chili sauce.

Chili while it’s chilly.

When: Sunday, November 25
Time: 5 pm Р8 pm
Where: Turbo Ha√ľs, 2040 rue St-Denis
Price: $10

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: Sunday, November 25
Time:¬†10 am ‚Äď 5 pm
Where: Place Bonaventure
Price: $8

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.

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

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 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

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


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This weekend’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. The mini-comic con kicked off yesterday and sums up today.

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

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