5 things to do in Montreal today: Wednesday, December 4

Dec 3 2019, 3:30 pm

As the workweek hits the midway point, here are a few happenings around Montreal today, December 4, that are worth checking out.

Enchanted Worlds – McCord Museum

Ogilvy’s old Christmas window display,¬†a holiday fixture at the corner of Ste. Catherine and rue de la Montagne since 1947, can now be found on Sherbrooke Street.

Last year, the annual scenes of stuffed animals interacting in mechanical settings, was donated to the McCord Museum and it is now on display until January 5, 2020.

Ogilvy’s old display has been split into two exhibits, “The Mill in the Forest” and the “Enchanted Village.”

The Mill in the Forest can be seen outside, 24 hours a day, at the corner of Sherbrooke and rue Victoria and the Enchanted Village is in a room on the McCord’s second floor.

When: From now until January 5, 2020
Time: 10 am Р6 pm (Enchanted Forest), 24 hours a day, outside (The Mill in the Forest)
Where: McCord Museum
Price: $14 Р$19 (Enchanted Forest), free admission (The Mill in the Forest)

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: Wednesday, December 4
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

Illumi Cavalia

The dark days of winter need to be brightened up a touch and that’s where Cavalia’s Illumi comes in.

Check out a world of magical, captivating, and gorgeous lights in an extraordinary outdoor show created from thousands of light sculptures, characters, and designs.

When: Wednesday, December 4
Time: 4 pm Р10 pm
Where: Illumi Cavalia, 2805 Boulevard du Souvenir, Laval
Price: $14.50 – $18.50, available online

The Nutcracker Market- Montreal

Every holiday season, the Nutcracker Market brings together hundreds of local artisans for a magical shopping experience and it has returned for its 10th edition.

Hundreds of exhibitors will be in attendance selling everything from gourmet food and hand-knit mittens, to gorgeous jewelry, and sweet-smelling candles. The market will display gifts for everyone in your life ‚Äď children, partners, friends, and family.

When: Wednesday, December 4
Time: Monday to Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm; Thursday and Friday, 11 am to 8 pm
Where: Palais des congrès
Price: Free admission

Montreal Bach Festival

Montreal’s Bach¬†Festival is devoted to classical music buffs and obviously, composer¬†Johann Sebastian Bach. From local and international artists, the two-week festival will interpret the works of the composer in new and traditional ways.

When: From now until December 7
Time: Varying times
Where:¬†Maison Symphonique de Montr√©al — 1600, rue St-Urbain
Price: $15 Р$186, available online