5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, January 3

Jan 2 2019, 7:12 pm

The first weekend of the new year is quickly approaching (this week has zoomed by) and we’ve highlighted five events happening in the city today, January 3, to help feel like you’re getting there a little quicker.

There’s enough to keep you busy all day long, so get out there Montreal!

Vancouver Canucks vs Montreal Canadiens

A good old fashioned inter-Canadian-city matchup takes place tonight as the Canucks hop over fro Ottawa.

As Carey Price returns from the IR (it’s unclear if he’s starting), Shea Weber and the boys will try to check off their first win of 2019 and keep pace in the Atlantic Division.

When: Thursday, January 3
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: 1909 avenue des Canadiens de Montreal
Price: Various prices

Dream Land

Just because the holidays are over, doesn’t mean you have to stop celebrating. Sami Hajjar’s ‘Christmas Display’ house will still light up four times a day as we bid farewell to the holidays.

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

When: From now until January 10
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm (Every hour)
Where: 9035 Jean-Bourdon Avenue, West Island
Price: Free

Slava’s Snowshow

Slava’s Snowshow is a stage show created and staged by Russian performance artist Slava Polunin. The show won the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event.

Hosted by Just for Laughs at the timeless Théâtre St-Denis, the show will run for 15 dates when it’s all said and done.

When: Thursday, January 3
Time: 3 pm, 7 pm, 7:30 pm
Where: Théâtre St-Denis, 1594 St-Denis
Price: $46 – $93.50, available online

Pente à Neige

No offence, Mont Tremblant, but we might hit the slopes a bit closer to home this week as La Pente à Neige has constructed a man-made ski hill at Parc Ignace-Bourget.

If the weather holds up, the second edition of the urban hill is big enough for up to 250 people and there’s also a mini slope on site to accommodate up to 50 mini-skiers.

The hill welcomes skiers, snowboarders, tubers and sledders of any age and features a cosily heated yurt, mulled wine, hot chocolate and music.

Guests can bring their own equipment or it can be rented on site.

When: Thursday, January 3
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Parc Ignace-Bourget
Price: Free admission

Luminothérapie

Place des Festivals is shining through the use of dominos, music and lights.

The 9th edition of Luminothérapie, Quebec’s largest temporary public art installation, is called “Effet domino” by Ingrid Ingrid. The installation features 120 giant dominos spread out across several different stations. The public is invited to play with them, each creating different music and luminous effects in the process.

The dominos are all topple-able as a musical orchestra of dominos illuminate in a rainbow of pastel hues and sounds.

When: Thursday, January 3
Time: 12 pm – 10 pm
Where: Place des Festivals, Jeanne Mance
Price: Free

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