5 things to do in Montreal today: Thursday, November 28

Nov 27 2019, 1:30 pm

Montreal’s got plenty going today, November 28, as we bid ‘au revoir’ to the last Thursday of the month.


Place des Festivals is about to get lit.

The Quartier des Spectacles’ public square is set to host the 10th edition of Luminothérapie through Pop!, a celebration of five fantastical creatures that aim to light up the city during the dark days of winter.

Because if anything can lighten up our bleak winter, it’s Luminothérapie, Quebec’s largest temporary public art installation.

When: November 28 to January 26
Time: 5 pm Р11 pm (November 28), 12 pm Р11 pm (November 29 РJanuary 26)
Where: Place des Festivals
Price: Free

The Nutcracker Market- Montreal

Every holiday season, the Nutcracker Market brings together hundreds of local artisans for a magical shopping experience and it’s returning today 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: November 28 to December 8
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

Montreal Bach Festival

Montreal’s Festival Bach 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 Bach.

When: From now until December 7
Time: Varying times
Where: Maison Symphonique de Montréal, 1600, rue St-Urbain
Price: $15 to $186, available online

Miracle Montreal – Christmas Pop-Up Bar

Miracle Pop-Up has taken over The Coldroom and transformed it into a beautifully festive Christmas bar.

If you aren’t in the holiday spirit yet, this might help you get there.

Miracle pops up in over 80 cities around the globe, partnering with local bars to inspire the Christmas cheer through festive decorations, quirky parties, ugly X-Mas sweaters, and of course, seasonal cocktails and grub.

For the second year in a row, Miracle will join forces with The Coldroom to bring on the festive feels, every day until December 26.

When: From now until December 26
Time: 5 pm to 3 am
Where:¬†The Coldroom — 131 de la Commune
Price: Free admission

Montreal Canadiens vs Boston Bruins

The Montreal Canadiens return to the Bell Centre after a rather embarrassing loss at the hands of the Boston Bruins on Tuesday.

As they look to shake off a five-game losing streak, they welcome old friend PK Subban and the New Jersey Devils as they fight to get their season back on track.

How’s about a little Thursday night hockey? Tickets are still available online and they’re not insanely expensive.

When: Thursday, November 28
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Bell Centre — 1909-avenue-des-Canadiens-de-Montreal
Price: Various prices, available online