14 things to do in Montreal this weekend: January 5 to 7

Jan 5 2018, 5:16 am

The holidays may be over but the city is filled with exciting events. So grab a friend and explore what Montreal has to offer this weekend!

Visit the most decorated holiday house in Montreal

It’s the last day to check out Sami Hajjar’s amazing light display. Last year, his home took on a Minion Christmas theme with over 15,000 lights. This year, Hajjar is turning it up a notch with a Frozen Land theme that includes over 100,000 shining lights.

Where: 9035 Jean-Bourdon Avenue, Montreal
When: Until January 5, 2018
Time: Light shows take place at 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm and 9 pm

Afro-Urban dance classes

If you’re a fan of Afro-urban dance or just want to try something new, this class is for you! Rich’Art and his team are ready to give you an awesome dance experience!

Where: 551 Mont-Royal Avenue E, Montreal
When: January 6, 2018
Time: 3 to 5 pm 
Price: $10
Register: On Eventbrite

Montreal Puppy Meetup

This event is a monthly event taking place Le Doggy Café. It’s meant to bring together puppies and their owners to for a very cute play date. Bring your puppy and prepare for cuteness overload.

Where: Le Doggy Café, 4701 St. Denis St.
When: Saturday, January 6, 2018
Time: 11 am to 2 pm

Naturel Fire on Ice

The Old Port is about to get lit up for the holiday season. Four free musical fireworks shows will light up the sky over Montreal in December and January.

Where: Old Port, Rue de la Commune Ouest
When: January 6, 2018
Time: All shows start at 8 pm
Price: Free!

Free Yoga at Yoga Sangha

Come discover and share an oasis of peace and well-being at Yoga Sangha’s open house.

Where: 700 Saint-Antoine E.
When:  January 6, 2018
Times: Classes take place at various times throughout the day. Check Facebook for full schedule.
Price: Free

The Killers

The Las Vegas natives will be rocking out Place Bell on January 6.

Where: Place Bell, 1950 Claude-Gagné Street,
When: January 6, 2018
Tickets: Available online, $45.75 to $109.25

No Pants Metro Ride

Our favourite winter event has returned. Happening on January 8, 2018, the international No Pants Subway Ride will be taking over the Montreal metro all afternoon long.

Where: TBA
When: January 7, 2018
Time: Between 2:30 and 4:30 pm


A light-up winter wonderland will be taking over Place des Festivals this winter for the eighth annual edition of Luminothérapie. This year’s display is called Impulse and it is an interactive work made up of light-up seesaws.

Where: Place des Festivals, Jeanne Mance St.
When: Until January 28, 2018
Time:  Sunday to Wednesday: from noon to 10 pm
Thursday to Saturday: from noon to 11 pm

Go snowshoeing

Thanks to Montreal’s plethora of urban parks, there are plenty of trails for you to wander this winter. Dig that old pair of snowshoes out of your closet or rent a brand new pair, whatever you do you’re sure to enjoy this snowy activity.

When: Until March 2018
Where: Check out our handy list!

Go skating at the Old Port skating rink 

Known for its outstanding quality of ice, excellent facilities, and breathtaking views of the city and the Saint Lawrence River, this is the place to go skating in Montreal.

When: Until March 11, 2018
Where: Natrel Skating Rink, Bonsecours Basin, Old Port

Celebrate winter at Espace pour la vie

Montreal’s Espace pour la vie is ready for January and they’ve got an amazing line-up of events to keep you merry all winter long.

Where: Espace pour la vie, 4101 Sherbrooke St E
When: Various dates and times check website for details
Tickets: Available online

LeChop 2017

The 6th edition of the LeChop culinary festival is back next month.

And this year LeChop MTL wants to give back to the community. The organization has partnered with Share the Warmth to offer a delicious 2-course table d’hote menu at participating restaurants to help fight the battle against food insecurity.

When: Now until February 28, 2018
Where: Weinstein & Gavinos (1434 Rue Crescent), L’Atelier d’Argentine (1458 Rue Crescent and 355 Marguerite D’Youville), and Decca 77 (1077 Rue Drummond)

Visit Montreal’s man-made ski and  tubing hills 

Pente à Neige –an organization working to bring back skiing to the city by constructing man-made slopes at Parc Ignace-Bourget.

Now the slopes are open and the park includes ski and snowboard courses with a carpet lift, two slopes for tubing, a sliding trail and a free ice rink.

Where: Parc Ignace-Bourget
When: Throughout January
Hours: Thursday, Friday: 4 pm to 7 pm
Weekends: 8 am to 7 pm (snow tubing opens at 9 am)
Cost: Activity costs vary, check website for details

Check out the winter village at Olympic Park 

The traditional winter village at Montreal’s Olympic Park has officially returned for 2017 and 2018.

From now until March 25, 2018, you can enjoy outdoor skating on a brand new frozen trail, browse the pop-up shops and discover artisanal products, and take part in plenty of other fun winter activities.

Where: Olympic Park, 4545 Pierre-de Coubertin Ave
When: Until March 25, 2018
Time: Thursday and Friday: 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.
There are also special hours during the holidays. Check website for details.

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