15 things to do in Montreal this weekend: November 24 to 26

Nov 22 2017, 6:26 am

Your weekend has arrived, Montreal.

From the concerts to holiday fun be sure to check out these events to make this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday a helluva three-day stretch.

Black Friday Deals

Stores are gearing up and cutting prices, while shoppers have already started scouring the internet for the best bargains. Get your credit cards ready and shop till you drop!

Where: Check out our list of 25 places to find Black Friday Deals in Montreal
When: Friday, November 24 but sales will go on throughout the weekend

Village du Vilain Sapin de Montréal opening night and lighting ceremony

To pay homage to last year’s giant lacklustre tree, another one will be decorated in its honour.

This year’s ugly tree is much smaller (only 20-feet) and will be installed at Prince Arthur Street. You’ll also be able to take all the selfies your heart desires as a selfie-stick and a large spring of mistletoe will be installed near the tree for some cheeky holiday fun.

Where: On Prince Arthur Street East, between St-Laurent Blvd. and Laval Avenue
When: November 24
Time: 5 to 9 pm. Tree lighting takes place at 6:30 pm.

The Barr Brothers

This Montreal-based group is ready to jam out with a hometown crowd.

Where: MTELUS, 59 Rue Sainte-Catherine E
When: November 24
Time: 8 pm
Available online, $34

Cactus and Cacti sale

Pick up a variety of mini plants and cactuses for your home at this amazing sale. Credit and cash, NO debit accepted.

Where: Plantzy, 5445 Av. de Gaspe local 333
When: November 24 and 25, 2017
Time: November 24: From 3 to 8 pm/ November 25: From 10 to 5 pm

Daniel Caesar 

Listen to the sultry sounds of Canada’s newest rising R&B star.

Where: Corona Theater,
When: November 25
Time: 8 to 11 pm
Tickets: Available online, $23 to $28

Tibetan Bazaar & Cultural Fair

East some momos, discover Tibetan art and crafts, traditional music, and dance at this bazaar and cultural fair in Montreal this November. Admission is $5.

Where: Eglise Santa Cruz, 60 rue Rachel Ouest, Montreal
When: November 25, 2017, 10 am to 6 pm

CP Holiday Train Montreal

The 19th edition of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will travel across Canada this holiday season and will be making a stop in Montreal on November 25 and 26.

Two trains will be travelling through the US and Canada to bring holiday cheer to 182 communities and collect donations for food banks.

Where: Check full schedules for November 25 and 26 here
Time: Train rolls into Adirondack junction on November 25 at 6:15 pm and Montreal West station at 6:35 pm on November 26
Price: Free! Bring non-perishable donations to support your local food bank.

2017 Holiday Pop-Up Book Fair

Calling all book lovers!

A holiday pop-up book fair is happening in Montreal next week. You can expect hundreds of titles for sale including fiction, non-fiction, books for kids, and best sellers.

There will also be a wine and cheese event, writers on site for signings, rapid-fire reading and many more activities for book lovers in attendance.

Where: Le Cafe1182 Boulevard St- Laurent, Montreal (located on the ground floor of the Monument-National)
When: November 25 and 26, 2017
Time: November 25: 12 to 6 pm /November 26: 11 am to 5 pm

Le Petit Marché de Noël

If you’re on the hunt for cute Christmas finds then this event is for you.

Le Petit Marché de Noël is the perfect place to find adorable and unique gifts for the holidays.

Where: Espace L, 5333 boul. St-Laurent, Montreal
When: November 25 and 26, 2017
Time: Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

Liquid Architecture

An immersive ‘liquid architecture’ exhibition will be taking place at Montreal’s Society of Technological Arts (SAT).

The exhibit is an audiovisual experience that deconstructs 3D scans of monuments, buildings, and structures into a mesmerizing experience that will be projected on the dome of the SAT.

Where: SAT, 1201 Boul. Saint Laurent
When: Until November 31, 2017 (From Tuesday to Saturday)
Time: 7 pm, each show runs for 40 minutes

Fontaine Boréale

Montreal’s amazing light-up holiday water fountain show is back at Complexe Desjardins from November 18 to December 31.

Come discover this year’s edition of Fontaine Boreale –an immersive light-show that features the magic of the holidays.

Where: Complexe Desjardins, 150 Saint-Catherine St W
When: November 18 to  December 31, 2017
Times: 3:30 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm, 9 pm, 10 pm
Price: Free

Barbie Expo

What: Come and check out the world’s largest Barbie exhibit this month. The exhibit will feature Barbies of various ethnicities, dressed in traditional clothes, as well as great Hollywood stars (Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, etc.). A separate section is reserved for haute-couture dolls, which have been dressed by Dior, Chanel, Givenchy and many more notable names from the fashion industry.

Where: Les Cours Mont-Royal, 1455 Peel Street,
When: Now until December 31

Frozen Land

This Montreal home is turning into a Christmas light extravaganza.

Sami Hajjar transforms his home into an 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 will include over 100,000 shining lights.

Where: 9035 Jean-Bourdon Avenue, Montreal
When: November 19, 2017, to January 5, 2018
Time: Light shows take place at 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm and 9 pm

Village du Vilain Sapin de Montréal

An ‘Ugly Christmas Tree Village’ is officially coming to Montreal this holiday season.

From November 24 to December 23, head down to Prince-Arthur Street East for the city’s first edition of the Village du Vilain Sapin de Montréal.

This is definitely not your average Christmas festival. Prince-Arthur Street East will light up with festivities including entertainment, music, and decorations.

Where: On Prince Arthur Street East, between St-Laurent Blvd. and Laval Avenue
When: From November 24 to December 23
Time: Monday to Friday, 4 pm to 9 pm
Saturday, from 11 am to 9 pm
Sunday, from 11 am to 7 pm

Find a Christmas Tree 

The countdown to Christmas is on, and that means one thing: Christmas decorations.

From garlands and wreaths to ornaments and miniature villages, the most important piece of Christmas decor is undoubtedly the Christmas tree.

Find the perfect tree at any one of the locations in this list. Whether you want a rustic outdoorsy experience or something quick and painless, these 10 spots have got you covered.

Where: Look up locations in this handy list
When: Throughout November and December

DH Montreal StaffDH Montreal Staff

+ Listed