Ogilvy's old window Christmas display has returned to Sherbrooke Street

Nov 19 2019, 12:06 pm

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.

Musée McCord Museum

Musée McCord Museum

Musée McCord Museum

Musée McCord Museum

Musée McCord Museum

“Thanks to a partnership with İÖGO nanö (Agropur), the Museum is proud to carry on the tradition this winter by presenting The Mill in the Forest outdoors, to the great delight of passers-by on Sherbrooke Street,” reads the McCord Museum’s website.

“The Mill in the Forest” is free to visit and the “The Enchanted Village” ranges from $14 to $19, based on age, while kids under 12 are admitted for free.

The Bavarian Christmas scenes, created by German toy manufacturer Steiff in the early 1900s, are among “the last of their kind in North America.”

Enchanted Worlds – McCord Museum

When: From now until January 5, 2020
Time: 10 am – 6 pm (Enchanted Forest), 24 hours a day, outside (The Mill in the Forest)
Where: McCord Museum
Price: $14 – $19 (Enchanted Forest), free admission (The Mill in the Forest)