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.
The main attraction will be the 20-foot ‘ugly’ Christmas tree. Sapin MTL was in charge of last year’s unique giant Christmas tree at Place des Festivals. At this year’s Ugly Tree Village, they have a planned put up a tree with even more charming imperfections. 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.
To keep with the theme of unique Christmas charm, the village has also partnered up with LOOP juice to sell imperfect fruits and veggies at a low price. There will also be cocktails made with LOOP Juice products. LOOP Juice is a Montreal-based company that repurposes fruits and veggies that would otherwise be thrown out.
Visitors will also be able to grab delicious eats from Taqueria Arturo —one of Prince Arthur Street’s newest restaurants. Taqueria Arturo will have a kiosk in the middle of the Village and they will be serving up tacos, margaritas and more!
Lovers of traditional Christmas treats will still be able to warm up with hot ciders and coffees available at the Village bar.
Village du Vilain Sapin de Montréal is one Christmas even you’re not going to want to miss!
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