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15 Free Things You Gotta Do In Montreal This December 2018

It's most wonderful time of the year!
15 Free Things You Gotta Do In Montreal This December 2018

Even though it's gray and dark outside, December is probably the brightest month of the year.

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TL;DR Listed below are 15 free activities you can attend in Montreal in December 2018.

Thanks to the dozens of wonderful holiday events happening across the city, Montreal is going to be one giant holiday party for the next 4 weeks.

That said, we know that the holidays can be a pricey time of year, so here are some of the best free events going on across the city, so you can make the most of December while being easy on the wallet. 

1. Check out a huge "illumnated Christmas March" on the Plateau this month!

Where: Parc des compagnons
When: Saturday, December 8th // 7pm

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2. Check the Atwater Market transformed into a magical Christmas village every weekend 

Where: Place du Marché // Atwater Market
When: Every weekend until the end of December // open until 9pm on Saturday's and 5pm on Sunday's

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3. Check out a the "ugly Christmas tree" village in the Plateau 

Where: 57 Rue Prince Arthur E (Metro Sherbrooke)
When: Thursday December 21st // 5-9:30pm

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4. Check out a huge "vintage Christmas Market" at Église Notre-Dame des Sept Douleurs In Verdun

Where: Église Notre-Dame des Sept Douleurs // 4155 Rue Wellington
When: Saturday December 8th // 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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5. Check out the "Etsy collective" Holiday Market downtown

Where: Théâtre Denise-Pelletier 4353 // rue Ste-Catherine Est
When: December 15th & 16th

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6. Check out this "Vintage Christmas" Bazaar in Villeray

Where: Centre de Loisirs communautaires Lajeunesse 7378 rue Lajeunesse
When: December 8th & 9th

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7. Check out Montreal's famous "Dream Land" Christmas house 

Where: Sami Hajjar's Christmas Display // 9035 avenue Jean-Bourdon
When: Everyday until January 10th // 6pm-10pm

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8. Check out a huge "Vintage Christmas Market" in Rosemont this month

Where: Église St-Jean-Berchmans
When: Saturday December 15th, 2018 // 9am-4:30pm

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9. Check out a Montreal's iconic skating rink hosting a FREE fireworks show this month 

Where: Natrel Skating Rink // Old Port
When: Saturday, December 15th // 8pm

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10. Check out a huge "Artisanal Christmas Market" in Rosemont 

Where: Église St-Jean-Berchmans
When: December 8th & 9th // 11am-5pm

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11. Check out a the 9th annual Luminotherapie at Places Des Arts 

Where: Places Des Arts
When: December 11, 2018 to January 27

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12. Check out a Montreal's first "Vegan Christmas Market" 

Where: 50 rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
When: Saturday December 15th // 11am-5pm

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13. Check out a huge "Vintage Streetwear" market with tons of deadstock designer brand items

Where: 3455 Boulevard St-Laurent
When: Saturday December 15th // 12-6pm

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14. Find great gifts at a local Mini Marché De Noël  

Where: 901, St-Zotique E
When: Saturday December 15th // 11am-6pm

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15. Check out a Puces POPs winter edition market 

Where: Église Saint-Denis // 5075 rue Rivard
When: December 7th, 8th, and 9th & 14th, 15th and 16th

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