Top 10 Best Things About Christmas Time In Montreal - MTL Blog

Top 10 Best Things About Christmas Time In Montreal

'Tis a great season to be living in this city.

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November’s slowly coming to an end and that only means one thing: it’s officially Christmas time. We may be a little biased, but Montreal is definitely one of the best cities that you could spend the holiday season in. We’ve compiled for you a list of 10 best things about the most wonderful time of the year in the most wonderful city in the world.

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You’re almost guaranteed a white Christmas

When it comes to spending Christmas in one of Canada's major cities, Montreal is about as close as you'll get to guaranteeing yourself a white Christmas.

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We have multiple Christmas Parades

Not only do we have the classic Santa Clause Parade every November, but we also have a nighttime parade held every year at Plaza St Hubert to showcase the magic of Christmas lights.

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The crazy amount of outdoor activities

Whether you want to try sledding down Mount Royal, snowshoeing through Jean-Drapeau, or skating outside in Old Port and the Olympic Stadium, Montreal's got you covered.

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The Museum of Fine Art’s free Christmas concerts.

Put on every Saturday from Nov 22-Dec 20 by the MFA Volunteer Association, these concerts give Montrealers a chance to see performances of Christmas music by prestigious choirs and musicians. And the best part about them: they're free.

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Downtown is completely decked out in Christmas lights.

When it comes to having Christmas spirit, Montreal is second to none. The thousands of lights strung throughout downtown will be sure to get you in the holiday mood.

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6. There are tons of places close by to go cut down your own tree.

Just because you're spending Christmas in the city doesn't mean you can't pick out and cut down your own tree. One option is Quinn Farm. It's just 30 minutes from downtown and is open every Thursday to Saturday for tree cutting.

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Christmas Fireworks in Old Port, every Saturday of December.

Montreal loves fireworks, and the Christmas season is no exception. Bundle yourself up and head down to Old Port for the Telus Fire and Ice "pyro-musical" show. It starts at 8 pm every Saturday and runs for about 15 minutes.

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Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal’s The Nutcracker.

Montreal Ballet's adaptation of the Nutcracker began running in 1964 and has since become a Montreal tradition. Tickets are available for all performances on Les Grands Ballets' website.

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Parc des Compagnons’ Christmas in the Park festival.

Christmas in the Park is like one giant outdoor Christmas party, with concerts, food and bonfires. It's running from Dec 5-24 and admission is free, so you can go as many times as you want.

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The underground city

The underground city is great all year round, but come winter it has an additional upside: you can do all of your Christmas shopping without having to actually go outside.

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