Since the beginning of the pandemic, our habits have definitely changed quite a bit. Many of the places we used to love visiting are currently closed, leaving a lot of us wondering how exactly to fill our newfound free time.\nAfter all, Netflix can only make so many Tiger Kings and holiday movies.\nThankfully, Montrealers are quick to adapt - and it's left us with a city still full of awesome things to experience, even if we might need to experience them a little differently.\nBetter yet, there are even a bunch of awesome things to do that are inexpensive - which means that, yup, you won't have to break the bank to enjoy the activities Desjardins is proposing for you to liven up your Holiday season. Spending better will be the new mantra that will guide your consumption through the end of this special year.\nAfter all, even if this year is slightly different from the others, we can always brighten up its last few weeks with some magical moments and end 2020 in style.\n"Visit" Souk Montreal\nPrice: Free\nWhen: Until December 17, 2020\nAddress: Online\nWhy You Need To Go: Christmas market organizers have also adjusted to the new reality, and are offering interesting alternatives to help us to support local creators - in spite of the circumstances.\nThe 17th edition of Souk Montreal is now 100% virtual, and it looks like it's going to be super fun!\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by soukMTL (@soukmtl)\nWebsite\nPlay Among Us\nPrice: Free\nWhen: Anytime\nAddress: Online\nWhy You Need To Go: There's a reason why this game has gotten so popular lately. Among Us will put you and your friends on a space odyssey where your main goal is unmasking a secret impostor.\nConversations, manipulations, and accusations will lead to hours of fun.\n\nWebsite\nExperience Lucille's Outdoor Holiday Market\nPrice: Free to attend\nWhen: Weekends until December 20, 2020, from 12 p.m. until 9 p.m\nAddress: Lucille's Laval, 2565, boul. Daniel-Johnson, Laval, QC\nWhy You Need To Go: Situated in Laval, this outdoor holiday market features local vendors and festive vibes, all in a safe environment that's respectful of the COVID-19 measures put into place. Oh, and let's not forget, they'll also have a Lucille's food truck at the ready to serve up some of their most delicious eats!\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Patched (@__.patched.__)\nWebsite\nLuna Yoga\nPrice: Free\nWhen: Depending on the schedule\nAddress: Online\nWhy You Need To Go: Many yoga centers and teachers have adjusted to the pandemic by offering their services online lately.\nFor instance, Luna Yoga offers a free trial week to anyone who wants to get started and there are also some classes that will enable you to take care of your "mind, body, and soul" for a nominal fee.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Luna Yoga (@lunayogamtl)\nWebsite\nSafely Check Out Pub Randolph's Unique Christmas Market This Year\nPrice: Free to attend\nWhen: Until December 23, 2020\nAddress: 6505 Rue des Écores, Montréal, QC\nWhy You Need To Go: With special stations set up to organize remote holiday parties, sections made to help find the perfect game for you, and - on some weekends - free hot chocolate and donuts, door prizes, and discounts, Pub Randolph's Christmas Market is every game-lover's dream! And note, they've made it a point to mention they will be respecting all safety measures that have been put into place.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Randolph (@randolphmontreal)\nWebsite\nLearn To Knit With La Maison Tricotée\nPrice: Free\nWhen: Anytime\nAddress: Online\nWhy You Need To Go: Knitting is a soothing activity that stimulates creativity, and you can also use it to create super fun creations for your loved ones!\nHandmade gifts are always the best and La Maison Tricotée offers free classes (in French) for all levels to help you get started even if you don't know the basics.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Balys • Lythicia Bali (@b.a.l.y.s)\nWebsite\nDIY Your Own Holiday Decorations \nPrice: Free\nWhen: Anytime\nAddress: Online\nWhy You Need To Go: Use this extra free time to learn how to make your own Christmas garland - and many other crafty activities - on a budget. Plus, you can also use the above YouTube channel as inspiration to live a more minimal lifestyle in 2021. It's almost resolution time, after all. \n\n \n \n \n \n \n Jasmin Schreiber | Unsplash\n \n \n \nWebsite\nLearn A New Language With Babell\nPrice: Between $9.99 and $19.99 per month\nWhen: Anytime\nAddress: Online\nWhy You Need To Go: We might miss travelling, but this just might be the perfect time to prepare for your next trip abroad by learning the language of the country you want to visit!\nYou can learn Spanish, Turkish, German, and much more for only $9.99 a month with a 12-month subscription.\n\n \n \n \n \n \n Mia Baker | Unsplash\n \n \n \nWebsite\nCheck Out IllumiNATION\nPrice: Free\nWhen: December 17, 2020, to January 7, 2021\nAddress: Online and in some cities\nWhy You Need To Go: This year, you'll be able to enjoy the various artistic performances of Illuminations from the comfort of your living room.\nThis virtual show will allow you to live the immersive experience right from home!\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sadia Akther Sony (@sadia_sony)\nWebsite\nTake A Safe Stroll Through The Winter Gardens\nPrice: Free to attend\nWhen: Until January 3, 2021\nAddress: Place des Arts, Montreal, Quebec H2X 1Y9\nWhy You Need To Go: This beautiful and sprawling installation at Montreal's Place des Arts is the perfect thing to remind us that the spirit of the holidays is around us all the time. If you visit, be sure to respect all safety requirements.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sandra Ciro (@conceptaciro)\nWebsite\nCheck Out Montreal's Official Christmas Market\nPrice: Free to attend\nWhen: Until December 20, 2020\nAddress: 138 Atwater Ave, Montreal, Quebec H4C 2H6\nWhy You Need To Go: Deemed Montreal's Christmas Market, and back for a fifth year, this outdoor holiday paradise does not fail to deliver on its promise of holiday cheer! Discover local artisans and products in a festive atmosphere, and make sure to keep safe!\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Alex (she/her) (@alex.holgren)\nWebsite\nIf you'd like to find more tips on how to spend wisely, you can visit the Desjardins website as well as its Facebook and Instagram pages!