Photo cred - Merry Montreal

Every Holiday season since you were a kid, your heart longed for that one special present that would make your Christmas morning truly magical. Gifts and material goods aren't what Christmas is about, but lets be honest, we all hold out hoping that one of our friends or family knows us well enough to know we really want. Usually no one picks up on our not-so-subtle clues, but they may this year, thanks to the Merry Montreal's Wish-A-Phone set up throughout the Old Port.

Written Christmas wish lists are a thing of the past, and no one (but Santa) reads those things anyway. The best way to get your ideal Xmas gift is to actually tell your friends & family what you want. Typically that's a little gauche (and ruins the surprise) but the Wish-A-Phone gives you a clever way to circumvent that problem.

The Wish-A-Phone is essentially a holiday-themed mega phone, set up to allow people to yell their Christmas wishes to the world. The altruistic among us may cry out for world peace, but the rest of us can use the Wish-A-Phone to let people know what we really want for Christmas. When you're walking about Old Montreal with your family or SO, just slyly walk up to the Wish-A-Phone, loudly proclaim your desired gift, and rest easy knowing they heard your choice. I mean, it's a mega phone designed to be heard for miles, so anyone by your side will definitely take a hint.

Merry Montreal's Wish-A-Phones will be set up at specific location around Old Montreal, and will be working on weekends from noon to 6pm. The locations are listed below, and be sure to bring someone along so they can hear your Christmas wish:

  • Place Jaques-Cartier (map)
  • Bonsecours Market (map)
  • Place Square Victoria (map)
  • Place D'Youville (map)

Be sure to check out the many other Merry Montreal events, including their free NYE party, by heading to their official website here.

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