'Twas the weekend before Christmas and a second lockdown was on its way to Quebec, which meant it was time for locals to explore the multitude of things to do in Montreal before they no longer could.

So, don't let this weekend pass you by without getting a little fresh air. Try your best to get yourself out of bed, even if it's just for a quick walk around the park. It'll do you a world of good.

From Christmas markets to visit to festive desserts to try, the 514 is truly in the holiday spirit right now. Time for you to get into it too!

Explore The Decorated Spots Around Montreal

Address: Various locations in Montreal

Why You Need To Go: Get out of the house and dive into some holiday fun. 

Finish Your Holiday Gift Shopping

Why You Need To Go: The majority of us are last-minute shoppers, so consider this your reminder to send out your gifts to your family early, since we can't see them for Christmas this year!

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Travel To Laval For A Holiday Market

When: December 18-20 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Address: 2565, boul. Daniel-Johnson, Laval, QC; Lucille's Laval

Why You Need To Go: Because who doesn't want to nosh on delicious foods in a Christmas-movie setting?

Grab A Festive Dessert From This Local Ice Cream Shop

Address: 950, boul. Curé-Poirier E., Longueuil, QC; Le Blue Cremerie

Why You Need To Go: To get your taste buds in the holiday spirit, too.

Check Out Montreal's Winter Gardens

When: Until January 3

Address: Quartier des Spectacles

Why You Need To Go: It's magical!

Pick Up Food From A New Local Restaurant

Address: Various spots in Montreal

Why You Need To Go: To support a local eatery and nosh on some amazing bites.

Grab An Ultimate Filipino "Kamayan Feast" To-Go

Address: 1964, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: To try this amazing dish.

Visit The City's Outdoor Oyster Bar

When: Friday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Place du Marché, corner of rues Saint-Ambroise and Atwater (behind the Atwater market)

Why You Need To Go: To get some tasty oysters and get into the holiday spirit! 

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