Winter may technically only start on December 21, but I think we can all admit that it's here in the 514 already.

I know most of us like to hibernate once the cold hits, but there are still tons of things to do in Montreal whenever you feel like getting out of your house for a little while.

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Between working from home and spending our nights binging Netflix, we all need to get out and remind ourselves of how pretty our city can be during the cold season — safely, of course!

So, whenever you're feeling cooped up this week, check out one of these cool COVID-safe activities to do in and around Montreal.

Go Get A Snack From Le Speakeasy's Outdoor Oyster Bar

When: Every weekend until December 20

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

Address: Look for the "Bar à huîtres" at Atwater's Christmas Village

Why You Need To Go: Who doesn't love oysters?

Wander Through The Bright Lights At Illumi

Price: Starting at $29.50

Address: 2805, boul. du Souvenir, Laval, Quebec

Why you need to go: To gaze at the overwhelming amount of lights that truly create a magical setting. 

 

Go Get A Bottle Of Wine From One Of Your Favourite Montreal Restaurants

Address: You get to choose which restaurant you want to walk to!

Why You Need To Go: To support local restaurants while getting yourself out of the house.

Explore Jean-Talon's 1st Ever Christmas Market

Price: Free

When: Every weekend until December 20 

Friday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Address: 7070, ave. Henri Julien, Montreal, Quebec

Why You Need To Go: Because one of our favourite markets has turned itself into a Christmas market. 

Visit Montreal's Magical Winter Garden

Price: Free

When: From now until January 3

Address: Quartier des Spectacles, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: This magical spot will be sure to put you and anyone else who goes in the holiday spirit! 

Check Out This Hidden 'Enchanted Alley'

Price: Free to visit

When: Throughout December

Address: 4023, rue Wellington, Verdun, QC

Why You Need To Go: To snap a pic and add some festive content to your social media feed. 

Treat Yourself To A Mani Or Pedi At This New Salon

Address: 682, rue Saint-Paul O., Montreal, Quebec; The Ten Spot

Why You Need To Go: To get yourself a pre-holiday pamper session! 

Bring The Little Ones In Your Life To Write Their Wishlist To Santa

When: Until December 17

Address: 11600, boul. Salaberry, Dollard-Des Ormeaux, Quebec' Marché de L'Ouest

Why You Need To Go: To remind our youth of the magic of Christmas and have a chance to receive their wish!

Check Out One Of The Many Mystical Winter Locations In Montreal

Address: Various spots in Montreal

Why You Need To Go: To embrace all the beauty that winter brings to the 514.

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