FIRST LOOK: Montreal's Atwater Christmas Village Is Officially Open (VIDEO)
A piece of the North Pole in Montreal.
Despite the current gloom of restrictions and, Montrealers will still be able to discover some holiday cheer throughout the city this year. , a holiday favourite, is just one of the places to find it.
The village is back for its fifth edition in the Sud-Ouest, featuring a variety of local artisans and treats.
It opened its gates for the first time on November 26 and will welcome Montrealers every weekend until December 20.
This year, it's more magical than ever.
Entry to the Atwater Christmas Village
Visitors get to browse the products of dozens of artisans and artists.
The wide range of offerings includes home goods and decor, food, clothes, jewelry and cosmetics.
There are also some takeout food stands (including a cabane à sucre!) where shoppers can indulge in burgers, hot dogs, poutine, raclette, mulled wine, hot chocolate, and maple products.
Last year, the village welcomed a whopping 106,000 visitors over 12 days of operation.
This year, however, there will be no packed crowds.
Visitors will have to obey a capacity limit and mandatory hand sanitizing, mask-wearing, and social distancing.
Get all the details below.
Atwater Christmas Village
Price: Free entry
When: Every weekend until December 20, 2020
Friday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Address: Place du Marché, corner of rues Saint-Ambroise and Atwater (behind the Atwater market)
Why You Need To Go: To support local craft makers and experience some holiday cheer.