Photo cred - Merry Montreal
Walking about Old Montreal during the winter is truly a magical experience, thanks to the snow, architecture, and festive holiday additions. The only problem is the cold, because while winter in Old Montreal is pretty, the frigid winds can make a stroll a little harsh. Don't let that scare you off, though, because free coffee and hot chocolate will be given out everywhere in the borough for the holidays.
A 24 Hour Comfort team will be out and about in Old Montreal on weekends in December and January, making sure every Montrealer walking in the borough is sufficiently warmed with a cup of hot cocoa or java. Whether you're a tourist taking in the old-school architecture or a Montreal resident just in Old Montreal to take a romantic winter stroll, you will be treated to an entirely free warming beverage to beat the cold.
Not fixed in one single place, the 24 Hour Comfort team will be all around the borough of Old Montreal, so don't think you have to find them, because they'll be on the search for you. You'll be able to recognize them with their festive holiday gear (and big cart filled with hot chocolate and coffee) so rest assured, if you're out in Old Montreal on the weekend, you can expect a warming elixir to keep you going throughout the day.
The Merry Montreal 2014 team is really pulling out all the stops and is making Old Montreal the place to be in Montreal throughout the Christmas season. Not only are they treating young and old alike with free hot chocolate and coffee, they're list of upcoming activities also includes free Christmas movie screenings, delicious chocolates from Turtles, and a giant New Year's party complete with fireworks. Head to the Merry Montreal website to get all the details.
The Merry Montreal 24 Hour Comfort Team won't be handing out free cups of warmth every day, just on certain weekends. Below are the weekends (plus one special Wednesday) and times when you can expect to see them in Old Montreal:
- December 13th & 14th from 12am to 6pm
- December 21st & 22nd from 12am to 6pm
- December 31st from 12am to 6pm
- January 3rd & 4th from 12am to 6pm
For more info, head over to the 24 Hour Comfort Team official listing here.