- The holiday season is upon us and the city of Montreal is slowly turning into a winter wonderland!
- From a Harry Potter concert to an LGBTQ+ film festival to the Santa Claus parade, this weekend is packed with cool things to get up to!
- See what's happening across Montreal this weekend below.
The holiday season is almost upon us. I don't know about you, but it feels to me like Montreal is getting into the Christmas spirit a lot sooner than usual. With so many cool and festive activities going on this weekend, you can get in the holiday spirit too!
Let’s be real, there are two kinds of people in the city, those who blast Christmas music at the first sight of snow and those who only acknowledge the season on December 24. If you're one of the latter, it shouldn't stop you from taking part in some of the things going on this weekend in Montreal.
Whatever type of person you are, the city is offering a slew of fun and out of the box events to take part in. From hidden Christmas markets and vintage shopping to dumplings and karaoke at the same time, this weekend is sure to be nothing short of amazing.
We live in a pretty great city, there's no denying that. Don’t allow the cold keep you cooped up in your home - it's too early to let that happen. Instead, why don’t you embrace the cold and enjoy it, like a true Canadian?
Get In The Holiday Spirit At Miracle Christmas Pop-Up Bar
When: November 22 - December 26
Where: 131 Rue De La Commune O.
Listen To The Bach Festival At Saint Joseph's Oratory
When: November 24; 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: 3800 Chemin Queen Mary; Saint Joseph's Oratory
Check Out The Christmas Market at Maison Pepin
When: November 21 - December 22
Where: 378 Rue Saint-Paul O.; Maison Pepin - The Pepin Shop
Why: To make Christmas shopping more fun!
Watch A Live Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince In Concert
When: November 22 & 23; 7:30 p.m.
Where: 175 Rue Sainte-Catherine; Place des Arts
Take Your Favourite Person Out For Dumplings
When: Whenever your dumpling craving kicks in
Where: Sammy & Soupe, Qing Hua, Dumpling Hut, etc!
Say Hi To Santa During The Santa Claus Parade
When: November 23; 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where: Blvd René-Lévesque
Get Some Shopping Done At The PopUp2Shop - Holiday Edition in Laval
When: November 24; 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Where: 1717 Boulevard Le Corbusier, Laval; Centre de congrès Palace
Check Out The New Ogilvy Holiday Window In Front Of The McCord Museum
When: From now until January 5, 2020
Where: 690 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest; McCord Museum
Do Some Vintage Shopping
When: Open every day from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: 5689 Saint Laurent Boulevard; L'etiquette Vintage
Take a look at the store's Facebook page here
Attend An LGBTQueer Film Festival
When: November 21, 8 p.m.
Where: 1430 Rue De Bleury; Cinéma Impérial
Attend The Free Hot Chocolate Tastings at Juliette & Chocolat in NDG
When: November 22 - 24
Where: 5549 Monkland; Juliette & Chocolat
Visit Notre Monde Magique De Noël
When: November 16 - January 2; from 5 p.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: 91 St-Georges, Saint-Liboire, QC
Attend DimSum Karaoke
When: November 22
Where: 998 Blvd Saint Laurent; Restaurant Impériaux
Party For A Good Cause At Kids For Kids
When: November 2; 8 p.m. - 3 a.m.
Where: 2111 Blvd Saint Laurent; Les Septs Doights De Main
Have Your Own Hallmark Christmas Movie Moment
Where: Various cute spots around Montreal
Happy weekend, Montreal!