30 Free Things To Do In Montreal This November

From ToyCon to Christmas markets, try to make the most of the worst month of the year!
30 Free Things To Do In Montreal This November

It's time to get rid of all the pumpkins and Halloween decorations for another year. October is over and we've made it to the strange little month of November. It's the month that starts off subtly, but we know it will slowly bring on the brutal winter weather. November is the month that makes us fear there are no more fun events to look forward to since it's when the snow usually comes our way.

It starts to become too cold to want to do anything outdoors, but all those winter activities you would like to do aren't open yet. 

It's also that time of year when we're more aware of the holidays approaching and that all the expenses that will inevitably creep up. It's not a bad idea to start budgeting to get ahead of the holiday debt. 

With that in mind, we compiled a list of things to do that won't cost a penny. There is everything from a late Halloween party to taking a free course. By the end of the month, there will be so many Christmas themed festivals, markets, and villages that have opened up — you'll be busy until January. 

Read on to find out the 30 best, completely free things to do in Montreal for this November. 

Catch Free Concerts With The CP Holiday Train

When: November 26; 6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Montreal Ouest EXO station


When: November 26; 8:20 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Beaconsfield EXO station

Read the full article here!

Get Free Shots At The Redhead Festival If You're a Redhead

When: November 7; 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Where: 9190 Leduc, Brossard; Mile Public House

Read more!

Exchange Your Clothes At Shwap Club

When: November 8-10

Where: 360 Rue du Marché Bonsecours

Check out this unique opportunity!

Party It Up At Yelp's Disco Inferno Halloween Bash

When: November 2; 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Where: 5020 St-Ambroise; Riverside St. Henri

See the official Facebook page!

Enjoy An Art Exhibit At Les Pastellistes

When: November 15 - 24

Where: 3951 Rue St. Denis; Galerie HangArt

Find out more!

Check Out The All-Female Guns 'N Roses Tribute Band 

When: November 2; 9 p.m.

Where: 3135 Rue Masson; Billy Buck

For more info!

Have A Laugh At A Free Comedy Show

When: November 3; 9 p.m.

Where: 1245 Rue Saint-André; M Montreal Hostel

For more information, click here!

Help Test A Brand New Art Based Card Game

Sur Place Media

When: November 1; 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: 5585 Avenue du Parc; Place Sur Media

Learn more!

Reminisce About Your Childhood at ToyCon

When: November 3; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: 7000 Place Robert Joncas; Courtyard by Marriott Montreal Airport

Learn more!

Enjoy The Last Night Of The Art Projection "100% Chance Of Snow"

Quartier Des Spectacles

When: November 4; from sunset to midnight

Where: 475 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Est: Façade of the Grande Bibliothèque

Visit the website!

Get Free Beer & Find A Job At A Tech Company With Absolunet

When: November 7; 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: 4398 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, office 204

Find out the details!

Take A Free Introductory Pilates Or Yoga Class

When: Offered daily for one time only

Where: Different Equilibre Studios around Montreal

Take a look at the class schedule!

Hone Your Zen At The Metaphysical & Spiritual Festival

When: November 16 17; 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: 201 avenue Viger Ouest; Palais Des Congrès

Check out their Facebook for more information!

Say Hello To Santa During The Santa Claus Parade

Destination Centre Ville

When: November 23,* 2018; 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Where: Boulevard René-Lévesque*

Check it out here!

Meet New Friends By Dining With The Supper Society

When: November 16; 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Where: Private Residence; TBA

Learn more about this event!

Shop All Things Cat Related At The Salon Des Artistochats

When: November 16 - 17; 10 a.m. 5 p.m.

Where: 5039 St Dominique St; Église Saint-Enfant-Jésus du Mile End

Click here for more information!

Check Out The New Time Out Market Food Hall

When: After November 14

Where: Montreal Eaton Centre

For more information, read our article here!

Take A Christmas Tree Decorating Workshop

When: November 16 & 17; every 40 minutes from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: 5945 Rue Cartier; Saint-Jean-Berchmans Church

For more info!

See A Live Taping Of The Sofa Talk Show 

When: November 17; 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: Côte-Saint-Paul

Register here!

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

Find out more info!

Take A Public Speaking Class

When: November 18; 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: 4750 Henri-Julien Ave; L'ENAP

Register today!

Take A Tour Of Montreal's Gaming Industry

When: November 19; 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: 200 Rue de la Commune Ouest

Join the tour!

Spend The Day At Montreal's Giant Book Fair; Salon Du Livre

When: November 20 (all other days have a general admission); 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: 800 de la Gauchetière Street West; Place Bonaventure

Find out more!

Take A Drive To The Christmas Market Trail Featuring 3 European style Festivals

When: Late November through December

Where: Lanaudière (Joliette, Terrebonne, l'Assomption)

Find out all the info here!

Learn How To Write A Powerful Cover Letter

Yes Montreal

When: November 21; 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: 666 Sherbrooke O.

Register today!

Shop at Collectif Créatif EtsyMTL

When: November 21 - 23

Where: 1100 Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal; Windsor Station

Learn more!

Peep At Decorations From The Annual Pop-Up Christmas Cocktail Bar 

When: November 25 to December 31

Where: TBA

Here's the website!

Celebrate The 10 Year Anniversary Of Luminothérapie!

When: Opens November 28 - January 26

Where: Enter on Rues Jeanne-Mance and Balmoral; Place des Festivals

Learn more about this interactive art installation!

Visit The Atwater Christmas Market

When: Starts November 29 - December 22

Where: 138 avenue Atwater; Atwater Market

Read more about it!

Celebrate The Official Opening Of Noël Dans Le Parc

When: November 30

Where: 1500 Rue Berri; Place Émilie-Gamelin

Check it out here!

We started off the month celebrating Halloween, but we're going to end it with the start of all things Christmas.

*This article has been updated.

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