FIRST LOOK: Montreal's Atwater Christmas Village Is Officially Open (VIDEO)

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FIRST LOOK: Montreal's Atwater Christmas Village Is Officially Open (VIDEO)

Despite the current gloom of restrictions and early nightfall, Montrealers will still be able to discover some holiday cheer throughout the city this year. Montreal's Atwater Christmas Village, 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.

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FREE 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.

Alex Melki | MTL Blog

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.

Alex Melki | MTL Blog

Visitors will have to obey a capacity limit and mandatory hand sanitizing, mask-wearing, and social distancing.

Alex Melki | MTL Blog

Get all the details below.

Atwater Christmas Village

Alex Melki | MTL Blog

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.

Thomas MacDonald
Senior Editor
Thomas is MTL Blog's Senior Editor. He lives in Saint-Henri and loves it so much that he named his cat after it. On weekdays, he's publishing stories, editing and helping to manage MTL Blog's team of amazing writers. His beats include the STM, provincial and municipal politics and Céline Dion. On weekends, you might run into him brunching at Greenspot, walking along the Lachine Canal or walking Henri the cat in Parc Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier.