The Atwater Christmas Market Opens This Week & It's The Most Festive Spot In The City
- Montreal's Atwater Christmas market opens this week on Friday, November 29, 2019.
- This means you can soon take a stroll through a winter wonderland, buy your Christmas tree, do some gift shopping and enjoy the magic of winter in Montreal.
- Hours, events and more details below!
The Village de Noël de Montreal is back again this year and if you've been dying to get yourself to a Christmas market in Montreal, Atwater market is the spot for you. For the third year in a row, Montreal's Atwater market is going to transform into a Christmas village, with lights, trees, bonfires, and music.
The space really does transform into a magical Christmas wonderland for people of all ages - plus dogs are allowed, and it's a super accessible space. This means anyone can brave the cold and come join in the festivities.
Montreal really has a knack for facilitating outdoor experiences, especially in the winter, and the Village de Noël de Montreal is no exception. The event hosts countless vendors who sell their goods under the falling snow, from cookies and jams to handmade ornaments and more, meaning Christmas shopping just got a lot more magical.
Plus, you can officially start planning your first visit, because the market opens this Friday, November 29, 2019, at 5 p.m., so if you don't have plans this weekend - here you go.
Admission is free, so even if you just feel like going down for a stroll to get yourself in a festive mood and maybe warm your hands by a fire, you can!
But don't be surprised if you're tempted to scoop up something for a stocking-stuffer, or maybe just a treat to eat.
The full list of vendors has yet to be released on their website, but on Facebook, they've begun to share some of the goods you can expect to buy. Things like artisanal soaps, organic and natural wellness products, candles, and more.
You can also grab your Christmas tree while you're down there, they've got a huge selection of trees alongside their Kingdom of the Elves or La Royaume des Lutins.
The Kingdom of the Elves promises to be a "magical adventure following the footsteps of Santa's elves," where there will be creative workshops, gifts and more. Both the workshop and the show with surprises are free for kids to participate and will run four times a day. Get more info at the Facebook event page here.
On Sunday, December 22, they will host The Grand Ball where there will be a Feast of the Elves and a chance to meet Santa between noon and 4 p.m.
Clearly, there won't be a dull moment down at the Marche de Noël.
Village de Noël Christmas Market
When: Every weekend from November 29 - December 22, 2019.
Fridays 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturdays 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sundays 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Atwater Market, 138 avenue Atwater, a 5-minute walk from Lionel-Groulx metro station.
Cost: Admittance is free!
Note: Dogs are also welcome and the site is said to be accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.