This Park Near Montreal Is Transforming Into An Enchanted Christmas Village & Market For The Holidays

Over 70 vendors, activities, music, animals, and more!
This Park Near Montreal Is Transforming Into An Enchanted Christmas Village & Market For The Holidays

Although it's grey and rainy outside at the moment, the Christmas season is in full swing in Montreal.

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TL;DR The city of Laval will be transforming the Centre De Nature Laval into a magical holiday village and market that will feature over 70 vendors and holiday entertainment and activities. The event will take place over the weekend of December 7th, 8th ,and 9th.

If you're an anti-Grinch (in other words, you can't get enough of Christmas), then you must check out all the amazing holiday markets and free events happening all over the city throughout December too.

Most notably, the city of Laval is hosting its official Marché de Noël the from December 7th through December 9th.

This actually might be one of the biggest holiday markets and events in the entire Montreal metro area.

Considernig that the Grand Marche De Noel is cancelled this year, this event is the perfect alternative. It's only a 30 minute drive from downtown Montreal!

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Already, ten thousand people have marked themselves as "interested" on the Facebook event page. Needless to say, it's going to be huge.

For this event, the city of Laval is transforming le Centre De La Nature into a magical holiday setting.

The holiday village will feature over 70 vendors in heated exterior tents so you can enjoy the festivities without freezing your fingers.

There will also be tons of family-friendly activities like face painting and a Christmas tree shop so you can buy a tree if you haven't already.  


Everything you need to know:

What: Marché de Noël de Laval 2018
Where: Centre de la Nature de Laval 901, Avenue du Parc
When: December 7th from 10am-9pm // December 8th from 10am-8pm // December 9th from 10am-5pm

For the official Facebook event page click HERE!

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