Sure, there are COVID-19 measures in effect, but you can still get outside and explore your city. From enchanting scenery to winter sports to illuminated walks with a cup of hot cocoa in hand, Omicron can't take away ALL our fun.
Skate At Parc Jean-Drapeau
When: Starting at 10 a.m. on December 26
Address: 1, circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: Feel the magic as you skate across this illuminated 500-metre trail at Parc Jean-Drapeau. According to the website, it's "refrigerated and regularly maintained, thereby ensuring a memorable experience, especially after a small snowfall."
Marvel At The 'Grand Marché de Noël de Montréal' Christmas Market
When: December 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and December 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Closed December 25)
Address: 105, rue Sainte-Catherine O., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: With more than 30 local artisans, in a setting fit for a Christmas movie, The Great Montreal Christmas Market is the ideal holiday weekend activity. On-site, you can taste all kinds of delicacies such as tartiflette, waffles, churros and hot chocolate.
Participate In An Outdoor Escape Game
When: Until January 22, 2022
Address: Starting at Lola Petite Bourgogne, 2652, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: If you're up for a challenge this weekend, the escape game company A/Maze has put together an outdoor escape game, "The Winter Store Fronts," a holiday treasure hunt in the streets of Little Burgundy. To play, you'll use a special journal to solve riddles that "the holiday spirit spread around the neighbourhood shops."
Listen To The XP_MTL Christmas Choir On Sainte-Catherine
When: Every Saturday in December
Address: On Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, between Crescent and McGill College
Why You Need To Go: This Saturday, warm your heart with a choir that will sing holiday classics with a hip-hop twist. With a cup of coffee or hot cocoa in hand and their sweet voices ringing in your ears, you might just believe in the magic of Christmas.
Take A Walk In Verdun To See The Decorated Houses
Address: Verdun, QC
Why You Need To Go: The borough of Verdun is known for being one of the most decorated neighbourhoods on the Island of Montreal. Take a stroll through its streets and take in the bright lights that could almost blind Santa Claus.
Check Out LUMINOTHÉRAPIE
When: December 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., December 25 from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. and December 26 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Address: Quartier des Spectacles, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: Light up your life this weekend with colourful, luminous and interactive works of art on display at the Quartier des Spectacles.