- Below are listed 30 free things to do in Montreal this November.
- Holiday events are in full swing this month while several other activities cater to the November shopping craze.
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
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
Exchange Your Clothes At Shwap Club
When: November 8-10
Where: 360 Rue du Marché Bonsecours
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
Enjoy An Art Exhibit At Les Pastellistes
When: November 15 - 24
Where: 3951 Rue St. Denis; Galerie HangArt
Check Out The All-Female Guns 'N Roses Tribute Band
When: November 2; 9 p.m.
Where: 3135 Rue Masson; Billy Buck
Have A Laugh At A Free Comedy Show
When: November 3; 9 p.m.
Where: 1245 Rue Saint-André; M Montreal Hostel
Help Test A Brand New Art Based Card Game
When: November 1; 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Where: 5585 Avenue du Parc; Place Sur Media
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
Enjoy The Last Night Of The Art Projection "100% Chance Of Snow"
When: November 4; from sunset to midnight
Where: 475 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Est: Façade of the Grande Bibliothèque
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
Take A Free Introductory Pilates Or Yoga Class
When: Offered daily for one time only
Where: Different Equilibre Studios around Montreal
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
Say Hello To Santa During The Santa Claus Parade
When: November 23,* 2018; 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where: Boulevard René-Lévesque*
Meet New Friends By Dining With The Supper Society
When: November 16; 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: Private Residence; TBA
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
Check Out The New Time Out Market Food Hall
When: After November 14
Where: Montreal Eaton Centre
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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
See A Live Taping Of The Sofa Talk Show
When: November 17; 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
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
Take A Public Speaking Class
When: November 18; 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Where: 4750 Henri-Julien Ave; L'ENAP
Take A Tour Of Montreal's Gaming Industry
When: November 19; 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: 200 Rue de la Commune Ouest
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
Take A Drive To The Christmas Market Trail Featuring 3 European style Festivals
When: Late November through December
Where: Lanaudière (Joliette, Terrebonne, l'Assomption)
Learn How To Write A Powerful Cover Letter
When: November 21; 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: 666 Sherbrooke O.
Shop at Collectif Créatif EtsyMTL
When: November 21 - 23
Where: 1100 Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal; Windsor Station
Peep At Decorations From The Annual Pop-Up Christmas Cocktail Bar
When: November 25 to December 31
Celebrate The 10 Year Anniversary Of Luminothérapie!
When: Opens November 28 - January 26
Where: Enter on Rues Jeanne-Mance and Balmoral; Place des Festivals
Visit The Atwater Christmas Market
When: Starts November 29 - December 22
Where: 138 avenue Atwater; Atwater Market
Celebrate The Official Opening Of Noël Dans Le Parc
Where: 1500 Rue Berri; Place Émilie-Gamelin
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.