Montreal is well-known as a festive destination. Every year, the city transforms into a winter wonderland. Here are the best spots to feel the holiday spirit in Montreal.


Natrel Fire on Ice

Add a little spice to your winter season over four sparkling evenings. Enjoy the magic of Natrel Fire on Ice as pyrotechnics light up Montreal’s winter skies to the soundtrack of animated movies. Gather round and let the warmth of the sky’s fires warm your heart! Make it a rendezvous with your family or friends at the Old Port of Montreal, every Saturday night from December 16th to January 6th.


Guidatour Christmas Secrets Guided Tour

Wander through the historic streets of Old Montreal with a professional guide. Stroll from Square Victoria to Bonsecours Market, discovering the secrets of Christmases past along the way. You’ll see the historic district in a new light and quickly find yourself wrapped up in the holiday spirit!

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The Nutcracker Ballet

Every year Montrealers wait for the new edition of The Nutcracker show by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens at the Place des Arts. You can count on this magical experience to warm the hearts of everyone in the audience, young and old. Treat yourself and your loved ones to one of the finest gifts of the holiday season: an enchanting journey to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets!


Holiday Markets

In recent years, several holiday markets have sprung up in Montreal. Each market has a tough of magic in its own way, with captivating music, twinkling lights and local products to discover. I love to wander through each market during the month of December and find unique gifts for my family and friends. Here are my three favorites:

Le Grand Marché de Noel | Quartier des Spectacles

The Nutcracker Market |Palais des Congrès

Montreal Craft Show | Place Bonaventure


Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train

On November 27th, the Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train will be back at the Montreal West Station. This train travels from one ocean to another and stops in various cities for a festive evening full of holiday lights and music. The little ones are sure to believe that the train has arrived directly from the North Pole.

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