Christmas in Montreal

Enjoy the holidays to the fullest with our Christmas in Montreal guide to the best of the season’s attractions and shows

Arbres de Noël et concerts de Noël / Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
Photograph: Michel Dubreuil

Season’s greetings, it’s Christmas in Montreal! The holidays here are meant to be enjoyed, and this is one of the best things to do in Montreal in winter. Rather than spend your time cooped up with the thermostat cranked, get out there and make the most of the snow. You’ll find markets open to find the perfect gift, some of the city’s best events and festivals taking place, plenty of ice skating and skiing in Montreal, and the nightlife here doesn’t stop hustling until it’s New Year’s Day with a resolution to get some rest—at least for January, anyway. Looking for the greatest things to do no matter what season it is? Check out our guide to the best things to do in Montreal.

Christmas in Montreal

Where to find the perfect Montreal Christmas market

Where to find the perfect Montreal Christmas market

If you’re looking to find that perfect, personalized gift this season, you’ll find it at a Montreal Christmas market.

Where to see Christmas lights in Montreal

Where to see Christmas lights in Montreal

If you like to catch the city lit up in the winter, use this guide to find out where to see Christmas lights in Montreal.

Things to Do on Christmas in Montreal

Things to Do on Christmas in Montreal

It may look like the city’s taking the day off at first, but there’s plenty of things to do on Christmas Day in Montreal.

Things to do on Boxing Day in Montreal

Things to do on Boxing Day in Montreal

Sure, there’s lots of shopping, but the best things to do on Boxing Day in Montreal go way beyond that.

More of the best things to do in Montreal

The best things to do in Montreal in winter

The best things to do in Montreal in winter

Stay warm, not bored: The best things to do in Montreal in winter get you up and moving with festivals and activities.

The best sugar shacks Montreal has to explore and enjoy

The best sugar shacks Montreal has to explore and enjoy

There’s nothing quite like visiting a Montreal sugar shack—few experiences in Québec are as essential as this.

Where to go ice skating in Montreal

Where to go ice skating in Montreal

Indoors in the summer and outdoors in the winter, these are the absolute best places to go ice skating in Montreal.

The best Montreal skiing to hit slopes near the city

The best Montreal skiing to hit slopes near the city

There isn’t any skiing in Montreal proper, so use this guide to find hills near the city and hit up the best powder.

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