In an effort to raise money, food and awareness for local food banks, the CP Holiday Train makes its way across North America every November, stopping in Kahnawake and ending the evening in Lacolle, an hour’s drive outside of the city. You won’t want to miss these endearingly kitschy train cars, decked out in seventies-style Christmas lights.
Winter in Montreal can be a drag with its subzero polar vortexes, perquisite layers upon layers of warm clothing and storms so thick you can’t see down your block—unless you’re into that sort of thing. Thankfully, to counter the cold and darkness, we waste no time lighting up the city for the wintertime holidays, and we’ve got your guide on where to see Christmas lights in Montreal. It’s a festive place with glistening decorations around every corner, and it makes for one of the best things to do on Christmas. So bundle up and for a stroll after a full dinner at one of the city’s best BYOBs or best French restaurants, and enjoy some dazzling discoveries that rival our favourite Montreal attractions.
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