Written by Gemma Cocomello on 30.11.15

Tis the season to be jolly! December is a great month. It’s a time to spend with family and loved ones, giving back to the community, and looking back at your entire year and thinking of all the ways you’ll outdo it in the coming new year. So when you’re not bouncing around from dozens of holiday parties, trying to get off the naughty list, or debating if it’s too soon to buy a gift for that person you’ve been dating for the past five minutes, take a moment to check out these awesome events!

Investigating Agatha Christie (December 8th – April 17th)

Investigating Agatha Christie

Attention all bookworms, you are not alone! The Pointe-à-Callières Museum will be having an exhibition dedicated to the queen of crime writing, Agatha Christie. Paying tribute to an extraordinary woman way ahead of her time, Investigating Agatha Christie will have personal photos, possessions, and everything that made her one of the most influential writers in the world. Christie’s grandson and nephew will be on hand for the exhibition opening to help show off their iconic relative and attract old and new fans to her work. Learn more about the exhibition and this amazing talent here.

350 Place Royale, Montréal, QC H2Y 3Y5
(514) 872-9150

Luminotherapie (December 11th – January 31st)


If anyone enjoys the time of year when it’s dark early in the morning when we wake up and then dark again in the early afternoon, they’re not human! Thankfully there’s a great way to get a little extra light in our lives during these dark periods. All you have to do is head to the Quartiers des Spectacles to check out the sixth annual edition of Luminothérapie. Like the singing swings during spring and summer, Luminothérapie will have over 30 seesaws that emit lighting and sound. Each seesaw contains LED lights and speakers that are sure to perk up anyone going through the winter blues better than an extra large cup of Tim Horton’s coffee! Click here to add a little extra light in your life.

1435, Saint-Alexandre St., Suite 500
514 879-0009

Merry Montreal – Various Events (December 3rd – January 1st)

merry montreal (1)

While it seems like everything shuts down during the winter, Montreal’s Old Port does not hibernate! There’s always something to do and somewhere to eat before or after. Many events are even free – from watching classic holiday movies on a giant screen outdoors to warming up with some cool yoga. Brave (or crazy) souls can get their freeze on and dare to do the “freeze dip.” There’s also a Christmas Market, for all you last minute shoppers. For those who can’t make it to the Big Apple to watch the New Year’s Eve Ball drop, not to worry! You can enjoy a great evening outside at Place Jacques Cartier that’ll be filled with lights, music, and an outdoor party that you can enjoy with old (and new!) friends. Click here to see all the events and how you can get in on the action.

Christmas In The Park (December 1st to 25th)

xmas in the parc

Obviously December is filled with Christmas and holiday themed events! Fun and free activities will be going on at Parc Des Compagnanon De Saint-Laurent. The park will turn into a magical Christmas Village where people can enjoy live music, poetry, bonfires, and many surprises. While you’re there you may also want to pick up a Christmas tree. It’s never too late! Just make sure it’s not like the one the Griswold’s picked in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Click here to get festive and view all the schedules and locations.

A Sweet Christmas (December 11th to January 3rd)

A Sweet xmas

Besides eggnog, it’s no Christmas without candy! Wouldn’t it be cool to actually know where liquorice, vanilla, and mint come from? The Botanical Gardens has a sweet treat for the candy lovers: a stroll through a colourful garden that showcases the various plants that give us some of our favourite guilty pleasures. You’ll leave here learning something new and feeling a bit better about what you’re eating. After all, if something comes from plants it must be healthy, right? Click here to learn more and view the schedule of this delectable event.

4101, rue Sherbrooke Est, Montreal, QC H1X 2B2
(514) 872-1400

Post a Comment