Montreal December Festivals & Events

Montreal December Festivals & Events

  • November 1, 2019 to January 5, 2020


    Illumi is a magical, captivating and extraordinary nocturnal outdoor journey created from thousands of monumental light sculptures.

  • November 21 to December 1, 2019


    Savvy Montréal moviegoers are presented with the most remarkable and talked about international lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender films.

  • Noevember 22 to December 1, 2019

    FEZtival of Trees

    The FEZtival of Trees is a family-friendly Christmas Tree Spectacle held by Karnak Shriners, which brings together families, neighbors, businesses & community partners to celebrate the many joys of Christmas.

  • November 22 to December 7, 2019

    Montreal Bach Festival

    Enjoy more than twenty concerts of Bach and other composers in the most beautiful areas of the city: Quartier des spectacles, the Mount Royal, the Plateau of Mont-Royal Westmount… The Bach Festival offers a series of concerts at the most prestigious venues of Montreal. Hundreds of great musicians, singers, conductors and other performers from Quebec and Europe will pay tribute to the music of Bach.

  • November 22, 2019 to Janaury 5, 2020

    Railway Christmas

    Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum will transport its visitors into the Magic of Christmas. Many vehicles will be decorated and illuminated in the Grand Gallery, activities will be offered and Santa will meet the visitors! Railway Christmas is a must-see event for the whole family!

  • November 28 to December 8, 2018

    Nutcracker Market

    Annually at the end of November - The Nutcracker Market offers values such as originality and rarity as far as the selection of merchants, products and services, with a magical setting inspiring a sense of wonder so typical of the holiday spirit. Exhibitor categories include, among others, jewellery, dinnerware, local products, interior and outdoor décor items, body-care products and toys.

  • November 28, 2019 to January 26, 2020


    Celebration means amazing surprises, music and dancing! POPO, POPUP, POPLI, POPETTE and POPOTIN are five fantastical creatures who love to party. They’re waiting for you to entice them to leave their mysterious luminous monoliths for an electrifying fiesta that will bring joy and light to the depths of winter. Gather in front of them, and your collective energy will awaken the whole gang. They have quite a surprise for you!

  • November 30 to December 1, 2019

    Salon du jeu de société de Montréal

    The Salon du jeu de société de Montréal is a board game convention for beginners and experienced gamers. Try the latest games releases, talk to designers and play their prototypes, include new games to your collection and much more! The SJSM is an event to discover the amazing world of board games with your family or friends!

  • November 30 to December 29, 2019

    Champagne, Charlotte and Crinoline:
    A Victorian Christmas at the Cartier’s

    Looking for a touch of class this Holiday season? Discover how styles dating back to 1867 are still in vogue 150 years later! Be charmed by the elegant Victorian decor featuring miniature fir trees, handmade cards and of course, champagne!

  • December 1 to 25, 2019

    Noël dans le Parc

    The Christmas in the park festival welcomes Montrealers to experience the magic of Christmas village. Visitors will find free entertainment in the form of live music, poetry, bonfires, and many surprises.

  • December 7 to 5, 2019

    Christmas Workshops

    From December 7 to January 5, the challenges of The Story Factory will also be adapted for the holiday season. Visitors will be able to write their imagined version of the story that lies behind some of the objects in the Museum collection, like the Santa Clauses or a table setting that triggers memories of wonderful family meals.

  • December 7 to 8, 2019

    Mini-Comiccon de Montréal

    The Montreal Mini-Comiccon is a pop-culture fan convention. It features a shopping experience aimed at fans that are looking for that special gift for the hard-to-shop-for collector of games, T-Shirts, comics, toys, statues, DVDs/Blu-rays, replicas and more. The perfect place to do some Christmas shopping!

  • December 7 to 15, 2019

    World of Toys

    A wonderful mix of museum display, literature and theatre staging, the exhibition Nights will give families a fabulous experience filled with enchantment during the holiday season.

  • December 12 to 30, 2019


    The traditional Christmas tale of Clara's journey to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets, but given a fresh appeal with multimedia projections. See the magic unfold as over 80 young dancers join 40 members of the company's corps de ballet on stage.

  • December 14 to 31, 2019

    Who Is the Real Santa Claus?

    December is the time to meet Santa Clauses from around the world, accompanied by our interpreter-guides. During the month of December, young and old alike are invited to come see Babushka, Melchior, Black Peter and Santa Claus.

  • December 14, 2019 to January 4, 2020

    Fire on Ice

    The Holidays start with a bang when these musical fireworks light up the sky over the the Old Port. Magical, spectacular fireworks -a unique, innovative show every time- burst over the St. Lawrence to create a thoroughly original urban winter experience.

  • December 19 to 29, 2019

    Cirque du Soleil AXEL

    Spectacular skating, breathtaking acrobatics, live music and stunning graphics - It’s waiting for you in an all new ice spectacle: Cirque du Soleil AXEL. Join Axel and his adrenaline-fueled crew on an exhilarating adventure as his passion for music and graphic arts takes you on an electrifying journey.

  • December 19 to 31, 2019

    Merry Montréal

    Experience the festivities of the holiday season in a unique and magical setting filled with beautiful attractions and a multitude of restaurants, shops, and specialty boutiques.

  • December 31, 2019

    New Year's Eve Party

    Get down and warm yourself up with the whole family at the hottest party of the season! At 7 p.m., the Old Port and Place Jacques-Cartier will come alive with Montreal’s biggest New Year’s Eve party. At the stroke of midnight, marvel at the fireworks and dance the night away until 2 AM to the sounds of our DJ.

  • Annually from December to March

    Skating Events at the Old Port

    Being festive is the Old Port’s guiding principle, and no efforts are spared to live up to it. Each season brings new and exclusive events, festivals, shows, celebrations, and more. With marvellous music and glorious gastronomy to cater to all tastes and cultures, you’ll find here a cordial atmosphere to delight and nourish, and so much more.

  • Annually in December

    Christmas Parade

    To engage visitors, an entertainment area set up at the corner of Saint-Hubert and Bélanger Streets offers activities from 6 p.m. The parade includes marching bands, singers, dancers, entertainers, and floats, and officially starts at 7 p.m., at the corner of Bellechasse and Saint-Hubert Streets.

  • Annually in December

    Noël sur l'Avenue

    Make the most of the holiday season by participating in festive activities. On the program, the famous Marche de Noël aux flambeaux and the carriole contes et légendes. In addition, Noël dans le parc recreates a small village of yesteryear with many activities and concerts in the heart of the Avenue.