Activities in Montreal during the holidays

A lot of activities to do indoors or outdoors are waiting for you during the Christmas holidays. Young and old alike will find something to please!



At Chateau Ramezay, from December 3 to January 8, 2016, the five fireplace mantels are sumptuously decorated according to a specific theme: each hearth unveils an aspect of a holiday tradition.

Who Is the Real Santa Claus?

At the Pointe-à-Callière museum December 3, 2016 — December 31, 2016, a guide will accompany young and old to meet Melchior, Babouchka, Pierre le noir and Santa Claus. These four Christmas characters tell you how we celebrate the holiday season in their home country.


The Quai ice rink will been open starting December 10th. It is the ideal place to come for family or for a romantic outing between Old Montreal and the St. Lawrence. The skating rink is open until 10 pm (until 6 January): the lights of the city give a magical appearance to this nocturnal outing. You can rent skates there. Musical themed evenings and evenings are also organized (Monday classical, Tuesday world music, etc.)

Do not forget to go and give a skate at the Beaver Lake on Mount Royal, especially since access to the ice rink is free.

Sliding and Cross-Country Skiing

Inner tube sliding in the corridors on the slope near Beaver Lake (depending on snow conditions). On Mont-Royal, you can also go cross-country skiing.

Buy A Christmas Tree

Why not buy your Christmas tree during a visit in a public market near you? Merchants of pine trees can be found at the Jean-Talon, Atwater and Maisonneuve markets! They also have different decorations such as crowns, garlands and beautiful Christmas balls to decorate your beautiful christmas tree!