Montreal December Festivals & Events

Montreal December Festivals & Events

  • December 11, 2016 to December 31, 2017

    Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary


    Montréal is celebrating the 375th anniversary of its founding.

  • July 18 - December 16, 2017

    Lucid Realities

    Step inside dreams, nightmares, recollections, and fantasies. Walk in space, inhabit another person’s body, explore secret locations, and fly like a bird.

  • Oct 12, 2017 - March 25, 2018



    Explore striking imagery, outstanding personalities, and a culture proud of its heritage through 30 portraits of men, women, and children from 14 different nations dressed in stunning and colourful regalia, magnificent outfits that tell their personal stories as well as those of their people and their worldview.

  • Oct 25, 2017 - March 11, 2018

    Bill Viola : Naissance à rebours


    With a career now spanning forty years, Bill Viola is recognized internationally as one of the most important artists of our time. His work across single channel video, video installation, sound environments, electronic music performances, and broadcast television deeply examines the universal themes of life, death, the unfolding of consciousness, the spirit, and human connection.

  • Nov 1 to Dec 31, 2017

    Choreographies for Humans and Stars


    On your own or as part of a group, act out cosmic scenes and phenomena, which are then projected onto the cones of the Planetarium. You are invited to dance with the stars every evening, starting at sunset.

  • Nov 3, 2017 - Jan 6, 2018

    Band on Tour


    Come on, sit and listen to the high energy music of the hottest bands of the last decades: Queen, U2, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, AC/DC and many more. Get ready to rock! Fasten your seat belts, it’s gonna be a bumpy night!!

  • Nov 9, 2017 - April 1, 2018

    Leonard Cohen - A Crack in Everything


    This multidisciplinary exhibition offers the public a collection of brand-new works commissioned from and created by local and international artists who were inspired by the great master’s style and recurring themes. These artists represent the visual arts, performance art, music, the written word and film, thus providing visitors with a dynamic, participative and immersive experience.

  • Nov 17 - Dec 3, 2017

    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.

  • Nov 23 to Dec 3, 2017


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

  • Nov 30 - Dec 10, 2017

    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.

  • Dec 1, 2017

    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.

  • Dec 2, 2017 at 8pm


    Le Gesù, 1200 de Bleury, Montréal, QC H3B 3J3
    514.861.GESU (4378)

    En collaboration avec le Festival Flamenco de Montréal, production Victor Manuel Garcia Meza & Production Flamencas El Bancalero. Un patrimoine de l’humanité et de l’âme. Alors, pour vous tous, voici la naissance du groupe ‘’Con Compas’’. Nous espérons vous toucher et vous faire sentir avec toute notre intensité et nos sentiments notre musique ‘’Por Rumbas’’. Fernando Gallego »El Bancalero » et Caroline Plante avec les artistes invités: Rosanne Dion, José Vga, Miguel Medina et Gabriel Evangelista

  • Dec 2 - 3, 2017



    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.

  • Dec 9, 2017

    Donuts Short Story Hour: Dance Me to the End of Donuts

    La place commune, 7669 Av. Querbes, Montreal, Quebec H3N 2B7

    The days are getting dark and melancholy and the year has passed almost completely into night. But we won't say goodbye, we'll just say fare well until the new year, and ask that you celebrate short fiction and donuts with us one last time in 2017.

  • Dec 21, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018

    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.

  • Dec 22, 2017 From 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    Christmas in Piano - The Jazz Recital

    La Sala Rossa, 4848 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1R5

    Come join us to jazz-up these Holidays! The best selection of hits that young and not-so-young enjoy alike in a cozy ambiance at La Sala Rossa. This is the perfect event to share with friends and loved ones. Pianist Marco Piano, singers Naho & Perry, and our wonderful MC Joyce Veeramootoo will guarantee you a charming performance. Tickets in advance: 35$. Special guests for the soirée: Pianist Bader Soma, Art & Opinion Magazine, and Planète Montréal from Radio Centre-Ville.

  • Dec 31, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018

    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 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.

  • Annually in December

    Natrel 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.

  • January 19th - 21st, 2018

    Salon de l'Amour et de la Séduction


    Le Salon de l'Amour et de la Séduction de Montréal provides an upscale adult playground dedicated to enhancing lifestyles, encouraging romance, and personal betterment. Enjoy entertainment, provocative and educational seminars, unique shopping, fashion shows and live demonstrations.
    Friday: 5pm - Midnight | Saturday: Noon - Midnight | Sunday: Noon - 6pm