Montreal December Festivals & Events

Montreal December Festivals & Events

  • May 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019

    Continuum / aurōrae

    To celebrate its 5th anniversary, the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan will be presenting a real first: a double bill featuring the two multimedia shows that have been visitor favourites since it opened in 2013: Continuum and aurōrae.

  • November 10, 17, 24, and December 1, 2018

    Bella di Sera Bridal Sale

    Up to 90% off sale!
    Saturday, November 10, 17, 24
    Saturday, December 1
    @ The Bella di Sera Showroom
    By appointment only.

  • November 19 to December 30, 2018

    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!

  • November 22 to December 7, 2018

    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 23 to December 2, 2018

    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 23 to January 6, 2019, 2018

    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 29 to December 9, 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 30 to December 23, 2018

    Le Grand Marché de Noël de Montréal

    Inspired by the charming Christmas traditions from around the world, this event offers a Christmas market and village with many free outdoor activities. Imagine a fairy-tale setting in the heart of Quartier Latin in downtown Montreal, bustling with life day and night, traditional log cabins, illuminated christmas trees, tasty delights and much more.

  • December 1 to 25, 2018

    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 6, 2018

    Villa Beaurepaire Holiday Craft Fair

    You're invited to Our Annual Holiday Craft Fair, Thursday, December 6th from 5PM to 8PM. We will be hosting a variety of local vendors and artisans from in and around Montreal and provide networking opportunities for local businesses and business owners.

  • December 8, 2018

    Marché de Noël Vintage & Invités

    A vintage Christmas market is preparing for Verdun! From chic to kitsch, you'll find THE unique Christmas gift or vintage find that will beat your heart! More than 25 exhibitors under one roof and tons of vintage, antique, retro and local treasures. A Christmas market like no other!

  • December 9, 2018

    Noël Jazz au Complexe Desjardins

    The Montreal Jazz Ensemble will perform on la Grande Place at the Complexe Desjardins as part of the festivities activities of the complex. This is a completely free event. You will hear several characteristic pieces of this time of the year, always in a version of the most Jazzy. Trumpeter Jocelyn Couture will be in charge of the musical direction.

  • December 11, 2018 to January 27, 2019


    Make the most of the Montreal winter with effet domino, a Luminothérapie event. Ingrid Ingrid delivers a fun and entertaining experience that brings people together and fosters a spirit of cooperation. domino effect consists of 120 dominos brightly coloured distributed across several stations in different ways, creating a wide range of sound and lighting effects.

  • December 13 to 30, 2018



    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 15 to 16, 2018

    Marché des fêtes - Holiday Market

    The Montreal Etsy Team will host over 100 makers from Montreal (and surroundings). The perfect occasion to shop local, support your makers and get one of a kind presents for this Holiday season!

  • December 15 to 31, 2018

    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 15, 2018 to March 8, 2018

    Skating Events at the Old Port

    514.496.PORT (7678)

    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.

  • December 19 to 30, 2018

    Cirque du Soleil : Corteo

    The clown Mauro has passed, but his spirit is still with us. Instead of mourning, the funeral cortege celebrates the here and hereafter with laughter and exuberance. Rich, extravagant memories frolic with the senses. The sound of laughter peals around the stage, visions of joyous tumblers and players fascinate the eyes. Regret and melancholy retreat in the face of a cavalcade of lively recollections of a life gloriously lived. A festive parade that entertains; the perfect accolade for an artist whose life was dedicated to revelry and making merry.

  • December 20 to 30, 2018

    La Place Nordique de Montréal en Fêtes

    Join us to live magic moments in the beautiful and unique decor of one of the oldest neighborhoods of North America. Standing next to an outdoor wood fire with a warm drink in hand, enjoy performances by choirs, storytellers, Indigenous artists and much more. New this year and a must-see: the luminous public art installations, including an enormous bear, shimmering light prisms and Bernard, the giant moose.

  • December 31, 2018

    New Years Eve "So Sophisticated"

    "CHAMPAGNE GIVEAWAYS" every 30 minutes to celebrate Future Milli Big 30th #birthday starting at 10:30pm December 31st. Djs Dj CAZ Dj KUSH SURGE NEMESIS FIRE JONES Dj Dutch from Toronto playing for the first time in Montreal ...... Hosted by Dexter Helli Baxter & Lexticiie

  • December 31, 2018

    Epilogue 2018 | NYE Celebration

    Epilogue 2018. As its literary meaning and its concept, Epilogue 2018 will be the closing party of this beautiful year. Let's celebrate at the rhythm of several djs, local and international. 10pm to 12pm (14h non-stop)

  • December 31, 2018

    New Year's Gala 2019

    Montreal's Most Memorable New Year's Eve Event! At the Hyatt Regency.

  • December 31, 2018

    Montreal Glow Party

    Experience a perfect balance of Sound Systems mixed with a spectacular Laser Light show! Professional Photographer + Cinematographer will be taking photos & videos to capture this moment with you and your friends!

  • December 31, 2018

    Célébration 2019 du Nouvel An à la Terrasse William Gray

    Celebrate the New Year's eve on the heated rooftop terrace with an impressive view of the fireworks in Old Montreal. On the menu for this event: a glass of bubbles, sweets and fireworkds will make this evening magical.

  • December 31, 2018

    Réveillon 2019 de la Terrasse Nelligan

    Once more, Terrasse Nelligan invites you to its New Year’s Eve festivities. Enjoy Old Montreal’s best view of the fireworks on our rooftop terrace with a glass of bubbly.

  • December 31, 2018

    New Year White party

    Come and join us for a #NewYearWhiteparty The party being led by the Dj until 3 AM at Saint Laurant with Prince Arthur, one of the most popular spots in the city.

  • December 31, 2018

    Final Fantasy New Year's Eve

    Final Fantasy is the ultimate up-scale destination in the city this New Years Eve. Set in the digs of Salon 1861, formerly St. Josephs Parish which was built in 1861. Final Fantasy offers an experience like no other. With 40-foot cathedral ceilings, party the last moments of the year under the beautiful hand painted arches of this legendary converted church. Final Fantasy will be the only event offering ultimate luxury VIP bottle service packages.

  • December 31, 2018

    FLUID New Years

    FLUID NEW YEARS is Celebrating its 18 year anniversary as Montreal's Original All-Inclusive Open Bar event. For almost 2 decades, FLUID built its reputation offering thousands of guests the ultimate entertainment experience on the biggest party night of the year.

  • Dec 31, 2018 - Jan 1, 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 in December


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

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • Annually in December

    Santas are Taking Over the Museum

    Adults and children are invited to see some 30 figurines of the jolly man in red as well as a magnificent doll castle featuring dancers that come to life at the sound of music Many of the Santas were handmade by American artists such as Beth Cameron, Lynn West and Lynn Haney, while others were created by Quebec artist Carole Landreville.