Montreal on the Cheap http://www.montrealonthecheap.com Family-friendly, affordable fun! Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:58:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Weekend Tips, Dec. 12 – 14, 2014 http://www.montrealonthecheap.com/2014/12/weekend-tips-dec-12-14-2014-2/ http://www.montrealonthecheap.com/2014/12/weekend-tips-dec-12-14-2014-2/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:56:16 +0000 http://www.montrealonthecheap.com/?p=8916 Lots of craft fairs, some on-going holiday fun, meet an author and have a pancake breakfast with Micky Farkas! The following weekend activities are (mostly) free and family-friendly. Have fun!...

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Lots of craft fairs, some on-going holiday fun, meet an author and have a pancake breakfast with Micky Farkas!

The following weekend activities are (mostly) free and family-friendly. Have fun!

Friday, December 12

Salon des Métiers d’Art , 11 AM – 9 PM
FREE: The 59th edition showing the work of nearly 400 artisans.
Place Bonaventure, 800 de la Gauchetiere

Dorval Pottery Sale, 10 AM – 9 PM
FREE: Handmade pottery, dishes, vases, jewelry, ornaments.
Desnoyers Community Centre, 1335 Lakeshore, Dorval

Botanical Gardens Fair
FREE: Over twenty exhibitors will be offering a wide range of items from plants to jewellery and tastefully recycled clothing.
Botanical Gardens, 4101 Sherbrooke E

Saturday, December 13

Salon des Métiers d’Art , 11 AM – 9 PM
FREE: The 59th edition showing the work of nearly 400 artisans.
Place Bonaventure, 800 de la Gauchetiere

Dorval Pottery Sale, 10 AM – 9 PM
FREE: Handmade pottery, dishes, vases, jewelry, ornaments.
Desnoyers Community Centre, 1335 Lakeshore, Dorval

Meet Jeff Storm, 11 AM – 1 PM
FREE: Come and meet JEFF STORM, author of Petrified World. Discover unique juvenile (9-14 year olds) fantasy fiction novels where the reader has magical powers and chooses her/his path.
Babar en Ville, 1235 av. Greene

Botanical Gardens Fair
FREE: Over twenty exhibitors will be offering a wide range of items from plants to jewellery and tastefully recycled clothing.
Botanical Gardens, 4101 Sherbrooke E

Fire on Ice, 8 PM
FREE: Let these magical evenings add a little spice to your winter season. Pyrotechnics light up Montréal’s winter sky to the sounds of video games soundtracks.
Old Port Promenade

Sunday, December 14

Micky Farkas Pancake Breakfast, 9:30 AM – 12 PM
$5pp: Be prepared to sing along, move and dance, learn a song, laugh out loud and get in the spirit of the holidays!
Irving L. Adessky Community Centre, 30 Lyncroft Road, Hampstead

Salon des Métiers d’Art, 11 AM – 6 PM
FREE: The 59th edition showing the work of nearly 400 artisans.
Place Bonaventure, 800 de la Gauchetiere

Botanical Gardens Fair
FREE: Over twenty exhibitors will be offering a wide range of items from plants to jewellery and tastefully recycled clothing.
Botanical Gardens, 4101 Sherbrooke E

Ongoing

Fine Arts Family Weekends, through December
FREE: Build a mini 3D house for an elf! Create a 3D illuminated holiday tree. Create your own 3D pop-up greeting card.
Montreal Museum of Fine Art, 1380 Sherbrooke St. W

Noel sur l’Avenue, Dec. 6 – 21
FREE: Candlelight parade, concerts, animations, fireworks, Christmas characters and villages, and more.
Mount Royal Ave, metro Mont-Royal

Noel dans le Parc, Dec. 1 – 25
FREE: Spanning 3 parks! More than 50 free spectacles are offered at parc Lahaie, parc des Compagnons-de-Saint-Laurent, and the Olympic Park

Santas at the Stewart, Nov. 14 – Jan. 4
FREE: An exhibition of handmade Santas plus organized special animations for the kids.
Stewart Museum, Ile Jean Drapeau

… EXTRAS …

No more expensive blades

Ever wonder about the Dollar Shave Club? We did, and we tried them out. Read our review of DSC if you have any interest in saying goodbye to those over-priced replacement razor blades.

STM Contest

Closing december 15… the STM has a contest to win tons of really nice, local prizes (yes! open to QC residents!) Check it out.

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Give a gift that keeps on giving – shave your man all year long!

 

You know how every time you need to get refill ink cartridges for your computer printer, you lose a little of your soul (and sanity) when faced with the phenomenon of the ink costing almost the same as a brand new printer? A brand new printer which comes with ink!

Well imagine what us blade-razor-using guys have to stomach every time we need to fill up on blade cartridges. You buy a new handle and a couple of starter blades for $5, but a small pack of new blades alone can easily run double or triple that cost. (An aside… I’ve never priced women’s razors and blades. Is it the same brutal reality?)

Recently I decided to review the Dollar Shave Club to see if it could be the answer to this ongoing woe. The service promises to furnish you with a new razor and blades upon sign-up, and then to regularly send you a pack of fresh blades at a fraction of the cost you’d pay in stores, saving you not only money but also time (and sanity). Their hip and user-friendly web site lays out the options clearly, and the simplicity of those option suggests a business whose intent is just to do one thing – and do it well.

You have 3 plans to choose from:

  • The Twin: a nothing-fancy razor using twin-blade cartridges – $3.50 per month
  • The 4X: a more refined razor with pivoting head using quad-blade cartridges – $6.50 per month
  • The Executive: an impressive-looking razor with a pivoting head using 6-blade cartridges with lubricating strips – $9.50 per month

Every plan sends you a pack of 4 new cartridges every month. Not hirsute enough to need to change out your cartridge every week? No problem, you can convert your plan to get delivery only every second month (and of course only be billed every second month).

So is it worth it?

I’ve been on the 4X plan for about 3 months now and my honest impressions are:

  • The razor is just fine, as good as any other with disposable blades
  • The blades are clean and sharp, though I get the impression that they dull a little faster than the brand-name blades – but so what, I’ve got an ongoing supply.
  • The blades and razor seem to be custom made for each other, meaning don’t expect to be able to use these blades on another brand handle.
  • The company is a pleasure to do business with (they did not sponsor this review and were unaware of its creation).
  • One gripe – I wish I could order a second razor… I like to have one at home and one for the gym. Sadly, the only way to do this seems to be to register for another account or to switch my current account to another plan.

Final impression? I’m not giving up my plan. $6.50 every two months to ensure fresh blades delivered to my door versus fuming in the pharmacy aisles at the $25 replacement packs that are never on sale when you need them and not even being certain which ones fit your 3-year-old handle? No brainer. To my sense of serenity it’s the difference between a kitten purring in your lap and a cat screeching in your yard… at 3:20 AM.

 

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Weekend Tips, Dec. 5 – 7, 2014 http://www.montrealonthecheap.com/2014/12/weekend-tips-dec-5-7-2014/ http://www.montrealonthecheap.com/2014/12/weekend-tips-dec-5-7-2014/#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 20:18:24 +0000 http://www.montrealonthecheap.com/?p=8903 This is one of those weird occasions when Sunday is the day for fun, so get the laundry and homework done on Saturday. The following weekend activities are (mostly) free...

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This is one of those weird occasions when Sunday is the day for fun, so get the laundry and homework done on Saturday.

The following weekend activities are (mostly) free and family-friendly. Have fun!

Friday, December 5

Santas at the Stewart, Nov. 14 – Jan. 4
FREE: An exhibition of handmade Santas plus organized special animations for the kids.
Stewart Museum, Ile Jean Drapeau

Nutcracker Market, 11 AM – 8 PM
FREE: 10% of all merchant’s pre-tax sales and all revenues earned by Les Grands Ballets during the market will go to The Nutcracker Fund for Children.
Palais des congrès, 1001, place Jean-Paul-Riopelle

Noel dans le Parc, Dec. 1 – 25
FREE: Spanning 3 parks! More than 50 free spectacles are offered at parc Lahaie, parc des Compagnons-de-Saint-Laurent, and the Olympic Park

Salon des Métiers d’Art , 11 AM – 9 PM
FREE: The 59th edition showing the work of nearly 400 artisans.
Place Bonaventure, 800 de la Gauchetiere

Saturday, December 6

Noel sur l’Avenue, Dec. 6 – 21
FREE: Candlelight parade, concerts, animations, fireworks, Christmas characters and villages, and more.
Mount Royal Ave, metro Mont-Royal

Santas at the Stewart, Nov. 14 – Jan. 4
FREE: An exhibition of handmade Santas plus organized special animations for the kids.
Stewart Museum, Ile Jean Drapeau

Nutcracker Market, 11 AM – 5 PM
FREE: 10% of all merchant’s pre-tax sales and all revenues earned by Les Grands Ballets during the market will go to The Nutcracker Fund for Children.
Palais des congrès, 1001, place Jean-Paul-Riopelle

Noel dans le Parc, Dec. 1 – 25
FREE: Spanning 3 parks! More than 50 free spectacles are offered at parc Lahaie, parc des Compagnons-de-Saint-Laurent, and the Olympic Park

Salon des Métiers d’Art , 11 AM – 9 PM
FREE: The 59th edition showing the work of nearly 400 artisans.
Place Bonaventure, 800 de la Gauchetiere

Sunday, December 7

Noel sur l’Avenue, Dec. 6 – 21
FREE: Candlelight parade, concerts, animations, fireworks, Christmas characters and villages, and more.
Mount Royal Ave, metro Mont-Royal

Santas at the Stewart, Nov. 14 – Jan. 4
FREE: An exhibition of handmade Santas plus organized special animations for the kids.
Stewart Museum, Ile Jean Drapeau

Nutcracker Market, 11 AM – 5 PM
FREE: 10% of all merchant’s pre-tax sales and all revenues earned by Les Grands Ballets during the market will go to The Nutcracker Fund for Children.
Palais des congrès, 1001, place Jean-Paul-Riopelle

Noel dans le Parc, Dec. 1 – 25
FREE: Spanning 3 parks! More than 50 free spectacles are offered at parc Lahaie, parc des Compagnons-de-Saint-Laurent, and the Olympic Park

Salon des Métiers d’Art , 11 AM – 6 PM
FREE: The 59th edition showing the work of nearly 400 artisans.
Place Bonaventure, 800 de la Gauchetiere

Mummy Day, 2 PM – 6 PM
7.00 Per Child, Adults Free: Guided visits of the Egyptian mummies followed by a hieroglyphic workshop. Tickets to see Night at the Museum 3 included.
Redpath Museum, 859 Sherbrooke W

Bal du Dimanche, 2 PM – 3:30 PM
FREE: Learn and enjoy various dance forms – by yourself or with friends. More fun than basement dance parties ever were! December 7: Quebec Jigs
Place des Arts, 175 St. Catherine Street W

A Sense of Place, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
FREE: Families are invited into our temporary studio to explore colour, materials and technique. Join us to learn of traditional and experimental architectural methods.
Canadian Center for Architecture, 1920 rue Baile

Ongoing

Fine Arts Family Weekends, through December
FREE: Families are invited to explore and create in connection with this fall’s feature exhibition and the Museum’s collections.
Montreal Museum of Fine Art, 1380 Sherbrooke St. W

… EXTRAS …

Parades, Fun and Fairs

If you’re looking for a concise guide to parades and other fun (and free) holiday activities, check our Montreal Holiday Parades & Festivitiesguide. We also have a round-up of community craft fairs at Holiday Shopping Craft Fairs, 2014.

STM Outings and Offers

The STM site isn’t just useful to get the latest bus schedule or to plan your route. A visit to their Outings and Offers page reveals discounts for transit users on shows, museums, parks, family outings and more, as well as contests that the STM might be running. Check it out before heading out!

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A Sense of Place – CCA Family Program http://www.montrealonthecheap.com/2014/12/sense-place-cca-family-program/ http://www.montrealonthecheap.com/2014/12/sense-place-cca-family-program/#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 21:34:57 +0000 http://www.montrealonthecheap.com/?p=8896 The CCA (Canadian Center for Architecture) offers this free creative workshop on Sunday December 7 How do you create site-specific architecture? Inspired by Indian architect Bijoy Jain, families are invited into our temporary studio to...

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The CCA (Canadian Center for Architecture) offers this free creative workshop on Sunday December 7

How do you create site-specific architecture? Inspired by Indian architect Bijoy Jain, families are invited into our temporary studio to explore colour, materials and technique. Join us to learn of traditional and experimental architectural methods.

The workshop runs from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM and is free to attend. The CCA is at 1920 rue Baile, between Guy & Atwater metro.

Reserve a place for you and your family at 514 939 7026.

More info at http://www.cca.qc.ca/en/education-events/2517-a-sense-of-place

 

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Saturdays at the Centaur http://www.montrealonthecheap.com/2014/11/saturdays-centaur-14/ http://www.montrealonthecheap.com/2014/11/saturdays-centaur-14/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:14:09 +0000 http://www.montrealonthecheap.com/?p=8874 On select Saturday mornings throughout the season at the Centaur Theatre, young children and their families enjoy affordable and engaging live performances by some of Montreal’s best talent for kids....

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mtl_ImprovOn select Saturday mornings throughout the season at the Centaur Theatre, young children and their families enjoy affordable and engaging live performances by some of Montreal’s best talent for kids.

On Saturday, November 29, 2014, you are invited to enjoy Improvised Fairytales.

“Montreal Improv performers combine unscripted storytelling with high-energy fun. From an audience suggestion, they will create a vivid world of magic and adventure featuring imaginative and playful characters, with stories that range from folklore to the fantastical. Using animated physicality and expressive emotion, improvisers will create engaging stories in the moment that have never been seen before and will not be seen again!”

Ticket Prices: Adults: $8.00 Children: $6.00

This show is geared to all ages.

The Centaur is at 453 St. François-Xavier near Old Montreal.

More info at http://www.centaurtheatre.com/children.php

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From November 27 to December 7, the mall of the Palais de congrès in Montreal becomes host to one of the year’s most unique shopping destinations.

The Nutcracker Market returns to bring “quality products, unique and unusual, in a warm and festive atmosphere” to holiday shoppers. While the offerings don’t appear to target the budget-conscious, the market is free to browse around, and 10% of all purchases goes to the Nutcracker Fund for Children.

The Palais de congrès is at 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle (Place d’Armes metro), and the market is open until 7 PM weekdays, and 5 PM on weekends.

More info at http://www.marchecassenoisette.com/en

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Weekend Tips, Nov. 22 – 24, 2014 http://www.montrealonthecheap.com/2014/11/weekend-tips-nov-22-24-2014/ http://www.montrealonthecheap.com/2014/11/weekend-tips-nov-22-24-2014/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:29:27 +0000 http://www.montrealonthecheap.com/?p=8827 The BIG Santa parade this Saturday, and a few choices to do some non-traditional holiday shopping. The following weekend activities are (mostly) free and family-friendly. Have fun! Friday, November 22 Santas...

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The BIG Santa parade this Saturday, and a few choices to do some non-traditional holiday shopping.

The following weekend activities are (mostly) free and family-friendly. Have fun!

Friday, November 22

Santas at the Stewart
FREE: An exhibition of handmade Santas plus organized special animations for the kids.
Stewart Museum, Ile Jean Drapeau

Saturday, November 23

Santas at the Stewart
FREE: An exhibition of handmade Santas plus organized special animations for the kids.
Stewart Museum, Ile Jean Drapeau

Centre-Ville Santa Parade, 11 AM start
FREE: More than twenty large floats among which the Star Fairy’s and Santa Claus’ floats, as well as a host of singers, dancers and street performers.
St. Catherine St. from Fort to St. Urbain

Centre Greene craft sale, 10 AM – 3:30 PM
Over 30 artisans display their handiwork. Baked goods, raffle, light lunch.
Greene Center, 1090 Greene Ave., Westmount

Montreal West Art Fair, 10 AM – 5 PM
FREE: Over 25 artisans display their juried crafts. Tea room.
Montreal West Town Hall, 50 Westminster South

Pointe Claire Craft Fair, 10 AM – 5 PM
FREE: Come meet all 40 artisans offering their handmade craft.
Stewart Hall Cultural Centre, 176 Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Rd, Pointe-Claire

Dollard Crafts & Art Fair, 10 AM – 4 PM
FREE: Over 80 artisans and 30 artists, a Tea Room by the West Island Black Community Association, a huge Cupcake Sale by the West Island Cake Club and Art Workshops.
DDO Civic Centre, 12001 de Salaberry, DDO

Sunday, November 24

Santas at the Stewart
FREE: An exhibition of handmade Santas plus organized special animations for the kids.
Stewart Museum, Ile Jean Drapeau

Montreal West Art Fair, 10 AM – 5 PM
FREE: Over 25 artisans display their juried crafts. Tea room.
Montreal West Town Hall, 50 Westminster South

Pointe Claire Craft Fair, 10 AM – 5 PM
FREE: Come meet all 40 artisans offering their handmade craft.
Stewart Hall Cultural Centre, 176 Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Rd, Pointe-Claire

Dollard Crafts & Art Fair, 10 AM – 4 PM
FREE: Over 80 artisans and 30 artists, a Tea Room by the West Island Black Community Association, a huge Cupcake Sale by the West Island Cake Club and Art Workshops.
DDO Civic Centre, 12001 de Salaberry, DDO

Ongoing

Fine Arts Family Weekends, through December
FREE: Families are invited to explore and create in connection with this fall’s feature exhibition and the Museum’s collections.
Montreal Museum of Fine Art, 1380 Sherbrooke St. W

… EXTRAS …

Parades, Fun and Fairs

If you’re looking for a concise guide to parades and other fun (and free) holiday activities, check our Montreal Holiday Parades & Festivitiesguide. We also have a round-up of community craft fairs at Holiday Shopping Craft Fairs, 2014.

Disney Discount

If you plan on taking in aDisney Live! performance (playing Nov. 26 to 28), click over to the STM Outings & Offers page to get 15% off your tickets.

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Holiday Shopping Craft Fairs, 2014 http://www.montrealonthecheap.com/2014/11/holiday-shopping-craft-fairs-2014/ http://www.montrealonthecheap.com/2014/11/holiday-shopping-craft-fairs-2014/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:16:16 +0000 http://www.montrealonthecheap.com/?p=8803 The Montreal Gazette annually publishes a Fall Fairs, Bazaars, Craft Shows, Bake Sales (and all else) listings. The guide lists nearly 200 fairs running from October through December in the Montreal region,...

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The Montreal Gazette annually publishes a Fall Fairs, Bazaars, Craft Shows, Bake Sales (and all else) listings. The guide lists nearly 200 fairs running from October through December in the Montreal region, mostly on the island.

While there is certainly something for all interests, here are some highlights chosen by our editors:

Salon des artisans Dorval, November 1 & 2: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sarto Desnoyers Community Centre, 1335 Lakeshore Blvd., Dorval. More than 20 local artisans display their handicrafts, baked goods. Tea room.

Gem and mineral show, November 7, 8, 9:  sponsored by the Gem and Mineral Club, noon to 9 p.m., Place Bonaventure, 800 de la Gauchètiere St. W. Precious and semi-precious stones, carvings, beads, tools, sculptures, jewelry. Admission: $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for students and free for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult.

Westmount artisans festival, November 8, 9: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 4626 Sherbrooke St. W. 36 artisans display their handiwork, blown glass, ceramics, woodworking, handmade knits, bath and beauty products, textiles. Admission is by donation of a non-perishable food item or $2 toward holiday food baskets.

CSL exhibition and craft fair, November  9: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Côte St. Luc Aquatic and Community Centre, 8794 Parkhaven Ave., Côte-St-Luc. Painted glass, woodwork, plants, jewelry,  handicrafts.

Treats ‘n treasures craft sale and bazaar, sponsored by Centre Greene, November 22: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 1090 Greene Ave., Westmount. Over 30 artisans display their handiwork. Baked goods, raffle, light lunch.

Weekend of Crafts and Fine Art, November 22 & 23: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at at the Dollard Civic Centre. Over 80 artisans and 30 artists, a Tea Room by the West Island Black Community Association, a huge Cupcake Sale by the West Island Cake Club and Art Workshops. For info 514-684-1012 ex. 213.

Salon des artisans Pointe Claire, November 22, 23: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pointe Claire Cultural Centre, 176 Lakeshore Rd, Pointe Claire. Juried artisans present their handiwork: Pottery, stoneware, jewelry, stained glass, cards, fashion accessories Tea room.

Art etc., Over 25 artisans display their juried crafts, November 22, 23: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Montreal West Town Hall, 50 Westminster S. Montreal West. Tea room.

T.M.R. annual craft fair, November 28, 29, 30: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Schofield Hall, 90 Roosevelt Ave., T.M.R. 40 artisans and their handiwork, pottery, stained glass, woodwork, jewelry. Tea room.

Old-fashioned Christmas craft fair, November 29, 30 & December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Quinn Farm, 2495 Perrot Blvd., Ile Perrot. Over 20 juried artisans present their handiwork, wagon rides to the Christmas tree lot. Lunch.

Pottery sale, sponsored by the Dorval Potters Guild, December 12, 13, 20: 10 a.m to 9 p.m., Sarto Desnoyers Community Centre, 1335 Lakeshore Rd., Dorval.  Handmade pottery, dishes, vases, jewelry, ornaments.

Dec. 5 – 21, The 59th edition of the Montreal Salon des Métiers d’Art runs, as usual, at Place Bonaventure, showing the work of nearly 400 artisans.

 

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Montreal Holiday Parades & Festivities for 2014 http://www.montrealonthecheap.com/2014/11/montreal-holiday-parades-festivities-2014/ http://www.montrealonthecheap.com/2014/11/montreal-holiday-parades-festivities-2014/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:10:37 +0000 http://www.montrealonthecheap.com/?p=8736 Montreal is a city that loves to have fun, and any excuse will do. That spirit is not dampened by the snow, slush or sub-zero temperatures. Below is our directory...

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Montreal is a city that loves to have fun, and any excuse will do. That spirit is not dampened by the snow, slush or sub-zero temperatures.

Below is our directory of family fun in the city as winter blows into town. (For other family events, consult our events calendar).

Centre-Ville Santa Parade – Nov. 22, 11 AM
Destination centre-ville’s Santa Claus parade will once again exhibit more than twenty large floats among which the Star Fairy’s and Santa Claus’ floats, as well as a host of singers, dancers and street performers. And needless to add the highly expected arrival of Santa Claus!
Info at http://www.destinationcentreville.com/en/santa-claus-parade

Complexe Desjardins Winter Village – Nov. 22 to Dec. 22
Animations, mini-train, carrousel, magic shows, facepainting, films, choirs, dancing, contest and, of course, SANTA!
Info at http://complexedesjardins.com/en/events

St. Anne Magie de Noel – Nov. 30
Immersed in a festive atmosphere, Rue Sainte-Anne will offer an array of activities for both young and young-at-heart in the afternoon and will light up at 4:30 pm. On the program: music, animation, sleigh rides, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more… Come and break bread or start your Christmas shopping in our many restaurants and shops, and take advantage of discounts and special offers at participating merchants.
Info at http://www.ville.sainte-anne-de-bellevue.qc.ca/Leisure,-Recreation-and-Culture/Magie-de-Noel—Rue-Sainte-Anne.aspx

Nutcracker Market – Nov. 27 to Dec. 7
Over 20,000 visitors are expected to visit this gift hunter’s paradise! In so doing, they are helping a good cause: 10% of the merchant’s pre-tax sales and all revenues earned by Les Grands Ballets during the market will go to The Nutcracker Fund for Children.
Info at http://www.marchecassenoisette.com/en/

St. Hubert Santa Parade – Nov. 28, 7 PM
Includes floats, fanfares, dance academies and circus artists. The parade will start at 7pm corner Bellechasse and should end reach Jean-Talon by 8:30pm. Activities, freebies and surprises also available from 6pm to 9pm corner Bélanger.
Info at http://maplaza.ca/en/major-events/christmas-parade-2014/

Noel dans le Parc – Dec. 1 to 25
21th anniversary edition – spanning 3 parks! More than 50 free spectacles are offered at parc Lahaie (corner Saint-Joseph and Saint-Laurent, Plateau-Mont-Royal), parc des Compagnons-de-Saint-Laurent (corner Cartier and Mont-Royal, Plateau-Mont-Royal), and Parc Olympique (corner Pie-IX and Pierre de Coubertin, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve).
Info at http://www.noeldansleparc.com/ 

Telus Fire on Ice – Saturdays at 8 PM from Dec. 13 to Jan. 3
Let these magical evenings add a little spice to your winter season.  TELUS© Fire on Ice is presented over four sparkling nights. Pyrotechnics light up Montréal’s winter sky to the sounds of video games soundtracks.
Info at http://www.oldportofmontreal.com/telus-fire-on-ice.html 

Noel sur l’Avenue – Dec. 6 to 21
Noël sur l’Avenue invite le public à célébrer le temps des fêtes dans l’authenticité et la créativité en participant aux différentes activités qui se dérouleront du 6 au 21 décembre prochain.
Info at http://www.mont-royal.net/fr/noel-sur-lavenue-2014

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Santas at the Stewart Museum http://www.montrealonthecheap.com/2014/11/santas-stewart-museum-2/ http://www.montrealonthecheap.com/2014/11/santas-stewart-museum-2/#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:12:51 +0000 http://www.montrealonthecheap.com/?p=8658 From November 14 through January 4 (excluding Dec. 25 and Jan. 1), the Stewart Museum down on Ile St. Helen invites you to tour an exhibition of handmade Santas from artists such...

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stewart-santaFrom November 14 through January 4 (excluding Dec. 25 and Jan. 1), the Stewart Museum down on Ile St. Helen invites you to tour an exhibition of handmade Santas from artists such as Beth Cameron, Lynn West and Lynn Haney.

In addition, the museum has organized special animations for the kids.

“To immerse the visitor in the holiday atmosphere, activities related to the white-bearded little men will be offered as a craft workshop,a themed treasure hunt and a short films screening. It will be also possible to fill up with hot chocolate and cookies ($).”

During the exhibition period, admission to the Stewart Museum is free! So come explore the Santas, have fun, and get to know the Stewart.

The Stewart Museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., located about a 10 minute walk from Jean Drapeau metro (near the kids playground).

More info at http://www.stewart-museum.org/en/santas-are-taking-over-the-stewart-museum-106.html

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