18 things to do in Montreal this week: November 22-28
Montreal is full of things to do this week.
And despite a little snow on the ground, there are still plenty of concerts, exhibitions, Christmas events, etc.
As we approach the end of November, here are a bunch of fun things to discover around Montreal this week.
During their Last Domino tour, the rock supergroup is making two stops at the Bell Center this week. This might just be your last chance to see these legends, so buy your tickets ASAP.
This year, Miracle Montreal invested Parliament in the Old Port, bringing a sleigh full of festive sensations to the stone-walled pub.
Christmas-themed cocktails include Christmapolitan, Christmas Carol Barrel, Old-Fashioned Snowball, Yippie Ki Yay Mother F **** r !, Jingle Balls Nog, Nice Shot, and Naughty Shot.
When: From now until December 26
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Or: 351 Place d’Youville
When was the last time you watched a play? Because the timeless Centaur Theater presents “All I Want For Christmas”, a story about the first night of work of a young elf in Santa’s mail room, plunged into chaos just two days before Christmas.
The 80-minute play is written and directed by Calgary-born actress, improviser and creative artist Rebecca Northan.
When: From now until December 5
Time: Saturday, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m.
Or: Centaur Theater, 453 Saint François Xavier
Price: Varies, available online
If you’re looking to tickle your funny bone, you might want to check out CBC star and Just For Laughs regular Tim Steeves at the Comedy Nest.
When: November 25, 26, 27
Times: Shows at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Or: The Comedy Nest, 2313 St Catherine St W,
Price: $ 12 – $ 18, available online
Travel through space and study the infinitely small to the unfathomable large at this exhibit that connects humanity to the rest of the universe.
Times: Sunday – Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. closed on Mondays
Or: 4801, avenue Pierre-De Coubertin
Price: $ 17 – $ 22, available online
It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas in Montreal.
After taking a break the last vacation because of you-know-what, Noël Montréal has announced its return to the Quartier des spectacles, offering cultural, festive and culinary events downtown.
In addition to the festive atmospheres, each market will sell local products from maple syrup to toys, decoration, clothing, candy, food, trees and drinks (ideal for gifts). It will host Christmas events and great photo ops.
When: November 20 to January 2
Time: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Or: Quartier des spectacles
Price: Free entry
This fall, the PHI Center is offering completely free programming.
New exhibits include an augmented reality tour, a new music listening room called While alive, a multimedia installation on the windows of the PHI Center featuring Innu poet Joséphine Bacon, and a series of screenings of new films by emerging black artists from Montreal.
Times: Monday to Tuesday, 9 am to 5 pm; Wednesday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Or: 315 Saint-Paul West
Price: To free
If you’re looking to take a little family trip, why not visit Ontario’s largest outdoor light festival, Alight at Night?
Located approximately 140 km from Montreal, Upper Canada Village will undergo its winter transformation, as the historic site will be adorned with over a million lights.
When: November 26-28, December 2-5, December 9-12, December 16 – January 1 (closed December 24 and 25)
Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Or: Upper Canada Village, 13740 County Rd 2, Morrisburg, ONT
Price: $ 15, free for children under 4