Wednesday, November 27, 2013

guest post: december in montreal

This week, Christerline from Montreal will be giving us some ideas on what to do in Montreal this winter. Many people will be traveling throughout December, here's a few ideas if you are planning a quick getaway to Montreal.

November through January is such a magic moment in Montreal. The snow start to fall , Christmas lights starting to come up. Everybody is  in a great mood and of course there's is plenty to do in town. Here's some easy ideas.

1-Santa Claus Parade : This year will be the 63rd edition of the Destination Centre-Ville's Santa Claus Parade. This parade is a big deal in Montreal for kids and families. You can see Santa Claus and there's about 20 floats of elfs and fairies.  From the Corner of Ste-Catherine Street from Fort to St-Urbain. Come early if you want a good place.  Saturday November 23 at 11am

2-The Nutcracker: The Nutcracker is such a classic holiday tradition here in Montreal. I remember going with my parents and sister for almost every year. If you haven't yet you have to go see the ballet from Les Grands Ballets Canadien de Montréal at the Salle Wilfrid Pelletier. December 12 to 30

3-Nutcracker Market :  This event is to help you get yourself into the Christmas spirit. You can buy toys, gifts of all kinds like skincare product, jewelries, etc. 10% of all the proceeds will be going to the Nutcracker fund for Children which help underprivileged children. The Nutcracker Market take place at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal and the admission is free. November 28 to December 8

4- Place Ville Marie Christmas Tree: It's a Montreal Tradition since 1962 that marks the beginning of the Holiday season. The tree -build in New York - measure 63 feet high and 26 feet in diameter and  is decorated with almost 13 000 lights. This Tree reminds of the one  from the Home Alone movie and the one in reality too of course. At the Place Ville Marie from November 2013 to January 2014. 

5-Telus Fire on Ice : Every Saturday of December, in the Old Montreal at the Bassin Bonsecours the sky lights up to the sound of  movies soundtracks for 15 minutes. The fireworks usually starts at 8pm except for Christmas Eve where it starts at midnight.  You can also ice skating during the fireworks. Rentals are available. 
6- While you are in the city and want to get your shopping on, go through the McGill College Avenue with thousand of beautiful lights. There's is hundreds of fantastic stores and also the Ogilvy Department Store which will enchant you with it's Christmas windows. 

© Marie-Reine Mattera - TELUS Fire on Ice
Telus on Fire

About the Blogger: Christerline is a blogger from Montreal writing over at LightsFashionBeauty. She mostly blog about beauty and fashion related things. Helping others by giving them tips and trick. 

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