What to Do on Christmas Eve in Montreal

Nothing planned on Christmas Eve? The Young Leadership Program of the Communauté Sépharade Unifiée du Québec presents ‘Oy to the World, a party that guarantees to heat you up. On December 24th, young professionals around Montreal are invited to party the night away at Time Supper Club, not worrying about next morning’s hangover. This party is this year’s first initiative in raising funds for the program and for the community. The event’s committee also asks guests donate any winter item – coats, gloves, boots – which will be given to those in need of staying warm in this cold weather. Tickets are $25 and are currently being sold by calling the CSUQ at (514) 733-4998, online, or by contacting the ‘Oy to the World event planners.

Montreal En Fetes continues on Christmas Day with a plethora of Christmas shopping and tasty dishes awaiting you. Most of Old Montreal’s shops will keep their doors open for you to pop by with your hot cocoa and browse what this charming neighbourhood has to offer. From syrups of Quebec to the latest fashion, there is everything your heart may desire. 

Also open are some of Old Port’s best restaurants, from the cozy Vieux-Port Steakhouse to the more casual Le Dunbar

If you are still behind on picking your Christmas tree, why not visit Christmas in the Park, where you can find a wonderful plethora of Christmas trees in the Parc des Compagnons-de-Saint-Laurent, open until 9pm.?In addition, this 20th edition of Christmas in the Park, a donation from each sale will be given to the Social Pediatrics Centre of Sud-Ouest.

Need a little fun workout to start burning off that eggnog? Come and do a few turns on the Old Port skating rink! This skating rink is well-known for its beautiful views of Old Montreal and a perfect date spot. The notable part? Music plays in the background when you’re cruising around on the ice from the best of rock to jazz and classical!

Here’s a fun activity to do with family or friends to kick in your childhood days or make your own kids or nieces smile: December is the time to meet Santa Clauses from around the world, and while visiting the archaeological remains of Pointe-La-Calliere Museum, you will encounter four Christmas characters who will explain how the holidays are celebrated in their parts of the world. Come on a delightful world tour of holiday traditions! Open until 5pm.

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Cover Image from: Vieux-Port de Montreal