5 Christmas activities for your kids in downtown Montreal

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Come celebrate the holiday season with your kids in downtown Montreal. A wide range of activities with a Christmas theme is available!

All through December, you will find many Christmas activities for your kids to do in downtown Montreal. Whether you are looking for activities outdoors or indoors, you will be pleased! Christmas shows will amaze your children while cultural activities will teach them a little more about holiday traditions.

1. Ballet Casse-Noisette : une activité familiale classique

Depuis plus de 50 ans, le ballet inspiré du conte d’Hoffmann ravit le cœur des petits et des grands. Retrouvez les décors grandioses de Peter Horne, les costumes flamboyants de François Barbeau et les éclairages magiques de Nicolas Cernovitch qui font de cette fête, imaginée par Fernand Nault, une véritable féérie. L’Orchestre des Grands Ballets interprète les magnifiques airs de Tchaïkovski pour donner vie à ce classique indémodable.

2. Luminothérapie – POP!: a colourful outing

 The 10th anniversary of Luminothérapie, POP! (an interactive installation by Gentilhomme) will transform Place des Festivals into a vast winter playground. Young and old alike are invited to come free the creatures hidden inside five mysterious monoliths that light up the night.

« POP! » de Gentilhomme, 10e édition de Luminothérapie sur la place des Festivals dans le Quartier des spectacles © Ulysse Lemerise - OSA
« POP! » de Gentilhomme, 10e édition de Luminothérapie sur la place des Festivals dans le Quartier des spectacles © Ulysse Lemerise - OSA

3. Axel: a show on ice not to be missed

Come discover Cirque du Soleil’s AXEL, an electrifying new experience fusing world-class skating and breathtaking acrobatics! Follow the adventures of Axel and his friends, whose passion for music and graphic arts comes to life in an exhilarating way, reminding us to always believe in our dreams.

4. Atrium Le 1000 with Santa Claus: children’s favourite activity

Calling all children on the Nice list: get your photo taken with Santa Claus on the ice for free on December 8th! Hurry—lace up those skates and hop onto the Atrium’s sparkling rink!

Photo : Atrium Le 1000
Photo : Atrium Le 1000

5. Visits to downtown’s museums: the cultural activity par excellence

Downtown Montreal’s museums offer you a great program for the holiday season. At McCord Museum, you can visit an exhibition on board games and admire their traditional Christmas windows. At Grévin Museum, you can meet Santa Claus on December 14 and 21. Finally, at Stewart Museum, the exhibition The Story Factory will certainly have a holiday feel to it.

These ideas for outings will certainly delight your youngest ones! To find out about all the Christmas activities in downtown Montreal, consult our 2019 Christmas Activities Guide!