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5 Festive Events You need to Attend In Montreal This December

December in Old Montreal is the most wonderful time of the year! The classical European architecture is meticulously decorated with twinkling lights and gorgeous ornaments. Plus there are many seasonal activities for you and your loved ones to enjoy during your visit. From exploring the Christmas markets, to watching a classic holiday ballet show, this month’s festivities are sure to keep you entertained and in the holiday spirit. Here are our top 5 recommended events in December to maximize your holiday experience during your stay at our luxurious hotel in Old Montreal:

  1. The Great Christmas Market
  2. Les Choralies’ Christmas Concert
  3. The Nutcracker
  4. Salon des métiers d’art du Québec à Montréal
  5. Home for the HA-lidays

Step into European Christmas at the Great Christmas Market

The Great Christmas Market

© Alison Slattery – TimeOut

Looking to do some last-minute Christmas shopping, or searching for the next best raclette? The Great Christmas market has it all, from one-of-a-kind Christmas ornaments, to local products to use in your next meal. This annual market has a unique European flair to it, where vendors are stationed in small cabins decorated with Christmas lights and you’re welcomed with a warm smile. Whether you’re looking for some artisan gifts or you want to be fully immersed in the Christmas season, make a visit to The Great Christmas Market! To make the most of your visit to the market, book a stay at our luxury hotel in old Montreal, for a comfortable and refined stay just steps away from the holiday festivities! 


Rejoice with Festive Choral tunes at Les Choralies’ Christmas Concert series

Listen to the joyful sounds of Christmas at the Musée Marguerite-Bourgeoys, with free 45-minute performances every Saturday and Sunday of December until December 17th. Before every concert, you’re invited to a delightful trumpet and trombone duet to get you in the festive mood. Taking place in Old Montreal, this musical event is one that you do not want to miss! With beautiful Christmas choral classics, don’t miss the chance to be part of this wonderful celebration and make this holiday season truly unforgettable.

Les Choralies Montreal

© Les Choralies


Celebrate classical ballet at the Place des Arts

The Nutcracker Les Grands Ballets

© Sasha Onyschenko – Les Grands Ballets

The Nutcracker is a classic holiday show featuring shimmering sets, comical turns and magical costumes to enchant the whole family. This ballet spectacle is sure to put you and your loved ones into the Christmas spirit. Created in 1964 by Quebec choreographer Fernand Nault, this timeless classic is sure to entertain multiple generations of audiences with its blend of humour, fantasy and action. Catch this spectacle at the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier from December 14th to 30th and experience some classic Christmas joy. 


Support Local Crafters at the Salon des métiers d’art du Québec à Montréal

Wooden moose at the Salon des métiers d'art du Québec à Montréal

© Benoit Rousseau – Tourisme Montréal

Make a visit to this annual cultural event that celebrates and supports artists of Quebec during the holiday season. Discover your new favourite clothing pieces, pottery and jewellery at the Salon des métiers d’art du Québec. These are unique art pieces that are local to the province, and make perfect Christmas gifts for your friends and loved ones. Drop by the Montreal Convention Centre from December 8 to 18 and discover a world of unique crafts and treasures at our artisan market – where every purchase supports local talent.



Crack a holiday ho ho ho at the Comedy Nest

Looking for your next joke to use at your holiday family gatherings? The comedians at the Home for the HA-lidays show might be able to give you some ideas. Taking place from December 21-23, this comedy show features entertainers from Just For Laughs, Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, CTV Comedy Channel and so much more! Tickets are under $20, and it’s the perfect show to let go, immerse in a moment of joy, and leave with a lighter heart away from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.


Comedy Nest in Montreal

© Comedy Nest


Our top 5 event recommendations in Montreal this December are sure to have something for everyone to enjoy this Christmas. When you choose to stay at Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel in Old Montreal, you are guaranteed competitive pricing, and a convenient location for all the events happening in the city. Experience luxury and comfort at Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel in Old Montreal!

If you are a group looking for accommodations and a meeting space look no further! Starting as low as $99/person, we have conference packages that include morning coffee, a drink station, buffet lunch (cold items) and an afternoon coffee break. Contact Magalie Sparsa at for questions or to make a reservation.

This offer is only valid with a minimum of 10 rooms per night booked – applies to all new meetings from November 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024 – taxes and service charges not included – subject to availability.

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