Montreal November 2019: Things To Do With Kids
I hate to admit it but November is probably my least favourite month of the year. The hats and gloves have come out but the snow hasn’t yet made its debut making it difficult to find things to do outdoors. In anticipation of lots of indoor time, this month’s to-do list features quite a few outdoor activities in Montreal November 2019.
If your kids (and you too!) were touched by Greta Thunberg and are trying to make the planet a better place, this is the festival for you. Workshops and a market will provide many opportunities for learning about and purchasing eco-friendly products and services. A children’s area will feature art projects, playing opportunities and kid-friendly sessions.
Free entry with Eventbrite ticket, Marché Bonsecours, Friday 1-9pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
The Centaur’s Saturday morning theatre series is back with two productions this month. On November 9th, Tales From the Wind is a one-woman show that tells stories from around the world. On November 23rd, Journey is a puppet show, with just one puppeteer, that features a lost child in the world of spirits.
$8/Child, $10/Adults, Advance purchase required, 10:30am
Five year old Ellie White is battling Leukemia and the local community is rallying together to raise funds for her transplant. This family fun day will feature kids’ activities, pop-up shopping, exercise classes and food and beverages!
$5/Child, $18/Adults, 11am-7pm, Le Rinque, 8355 Montview
Guess who’s coming to (down) town? René Lévesque between Guy and Saint-Urbain will be closed to traffic for this annual parade. Be sure to line up early to get a good view of Saint Nick.
The Canadian Pacific Railway is kicking off the holiday season as its be-dazzled train makes its way across the country. The holiday train will be arriving in off-island locations on the 25th and then debuting in Montreal West (6:45pm) and Beaconsfield (8:20pm) on the 26th. Live musical performances by Acadian band Vishtèn.
Free, Montreal West & Beaconsfield EXO commuter stations
Now in its 10th year, the theme of Pop Pop Pop! celebrates dancing, music and surprises. This lit installation features five fantastical creatures who are about to embark on an electric fiesta.
Free, Sunday-Wednesday: 12pm-10pm, Thursday-Saturday: 12pm-11pm, Place des Festivals
Over 50 chalets will be set up to house local craftspeople as they sell their wares for the holiday season. There will be live musical performances, Christmas stories, board gams a sugar shack, face painting and kids’ activities. Plus, the chance to meet Santa and his elves.
Free, Atwater Market
Three parks across the city – Place Émelin-Gamelin, Parc des Compagnons Saint Laurent and Parc Lahaie – will be the centre of holiday celebrations. There will be shows, entertainment, animators, sheep to pet, fireplaces to roast marshmallows and to keep warm and so much more. Santa will be rotating through the parks in a photo-worthy mobile studio.