Montreal December 2019 – Things to do with Kids this Month
I’m not exactly sure how it’s already the last month of 2019 but what I do know for sure is that the next 31 days are going to just fly by. With holiday parties and recitals, lots of gift giving and getting, and the kids home for two weeks, December is all a hustle and bustle. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t still time to enjoy and explore Montreal December 2019. Here are a few of my favourites:
Village du Père Noël – Opens December 7
This family-friendly destination is so much more than a visit with Santa Claus. It’s a day spent in the great outdoors doing fun activities like sledding. For a full recap check out my article here. The village officially opens on the weekends of December 7-8 and 14-15 and then for the entire winter holiday from December 21 to January 5 (except Christmas Day).
$15.66/person, Val-David, Quebec
White Party for Ellie – December 7
Re-live the days of elementary school dances for a good cause, as the community rallies again for Ellie White. Hosted by the Tyler Anne School of Dance and some kid ambassadors, the evening will feature a dance party with snacks, games and giveaways. Parent supervision is required.
$10/in advance, $15/door, 7:30pm-9:30pm, Adath Israel
Cineplex Community Day – December 7
Get in a holiday state of mind as theatres across the city open their doors at 9am for free movies in support of the Boys & Girls Club. Featured films include Elf, the Polar Express, A Christmas Story and more. Most of the Montreal area theatres will be participating.
Free, 9am, Various theatres
World of Toys – Starts December 7
The Stewart Museum has a new activity that’s part of its Nights exhibit, that’s all about toys. There are creative workshops that include writing and building activities that take place weekends from December 7 to 15 and every day between December 21 to January 5. On December 22 and 29, a storyteller will be present to tell holiday tales. English stories at 2pm.
Free for kids under 12, $10/adults
Jennifer Gasoi Holiday Concert – December 8
The annual holiday tradition continues with Jennifer Gasoi, our local Grammy award winning children’s performer. This show is certain to get both old and young up on their feet, dancing and singing.
$5/family of 4, $2/additional ticket, 11am, Jewish Public Library
Fire on Ice – December 14, 21 & 28
Bundle up and head to the Old Port for an evening of fireworks. The best spot to watch the show is on the skating rink where you can swoosh along to the accompanying music. Fees for skating apply.
8pm, Old Port Basin
La Pente à Neige – December 21 – March 29
Back again for another season, this is Canada’s largest urban ski hill with Montreal’s biggest tubing slope. Ski and snowboarding lessons are available for kids and adults alike, with equipment rentals on-site. There is a snow tube track and hills to ride your own sled, as well as a yurt to warm up in.
6101 Avenue de Montmagny near Carrefour Angrignon
Merry Montreal – December 19-31
On Thursdays through Sundays, visit the Nordic Square in Old Montreal to experience so many holiday traditions including a visit with Santa, storytelling, and a penguin mascot. Adults can also visit on their own in the evening for live musical performances.