Montreal Family Activities November 2023
The first snow has fallen and while the days may feel bleak, (why isn’t the sun up before 7:30am?!) November usually gets a bad rap. With cold temps but winter activities not ready for enjoyment, weekends can feel like the perfect time for hibernation. But Montreal family activities November 2023 are all things holiday, getting into the spirit and lightening the current world mood.
If you’re looking to add a furry friend or feathered companion to your family, this is the show to check out. Or if you have a pet lover, you can watch a canine agility competition, meet exotic animals, see a championship cat show or watch La Flying Team dog show. The event takes place at the Olympic Stadium. Tickets are $16.50/adult, $12.50/kids and free/under 5.
Cineplex Theatres is offering their free family day on Saturday at 9am to see movies including Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, Jumanji: The Next Level, The Angry Birds Movie 2 and more. Concessions will be just $2.50 each.
Trolls Movie 3 – Releases November 17
The third installment in this movie franchise hits theatres this month with plenty of sing-along opportunities for old and young alike. Trolls Band Together features a celebrity cast including Camilla Cabello, Anna Kendrick, Amy Schumer, and Justin Timberlake. The focus of this movie is all about Brozone – a boy band made up of members including Kim Judi.
The holiday train is rolling into town for its annual trek to kick off the holiday season. It will be making 4 stops in the Montreal region. On November 21, it will head to Montreal West at 6:45pm and then to Kirkland at 8:20pm. On November 23, it will travel to Kahnawake at 4:45pm and then to Saint-Constant at 5:50. The train raises money for food insecurity and features performers including Seaforth, Kiesza, Tenille Townes and more.
You know the holidays are just around the corner when the McCord Museum installs the infamous Oglivy Christmas window. Both the Enchanted Village and The Mill in the Forest will be on display, for free, outside the museum. Guests are invited to head to the admission desk to pick up a seek-and-find game to play outdoors.
One of my favourite Christmas markets has so much more than artisan crafts. With 30 chalets lining Ste. Catherine Street, this market features everything from hot chocolate stands to wine bars and plenty of gifts. Heading down to Quartier des Spectacles is always fun as there are activities for the entire family like the light-up seesaws and other interactive elements. Over 150 free activities will be offered while it’s open.
Now in its 71st year, Saint Nick is coming to town in this parade that takes place on Ste. Catherine Street, typically beginning at Guy. While the official start time has yet to be announced (usually at 11am or 12pm) you can expect 20+ floating stages to get you in the holiday spirit.
Wowmoms World Montreal is hosting a custom stocking workshop at 11am. Kids will be able to add their names and patches of their choice to their own stockings. Registration is required with a $35 fee that provides access to the play space and bouncy castles too.