Merry Montreal

Merry Montreal is the flagship Montreal holiday event.

Presented in the Old Montreal and the Old Port, the event enjoys a beautiful atmosphere to offer free activities to kids, adults and families in order to spark the Christmas magic in all of us.

Merry MontrealFrom December 1st to January 1st, Old Montreal and the Old Port celebrate the holidays, thanks to the 4th edition of Merry Montreal. Enjoy magic moments in the beautiful and unique decor of one of the oldest neighbourhoods in North America. Take a stroll through beautiful streets and discover activities, historical cachet, restaurants, boutiques and hotels.

Do not miss Merry Montreal’s Christmas Market, the Outdoor Holiday Flicks and the incredible New Year’s Eve Party! Merry Montreal offers numerous ways to celebrate the holidays with friends and all your loved ones!

The Jolliest Market in Town

Open to all and located on Canada’s busiest public square, the Place Jacques-Cartier Christmas Market is the perfect spot to get carried away by the magic of the holiday season. Popular and festive, visitors find Christmas gifts, delight in gourmet products and enjoy the evening with friends tasting offers from some of Quebec’s best microbreweries.

Free Activities for the whole family
With its free activities for the whole family, Merry Montreal creates a sense of wonder, crafts memories and brings Holiday magic to life. It’s a playground for the young and the young at heart, where smiles and fun are guaranteed!

Merry MontrealSanta’s Photo Workshop
Dec 3-4/10-11/17-18/23-24
12pm to 5pm
Immortalize the spirit of the holidays in this workshop, specially made by Santa himself! Whether alone or as a family, with accessories or not, snap a photo or film a silly GIF.
Share your creations and some Christmas magic on social media, using #MERRYMTL.

Merry MontrealChristmas Karaoke
December 3, 10, 17
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
What would Christmas be without a little « Jingle Bell » or « Silent Night » that will brighten up the atmosphere? Alone or in a team come sing the magic of Christmas every Saturday at our Christmas Karaoke. All we want for Christmas is you!

Merry MontrealHello… Santa?!
December 3-4/10-11/17-18
Saturdays and Sundays: 12pm to 5pm
With the help of the North Pole Elves, your kids can talk to Santa! Beware… He’ll know if you’ve been naughty or nice, so be good and he might compliment you on your attire or even make a gift magically appear!


Merry MontrealWish-a-Phones
At all times
Discover our peculiar Wish–a–Phones! They’ll broadcast your holiday wishes for all to hear! Take advantage of these booths to take a break, laugh amongst friends and proclaim your love for Santa! The complete list of activities and events will also be available at the Wish-a-Phones, so give ’em a try!


Merry Montreal

Come Meet Santa
December 3-4 / 10-11 / 17-18
12pm to 5pm
Share a beautiful gift with your kids. Meet the real Santa at the heart of the Christmas Market!


Merry Montreal

Holiday Hot Spots
At all times
Still a bit cold? Come warm-up at place Jacques-Cartier’s Holiday Hot Spots. Fireplaces surrounded by Adirondack chairs are sure to give you a well-deserved, toasty feeling!


Merry MontrealCreative frescoes
At all times
Come and express your creativity on big creative fresco panels! With little messages or nice drawings, come and bring your personal touch to this participation masterpiece.


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