Christmas in the City
Like many other cities and towns, Montréal now also has its own Christmas market!
From December 1 to 25, l’Auguste Théâtre produces this event that invites all the public to experience Christmas in the warm atmosphere of a log cabin built in a city park. The largest Christmas festival in Montréal, Noël dans le parc produces shows by popular and emerging artists. This year, we were graced with the presence of Les Frères à Ch’val, Navet Confit and Daniel Boucher.
The rich program had something to please everyone: sleigh rides, street buskers, circus artists, music shows, poetry readings, outdoor film and theatre, and more. People also enjoyed testing the cabane découverte to be initiated into theatre performance right in front of the public, or celebrating the longest night of the year, during the winter solstice, accompanied by fire artists and stilt performers. The festival closed in a more traditional spirit with classical Christmas music, a cappella singing and a Midnight Mass.
The festival now covers three different sites during the holiday season, as three festival villages are created for the event in Parc des Compagnons (corner of Mont-Royal and Cartier), in Parc Lahaie (corner of St-Joseph and St-Laurent) and on the Esplanade of the Parc Olympique.