From: Saturday, November 18, 2023
To: Sunday, December 31, 2023
Montreal Christmas Market 2023
Christmas Markets, local products, festive circuits, and fabulous settings, discover the unmissable events to visit during the Montreal Christmas season.
- Visiting Montreal? Le Square Phillips Hôtel & Suites, is a 4 star hotel rated “Superb” by guests and offering great rates, spacious rooms and a pool. It is located close to the gay village and the Christmas markets.
Christmas in Montreal
- With the soft snowflakes landing on your palm and cosy log cabins offering mulled wine and hot cocoa, there is no better place to be than in the heart of Quartier Latin, in downtown Montreal.
Le Grand Marché de Noël
- The Montreal Christmas Village takes over the Atwater Market in late November with European style chalets featuring Holiday treats and trinkets. Enjoy a trip to Santa’s workshop, buy a Christmas tree, sample Sugar Shack fare, and—catch choir performances and live shows throughout the evening.
- Montreal’s Grand Marché de Noël also offers excellent gift shopping and stunning illumination of historic downtown streets. Seventy stalls sell decorations, artisan, and local products in a traditional holiday market setting.
- Book a room at the luxurious Le Mount Stephen for a genuinely fabulous festive escape housed in a historic mansion dating from 1880, beautifully decorated for the Holiday Season and offering the perfect location for exploring the best of Montreal.
- The Christmas Market is a 15-minute taxi ride from Montreal’s famous gay village.
Christmas Spirit at the Gay Village
- Montreal’s compact Gay Village has an upbeat vibe and a lively club scene that turns festive in late November.
- The main drag, Rue Sainte-Catherine, is home to the city’s most famous gay bars and eateries.
- Rue Amherst is known for its boutiques and antique shops. Nearby, the neoclassical Saint-Pierre-Apôtre Church contains the Chapel of Hope, dedicated to those who have died from AIDS.
Merry Montréal in Old Montréal’s Place Jacques-Cartier.
- This atmospheric Market has friendly outdoor fire pits, warm wine, and live music. Visitors can browse dozens of stalls offering candles, crafts, gifts, and accessories. Merry Montreal is host to the biggest New Year’s Eve party in the neighbourhood.
Light at Luminothérapie
- Interact with luminous art exhibitions at the Luminothérapie in the Quartier des Spectacles, a perfect seasonal treat.
Noel dan le Parc
- You can feel the Christmas spirit when you enter the small log villages at Noel dan le Parc located in the heart of downtown Montreal. Discover a welcoming ancestral village with swing seats, seesaws, a sheep pen, wishing trees and even motorized carts.
- The Market features a cheerful canteen where you can enjoy hot beverages, sausages and marshmallows; you can even grill them to your standards around a bonfire! The atmosphere is festive: circus artists, fire eaters, storytellers, clowns, giant puppets and many other activities to entertain young and old throughout December.
Fireworks in Old Montreal
- On Saturday nights in December, the sky comes alive with lights accompanied by music from award-winning composers.
Where to stay in Montreal?
The following hotels are all close to the city’s top attractions and nearby gay village
Gay Map of Montreal
Montreal has one of the largest gay villages in the world. Trendy bars, cafes, restaurants and clubs lined from St-Hubert Street to De Lorimier Street on Saint Catherine Street, and between Sherbrooke Street and René Lévesque Boulevard on Amherst Street, a distance of nearly two kilometres,
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5 Star, Luxury
Ideally situated in the historic Golden Square Mile of downtown Montreal, the hotel’s unrivaled location offers exceptional service and contemporary sophistication. Explore the area surrounding the Sofitel Montreal and you will find some of the area’s top attractions. Art galleries, museums, luxury shopping centers and a vibrant nightlife are only steps away from the hotel’s front doors.
Hôtel Le Cantlie Suites
4 Star, Readers Choice
Adjacent to McGill University and located in the city centre, Hotel Le Cantlie Suites offers WiFi access and a rooftop swimming pool. Guestrooms at the Hotel Le Cantlie Suites are spacious and feature European-style kitchens with a microwave and refrigerator. Guests at the Hotel Le Cantlie can work out in the gym. The hotel also offers concierge services with information on area attractions
Le St-Martin Hotel
4 Star, Great Value
Le St-Martin Hotel Centre-ville – Hotel Particulier is located above Montreal’s Underground City. An outdoor pool, located above the restaurant, is available along with free WiFi in the guest rooms. While staying at Le St-Martin Hotel Centre-ville – Hotel Particulier, each room also provides a 55-inch flat-screen cable TV. A minibar is in the rooms.
Hotel Zero 1
3 Star, Location
This modern hotel features an outdoor terrace offering panoramic views of downtown Montréal’s Quartier des Spectacles. A kitchenette is featured in all guest rooms. All the soundproofed rooms at Hotel Zero 1 have a flat-screen cable TV. Guests will find an iPod docking station and free WiFi. Rooms with separate seating areas are available, and all rooms have a view
Video of Montreal Christmas Markets
Top Gay Neighbourhoods in Montreal
From its iconic Gay Village—a symbol of community and celebration—to its myriad of queer events, inclusive bars, and welcoming neighbourhoods, the city masterfully blends its rich cultural heritage with a progressive and accepting vibe.
The Gay Village | Saint Catherine Street
- Stretching along Saint Catherine Street East, Montreal’s Gay Village (often simply “The Village”) is a vibrant and welcoming hub of LGBTQ+ culture and life.
- The Village is known for its summer pedestrian-only zone, where countless colourful balls create a rainbow canopy overhead, and the Beaudry Metro Station with its iconic rainbow pillars.
- Saint Catherine Street hosts street parties throughout the Summer, especially during the Montreal Pride celebrations.
- Discover the best things to see and do in the Montreal.
Vieux-Montréal is a historic centre with cobblestone streets, grand plazas, and centuries-old architecture.
Centre-Ville with high-rises, shopping malls, restaurants, museums & the shops of the underground city.