Nesting in the province of Quebec, Montreal is vast and populous, showcasing a perfect balance between modern lifestyle and natural attractions. Throughout the city, an abundance of parkland is present, most of them boasting scenic views of nature or Montreal’s picturesque cityscape. It is a gorgeous destination for tourists who want to unwind and relax, offering an overwhelming number of luxurious resorts, comfy Airbnbs, excellent restaurants, and fantastic attractions. During the yuletide season, downtown Montreal glows with sparkling lights, and the air gets filled with the aroma of freshly baked delights and the sound of classic carols. Christmas is extra magical on this side of the country. For your guidance, here is a list of the most delightful Christmas markets in Montreal, Canada. Feel free to browse below.
1. Montreal's Christmas Village
A magical setting that seems taken straight out of a fairytale book, Montreal’s Christmas Village is a destination for everyone during the holiday season. Its atmosphere is filled with the aroma of culinary delights and the lovely melody of children’s carols. Here, you’ll find roughly 50 beautifully decorated cottages, gathering at Canal Lachine Park and lighting up under starry skies, selling various specialty products that are good to eat, nice to wear, suitable for decorations, and wonderful to give as gifts. Have your wallet ready because you will surely spend more than you intend to at this festive shopping district.
Montreal's Christmas Village
Address: Montreal, Quebec H4C 3L8, Canada
Website: Montreal’s Christmas Village
Dates: November 25 - December 25, 2021 (November 25 and Fri - Sun only)
Hours: November 25: 4pm - 7pm; Fri: 5pm - 10pm; Sat: 11am - 7pm; Sun: 11am - 5pm
2. Vegan Christmas Market
Witness how Canadians celebrate the season of giving at Vegan Christmas Market. Opening its doors to the public for free, this new attraction in Montreal is present only during the advent season. Situated on 50 Sainte-Catherine Street, this fantastic shopping district is ideal for all types of tourists, whether you are a solo traveler, a couple on a romantic getaway, or with your family. From its name, you can tell that all of the products are 100 percent vegan. Culinary delights are healthy and clothes are eco-friendly at Vegan Christmas Market. Due to the pandemic, Vegan Christmas Market 2021 will be held virtually.
Vegan Christmas Market
Address: 50 Sainte-Catherine St, Montreal, Canada
Website: Vegan Christmas Market
Dates: December 4 - 12, 2021
3. Museum of Jewish Montréal Hanukkah Market
Christmas is not the only occasion that is celebrated in December. Hannukah is also a much-awaited event for Jews. However, Jewish or not, everyone is welcome to experience the festivities at the Museum of Jewish Montréal Hanukkah Market, with its cozy and friendly vibe. You’ll find lots of interesting products here, such as artworks, handicraft goods, locally made gifts, and delicious delicacies. Plus, after some shopping and snacking, you might want to explore the museum and discover the Jewish heritage of Montreal.
Museum of Jewish Montréal Hanukkah Market
Address: 4040 St Laurent Blvd R01, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Y8, Canada
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4. Etsy Montréal Holiday Market
Like the other shopping malls in Montreal, here is another charming destination where you can shop for lovely goods to your heart’s content. Etsy Montréal Holiday Market is a fabulous place that offers all types of items, whether you want to get something for yourself or other people. Over 120 retailers will gather at Etsy to give you a shopping experience that you can get to indulge in only during the season of giving. People flock to this Montreal outdoor market to buy Christmas ornaments, pieces of clothing, souvenir items, mulled red wine, delicious culinary delights, and a lot more.
Etsy Montréal Holiday Market
Address: Salle Des Pas Perdus at Windsor Station, 1100 Ave des Canadiens-de-Montréal // Théâtre Denis-Pelletier, 4353 rue Sainte-Catherine, Canada
5. Christmas Market Bellechasse
Spending the yuletide season in Montreal? Make the most of your vacation by indulging in local holiday offerings. Visit Christmas Market Bellechasse, and immerse in an authentic Canadian tradition. In this season of giving, you can shop until you drop and make everyone happy by sharing your blessings. For a unique gift idea, buy your loved ones some beautiful art pieces. This fabulous site houses various crafts from numerous local artists. Your friends will surely appreciate hand-painted home decor, and you can also buy a wooden toy truck for the young ones here.
Christmas Market Bellechasse
Address: Marché de Noël Bellechasse, Canada
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6. German Christmas Bazaar
Need to do some last-minute shopping? Why not check out the goods and the vibes at German Christmas Bazaar, in the center of Quebec’s old town. Expect the area to be filled with numerous stalls and busy shoppers. The place is decorated with bright fairy lights and lovely Christmas ornaments. Inspired by the festival traditions and installations of Europeans during the Christmas season, this shopping district comes close to recreating the magical Christmas markets in Europe. Here, you can have a taste of mouthwatering German delicacies, such as bratwurst and gingerbread, and pair your eats with a flavorful mulled red wine.
German Christmas Bazaar
Address: Quebec’s Old Town, Canada
Website: German Christmas Bazaar
Dates: November 25 - December 23, 2021 (Fri - Sun only, except November 25 and December 20 - 23)
Hours: Fri - Sat: 11am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 6pm; November 25 and December 20 - 22: 11am - 8pm; December 23: 11am - 6pm
7. The Jacques-Cartier Region Christmas Market
Another magical Christmas festival to explore and experience while in Quebec is The Jacques-Cartier Region Christmas Market. Most of the best producers in the region gather to showcase their specialty products in one magical setting filled with sparkling lights. Not only that, but the organizers also prepared wonderful interactive programs, from entertaining shows to fun-filled outdoor activities and informative workshops.
The Jacques-Cartier Region Christmas Market
Address: Quebec, Canada
Fall in love with Montreal this Christmas season
Montreal is beautiful, making it a popular destination among tourists, especially during the yuletide season. Annually, during this most wonderful time of the year, lots of Christmas markets and bazaars emerge on different sites—from Canal Lachine Park to the Christmas stores in the Old Montreal neighborhood. Some of them are extravagant, while some are in a simple retail-store setting. Use this list as your guide in planning a shopping itinerary in this charming city. If you need more time to check out these places, consider staying in one of the affordable Airbnb vacation rentals or hotels with free parking for your accommodations.
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