Looking for a reason to visit Montreal? Here’s a look ahead of the best events and festivals happening around the city. Want to stay close to the action? Book ahead by clicking here.
Best for the Sports Seekers:
Montréal Canadiens: Until April 6
The Canadiens arguably have the most enthusiastic fans and lively games in the NHL. Catch a home game at the Bell Centre.
Best for Feasting Foodies:
La Grande Dégustation de Montréal: November 1-3
This tasting event is a unique gathering where 200 wine producers, distillers and brewers come together to share their passion with wine, beer and spirit lovers and connoisseurs.
MTLàTABLE: November 1-11
Montréal’s Restaurant Week serves up delectable menus during 11 days at fixed prices in a variety of 150 restaurants throughout the city.
Montréal Passion Vin: November 9-10
This event provides the most seasoned wine lovers with a chance to taste extraordinary vintages in the company of the owners and directors of some of the world’s most prestigious châteaux, estates, and vineyards.
Best for Family Fun:
Marché Nënë: November 1-30
Over 40 local designers whose handmade goods are one-of-a-kind creations for the world of children. For the young and the young at heart, a series of workshops have been arranged for all to enjoy.
Railway Christmas: November 23 – January 6
Rediscover Holiday magic in the Grand Gallery decorated with a train car filled with toys, a model train chugging under the Christmas tree and a festively lit locomotive.
Play Inside Expo: November 24-25
Discover many new indoor attractions with your kids in the Laval region.
Best for Savvy Shoppers:
Souk@SAT: November 28 – December 2
The entire SAT space will be transformed into an immense loft filled with a multitude of Montreal’s contemporary creations, original, stylish and well-thought-of gifts in a vivid atmosphere.
Nutcracker Market: November 29 – December 10
The Nutcracker Market offers values such as originality and rarity as far as the selection of merchants, products and services, with a magical setting inspiring a sense of wonder so typical of the holiday spirit.
Salon des Artisans Récupérateurs: November 30 – December 2
Arts and crafts shows off its avant-garde and unusual side in this annual event where our environmental footprint and product exclusivity go hand in hand with the times. The SAR presents the work of local artists and artisans whose creativity is governed by an environmental conscience
Other Great Events & Festivals:
Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM): November 8 – 18
The festival screens more than one hundred films made by filmmakers from all over the world, installations as well as Virtual Reality.
Salon du Livre de Montréal: November 14-19
Come and meet your favorite authors, and discover new ones, during our literary events, including the round-table discussions, debates and public readings.