Every December, the West Island comes together to celebrate this magical time of year. From parades to food drives, breakfast with Santa to outdoor light displays – there is something for every one both young and old to get into the Holiday spirit.
Breakfast with Santa at Bistro Merlot
When: Sunday, December 2nd from 9:00 – 11:00 AM or 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Where: Bistro Merlot, 3541 Saint-Charles Blvd, Kirkland
Hudson Santa Claus Parade
Hudson’s annual Santa Claus Parade starts at 1 pm in front of Westwood Senior Campus (69 Cote St-Charles), turns EAST along Main Road and ends at the Community Centre (394 Main Road). Main Road is closed from 12:30 so get to your spot early, or park in the St Thomas parking lot until 1:30 pm. The Montreal Pipes and Drums are back, as are the Shriners, and other favourites. After the parade, come have a cup of hot chocolate and meet Santa!
When: Sunday, December 2nd from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: Main Road, Hudson
Dream Land Magical Light Display
Another year, another gorgeous and captivating light display courtesy of Sami Hajjar. This year’s theme is Mickey and Minnie Mouse and will feature a new secret passage to Frozen and Star Wars in the backyard! Music show plays four times per day : 6PM, 7PM, 8PM and 9PM.
When: Nov 30, 2018 – Jan 10, 2019
Where: 9035 avenue Jean-Bourdon, Montreal, Quebec h4k2x8
Hanukah Classics cooking class (ages 6-11 years)
When: Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Where: Provigo Le Marché Pierrefonds, 4849 boul Saint-Jean
Dorval Holiday Festivities
Come and enjoy live music by the Matt Rock Band, songs by the student choirs of Dorval Elementary and École Gentilly, a tree lighting ceremony and the Christmas market complete with food kiosks, street entertainment and much more!.
When: Friday, December 7, 2018 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Chemin Bord-du-Lac, Dorval, entre Tulip & Martin
Artisans pour les Animaux – Craft Fair
When:Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Cedar Park United Church, 204 Lakeview Ave
Tickets & Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/241745476503418/
On Air For Healthcare
Join our supportive community for the 2nd Annual “On Air for Healthcare” Radiothon benefitting the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation. We will be at Dunn’s DDO (Marché de L’Ouest) all day on December 11, 2018. 50% of your food bill will be donated to help purchase life-saving and life-giving medical equipment.
When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Where: Dunn’s Famous DDO, 11602 Boul de Salaberry
Live Reading of A Christmas Carol Benefiting
When: Saturday December 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Where: St. Columba-by-the-Lake Church, 11 Rodney Ave, Pointe-Claire
Lakeshore Concert Band’s Christmas Dessert Concert
The band members will offer baked goods for your enjoyment after the concert, served with tea or coffee.
Tickets are $15, and $12 for seniors and students. A donation of a non-perishable food item for the church’s Christmas Baskets would be most appreciated.
When: Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Summerlea United Church 225-50th Avenue, Lachine
Christmas Concert and Food Drive
An evening of Christmas favourites and other popular music with some of the finest musicians in Montreal. Featuring: The Mimosa Wind Ensemble and The Pipes and Drums of the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment of Canada). Monday, December 17th, 2018 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15.00 in advance ($20.00 at the door) plus a non-perishable food item (no open or expired food please). All profits will be used to buy food for the Dorval Community Aid Christmas Basket Program and other food bank initiatives.
When: Monday, December 17, 2018 from 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Where:Dorval-Strathmore United Church.,310 Brookhave
Holiday Magic at the Ecomuseum Zoo
Setting out to discover wildlife larger than life in an enchanting winter wonderland, the perfect activity to highlight the holidays with family and friends! The Ecomuseum promises exciting programming for the Holiday season from December 22nd 2018 to January 6th 2019.
Where: Ecomuseum Zoo, 21125 Sainte Marie Rd, Saint-Ane