Rhonda’s Best of The West – December 2018


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

Enjoy a delicious buffet style brunch and a visit for Santa and Mrs. Claus. For pricing info, please check the info link below.

When: Sunday, December 2nd from 9:00 – 11:00 AM or 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Where: Bistro Merlot, 3541 Saint-Charles Blvd, Kirkland

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/291331851482791/


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

Info: https://bit.ly/2RfiXyf


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

Info:   https://www.facebook.com/events/1040937236088043/

Hanukah Classics cooking class (ages 6-11 years)

Hands on cooking class for children ages 6-11 years. Children eat dinner during the class! On the menu:potato latkes, apple Smash, Hanukah Dreidel Brownies

When: Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Where: Provigo Le Marché Pierrefonds, 4849 boul Saint-Jean

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2136409313039208/

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

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/299205134031670/


Artisans pour les Animaux – Craft Fair

Over 30  artisans will be displaying their handmade goods just in time for your holiday shopping! Come buy a raffle ticket for our famous handmade gift bags. 100% of the proceeds raised from the sale goes to Animatch Dog Adoption.

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

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/733234487023007/

Live Reading of A Christmas Carol Benefiting

Enjoy Charles Dickens’ time-honoured tale with a live reading and musical guests. Tickets: Adults $25, Students $15, Family $70. All proceeds will go to the West Island Palliative Care Residence.

When: Saturday December 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Where: St. Columba-by-the-Lake Church, 11 Rodney Ave, Pointe-Claire

Info: http://residencesoinspalliatifs.com/en/charles-dickens-a-christmas-carol/

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

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/539703679775601/


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.

When: December 22nd – January 6th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Where: Ecomuseum Zoo, 21125 Sainte Marie Rd, Saint-Ane

Info: https://bit.ly/2r1mlBk


Looking for that last minute gift with a special touch? Don’t forget to check out our  Ultimate Guide to the West Island’s Fall and Holiday Craft Fairs for tons of great gifts ideas.




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