Rhonda’s Best of the West – December 2019


The Holiday Season in the West Island brings out the best in our community. From parades to food drives, breakfast with Santa to outdoor light displays – there are so many ways to give back and enjoy this magical time of year.

1Hudson Santa Claus Parade

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The annual Hudson 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. After the parade, come to the Community Center, have a cup of hot chocolate and meet Santa.
When: Sunday, December 1st, 2019, beginning at 1:00 PM
Where: Main Road, Hudson
Info: https://hudson.quebec/en/events/santa-claus-parade-2019/

2Dorval Tree Lighting and Holiday Festivities

Start off the Holiday Season with this great evening of entertainment and fun. Enjoy live music by the Ramblers and the Dorval Elementary School Choir. Stay for Santa’s visit and Tree Lighting ceremony. Roam the Christmas market, food kiosks and take in the street entertainment and much more!
When: Friday, December 6, 2019 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Chemin Bord-du-Lac, Dorval, entre Tulip & Martin
Info: https://www.ville.dorval.qc.ca/en/events/event/tree-lighting-ceremony-2019

3Pet Holiday Photos for a Cause

Looking to take some Holiday pictures of your pets? On December 7th, Clinique vétérinaire Mobile Plus Inc. will have a volunteer photographer on site to take pictures of your furry best friend.  Session cost is $15 (CASH ONLY) for a 10-minute session. Includes: 2 digital solo photos and 2 digital family photos. $5/additional photo. All proceeds will be donated to Animatch & Rosie Animal Adoption.
When: Saturday, December 7, 2019, 12:00 PM – 3:00PM
Where: 16920 Route Transcanadienne, Kirkland, Quebec H9H 0C5
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2419704984959628/

4Santa and his elves at Plaza Pointe-Claire

Santa & his elves are coming to Plaza Pointe-Claire! Saturday, December 7th, 10am – 3pm. Free pictures with Santa and Christmas activities await you and your family. All donations will benefit West Island Community Shares. Plus… Food Drive benefiting On Rock Community Services.
When: Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: Plaza Pointe-Claire
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/555275298597159/

5Breakfast with Santa – Hudson

Breakfast with Santa is an annual tradition at the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre. Breakfast is served by the Mayor and Councillors. On the menu: pancakes, scrambled eggs, pork sausages, baked beans, potatoes, toast, fruit, juice, coffee and hot chocolate. Come have breakfast with Santa! Places are limited!
When: Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Where: Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre
Info: https://hudson.quebec/en/events/breakfast-with-santa-2019/

6NOVA Tree of Life

Buy a light in memory of/in honour of a loved one. Outdoor tree lighting ceremony draw, hot chocolate, chilli, soup and more! Minimum donation: 5.00$ per light
When: Sunday, December 8, 2019, at 4:00 PM
Where: 447 Beaconsfield, Beaconsfield H9W 4C2
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1466374753513338/

7Charity Comedy Night at Dunn’s DDO

Come out for a great night of laughs in support of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation.
When: Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Where: Dunn’s Famous D.D.O.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/430188667904483/

8Stuff a Sock for Shelter

With the holidays approaching Royal LePage Le Village is asking people to ‘Stuff a Sock for Shelter’. Many of the women and children who take refuge in the shelters do so leaving all their personal possessions behind and we would like to provide them with a small kit of ‘essential and whimsical’ items. The socks can be dropped at their offices. If you would like to be involved but don’t have the time, you can donate at http://bit.ly/rlpVillageSock2019 and they will be happy to ‘stuff a sock’ for you.
When: Friday, December 13, 2019, at 12:00 PM – 9:00PM
Where: Royal LePage Le Village, Plaza Pointe-Claire
Info: http://bit.ly/rlpVillageSock2019

9Lights on Boischatel WICA Fundraiser Evening

Each holiday season,  “Lights on Boischatel” put on a truly magical Christmas light display with both computerized and traditional lights synchronized to music. They broadcast on 87.9 FM so you can enjoy the show both from your car or on foot in front of the house. Donations to WICA appreciated.
When: Saturday, December 14th, 2019, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: 15531 Rue Boischatel, Pierrefonds, H9H 1Y7
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1974732749339047/

10Kitchen Kids Baking for Hanukkah

Hands-on cooking class 6-12 years. Children cook their own meals and then eat their creations during the class. On the menu: Hanukkah Doughnuts, Apple Pie Rugelach, Dreidel Cookies. Cost: $15
When: Saturday, December 21, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: Provigo Le Marché Pierrefonds, 4849 boul Saint-Jean
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/364122717586202/

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.