December is just around the corner, and parents know… That means kids will be excited (and impatient!) to see Santa! The real Santa, of course!
Here are a few of the best places you can meet Santa in person this Holiday season.
Atwater Market Christmas Village
From November 30 to December 22, Atwater market is transforming into a Christmas village, complete with 50 chalets, locally sourced treats for all your Christmas parties, entertainment, and of course… Santa!
Admission is free, and Santa’s schedule is Fridays from 5 pm to 10 pm, Saturdays from 11 am to 7 pm and Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm.
Christmas in the Park Festival
This year once again, MTL is hosting the Noël dans le Parc festival. It’s a great opportunity to stock up for Christmas, including sourcing your organic Christmas tree. The festival is being held from November 30 to December 25 at Place Émilie-Gamelin (near Berri-UQÀM), Parc des Compagnons De St-Laurent (near Mont-Royal/Papineau) and Parc Lahaie (Saint-Joseph/Saint-Laurent).
Santa will be at Parc des Compagnons De St-Laurent on Sundays. Visit the Noël dans le Parc website for more information.
Who is the Real Santa?
At Montreal’s Old Port, Pointe-à-Callière is offering a fascinating look into the identity of Santa for all ages! Discover and meet Santas from around the world, across all cultures. Space is limited for this tour, which is held December 14, 15, 21, 22, 24 and 27-31 in English at 12:30 pm; French at 11:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm. One additional tour is held December 26 in English at 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm; French at 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm.
Santa at the Atrium
Meet Santa and get a free photo at Atrium le 1000, in the heart of downtown… With a food court and skating rink, it’s the perfect midday activity to complement your Christmas shopping.
Santa will be at Atrium le 1000 on December 8, from 12 pm to 4 pm.
See Santa at Quartier Dix30
Visit Santa’s house! The REAL Santa will be at Quartier Dix30 until December 15, from Wednesday to Friday, noon to 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 am to 5 pm. Then, from December 16 to 23, Santa will be there Monday and Tuesday from 10 am to 6 pm, Wednesday to Friday from 10 am to 7 pm and weekends from 10:30 am to 5 pm. On Christmas eve, Santa will be at Dix30 from 10 am to 5 pm.
Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at Plaza Pointe-Claire
Santa and his wife will make a stop at Plaza Pointe-Claire on December 7, from 10 am to 3 pm! Donations will be accepted, with all proceeds benefiting West Island Community Shares.
Skate with Santa in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue
Santa and Mrs. Claus will join people of all ages for a skating session at Glenfinnan Arena, McGill, Macdonald Campus on December 14, from 7 to 9 pm. This activity is free! Helmet mandatory for ages 13 and under.