The Laurentians are a magical place to celebrate the holidays in style. Spend time with family, friends, or your significant other amid fairytale landscapes and enjoy spellbinding winter activities. As the region’s towns and villages get dusted in pristine white snow, take part in local festivities held to mark the occasion. Entertainment, glittering decorations, and a warm and friendly atmosphere are sure to light up your holiday season like never before. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Here comes Santa Claus!
Over the next few weeks, Saint Nick himself will be making appearances across the region to spread joy to young and old. Until December 24, visit Carrefour du Nord in Saint-Jérôme or Place Rosemère to meet magical characters, talk to Santa, and take pictures. Don’t forget your wish list! Santa will also touch down in downtown Saint-Colomban on December 9. There, he’ll be the star attraction at the much-loved Christmas market and parade, a local tradition.
And on December 19, you can see Santa parade through the streets of Oka alongside his elves and Star Fairy for some Christmas magic before the big day arrives. Or, don a red hat and some running shoes to take part in the Santa Claus Race in Val-David on December 17. Finally, Father Christmas is eager to great you in his magical Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan at Sommet Saint-Sauveur on December 15. Don’t miss his appearances in the region—he only comes down from the North Pole for one month every year!
Light up your holidays
The best way to get in the holiday spirit? Visiting a Laurentian village decked out in Christmas lights. All December long, visit the village of Sainte-Thérèse to finish your holiday shopping at the Sainte-Thérèse Christmas Village. You’ll enjoy tons of great programming, like Illuminated Fridays. Sip on complementary hot chocolate and marshmallows in a magical setting filled with Christmas lights. In Saint-Sauveur, local stores have decorated Rue Principale with festive ornaments and garlands, which you can admire as you take a walk after a great meal.
You’ll find even more festivities at the Sentier des cimes Laurentides treetop walk in Mont-Blanc. From December 26 to January 7, enjoy holiday fun like an outdoor firepit, mulled wine, activities, and more! The site is sure to charm with its giant snowflakes and bountiful decorations. Or, why not go skating at the Jardins de glace by the Saint-Bernard Chapel in Mont-Tremblant from December 21? Your family will love gliding across the illuminated rink as you admire the amazing ice sculptures. It’s the perfect backdrop for magical holiday memories.
You can enjoy dazzling holiday shows and concerts in the Laurentians all December long. In Boisbriand, the Petit Théâtre du Nord is putting on its Les Veillées Festives show every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until December 16. You’ll get carried away by the spectacle, which combines storytelling, songs, memories, and history from the Laurentians. With two stages in Sainte-Thérèse, Odyscène has a variety of programming on offer in December. Family-friendly Christmas shows and concerts are running all month long.
And Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault in Saint-Jérôme will put you in the holiday spirit with musicals like Mary Poppins from December 17 to 19 and Noël, une tradition en chanson on December 21. Consult the December program to choose your nostalgic Christmas experience. Or, visit the Le Patriote theatre in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts to marvel at the vocal talents of the Ô Chœur du Nord choir. Book your tickets for the holiday season today!
For a delicious holiday celebration, treat your nearest and dearest to a gourmet meal. In Blainville, Archibald Microbrasserie has a delightful menu ideal for the whole family. Its festive December offerings include weekly live music, like a show from The Vinyls on December 31. To celebrate Christmas on December 25, enjoy a Christmas brunch at StoneHaven Le Manoir | Relais & Châteaux in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts. The special three-course menu highlights local delicacies, guaranteeing a delicious moment with your loved ones.
And in Tremblant, Restaurant La Quintessence invites you to its New Year’s Eve party on December 31. Enjoy the festive atmosphere with bubbly and a five-course gourmet meal. Finally, Hôtel Manoir Saint-Sauveur will be serving a Christmas brunch on December 25 and a New Year’s Eve buffet on December 31. Try one of these dining experiences to make your holiday season merry and bright!
Enchanting family fun
Travel to the Laurentians to give your little (and big!) ones a healthy dose of holiday magic and celebrate the start of winter. On December 2 and 16, dig into brunch with Santa at Cidrerie Lacroix in Saint-Joseph-du-Lac. You’ll get to enjoy a delectable meal in the company of Saint Nick! And on December 10 at Manoir Globensky in Saint-Eustache, immerse yourself in the enchantment of Christmas story time in pyjamas as you listen to calming stories about Santa and his elves. After story time is over, you’ll get to sip on hot chocolate with marshmallows!
Beginning in December, the festive Bonheurs d’hiver programming in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts will ring in the holiday season with activities for the whole family. Enjoy music on Rue Saint-Vincent and carriage rides downtown on the weekends. Consult the full program, and stay tuned for more activities to come! Then, make unforgettable memories with the whole family from December 23 to January 7 during holiday celebrations at Mont-Tremblant’s pedestrian village. Lose yourself in a festive atmosphere with singers, storytellers, activities, music, and even more family fun.
Mark your calendars!
This winter, the Laurentians will play host to tons of activities and events that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Treat your heart and ears to beautiful Christmas music at Festival Stradivaria’s holiday concerts. On December 9 at Église d’Oka, give yourself the gift of a concert by Alexandre Da Costa and musicians from the Orchestre Philharmonique du Québec, accompanied by Yama Laurent. And on December 17, travel to the Église de Saint-Jovite in downtown Mont-Tremblant for a concert full of Christmas magic with special guest Roch Voisine. For even more musical enchantment, enjoy free holiday DJ sets at Casino de Mont-Tremblant, where you can dance long into the night. Consult the musical program to choose the right evening for you. And finally, start the new year off in style at Tremblant Resort’s New Year’s Eve party. On the agenda: spellbinding shows, torchlight runs down the slopes and DJs that will make sure 2023 goes out with a bang … and have you moving and grooving into 2024!
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