Archive for December 2012

10 MOST FESTIVE CHRISTMAS CITIES

Mot des ministres

Les Féeries du Vieux-Montréal donnent l’occasion de découvrir toute la magie qui anime la métropole durant les fêtes de Noël et du Nouvel An. Grâce à une vingtaine de lieux d’animation, tant intérieurs qu’extérieurs, les participants de tous âges pourront vivre une expérience hivernale hors du commun.

En plus de diversifier l’offre touristique de la région de Montréal, cet événement rejoint l’un des objectifs fixés dans le Plan de développement de l’industrie touristique 2012-2020, qui est de développer le tourisme hivernal. Les événements d’hiver urbains permettent de distinguer notre destination à l’échelle nationale et internationale dans un marché où la concurrence est forte.

Le Québec est une destination de choix et j’invite les visiteurs de toute provenance à maximiser leur expérience de l’hiver québécois en visitant les régions environnantes pour apprécier les nombreuses activités offertes durant cette saison.

Pascal Bérubé

Ministre délégué au Tourisme

Foreign Christmas

December 16, Time: 3 p.m.

 

Bonsecours Marché  Ballroom

A cultural journey in the traditions surrounding the Holiday Season Celebration. 

December 25th is celebrated around the world in various manners. Each year, the Old Montreal Extravaganza Festival invites you to discover foreign cultures as well as their traditions to celebrate Christmas Eve.

Our guests for the 2012 edition, Russia, will offer some of their traditions through storytelling, song and dance. The program for this day: musical, gifts, folk dance, folk rhymes, not to mention the visit of famous mythical characters

        

Memories of toys

“Between nostalgia and childhood memories …”

Presented at the Bonsecours Market from the 20th December 2012 to 5th January 2013

The toy is the origin of our first desires and is the subject of our first concessions: “You’ll get one if you work well.” Today everything is allowed!

The exhibition: Memories of Toys offers a nostalgic and fun tour in the world of our childhood. He revisits the kid in all of us to marvel, but also to invites the visitor to a reflection.

The path: the exhibition is organized around twelve sequences: Timeless toys, toy for boys or girls, stimulating and society games, the world of toys in the twentieth century, the manufacture of the imagination…

$ 5 General Admission
$ 3 per child from 3 to 12 years

Free for children 3 and under$ 12 per family (2 adults and 2 children) 

 

Nativity Scenes Route

Nativity Scene (free)

This short tour will be available throughout the month of December

*The route is indicated on the program map and is free of charge

Date : December 14 to December 26, 2012

Place :  Place Jacques Cartier

Schedule

Throughout December

The Extravaganza invites the public to follow the Nativity Scenes Route, where everyone can discover and admire various nativity scenes created by local and foreign artists. This short tour will be available throughout the month of December

*The route is indicated on the program map and is free of charge

La Chapelle Notre-Dame-De-Bon-Secours,

Boutique de Pointe-à-Callière – Musée d’archéologie et d’histoire de Montréal (due to the Museum’s expansion work, the nativity scene will not be exposed this year).

Basilique Notre-Dame et

Noël Éternel.

 

December 14 to December 26

Man size Nativty scene at the corner of Place Jacques-Cartier and East St-Paul street.