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Montérégie: 5 Holiday activities for the whole family

Category: Activities

Get in the Holiday spirit and spend quality time as a family with these fun activities sure to please the young …. and the young at heart!

Railway Christmas – Saint-Constant
November 18, 2016 to January 8, 2017

The magic of Christmas arrives at Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum in Saint-Constant!

Awaiting you: toy wagons, miniature trains, illuminated engine, fairytale hour, arts&crafts workshop, Christmas cookie decorating and more!

Children can take advantage of their visit to mail their letter to Santa Claus who will be there in the flesh to welcome them, every weekend from November 19 to December 18, from 10:30 am to noon and 1 pm to 3 pm.


(Source: Exporail, le Musée ferroviaire canadien)

Alpaca Farm Visit – Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
December 2-4, 2016

Wondering how’s a day in the life of alpaca, cousins to the better-known lama? Learn first-hand during a free visit to Alpagas des mondes enchantés.

Adults will be pleased to discover the many artisan products derived from alpaca breeding while overjoyed children get to pet baby alpaca.

A unique opportunity to indulge in the softness of these camelids with such charming names as Fée clochette, Merlin and Mystique!


(Source: Fotolia)

Marché de Noël et des Traditions – St.Mark Park, Old Longueuil
December 2-3-4 and 9-10-11, then December 16-22, 2016

With its 63 exhibitors, little houses and quaint European village setting, the Marché de Noël et des Traditions welcomes a bunch of passionate artisans for you to discover.

Shoppers will find a wide selection of gourmet products as well as unique gift ideas from local and visiting craftsmen.

Adding to the festive ambiance, several stages all over the park will entertain visitors with choirs, dance companies, comedians and storytellers.

Noël de la Seigneurie – Place de la Seigneurie, Chambly
December 3, 2016, from 6 pm to 8:30 pm

The whole family is invited to take part in this event and get in the Holiday spirit!

Featured activities: Meeting Santa Claus, strolling drummers, sleigh rides, fireplaces and lighted Christmas trees.

If it rains, the event will move to Chambly High School, located at 535 Brassard Boulevard.

For more information, visit their website on the Chambly town page.


(Source: Fotolia)

Electrium Visit – Sainte-Julie
From December 27-30, 2016 and January 3-6, 2017

There’ll be electricity in the air at Electrium during this Holiday Season!

In addition to the usual guided tours, scientific workshops led by Profaqua will be available to children 6 years and above (reservations required). A special programme is also planned. And it’s free!

Visit the website for opening hours or workshop réservations.