Top 10 Things to Do in Montreal This November
Ah November… That time of year when you don’t know whether to keep rocking your faux leather jacket or bring out your thick winter parka. It may not be easy to decide what to wear this month as the weather threads that thin line between fall and winter. However, an easier decision is discovering fun things to do this month and on that front we have you covered.”
1.M POUR MONTRÉAL
M for Montréal (Nov. 20-23) is a both music conference and festival in one. M for Montréal is a 4-day event with incredible music, business opportunities, new friends, fun and much more. For 13 years, this annual event has served as a meeting place for industry professionals and artists from around the world.
Every November, dozens of local and international musicians/bands showcase their talent in various venues across Montreal. What makes it different from other music events is that top music industry professionals mingle with fans and artists. Blurring the lines between the two to create a welcoming environment, encouraging business growth and career stimulation in the music industry.
Click here to view this year’s program. MTLÀTABLE
Are you a foodie? Does the idea of Italian, Thai, French and vegan cuisine cause you to salivate in anticipation? With over 150 restaurants participating in this mouth-savory event you’re bound to find something to suit any food craving. MTLàTABLE (Nov. 1-13) is back for its 8th edition offering you a chance to indulge in table d’hôte dinner menus at amazing prices from over 100 restaurants.
Take a look at the restaurant list and reserve your table now!
And be sure to use #MTLàTABLE when you share your tantalizing gourmet meals on social media!
First debuting in 1995 CINEMANIA (Nov. 7-17) has screened over 750 films and hosted over 500 celebrity guests in its 24 year reign. The CINEMANIA Film Festival will be screening dozens of premiere feature films, nearly all with English subtitles, in various venues across the city.
For more information on films, celebrity guests and tickets, click here.
4.SALON DU LIVRE DE MONTRÉAL
Salon du livre de Montréal (Nov. 20-25) is an annual event which promotes reading. It serves as an opportunity to connect authors to publishers, booksellers, librarians and of course, the public. Together with the Paris Book Fair and the Beirut Book Fair, it is one of the world’s three most important Francophone book events.
The event includes dedications, workshops, intimate interviews, conferences and more. Serving as a means of creating magical encounters and moments between authors and their readers.
This month JET Nightclub will be hosting two fun themed parties. Their Glow Party (Nov. 9) and their Paint Festival (Nov. 23).
The Montreal Glow Party
Experience a perfect balance of high-energy music combined with a spectacular laser light show at JET Nightclub’s Glow Party. A professional photographer and cinematographer will be provided to capture all the crazy fun between you and your friends. BONUS: ladies with tickets get to drink for free at the open bar between 10 pm-12 am!
For tickets to The Montreal Glow Party, click here.
The Montreal Paint Festival
The Montreal Paint Festival (Nov. 23) in Downtown Montreal is the go to event to drink and get showered in fun colorful paint. As with the Glow Party a professional photographer and cinematographer will be there and ladies with tickets get to drink for free at the open bar!
For tickets to The Montreal Paint Festival, click here.
6.THE JONAS BROTHERS Nov. 27
If you’ve been sleeping under a rock this year then you missed the big news… The Jonas Brothers are BACK! And they’ve reunited on tour 6 years after their initial split. Fans can catch their Happiness Begins Tour and see them live on November 27 at the Bell Center.
If you’re a sucker for the iconic brother-band then get your tickets here!
The Montreal ToyCon (Nov. 3) is a one-day action figure and collectibles convention showcasing over 55 tables of merchandise, curated by local and national toy and comic-book dealers. There is always a wide selection of collectible toys and comic books to satisfy all! Whether you’re into Marvel, DC, Transformers, Star Wars, Lego, anime or vintage there’s something for you here.
The show is run in conjunction with their Montreal retail store, CmdStore.
8.THE NUTCRACKER MARKET
November is the perfect time to get started on that holiday shopping! The Nutcracker Market offers a great gift selection and it’s for a great cause! The 10th edition of the Nutcracker Market (Nov. 28) offers over 100 exhibitors at the Palais des Congrès. There you will find a wide range of goods to get a head start on your holiday shopping. Products include culinary delights, home decor, jewelry
and accessories, children’s clothes and toys, beauty and wellness, and lots more.
With 10% of exhibitors’ proceeds going to the Grands Ballets’ Nutcracker Fund your contribution helps thousands of sick and underprivileged children to attend a free performance of The Nutcracker. In addition, these children get to take part in educational workshops.
It all makes for a convenient, festive and giving holiday shopping experience!
9.MARCHÉ ÉPHÉMÈRE À LA GARE WINDSOR COLLECTIF CRÉATIF ETSY MTL
Also in the holiday spirit, The Collectif Créatif Etsy Montreal (Nov. 21-23) is organizing a 3 day pop-up just in time for holiday shopping! If you love handmade, original and local products this is the place to be. Located in the heart of downtown Montreal in the renowned Salle Des Pas Perdus at Windsor Station you’ll be sure to find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list!
With over 150 local artisans, makers and designers on site you’ll find all sorts of unique products such as home decor, jewelry, children’s clothing, toys, accessories, skin care products, culinary delicacies and more.
To view the full lineup of makers, artisans and designers, click here.
10.THE SANTA CLAUS PARADE DOWNTOWN
Staying in tune with early holiday festivities the 69th edition of the Santa Claus Parade will take place on Saturday, November 23. Everyone from all ages are invited to René Lévesque Boulevard, between Guy and Saint-Urbain streets, to experience the excitement of the most popular Christmas event in Quebec. A must for many, this wonderful annual celebration is an enchanting, musical, festive occasion that launches the beginning of the holiday season in downtown Montréal.
Be sure to stay tuned for more info about the Santa Claus Parade.
By Makyla Coulombe