Christmas Market in Longueuil, Longueuil, Quebec

The Christmas Market in Longueuil is in its 10th edition. Like every year, it will be at St. Mark Park on St. Charles Street in Old Longueuil. The market makes us remember a small village of yesteryear, where 66 exhibitors booths, seem small illuminated houses. Here you will find producers and artisans from all over the province. It is an ideal place to visit with friends or family to buy your gifts for Christmas Eve. There are several activities such as the Small train of the North, workshops for children, the sale of Christmas trees, singing, music, dance, humor, and more. Of course Santa Claus is present to receive your children who will love to talk to him while you take photos. An appointment not to be missed, go in large numbers !!!

Tips

The market takes place from December, 2nd  to December, 22nd 2016. It is open from 11h to 20h everyday except on Sundays when it closes at 18.00.
The Old Longueuil joins this event so enjoy for a little walk around the market, to have something in a restaurant or cafe. The houses are also embellished.
You can go to Longueuil metro station and take a bus from there (there are 4 lines) or walk twenty minutes as the park is 1.7 km from the metro station.

The Casse-Noisette Market, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Casse-Noisette (Nutcracker) Market is a Christmas market philanthropic in Montreal on the ground floor of the Convention Center Galleries. This event was created in 2010 by Les Grands Ballets in favor of the Nutcracker Fund for Children. You will find many exhibitors who were selected for their rarity, quality and originality of their products and each exhibitor will give 10% of its sales to the Nutcracker Fund for Children Grands Ballets. These funds are used to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds to attend a performance of the ballet and also to participate in educational workshops. The funds are also used to restore the costumes and scenery of the show. This lets around 2,800 children to participate.

Tips

The event takes place from November 30th to December 10th 2017 and it opens at 11:00.
You can reach the place by subway; go down at the Place d’Armes metro station (orange line) or by bus; lines 55 or 129.
Go with your family and friends, it’s for a good cause and the admission is free.

La Tienda Center, from here to Compostelle, Verdun, Quebec, Canada

La Tienda Center, from here to Compostelle is a store in Verdun specialized in the sale of sportswear, backpacks and accessories for people who like to walk or hike. If we find the name of Compostela included in the name of the store is precisely because you can find there all the necessary material to make the famous way to Santiago de Compostela but mainly because La Tienda, is the union of a concept that match all that is relative to this path; not only clothing and accessories but also Spanish courses, organized walks to acquire the rhythm to undertake the journey, informative sessions and even everything related to the journey in itself; flight, accommodation, etc. The shop has a friendly style and there is a coffee shop in it, Pilgrim’s café; where those who want a moment of relaxation and perhaps reading and information, can freely access. You will have a personalized service all the time.

Tips

To know the schedule of activities, you can subscribe to their info-letter. Consult the opening hours on their website. If you are traveling backpacking, La Tienda offers you the opportunity to prepare your backpack with you. You can also subscribe to their loyalty book that will allow you to save money in your future purchases.