’Tis the season to get merry in Montréal!

Mark Hamilton

Mark Hamilton is the community director for QueerMTL, an internationally-touring musician with his projects Woodpigeon and Frontperson  and a graduate studies student of history researching LGBTQ+ activism in the city. He’s lived in Montréal since 2015, during which time he’s most often spotted atop a BIXI bike usally running a few minutes late.

Following stricter health measures announced by governments and public health authorities, Montréal en fêtes has made the difficult decision to cancel its program of activities for this year. This includes the cancellation of December 31 shows scheduled for downtown Montréal and the cancellation of all activities at Place Jacques-Cartier, Victoria Square and Square Dorchester Square.

Location, location, location!

This year’s Merry Montréal spotlights three of Montréal’s most photographable public plazas, shining a holiday glow on the city’s history. From Square Victoria’s Parisian métro entrance (gifted to Montréal from Paris in 1967), Place Jacques-Cartier’s maple syrup stands and Dorchester Square’s classic high-rise architecture, Merry Montréal promises the perfect suitably epic backdrops for those holiday snaps.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

It takes more than a little bit of snow to keep Montréalers indoors, and Merry Montréal’s programming of games, performances and interactive installations are sure to draw a jolly crowd. Perfect for an after-work warming beverage or an outing with the kids, Merry Montréal is certain to keep spirits happy and bright. Keep tabs on the full lineup of events at their website, and get outside!

Auld lang syne!

Drawing Merry Montréal to a close on New Year’s Eve, two intimate parties in Square Victoria and Dorchester Square will feature performances from Québec artists who left an indelible impression in 2021. Spaces will be limited, and details to access free tickets for the whole family will be released at the start of December. Joyeuses fêtes !

Mark Hamilton

Mark Hamilton is the community director for QueerMTL, an internationally-touring musician with his projects Woodpigeon and Frontperson  and a graduate studies student of history researching LGBTQ+ activism in the city. He’s lived in Montréal since 2015, during which time he’s most often spotted atop a BIXI bike usally running a few minutes late.

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