Winter Festivities


List of activities


Food exchange for a good cause

Clientele : For everyone
Location : Library
Dates : November 19th, 2018 to January 4th, 2019

The City of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue encourages citizens to reimburse their late fees on library book loans in exchange of non-perishable food. Users can bring non-perishable food to the library circulation desk equivalent to their late fee charges, and in doing so, the late fees will be cleared from their record. All citizens are invited to generously participate in this food fundraising even if they do not wish to exchange food against late fees.


Christmas Market

Saturdays December 1st, 8th and 15th from 10 am to 1 pm at St-Georges Church (24 rue Perrault)

Come find the unique gift you were looking for among local creations and products! Put Quebec under the tree: Local markets are the ideal place for local and responsible purchases so that Quebec is found in drinks, on your plate and under the tree!

December 8: Paul Campagne (from the popular band Hart Rouge) and his children Alexis and Gabrielle invite us to sing in this season of celebration. Food lovers, Barbara's Bread Basket is back with ideas for new recipes!

December 15: The Cabana family will be there with their jazz music of the old time. This popular group from the region will thrill our market!


Skating with Santa Claus

Skate across the ice with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Festive music, animation and free hot chocolate on the agenda!

Clientele: Family – A helmet is mandatory for ages 13 and under.
Location: Glenfinnan Arena, McGill
Schedule: Saturday, December 15th | 7 pm to 9 pm
Cost: Free for all!


Solstice Jam

Benefit concert - All proceeds go to the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Food Bank

With the following artists: Bill Gossage / Mike Bleho, Ian Grey, The Jazz collective, Gary Townsend, Jeff Griese et DNR

Saturday, December 15th, 7 pm at Centre Harpell (60, rue Saint-Pierre, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue)


  • $15 bought in advance
  • $20 bought at the door

Tickets available at Café T.W.I.G.S. (85, rue Sainte-Anne) or by calling Doug Miller at 514-457-1835

Production: Douglas W. Miller | In collaboration with the City of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue


Story Hour in Pajamas: A Magical Christmas

Limited places. Registration is required 514-457-1940

Clientele: 3 to 7 years old | Bilingual
Location: Library
Schedule: Sunday, December 16th | 10 am to 11 am
Cost: Free with library membership card | $5 without membership card
Animator: Linda Champagne


Arboretum Benefit Christmas Sale

Photo Credit: Morgan Arboretum

From November 29 to December 24

It’s important to remember that the Holiday season isn’t about shopping stress but about giving back and showing appreciation for those we care about.

The Morgan Arboretum Christmas sale can help you do just that. Starting Thursday, November 29th, groomed Christmas trees and large naturally grown Christmas trees will be on sale along with holiday wreaths and bundles of do-it-yourself decorative boughs, see the Price List. As well as being your one-stop-shop for decorations, the Arboretum offers some great gift ideas. Our annual Phenology Calendar is back and it’s filled tighter than a stuffed Christmas stocking with photos taken at the Arboretum, by the Friends. Original Wish Cards are also on sale for loved ones who are not near us this holiday season.

A fantastic gift deserving of anyone, naughty or nice, is an Arbo Gift Membership. Your loved one can take advantage of the Arboretum’s fresh air, beautiful wildlife and scenery, spa-like relaxation and help burn off those Christmas cookie calories by taking advantage of our walking, running, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails. This is truly a gift that keeps on giving. This winter, give meaningful gifts while supporting the conservation and protection of your local nature reserve.


Holiday Magic at the Zoo

Photo Credit: Ecomuseum Zoo

From December 22nd 2018 to January 6th 2019

Setting out to discover wildlife larger than life in an enchanting winter wonderland, the perfect activity to highlight the holidays with family and friends! The Ecomuseum Zoo promises exciting programming for the Holiday season.

Each day between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. visitors are invited to observe the reactions of our animal ambassadors as they receive a special gift from the Ecomuseum Zoo elves. Delicious snacks for the zoo animals will most certainly be on the festive menu!