Winter Festivities


List of activities


Food exchange for a good cause

November 18 to January 3

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.


Skating with Santa Claus

Saturday, December 21st | 7 pm to 9 pm 

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
Cost: Free for all!


Arboretum Benefit Christmas Sale

Photo Credit: Morgan Arboretum

From November 28 to December 23

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 28th, 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, visit the online shop. 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

December 21 to January 5

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!

Among the proposed activities:

December 27 | 1 pm to 4 pm: THE ELVES WORKSHOP