Winter Festivities


List of activities


Advent Calendar

When you borrow a book, take a chance to pick the mystery bell in the advent calendar pockets to win a surprise.

Clientele: 4 to 12 years old, library members

Location: Library

Schedule: December 1 to 23, 2022

One pocket per day. One entry per person per day.


Holiday ornament making contest

Enter the library's holiday ornament contest for a chance to win a holiday basket full of surprises. A self-serve home craft kit is available for children ages 5 to 14. For teens 15 years and older, we encourage you to make your own ornament using materials you have at home. Afterwards, come and hang it on the holiday tree. Don't forget to identify your ornament with your coordinates!

Public : All library members

Location : Library

Schedule : November 21 to December 19, 2022

One prize to be won per age category. Drawing on December 19, 2022.


Shop local

For your chance to win a daily gift certificate!

From December 1st to December 31, get a chance to win a daily $50 gift certificate every time you spend $10 or more at a participating Rue Saint-Anne business.

Simply fill out the provided ballot, drop it off in the mailbox located at the Parc Lalonde (corner of Sainte-Anne Street and Lalonde) , and follow Rue Sainte-Anne on Facebook for daily winner announcements.


* Unlimited entries. Ballots must be dropped off before 8pm to qualify for next day draw.

An initiative of the Société de développement commercial (SDC) de la Rue Sainte-Anne


Marché Ste-Anne: Find the unique gift you were looking for

Saturdays December 3, 10 and 17 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!


Food Drive

Sunday December 1st | 12 pm

Volunteers from municipal services and from the community will once again be on the move to give assistance to those in need in our community.

You want to support them ? You want to contribute ? When you hear the horns honking, just step out the door to hand over your donations : non-perishable food items, hygiene products, or cash or cheque made to the order of Comptoir alimentaire.

Please note—they do not knock at your door ! If you will not be home, you can leave your boxes and bags on your front porch. Make sure to label them "Guignolée".



Open ice skating

At McGill University's MacDonald Arena
21,111 Lakeshore Rd, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue (Que) H9X 3V9 Canada

Saturday, December 3, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The City of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue invites you to come skate at MacDonald Arena to celebrate the return of free skating.

To enhance the evening, free hot chocolate drinks and skate sharpening service will be offered to residents.**

Saturday, December 10, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
In collaboration with the John Abbott College women's field hockey team, the Islanders, we invite you to come skate at MacDonald Arena.

Come skate, take pictures and enjoy some hot chocolate with the provincial champions. Surprises from the team await you!**

Saturday, December 17, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
To celebrate the approaching holiday season, you are invited to come skate with Anatole and Farandole, a duo of prankster elves. As always, hot chocolate and surprises will be on the menu!**

**Free activities with proof of residency and/or proof of student status


Holiday Crafts | Gnomes Candy Box

Making of a candy box in the shape of Christmas Gnomes.

Sunday, December 11, 2022| 10:00 am à 11 : 15 am

Clientele: Children 8-12 years old

Location : Library

Cost : Free for library members |$5 for non-members, on waiting list

Registration : Registration required at the library. Limited seating. Priority to our members.


Santa's mail box

Santa's elves crossed their space-time continuum to deliver a magical mailbox to Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue!

If you drop your letter to Santa Claus in this mailbox by December 10, it will automatically be sent to the North Pole and Santa will have enough time to respond to you before Christmas.
You will find the magical mailbox at the end of the enchanted animal trail that the elves also created just for you in the corridor between the library and the Centre Harpell.

Don't forget to include your name and return address on your letter so that the leprechauns can find you easily (they have so much work to do right now, especially since they are quite distracted).

You can even print out a sample letter here or grab a printed copy from the back of the mailbox to write your message. Just bring a pencil and an envelope.

Psst! No need for a stamp, it's a magical mailbox!


The address to write on your letter:

H0H 0H0

PLEASE NOTE: The enchanted animal trail and the mailbox are accessible during library opening hours.


Solstice Jam

Saturday, December 10 | 7 pm
Centre Harpell (60, rue Saint-Pierre, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue)

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

With the following artists: Mike Bleho, Bill Gossage & Glen Roy, Jeff Smallwood, Jeff Griese, Michko Larente, Jen Zawada, Ian Gray, DNR


  • $20 bought in advance
  • $25 bought at the door

Tickets available at Cunninghams (75, 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


Christmas show | Les grelots magiques (in French)

by Les productions Baluchon magique

Santa has a problem: his sleigh is broken and his mechanic has disappeared. Another exciting mission for his elf Pirouline. White Rabbit has seen it all: the evil fairy Racabosse, who hates Christmas, is responsible. The snow fairy, Rose-Blanche, comes to the rescue. Thanks to the magic bells, the witch becomes kind again and frees the mechanic.

A magical show

One character, the very funny Elf Pirouline, 4 puppets, 2 songs. A magical setting. Lively participation of the children. Laughter and happiness included.

Clientele : Children 2-7 years old | French

Location : Centre Harpell

Schedule : Saturday, December 3

Cost : Free for residents | $5 for non-residents

Registration : Mandatory, at the library