You can call it a holiday makeover or a major Christmas transformation in The Plateau of Montreal. Call it whatever you like, but the Marche de Noël aux flambeaux (the Torchlight Walk) is back again and with it comes the Mont-Royal Christmas Market.

Approximately 10,000 people are expected to attend the march. Imagine thousands of marchers holding lit candles as they walk from the corner of Mont-Royal Avenue and Cartier, right through Montreal’s La Fontaine Park! What a sight it will be.

Torches are provided to marchers for a cost of $2 each. All profits and donations will be donated to Moisson Montreal.

And, marchers will be accompanied by music from three different choirs.

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Chasse-Balcon and their traditional folk music will also join the march, and when they come to the end, marchers will be greeted with the Urban Science Brass Band who’ll play popular songs with their brass instrument twist.

Following all this is the musical fireworks display that was inspired by a Nightmare Before Christmas.

But that’s not all! There’s also a free concert by Florent Vollant at La Fontaine Park.

This is the day that Mont-Royal Avenue transforms into a must see traditional Christmas market.

Discover the evergreen trees and wooden cabins adorned with holiday decorations lining the street, and even bonfires where food will be grilled and marshmallows roasted. Sip on a glass of cinnamon apple juice or mulled wine, and for the younger visitors – hot chocolate.

And, it stays that way until December 23, just before Christmas Eve.

Christmas Torchlight Walk on Mont-Royal Avenue

When: December 8 from 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: Parc des Compagnons (Mont-Royal / Cartier corner)
Donations welcomed

Mont-Royal Avenue Christmas Market

When: December 8 to 23 from 10 AM to 8 PM
Where: Mont-Royal Avenue

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