Santa Claus is coming to town, and he’ll also be at a well-known museum in Montreal on November 15. He’ll be there until January 7. For the 5th year running, the Montreal Stewart Museum will be hosting the exhibit called Santas Are Taking over the Stewart Museum. Over 30 figurines and a massive dollhouse will be on display. The dollhouse was inspired by a dollhouse that was created by a German soldier in the 70’s. The museum’s dollhouse will feature miniature couples dancing during a grand ball.
Themed activities will be held for kids on a daily basis. These activities include storytelling sessions, craft workshops, and visits from the man himself, Santa Claus. Kids will have the chance to attend Christmas tree decoration workshops, and on the weekends they can take part in bilingual storytelling sessions.
One new thing this year is the interactive treasure hunts. The materials inspired the hunts, all of them natural, that were used to create the Santa Claus figurines.
Twentieth-century photos of Montreal will also be on display. This will help kids learn about past holiday traditions. Short films, which will be holiday-themed, will play daily starting at 10:05 AM to 4:35 PM.
Kids will have the chance to sit on Santa’s lap, take photos with him and let him know what they are hoping to get for Christmas, of course.
Where: The Stewart Museum, Île St. Hélène
When: 10 AM to 5 PM, Wednesday through Sunday, with special openings on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.
Children (under 12): FREE
Tickets include access to the History & Memory Exhibit (Quebec’s First Peoples and the Lower Canada Rebellion).
More information: Stewart Museum