• Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
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Experience the beauty of Montreal in the festive holiday season on this 1.5-hour Christmas walking tour in Old Montreal. Wander through the historic streets with your guide, and gain insight into the city’s customs and traditions. Discover top attractions such as the World Trade Center’s Santa Claus exhibit. Visit the two-story Bonsecours Market, and browse the displays of local artwork, jewelry and crafts in search of Christmas presents for friends and family. During your tour, marvel at delightful festive decorations among the twinkling lights of Old Montreal.


  • 1.5-hour Christmas-themed walking tour in Montreal
  • Stroll through historic Old Montreal with your professional guide
  • Admire twinkling lights, beautiful decorations and elegant Santa Claus figurines
  • Visit Victoria Square and Bonsecours Market, which has been Montreal’s main public market for more than 100 years
  • Learn about the city’s centuries-old European holiday traditions

What You Can Expect

Christmas Walking Tour in Old Montreal

Montreal Christmas Walking Tour

Find your way to Victoria Square in central Montreal to meet your local guide and group. 

Surrounded by holiday lights and wintry weather, stride through the oldest part of the city while your guide fills you in on Montreal's longstanding holiday traditions. Wander among locals and admire the decorations in shops, on the streets and in hotel lobbies. 

Stop at the World Trade Center to see the famous Santa Claus exhibit, filled with dozens of figurines of Old St Nick. Learn about New France, colonized by France in the 1500s, whose customs and traditions still have great influence on modern Montreal. 

Finish up at the Bonsecours Market, which has served as the city's public market for over a century. Peruse the offerings of clothing, furniture, local artwork and jewelry; you just might find a holiday gift for a special someone.

Customer Reviews

Debi S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great tour! You learn a lot about Old Montreal and seeing it at Christmas Time was magical.

Timetable Tim United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

A wonderful way to explore Old Montreal during the holidays! Though it was a bitterly cold night (-14c!) our guide made the tour possible by keeping us inside as much as possible. We explored the historic shopping arcades and beautiful buildings of Montreal and learned about the history of Christmas and the influence of the church in this fascinating region of Canada. Our guide was informative, friendly and fun - we even finished the tour with some delicious cheese and wine! Thoroughly recommended.

Martin T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2012

Wonderful experience.....

Nidale T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2012

A Marvelous tour showing many places with Christmas Decoration and to finalize it we had cheese and wine !
Very Professional and enjoyable.
Note : this tour is not for everyone - you have to keep up the pace


3 star rating: Worth doing December 2017

I was disappointed in this, it was more a walking tour of Old Montreal showing you architecture and history which just happened to be at Christmas. I felt the tour description was misleading and was too early in the season as the guide said a lot of the Christmas stuff was not up yet.
If this had been sold as a nighttime walk in the old town, I would still have taken it but as I say it was misleading.

The tour guide Pierre was informative and knowledgable but even he struggled to fill the time.

Denis W

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2015

Make sure you have the correct meet location on ticket

David B

3 star rating: Worth doing December 2012

The guide was knowledgeable and provided numerous anecdotes; tour dominated by architecture mostly of former banks. The tour ended in a gift shop at Bonsecours. It would have been interesting to include some explanation of First Nation and other traditional crafts that were on sale at the shop.

Ardyth M

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better December 2013

I did this tour December 7th.
The guide was pleasant, however did not tell us that the craft market we ended up in front of was closed until we were standing in front of it at the end of the tour.
I had read the advertisement that said we ended up at the craft market and were looking forward to this

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