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Les Marchés Publics de Montréal
December 3, 2021

The Christmas markets are open!

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The Christmas markets are open!
For all the 2021 Christmas markets pictures,click here.

Christmas Village – Atwater Market

Montreal, December 2nd, 2021 – Last weekend, the public had its first chance to explore the Christmas Village at Atwater Market. In addition to the now traditional arch and wood cabins, the Royaume des Lutins is back with its yurt and miniature village. New this year, the Royaume now has a movie-sleigh open to everyone, where puppet shows and movie projections will take place. Everything is in place for families to share some magical moments. Among the 53 exhibitors offerings: gourmet products, natural cosmetics, soy-based candles, essential oils, soaps, jewellery and decorative objects by local artisans. A wealth of stocking-stuffers!

La Relève Girard with its maple products, Le Chalet Savoyard with its raclette sandwich and the famous poutines of La Baraque à frites are also back – perfect winter comfort food. La Taverne features treats to satisfy your sweet tooth, rich hot chocolate and, new this year, irresistible mulled wine with cinnamon.

Themed gourmet evenings take place every Friday evening, from 5 to 10 p.m. On the agenda for December 3rd : Christmas in Alsace, featuring the traditional sauerkraut! Next week, it will be an exotic evening with the theme “Christmas in the sun”, then finally “Christmas in the cabin” the week after. Access only on reservation and proof of covid-19 vaccination will be required for these activities.

Santa Claus will visit on December 19, during the Bal des Lutins, the closing event for the 5th edition of the Christmas Village at Atwater Market. There will be fun activities for children and free waffles! Proof of covid-19 vaccination will be required for this activity.

View the list of exhibitors here.

Christmas Village dates and times
November 25 to December 19, 2021
Free admission | Outside Atwater Market, Saint-Ambroise St.
Opening hours : Fridays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Christmas Market – Jean-Talon Market

Jean-Talon Market is also in the Holiday spirit! On the heels of a successful inaugural edition in 2020, the market’s second Christmas Market opened with double the surface area and twice as many exhibitors.

A family photo space has been set up near the sleighs for making souvenirs of the magical experience. Another essential event: Santa Claus and his elves will visit on December 23. Please note that proof of covid-19 vaccination will be required for 13 year olds and up.

More than 20 exhibitors have set up their cabins with something to delight every gourmet and locavore: maple, liqueurs, nougat, chocolate, hot peppers, artisanal duck products, honey – there’s truly something for every taste! There are also artisans selling jewellery, decorative objects and clothing, perfect for one-stop Holiday shopping..
La Taverne and Le Chalet Savoyard are open and serving raclette, tartiflette, fondue, hot chocolate and mulled wine while Le Givré prepares delicious waffles and crepes.

View the list of exhibitors here.

Dates and times, Christmas Market at Jean-Talon Market
November 27-December 23, 2021.
Free admission | North sector, Jean-Talon Market
Opening hours : Open on Fridays from 12 p.m to 6 p.m, Saturdays from 10 a.m to 6 p.m and Sundays from 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
From December 20-23, open every day from 10 a.m to 6 p.m.

The Christmas Village at the Atwater Market and the Christmas Market at the Jean-Talon Market are events produced by La Lutinerie, of which Montreal’s public markets are a proud partner.

CHRISTMAS TREE FORESTS HAVE APPEARED AT THE PUBLIC MARKETS
At the Jean-Talon, Atwater and Maisonneuve markets, as well as Kiosque Mont-Royal and the Jean-Brillant neighbourhood market, there’s no shortage of Christmas trees – whole forests of them have appeared overnight!

Whether natural or cultivated, balsam or Fraser fir, small or large, there’s a tree for every living space and taste. The Holiday experience in our public markets isn’t complete until you’ve threaded your way through rows of trees to pick out your favourite, then chosen some beautiful handmade decorations to go with it to create your very own magical atmosphere!

Discover all our Christmas tree vendors here.

YOUR MARKETS WILL BE OPEN FOR THE HOLIDAYS
The merchants and artisans at Montreal’s public markets work year-round to bring you fresh, high-quality products, and the Holiday season is no exception. Atwater, Jean-Talon and Maisonneuve markets are open daily except December 25 and 26 and January 1 and 2. Our merchants have everything you need to create scrumptious Holiday feasts, including complete meals to go.

À propos the Corporation de gestion des Marchés publics de Montréal
The Corporation de gestion des Marchés publics de Montréal is a social economy enterprise responsible for the planning, development and operation of Montreal’s public markets. Its mission is improve access to fresh food through a network of public markets that brings Montrealers closer to local farmers and agri-food businesses. Since 1993, it has been mandated by the Ville de Montréal to manage the Atwater, Jean-Talon and Maisonneuve markets, six Neighbourhood markets and three Solidarity markets. It is a non-profit organization governed by a board of directors composed of five merchants and five residents of the Montreal urban agglomeration. Its membership includes nearly 200 merchants active at the public markets. The Corporation’s network of public markets is frequented by more than three quarters of Montrealers, with more than 3 million visits annually.

About La Lutinerie
La Lutinerie is a Montreal-based event promoter known for its Holiday season events and installations in the Quartier des Spectacles and the Sud-Ouest district. The organization has been nominated for and won several awards (Tourisme Montréal, chambre de commerce et d’industrie du Sud-Ouest). La Lutinerie is also behind the new Guinguettes, which took place in the summer of 2021 in Parc Jean Drapeau and throughout the city.

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For interviews, information and photo requests, please contact:

Alice Cote
Manager, communications-marketing
Corporation de gestion des Marchés publics de Montréal
514-829-5323
acote@marchespublics-mtl.com

Diane Leblanc
Director, communications-marketing
Corporation de gestion des Marchés publics de Montréal
514-816-3107
dleblanc@marchespublics-mtl.com

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