This year again, the Nutcracker market invaded the Palais des Congrès with beautiful shops and gifts, right in time for Christmas.
This non-profit Christmas market was launched in 2012 in order to help a good cause, the Nutcracker Fund for Children. The fund allows underprivileged children to attend workshops and have free admission to the Nutcracker ballet. Seen as a prequel to the bigger Montreal Craft show (Salon des métiers d’arts de Montréal), this little market feels more intimate and gives a taste of what local artisans and producers have to offer.
Whether you are looking for a gift or just passing by the Place-d’Armes metro station, do not hesitate to drop by the market filled with glittering Christmas trees, Nutcracker figurines and treats in every corner.
They also have a contest: post your selfies at the market with the hashtag #NutcrackerMarket, tag Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal on Facebook and you can win four tickets in a loge for the premier of the Nutcracker.
The Nutcracker Market takes place from November 25 to December 6 at the Palais de Congres. The ballet takes place December 11 to 30 at Place des Arts