Shopping and cinema

I arrived in Montreal last Friday, and until now I’ve done mostly my Christmas shopping! The verdict: not so bad… It’s all about choosing the right moment to go shop! Saturday and Sunday are nuts in malls, especially in the afternoon. I went to the Salon des M├ętiers d’Arts on Sunday at opening time and it was already packed! Yet… Going to shop on a weekday morning, the shops are empty! So that’s my favourite time. No bumping into anyone, no waiting at a cash register, the attention of workers… PERFECT!

I also went to the cinema twice… I saw Atonement at the AMC (really good) and Fred Claud at the Scotia Bank (a good low-thinking entertainment movie).

I’m running out of ideas of cheap activities to do… I thought about visiting the exhibition A Victorian Christmas at the Sir George-Etienne Cartier National Historic Site of Canada, but I don’t know if it’s worth it… What else is there to do that doesn’t involve shopping or cinema in this town a few weeks before Christmas? :)

3 Comments so far

  1. lambic (unregistered) on December 12th, 2007 @ 10:23 am


    Drive/walk around looking at Christmas lights.

    Snowshoeing on the mountain.

    A trip out to the Morgan Arboretum and/or the Ecomuseum.

  2. Leanna Welch (unregistered) on December 12th, 2007 @ 2:30 pm

    Where: Eglise St. Enfant Jesus, 5039 St. Dominique, Montreal
    When: Friday Dec. 14th – Sunday Dec. 16th, 12pm-8pm
    More Info:

    Go to the Old Quay Rink!!

  3. Laiya (unregistered) on December 12th, 2007 @ 8:47 pm

    Welcome back to Montreal Christelle! I went to the mall last Saturday afternoon to buy Christmas cards and I was so irritated by the end of it that I didn’t end up buying the gifts I intended to buy that day. Too many people! A lot of people walking verrrry slowly, people who don’t know where they want to go so they stop abruptly in front of you, screaming kicking children, hot malls and loud Christmas music. Ugh. I’m procrastinating going back but it’s probably just putting off the inevitable…

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