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Christmas Takes Over Montreal’s Theatres with The Amazing Christmas Stories for One and All 

Christmas is a time of sharing not only gifts but also some classic stories. Forget turning on your TVs and head to one of Montreal’s fine theatres to watch a live performance of some Christmas classics. Netflix and Disney + streaming services will always be waiting for you at home, but these theatre performances only happen once a year.

A wonderful thing about the following shows is that they can be enjoyed by all ages, making them highly versatile. So, these musicals are great options, whether you want to have a romantic evening with a loved one or get the kids out of the house. The holidays are an exciting time to get your eyes off your screens and watch live performances that will not only stir the heart but also boost the soul. These are some of the best theatre shows coming to Montreal in December, and be sure to get your tickets before they sell out.

The Nutcracker

Date and Time: December 9th to December 30th 2:00pm and 7:30pm Showings

Venue: Salle Wilfrid Pelletier Place des Arts

Genre: Dance


A holiday classic that has become a holiday tradition in Montreal, The Nutcracker returns to the stage at Place Des Arts for everyone to enjoy. The Nutcracker has dazzled everyone who has sat in attendance since 1964, using dance and music as the driving force behind the musical. Les Grand Ballets have the absolute best dancers to play their roles and will amaze you with their grace and beauty. The legendary score that classical composer and master Tchaikovsky wrote in the 19th century. 

The Nutcracker story was a children’s story written by E.T.A Hoffman and has inspired multiple versions of the original. You can expect to see plenty of holiday colors that help bring the stage design and costumes to greater heights and will be a feast for your eyes. Choreographer Fernand Nault is the mastermind putting it all together, and the Nutcracker is in impeccable hands. The Nutcracker is a holiday classic that follows Clara into an enchanted world filled with romance, princes, and an epic journey of self-discovery. 

Décembre, La Grande Fresque Du Temps Des Fêtes Signée Québec Issime

Date and Time: December 8th to December 29th 2:00pm and 7:30pm Showings

Venue: Theatre Maisonneuve

Genre: Musical/ Theatre


Enter the world of December, where an entire village transforms into a Christmas wonderland that centers around a massive Christmas Tree. Decembre is one of Canada’s largest productions and features 24 artists who will sing and dance to over sixty songs throughout the whole show. You will get lost in your imagination and feel like you are one of the villagers celebrating lives and the holidays. 

Nicolas Noël – Le Cristal du Temps

Date and Time: Thursday December 22nd, Tuesday December 27th, Friday December 30th

Venue: Laval (Dec22) Salle Andre Mathieu, Montreal (Dec 27,30) Theatre Jean Duceppe

Genre: Children/family


Nicolas Noel is one of many enchanting stories told by the man himself, Santa Claus. This wildly popular show will be traveling across Quebec in the Month of December to spread Christmas cheer to the entire province’s youth. 

Le Petit Noël de Québec Issime

Date and Time: Sunday December 11th, Saturday December 17th, Sunday December 18th 11:00am

Venue: Theatre Maisonneuve

Genre: Children’s 


Le Petit Noel is a show geared towards children ages 2 to 8; for nearly an hour, you can keep your family well entertained. The story follows elves and the Star Fairy who await Santa Claus’s arrival, but in the meantime, they have a Christmas party. Songs and dances will keep your little ones mesmerized with the Christmas spirit. 

Ari Cui Cui Et Les Patins Magiques

Date and Time: Sunday December 26th 3:00pm

Venue: Theatre Jean Duceppe

Theme: Children


Celebrate everything winter with Ari Cui Cui, the popular Quebecois child entertainer. Bring your little ones to this show geared for ages 0 to 8 years old. They will join Ari in celebrating winter sports like ice skating, hockey, sliding, and even snowball fights. Can Ari Cui Cui achieve her dream of becoming an ice skater?

La Mélodie Du Bonheur (The Sounds of Music)

Date and Time: Friday December 9th, Sunday December 11th, Monday December 12th 8:00pm

Venue: Theatre St. Denis

Genre: Musical


The hills of Montreal will come alive this December when the theatrical performance movie Sound of music. Quebec’s own musical phenom Gregory Charles is directing the adaptation that seamlessly incorporates a ten-musician orchestra, twenty-five actors, and all our favorite songs from the movie. Although Julie Andrews will not be leading the show, you can rest assured that with Charles at the helm, only the absolute best singers will be hitting the stage. So come follow the Von Trapp family and their attempts to escape the encroaching Nazi regime via song, dance, and some drama. A holiday classic to be enjoyed by the whole family or a great date night with a loved one.