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What to Do in Montreal: Gabrielle Lacasse's January Picks

Your monthly round-up of everything cool, stylish and fun going down in la belle ville from Montreal Localist-at-large Gabrielle Lacasse

1. Dine Out at the Old Port
From January 7 to February 7, join the Happening Gourmand to try the most palate-pleasing plates in the city for a fraction of the price. Eight great restaurants, all located in the Old Port, created a special lunch and dinner menus at very affordable prices for this foodie fest. This is not to be missed!

What to do in Montreal January

Kyo Bar is offering special menus for the Happening Gourmand

2. Discover “Mrs. P”
Over more than two decades, a mysterious and v. fashionable woman we knew only as “Mrs. P” donated more 550 garments to Montreal’s costume and textile museum, the MCTQ (363, rue de la Commune E.). On now until May 1, the “Parcours d’une élégante” exhibition focuses on the singular style of this woman and her clothes—each piece tells a story and reflects the evolution of fashion trends through recent years.

3. Dance Under the Stars
Montreal Igloofest—where thousands of electronic music fans gather to get down outside at Montreal’s Old Port—is back for its 10th anniversary this year, from January 14 to February 6. And they’re celebrating with an A-list line-up of DJs (Bonobo, Brodinski, Cherokee), fun icy decor and guaranteed good vibes. It might be cold out, but this party is always hot!

What to do in Montreal January

Igloo Fest is on until February 6

4. Try a Tea-Tox
Need a cleanse after all the holiday excess? Visit your local TeaTaxi shop and get yourself some high quality leaves to steep and enjoy while watching to your latest Netflix addiction. Staying in with a cup of hot tea is one of my favourite winter activities.

5. Practice Yoga in the Snow
…It’s just one of the cold-weather activities on offer at this year’s Fête des Neiges de Montréal at Parc Jean-Drapeau from January 16 until February 7 . If yoga is not your jam, check out the live DJ sets, ice sculpting or go on a dog-sled ride. Then hurry home with rosy cheeks for a well-deserved cup of hot chocolate!

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