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Holidays 2017

Holidays 2017

Once again, the Château Ramezay will be offering a host of family activities during the festive season. Bring your relatives, and re-acquaint yourself with old-fashioned holiday traditions, thanks to our entertaining exhibits and fun activities! Stock up on anecdotes and memories you can share with family and friends!

Around the Fireplace... Holiday Traditions © Photo : Michel Pinault

From December 2, 2017 to January 7, 2018, five of the Château’s fireplaces will be sumptuously decorated to explain the origin of a specific Christmas tradition: Christmas cards, Christmas stockings, Advent calendars and more – there’s lots to learn around the fireside!

Hang your Christmas stockings!

Only the Château Ramezay offers this activity! Children can hang a Christmas stocking by the fireplace and come back in the New Year to see what Santa has left them! (But they’d better be good!)

  • Stockings are on sale for $10 + tax.
  • They can be hung from December 2 to 30, 2017
  • The can be picked up as of January 2, 2018

Baking Workshop

Bread was unquestionably the most widely consumed food in New France. To underline its importance and see how it was made, young and old are invited to try their hand at making, baking and tasting some colonial-style, sweet bread.

  • Cost: included in entrance fee.
  • Dates: From 11 A.M. to 3:45 P.M., Saturdays and Sundays, December 2 to 17, 2017, and, every day, from December 26 to 30, 2017, as well as from January 2 to 7, 2018.

Open House

Open House © Château Ramezay – Musée et site historique de Montréal Photo : Michel Pinault

Did you know that nearly 100 volunteers work at the Château Ramezay every day? They give tours of the museum wearing their period costumes and convey to visitors their enthusiasm for history. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on January 22, 2018, there will be an open house at the Château Ramezay during the recruitment campaign for new volunteer guides.

It’s an opportunity to visit the museum and chat with and enjoy the company of experienced guides while learning about the volunteer programs available. Being a volunteer guide at the Château Ramezay is an opportunity to teach others about history and be part of a dynamic group of enthusiastic people. The Ramezay Guides Associations regularly organizes social activities for its members, as well as dinners and visits to other cultural institutions. Training for prospective guides is provided by experienced guides, who enthusiastically share their knowledge.

Each year, the Château Ramezay welcomes thousands of visitors of all kinds. There are students (from elementary to university level), many groups of newcomers improving their language skills, and an increasing number of Québec and foreign tourists who want to learn more about the history of Montréal and Québec.

If you are looking for an interesting and rewarding way to spend your free time, at the Château Ramezay you’ll have an opportunity to do volunteer work, tailored to enthusiastic personalities.


Louise Brazeau, Head - Education and Promotion

Telephone: 514 861-3708 ext. 229 | Fax: 514 861-8317