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The Nutcracker Market

Benefitting The Nutcracker Fund for children

iPhoto: Sasha Onyshchenko. Dancer: Anya Nesvitaylo and her daughter

"Because all children do not have the same chances... " More than ever this statement characterizes the essence of Les Grands Ballets’ mission. With The Nutcracker Market, created in 2010, Les Grands Ballets perpetuates the values associated with the spirit of the holiday season: generosity, tradition and sharing, allowing the Nutcracker Fund to annually offer to children from disadvantaged neighbourhoods and sick children from the metropolitan area the chance to participate in educational workshops and attend a free performance of The Nutcracker. In addition, the Fund supports the production of the show, allowing the restoration of Peter Horne's sets and of the legendary François Barbeau’s costumes.

From November 24 to December 4, 2016, at the Montreal Palais des Congrès’ shopping mall, the Nutcracker Market lived up to the challenge for a 7th year. Thanks to the exhibitors’ contribution of 10% of their proceeds and to the profits generated by Les Grands Ballets kiosk, by works created by children during educational workshops and by raffle tickets during the event, the Nutcracker Market raised $ 98,000. The Nutcracker Market grows every year and has reached and exceeded its forecast for the Nutcracker Fund.

The 75 000 visitors discovered 105 exhibitors offering local products as well as imported refined goods. This first charitable Christmas market offers convenient, festive and philanthropic holidays shopping!

November 30th to December 10th, 2017

On ground floor of the Mall of the Palais des congrès de Montréal

Opening hours

Monday to Wednesday, 11 A.M. to 7 P.M.
Thursday and Friday, 11 A.M. to 8 P.M.
Saturday and Sunday, 11 A.M. to 5 P.M.


1001, place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Montréal (QC) H2Z 1H2
Phone: 514 871-8122
Fax : 514 871-9389

Free admission

Come and see this non-profit Christmas market, Montréal’s first!

Public Transportation

  • Place-d’Armes Metro Station (Orange Line)
  • Bus Lines
    • Bus lines 55 and 129 stop right in front of the Palais des congrès de Montréal

By Car

  • Viger indoor car park houses located at 1025 Chéneville
  • Quartier International de Montréal indoor car park located at 249 Saint-Antoine West

Adapted services

All Palais entrances are wheelchair accessible thanks to automatic doors, plus access ramps in some areas.

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Register your interest as an exhibitor for the next Nutcracker Market and find all the important information regarding this year's event: Exhibitor's guide, Market floor plan, promotional material & more!

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