Dorval will host the Christmas market in the village

Holiday Market will feature local artisans and vendors in 15 log cabins in the Dorval Village parking lot.

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The town of Dorval celebrates its first Christmas market starting this Friday.


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The holiday market opens at 4pm in Dorval Village, followed by the town’s traditional tree lighting ceremony at 6pm, along with the arrival of Santa Claus and Jet, Dorval’s official mascot.

Mayor Marc Doret will also be available for the official Christmas tree lighting that takes place in the parking lot located at the intersection of Tulip and Dawson avenues. A Christmas choir will also perform.

The city noted that vaccination passports and masks will be required for visitors over the age of 13 who wish to access the site on Friday.

The Christmas market, which will be open until December 19, will feature local artisans and vendors selling their wares, as well as food deals, in some 15 log cabins displayed in the parking lot.


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A portion of the market proceeds will be donated to West Island Community Shares.

Sébastien Gauthier, a spokesman for the city, said the idea of ​​holding a holiday market was inspired by the European-style open-air markets that have become popular.

“We are always looking to offer our citizens something different, something new,” Gauthier said. “And we know that holiday markets are becoming very popular. There are quite a few of them on West Island, in Montreal and elsewhere. “

Gauthier said the Holiday Market, if successful, could become an annual event.

“This is a first try, so we’ll see. But this is definitely something we look to offer every year. We will take small steps and see how this year goes.


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Hopefully everyone will enjoy it. But probably because it is a first edition, some adjustments are likely to be made in the next few years. “

The city also notes that the parking lot located at the intersection of Tulip and Dawson avenues will be closed from November 29 to December 20.

The city asks residents who generally park their vehicle in the parking lot and visitors to the holiday market or other local businesses to park elsewhere.

The city lists three parking options: the municipal parking lots located on Martin Ave .; the parking lot located at the intersection of Lakeshore Dr. and Cloverdale Ave .; or in the surrounding streets.

The city said disabled parking spaces will be added on Tulip Ave.

The market will be open four days a week: Thursday and Friday, from 4 pm to 8 pm; Saturdays from 12 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sundays from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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