L’Odyssée: the winter comfort of Ste-Catherine Street

Starting today and until the end of February in downtown Montréal, XP_MTL is rolling out L’Odyssée, le réconfort d’hiver, a collection of giant immersive, inspiring installations to buoy the spirit of the Holidays despite the difficult situation we are experiencing.

 

For this reason, XP_MTL created a magical world that would bring cheer to the hearts of Montréalers and encourage them to go out for a walk downtown to enjoy the safe, secure experiences, which respect sanitary measures and physical distancing. The original creations can be found on Sainte-Catherine, between Montagne and Robert-Bourassa. 

 

XP_MTL concentrated on the theme of comfort, using giant installations that would inspire Montréalers along the over half-kilometre route. In addition, to celebrate merchants’ contribution to the holiday spirit, XP_MTL has prepared a one-of-a-kind contest starting December 17 to December 20, 2020 on Facebook! For more information and to participate in the contest CLICK HERE.

 

 

 

The Giant Christmas Tree

 

The Giant Christmas Tree took root at the corner of Montagne and Sainte-Catherine and will shine brightly until the end of February! At 70 feet tall, passers-by are invited to climb it and discover a unique panorama of Montréal’s oldest commercial street.

The Nutcrakers

 

The enchanting nutcracker story represents a tradition of magic, love and sharing. The story goes that at midnight, the nutcrackers spring to life and come to the defense of young and old. In these difficult times, let’s continue to dream and create memories. At 10 metres high, these nutcrackers brave winter for us all. You can encounter them on Sainte-Catherine, between Stanley and Peel. 

The Winter Sky

 

Suspended over Sainte-Catherine, between Drummond et Stanley, a ceiling of multicolour twinkling lights draws passers-by’s eyes up to the sky. The play of light gives the impression of a living, friendly sky that people are invited to admire and take pictures of.

 Holiday Radio

 

The magic of the holidays is here, what better time to listen to your favorite Christmas carols. let yourself be carried away by our festive and nostalgic playlist that will embellish your walk throughout the city center.

 

To listen to our Christmas Carols: CLICK HERE

To listen to music selected by XP_MTL: CLICK HERE

 

 Under The Tree

 

Sometimes, the simplest thing is the most heart warming, and what is simpler than words?

 

Since each person has their own definition of comfort, XP_MTL decided to give the public a voice to create a landscape of cheer. Over the winter, the comforting words of Montréalers can be found under the pink pine trees downtown, at the corner of Sainte-Catherine and de la Montagne.

Snowball Battle with Réal

 

Our dog-fluencer Réal has hidden somewhere in the city centre, equipped with a cauldron of snowballs! Warning!You could be the target of his first ball. If you see him, take a picture and share it on your networks to warn others.

 

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