Montréal-en-Lumière is one of the world’s largest winter festivals, created in 2000 to celebrate all the fun to be had in the long, cold winter in Montréal…you’re sure to fall in love with winter in the city after a visit to the unique wintertime program. The festival is held in the heart of winter, typically between the end of February and the beginning of March.
A theme is chosen every year to give coherence to the myriad of shows, exhibitions, gourmet food stands and outdoor concerts that are organized. For the cultural program, artists from all over the world are invited and enthusiastically face the freezing temperature for the sake of the festival! Here you’ll find music, dance, circus performance and dance to keep you entertained.
Activities are generally free and take place exclusively at night, in the Quartier des Spectacles, on Place des Festivals and around Place des Arts, which are transformed into gigantic screens for the light shows. There is even a zipline that allows festival-goers to enjoy the festivities from above!
Montréal-en-Lumière is designed to entertain everyone, young and not-so-young, thanks to a large selection of activities. Teenagers can enjoy the ice-slides while those looking for a quieter evening can spend quality time relaxing around a fire, admire the light projections around the city streets. It’s the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the intermission between concerts to taste some of the 2,500 kg of Québec cheese on offer, and match them with a vast rage of wines and beers at Complexe Desjardins.
Find the whole program on the Montréal-en-Lumière official website:
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