One of the best kinds of fun you can have in the freezing Montreal winter.

Festival Start Date
18/02/2016 12:00 am

Festival End Date
05/03/2016 12:00 am


Music Genre: Multi Genre

Price: $ per events

Camping: Not Available

Location: Insides Venues + Outside Venue – In City


Age restriction: No age restriction (except bars venues)

Festival Details

MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE is one of the largest winter festivals in the world, an annual celebration registering 1 300,000 festival site visits from fans experiencing the joy of Montreal wintertime through a unique program combining performing arts, gastronomy, free outdoor family activities, and a full night of exquisitely original discoveries!

Spotlight on the arts!

Music, circus arts, song, theatre, dance…every facet of culture glitters in Montreal during the Arts Program of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE. The program puts the spotlight on the city with a rich and eclectic program welcoming icons as well as emerging artists from home and abroad. Over the course of the festival, an array of new discoveries, original creations and dazzling performances become part of the daily fabric of Montreal life.

A free outdoor site that livens up the Montreal winter

In winter, the festival transforms the Quartier des spectacles and its Place des Festivals—the festive heart of downtown—into the ultimate destination. The free outdoor site bursts with open-air activities: braziers, shows, activities for children, outstanding lighting design, all showcasing Montreal’s renowned party spirit and flair for entertainment.

An all-nighter in Montreal: La Nuit Blanche

Every year, the festival kicks off the “Nuit Blanche” celebrations around the world. And what a kickoff! The Nuit blanche à Montréal invites locals and tourists to enjoy some 200 mostly free activities, all of them linked by a free shuttle service. Whether onstage or onscreen, in the great outdoors or under the spotlights, in music or in story, installations, exhibitions or dance, the city lights up the night with a full spectrum of fun and festive discoveries for all!

Despite the cold weather, Montrealers still know how to party outside in the middle of winter, and the annual Montréal en Lumière festival is living proof of that. With activities taking place in various places around the city – many at Place des Festivals in the heart of downtown – there is plenty to do for those who enjoy food tastings, art shows, and especially music. Highlighting the festival is Nuit Blanche, which happens on the last day of the festival and goes on until the wee hours of the morning, with many Montrealers flocking to downtown, the Old Port, the Plateau-Mile End and other districts to enjoy what the night has to offer.



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Best way to get to the festival: Public Transportation or foot




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