FEBRUARY 23, 2017
The official programming for the Montréal en Lumière festival is finally out. The indoors and outdoors activities will take place from February 23rd to March 11th all around the city. This event reaches over 300 000 people every year. It’s a great way to embrace the Canadian winter and all that it has to offer. Most activities are discounted or free so it’s a great opportunity to visit the city’s cultural attracts and restaurants and to take part in some of the outdoor sports.
The Nuit Blanche
The inevitable Nuit Blanche will take place March 4thand will be the big event of the festival. That night, the Montréal metro will be open all night. You can purchase an Unlimited evening pass for the low cost of 5 $ in see all the concerts and presentations you’d like. A shuttle system will also be available that same night on the main streets to unclutter Montréal down town. Many stops will be right in front of The Roberval Hotel. This affordable hotel in Montréal is perfect if you want to take place in all the action while spending a great and cozy night at the hotel.
Many of the outdoor activities will take place in the Quartier des Spectacles such as Food Truck tastings, light shows and winter sports. Most of these are open to the whole family such as the Ferris wheel, the zip line and the sled. Dress warmly to take part in the all-day festivities!
Shows and Concerts
Many concert halls will present unique performances specifically for the festival. The Metropolis, the Club Soda and the Centaur Theatre and just some of them. Some of the music shows will be Bobby Bazini, Bears of Legend and Agnes Obel. If you’d rather watch a play than Dans la tête de Proust, Ne m’oublie pas and la Cantatrice chauve are some of the options.
It’s that time of year when many high-end restaurants open up their kitchens to a guest chef to offer you a unique menu. This year’s theme is the “ Lyonnais Bouchon “. L’État-Major (full), Mercuri and Brasserie T! are some of the participants.
With the celebrations taking place for the Montréal’s 375th anniversary, this year’s Montréal en Lumière festival is offering even more.