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
MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE… highlights on gastronomy!
A unique event in the world of delectation, notably for its concept pairing the
finest Montreal chefs with the greatest culinary masters from five continents, the
gastronomy and wine program of the festival has become an absolute must for foodies.
Since 2000, 500 renowned chefs, wine producers and speakers have taken
part, offering unforgettable experiences in such components as the Festival’s Finest
Tables, famed for their perfect harmony of food and wine.
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 2 weeks, an array of new discoveries, original
creations and dazzling performances become part of the daily fabric of Montreal
A free outdoor site that livens
the Montreal winter
In February, the festival transforms the Quartier des spectacles and its Place des
Festivals—the festive heart of downtown—into the ultimate family destination! The
free outdoor site bursts with open-air activities: braziers, shows, activities for
everyone, all showcasing Montreal’s renowned party spirit and flair for entertainment.
An all-nighter in Montreal? Sure thing!
Every year, the festival closes by kicking 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.