Montreal's mesmerizing Festival of Lights returns on February 20

Jan 29 2020, 11:09 am

The Quartier des Spectacles is going to get a whole lot bigger, bolder, and brighter as the city’s Festival of Lights returns next month.

Known officially as Montréal en Lumière, the outdoor site offers a multitude of spectacular lights, activities, and gourmet food to really show the winter darkness who’s boss.

The festival primarily aims to give Montreal some much-need light during the dead of winter through dining events, live performances, free all-night activities, and innovative art installations.

Though the event coordinates the display of light installations in specific locations around the city, the focal point of Montréal en Lumière is the Quartier des Spectacles and Place des Festivals.

Local DJs, live bands, an illuminated Ferris wheel, and an incredible 360-foot ice slide take over the festival site as well as a two-city-block long zip line that allows festival-goers to zoom over the colourful site.

The site doesn’t only boast mesmerizing sights, but also top-notch gourmet food stations, selling everything from soups to keep you nice and toasty, to maple syrup products and cheese fondue.

 

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A full list of all the participating restaurant outlets can be found online.

The outdoor party kicks off on February 20 and stays lit until March 4. The site is free to enter but activities, entertainment, and food have varying costs.

Montréal en Lumière

When: February 20 to March 1
Time: Varying times per activity
Where: Various locations around Montreal, headlined at Quartier des Spectacles
Price: Varying prices per activity, free to enter the site