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Montréal en Lumière 2020

One of the largest and most beautiful winter festivals in the world

Montréal en Lumière in Montreal 2019 - Best Time
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Montréal en Lumière or Montreal in Lights is an annual celebration brightening up a dark Quebec winter, visited by around a million festival-goers every year. The festival's programme combines performing arts, gastronomy, and winter outdoor family activities. The main venue of the festival is Montréal Place des Festivals, a 6,141 sq. m (66,101 sq. ft) public space next to Place des Arts and Montreal's Contemporary Art Museum.

Montréal en Lumière in Montreal - Best Season 2020

The fine-dining program is what makes Montréal en Lumière so special. About 500 renowned chefs, wine producers, and speakers take part in the countless culinary activities, workshops, tastings, conferences, and cooking demonstrations. An eclectic artistic program showcases stars and new artists from all over the world presenting classical music, theatre, dance, and circus art. Over 600 artists participate in more than 200 shows in some 40 venues and stages. Innovative and modern light installations are part of the festival experience too.

Best time for Montréal en Lumière in Montreal 2020
Best time to see Montréal en Lumière in Montreal 2020

Montréal en Lumière is also an outdoor playground with many free activities for all ages: slides, a Ferris wheel, zip line, curling, and other entertainment.