MTL EN LUMIÈRE Shines Bright on Montreal

February is the perfect month to discover new restaurants and experience all the creativity the big city has to offer—even in these below-freezing temperatures. Launched in 2000, the MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE festival has grown into one of the world’s largest winter festivals. Its highly diverse program features performing arts (music, theatre, circus arts and dance), gastronomy and free outdoor family activities.

With family or friends, discover a unique program that’s just what the doctor ordered to beat the winter blues—even if it’s just for a day.


From February 23 to March 12, choose from a wide selection of Montreal restaurants that will be hosting special events in celebration of this major international event. This year’s feature city is Lyon. Take advantage of this opportunity to discover this must-visit culinary destination.

Outdoor Site

Visit the Place des festivals and discover a heap of attractions that every festival-goer is sure to enjoy—Ferris wheel, zipline, curling, street food and entertainment. From February 23 to March 12, zip up your coat and slip on your tuque and mitts for a downtown winter outing like no other.

Performing Arts

Chantal Kreviazuk, Tryo, Bobby Bazini and Champion & ses G-Strings are among the various artists set to hit the stage during the festival. Whether you’re a music lover, a fan of theater or more of the improv type, MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE has an event that will catch your fancy.


Visit the MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE website to discover the full range of activities and plan out an itinerary that’s just right for you. February may be the shortest month of the year, but it’s also by far one of the busiest months in the big city.

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