Hang on to your tuques, because for its 21st edition, MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE has prepared a vast array of activities that will warm up the city during the cold season! From February 20 to March 1, we’re taking a bite out of winter!

The return of Quartier Gourmand
Quartier GourmandMore than 15,000 festival goers visited the site last year! Quartier Gourmand, which is THE home of Quebec gastronomy during MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, is back on the 2nd floor of Maison du Festival, at the corner of Bleury and Sainte-Catherine. Admission is free. Festival goers will have access to more than 50 activities—they will get to taste terroir products, purchase ready-to-eat meals, attend specially-themed 5@7’s (some additional costs may apply), and discover the culinary wealth of Îles-de-la-Madeleine, which will be showcased this year.

Moreover, a Village Gourmand will be built on the outdoor site, in front of L’Astral. Among other things, it will feature La Nuit du Chocolat chaud, presented by Valrhona for the benefit of La Tablée des chefs, and the Jeu Quiz Gourmand, hosted by Randolph.

Nuit GourmandeLong live the Nuit Gourmande!
The 2nd edition of Nuit Gourmande, presented by Casino de Montréal in collaboration with Air France, will take place on February 22, 2020, starting at 6 pm. Exclusively on that night, more than a hundred establishments — restaurants, bars, bakeries, specialty grocery stores, fish markets, pastry shops, etc. — will remain open late in order to offer unique gourmet experiences to participants. Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 6 pm to 3 am (the schedule varies depending on the establishment). Check out the complete programming.

Tons of gourmet activities!
Bistro SAQ is the place to have a nice glass of wine or spirits while enjoying comfort food. New this year: it will be possible to book a table in advance on the website of the Festival.

At Espace SAQ Origine Québec, MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE visitors can discover a great selection of Quebec cider cocktails.

At Kiosque Cabral Porto & Douro, an exclusive selection of ports and Douro wine will be served.

The Bar Staropramen and Bar Coors Light will offer a variety of beers on the site.

From February 20 to 22, the 14th edition of Fête des Fromages d’ici will feature 20 Quebec cheese makers, who will share their unique know-how, at Complexe Desjardins.

From February 28 to March 1, Complexe Desjardins will welcome the Mondial des Cidres SAQ.  Cideries from every corner of Quebec will help you discover cider in all of its forms.

An electrifying outdoor site!
This year, two new free shows will dazzle festival goers.
VOLTIGO RBC: Would you dare to jump into your pool during the winter? The divers from Haut vol and Canadian diver Lysanne Richard, ranked third on the Red Bull Cliff Diving circuit in 2019, will do so! Laughs and goosebumps guaranteed, as they perform a series of acrobatic feats from up to 25 metres in the air, with only 3 feet of water to stop them. Every evening at 5:30, 7 and 8:30 pm at Place des Festivals, corner of Sainte-Catherine. At 9 pm, the night continues with the music of the RBC DJs.

Dynamo: specially created for the festival, this fun blend of circus acts, trampoline, and choreography is sure to please you. A breathtaking show for those who defy the laws of gravity! On the Énergir stage, every weekday at 6 and 7:30 pm, and on Saturday and Sunday at 4, 6 and 7:30 pm.

Halte Recettes d’ici
The iconic Montréal en lumière slide is back at its original location at the Esplanade of Place des Arts, with a new and improved look. A perfect opportunity to get reacquainted with this Montreal winter classic!

At the Esplanade of Place des Arts, in addition to the iconic slide, the Station Gourmande will offer grilled cheese sandwiches and macaroni and cheese made from local cheese, in addition to several drinks: warm or not, alcoholic or not! Also, the Berlingot mobile du Lait, interactive entertainment, and draws to win treats at the Station Gourmande. Finally, festival goers can immortalize their visit on Instagram with the giant letters and the #CONCOURSRECETTESDICI hashtag for a chance to win an evening with a chef at home for 6 people.

Zone sportive RBC
Fun, Olympics-themed installations — ice hockey, curling, diving — will allow you to unleash your inner athlete, individually or as part of a team. Festival goers can also grill sausages and S’mores over the RBC braziers set up all over the outdoor site.

Quebec Maple Ferris Wheel and sweets
Climb aboard the ÉRABLE DU QUÉBEC Ferris Wheel, located in the heart of the UNIVERS DE L’INCROYABLE ÉRABLE, which will once again offer a stunning view of the outdoor site of the festival. Plus at the INCROYABLE ÉRABLE AU MENU kiosk, festival goers can taste drinks, cocktails and delicious bites made from maple, and participate in a tasting game to discover the four colours of maple syrup.

In short, MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE is once again offering tons of activities for all ages on its outdoor site!

For more information, regarding all this and so much more, visit: www.montrealenlumiere.com

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