A true born-and-bred Montreal phenomenon, electronic music festival Igloofest has changed thousands of people’s minds about spending hours outdoors in wintry January and February – now in it’s seventh year, the Igloofest party is bigger than ever, spanning four weekends in the picturesque Old Port…
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Montreal is truly nothing less than bright and colourful this week: outdoors with fireworks, street parties (and even street snowboarding!), interactive art and Christmas trees to decorate, and indoors with circuses, pro sports, craft fairs, theatre, Christmas concerts and rock shows.
Montreal is in full festive mode this week, with Christmas lights twinkling throughout the city, not to mention fireworks shows, a candle-lit parade, and illuminated outdoor artwork. There’s also plenty of good food, family friendly entertainment, great arty shopping, holiday music and let-loose rock n’ roll.
Music is in the crisp Montreal air throughout the holiday season, with musicians hitting all the right notes and choirs singing to the heavens.
Montreal is truly beautiful during the winter holiday season – lights adorn the historical buildings and churches of Old Montreal, Christmas trees sparkle in the streets and windows – yet somehow beauty doesn’t always keep kids happy… Here are some ideas for holiday season family fun in Montreal.
December in Montreal begins with nothing short of fireworks on Saturday night, along with several other events that light up the city, from outdoor art to Christmas-tree festooned craft fairs – a few stars of comedy and music glitter even in our midst this week too.
Several music legends grace Montreal this week: Neil Young, Patti Smith, Leonard Cohen, Gilberto Gil, and well, more recent legend Justin Bieber. Whether you’re in town to see any of them or simply here to take in the plentiful sights, sounds and good food, there’s also plenty of entertainment for all ages at holiday fairs, on stage and screen, and out in the streets…
November is often an under-appreciated month – not quite fall, not quite winter – but in Montreal there’s way too much going on to let the month just pass you by: this week, see amazing new documentary films, top-tier UFC fighters and hockey players, opera, circus, theatre and world-class dance, and even do some shopping and music show hopping.
Holiday shopping might not be everyone’s favourite activity, but in Montreal, shopping can be a thoroughly delightful artistic and cultural experience, especially during December, when craft and artisanal fairs showcase some of the best made-in-Quebec creative goods around, from traditional crafts to avant-garde designs.
Even as the days get shorter and the nights colder, Montreal knows how to keep everyone warm, cozy and happy, starting with good food, of course, as this week’s TASTE MTL proves. But feasts for the eyes and ears abound too with two film festivals, three music festivals, opera, theatre, circus, dance, immersive and innovative art experiences, and lots of live music…