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How to brighten up your winter days and nights in Montréal

[Updated on January 4, 2016] There’s nothing like that first shock of cold air on a brisk winter’s morning to remind you that you’re alive. And so it is that, during the coldest solstice of the year, Montréal positively overflows with life. From Igloofest to MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, Luminothérapie, Happening Gourmand, a crazy little something called Barbegazi and much more, Montréal has everything it takes to light up your winter nights and knock the grey out of your day. The party is hearty and the partiers hardier as thousands of electronic music fans dance their way into the hugely popular Igloofest for four weekends of top-rated local and international DJs. For its ninth edition, Igloofest – which takes place Jan. 14-16, Jan. 21-23, Jan. 28 to Jan. 30, and Feb. 4-6 – once again takes over the Jacques-Cartier Quay in the Old Port of Montréal, immediately adjacent to Old Montréal. Architecturally innovative, custom designed stages will be illuminated by beautifully crafted laser light shows and video projections that will help showcase the dozens of DJs working in a variety of genres and sub-genres in the sub-zero. MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE has, for 17 years, been lighting a fire under fun times in the city’s core. One… / Read More →

Music, Food & More at Montréal en Lumière 2014

For 15 years, Montréal en Lumière has brightened the dark days of February with free outdoor entertainment, an array of gourmet food, theatrical delights and live music. This year, the winter festival welcomes rock legends Chicago, violinist Joshua Bell, top chefs such as Patrick Mould, an Aussie circus troupe, and more from February 20 to March 2…