Montréal En Lumière & Nuit Blanche Are Officially Coming Back This Winter

It'll be a hybrid of digital and real-life events.
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Montréal En Lumière & Nuit Blanche Are Officially Coming Back This Winter

So far, 2020 has been full of disappointment, in large part, due to cancelled events. The good news is MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE will not be one of them — which means Nuit Blanche is officially coming back too.

For more than 20 years, February in Montreal has meant gourmet eats, carnival rides, live entertainment, art installations and lights galore thanks to Montréal en Lumière.

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This year's festivities will take place partially on digital platforms but also in the Quartier des spectacles and across the four corners of the city, according to a press release shared with MTL Blog.

It's currently unclear how much will be online versus in-person, but either way, the organizers are promising "a line-up of gourmet events that gives pride of place to local restaurateurs and producers."  

Here's what you can expect, according to the press release:

  • A spotlight on Quebec's culinary culture, including local artisans and food industry heroes
  • A tasty four-part video series
  • The return of Bonnes Tables, unique evenings in partnership with local restaurants
  • An outdoor site showcasing original artwork
  • Special winter activities

And, of course, we can't forget Montréal en Lumière's grand finale: Nuit Blanche.

The epic all-night arts festival — which typically consists of free events like exhibitions, DJ dance parties and access to museums — is a go!

"The festival’s priority this year is the health, safety and comfort of everyone attending. All activities [...] will respect social distancing and hygiene guidelines, as required by new public health standards in place during the pandemic," says the release.

The full schedule will be unveiled at the beginning of February.

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