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11 Free Things To Do At Nuit Blanche Montreal 2020

The metros are open all night — so there are no excuses!
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11 Free Things To Do At Nuit Blanche Montreal 2020
  • Nuit Blanche Montreal 2020 is officially a week away, as the festivities start the evening of February 29 and go into the wee hours of March 1.
  • So, MTL Blog decided to make a list of all the free things going on to let you start planning your night ahead of time!

Nuit Blanche Montreal 2020, one of the most anticipated winter events that features tons of free things to do around the city, is officially happening in one week's time. From art, dance, circus performance, and even curling, you'll be sure to find something that piques your interest if you attend Nuit Blanche

This year's edition of Nuit Blanche is expected to be bigger and better than ever! Nuit Blanche has been attended by close to 300,000 people every single year — making it the most-attended single-night event in the city.

For the 17th edition this year, dubbed "Nuit Blanche verte" festival organizers are presenting events and workshops with a renewed focus on environmentalism and ecological living.

Everyone's favourite winter party takes place on Saturday, February 29. Once again, Nuit Blanche has partnered with the STM to provide all-night metro service so revellers and nighthawks alike have a safe ride home. 

Nuit Blanche is the headlining event of the Montréal en Lumière festival, a week-long celebration of local gastronomy and fun winter activities. 

MTL Blog has come up with 11 incredible free things to do at this year's Nuit Blanche! There's a little bit for everyone here and since the metro is open all night, you can do it all! 

For the complete list of Nuit Blanche events, please visit its official website

Art Souterrain

When: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Where: Montreal's underground city

Coming back for yet another fantastic edition, Art Souterrain will take over the underground city and will amaze passersby with local modern art.



When: 4 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.

Where: Outdoor site Montreal en Lumieres

When you come out from the Art Souterrain, head over the Quartier des Spectacles and watch the spectacular acrobatic stylings of Dynamo!

Maple Universe at the Quartier des Spectacles

When: 2 p.m. - 3 a.m.

Where: Quartier des Spectacles

Head over the Quartier des Spectacles and enjoy the sweet tastes and smells of maple syrup. This event is fun for the whole family!

RBC Sports Zone

When: 2 p.m. - 3 a.m.

Where: Quartier des Spectacles

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at winter sports like curling? Now you can at the RBC Sports Zone at Nuit Blanche where you and your friends can try out three games based on Canada's most popular winter sports.

Recettes d'ici Urban Slide

When: 2 p.m. - 3 a.m.

Where: Quartier des Spectacles

A Nuit Blanche classic is back this year and it's bigger and better than ever! Don't miss out.

Hieroglyphics Workshop

When: 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Where: 1379, rue Sherbrooke O.; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

For a calmer and more historical night out, consider this unique hieroglyphics and papyrus making workshop at the Musée des Beaux-Arts!

Dance the Revolution!

When: 8 p.m. - 3 a.m.

Where: 4848, blvd Saint-Laurent; La Sala Rossa

Queer hip-hop artist Backxwash and a mystery DJ will be let loose at the Sala Rossa down all night long during Nuit Blanche. Come dance to the sounds of "justice and revolution!"

24 Hours of Vinyl

When: 9 p.m. Saturday - 9 p.m. Sunday

Where: 1435, rue de Bleury; Agora de la danse

24 Hours of Vinyl is back at Nuit Blanche once again, bringing 20 DJs for its 20th edition in Montreal. Pop in at any time and lose yourself to the rhythm.

Bio/Hazard Art Workshop & Karaoke Distortion

When: 5 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Where: 372, Sainte-Catherine O.; Belgo

The Skol Centre in the Belgo building invites art enthusiasts and families to take part in a recycled art workshop. Then, stick around for a wild karaoke night where you can sing your favourite tunes through a distortion or robot filter!

Night of 100 Improvisers

When: 8 p.m. - 3 a.m.

Where: 264, rue Sainte-Catherine E.; Theatre Sainte-Catherine

Join the fun at Theatre Sainte-Catherine for a 100% bilingual, ever-changing improv show featuring some of the city's best improv comedy personalities!


When: 9 p.m. - 3 a.m.

Where: 407, rue St-Pierre; Phi Centre

Simulation/Acceleration is an interactive journey into the digital world. Throughout the night, DJ NDN and others will be spinning beats inspired by "the infinite cycle of hyperconnectivity."

Nuit Blanche Montreal

When: February 29, 2020 (all day and night)

Where: Various locations across Montreal

To consult the complete repertoire of events, workshops, and dance parties, check out the Montréal en Lumière's official website.

Remember that the STM metro will also be open all night, so you have no excuse but to party!

Bonne Nuit Blanche à tous!

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