Montreal Highlights Festival

Montréal, Québec (QC)

The Montreal Highlights Festival, with its offerings of gourmet food, star-studded shows and non-stop free outdoor activities has been a popular part of Montreal’s winter celebrations for over a decade.

Essentially an eleven day spree of fun, the Montreal Highlights Festival features a variety of events like the cultural Festival, the gourmet food and wine festival that has earned a global reputation for its gastronomical program, and the free outdoor Festival at which Montrealers and visitors alike head outside to slide, skate, enjoy games of skill, a glass of wine or a sweet treat, to enjoy the fireworks displays and dance the night away to free live music and shows under the stars.

Celebrating the legendary joie de vivre of Montreal and its people, the Montreal Highlights Festival with all its culinary events, live music, performance art, exhibits, light shows and free activities end with the Montreal Nuit Blanche, an all-night celebration of arts, culture, science, food, winter sports and music than runs from early evening and which lasts all night long.

During the Hundreds of thousands of Montrealers and tourists come out to enjoy over 180 activities - most of them free - such as fireworks, ice skating,circus acts, street theatre, puppet shows, live musical performances,dancing in the outdoors, and ice sliding.

One word of warning – because of the huge popularity of the The Montreal Highlights Festival, and the increasing numbers attending each year, you need to be prepared for line-ups at some of the events.

The good news is that getting to and from the event highlights is not a difficult affair with a shuttle service and the Métro system running all night long.

For more information about the Montreal Highlights Festival visit the official web site at

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