Get ready to eat, drink, and party all night long!
Put on your party hats and mark your calendars because the 20th edition of Nuit Blanche is just around the corner! On February 25, in partnership with the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, this citywide celebration will take over Montréal for a memorable all-nighter. With eight different neighborhoods across the city participating, each with over 100 activities, this anniversary edition promises to be more energetic and electrifying than ever before. From art exhibitions to cultural events, Nuit Blanche has something for everyone! Montrealnightlife.com can help you get into the hottest nightclubs with ease, and if you are traveling from out of town, they can even book your hotel and transportation at the lowest rates available. Contact them now to find out how you can have an incredible Nuit Blanche in Montreal.
Where is Nuit Blanche in Montreal held?
Across the island of Montreal, you can always find some action, whether you are in the West Island or the East End, but nothing can compare to heading to the heart of our city. La Nuit Blanche en Montreal will take place in eight different areas of our city, including the Quartier des spectacles, downtown, Old Montréal, Plateau Mont-Royal, the Quartier Latin and the Village, Mile-End, and Hochelaga.
How to travel during Nuit Blanche?
At first glance, you might think that I will have to take my car and go through the hassle of finding parking in downtown Montreal. Not the most pleasant thought, as Montreal’s unique parking dilemmas, are something we deal with on a daily basis. You’ll be happy to know that on February 25th, Montréal’s subway and bus networks will be running around the clock. Public transit is a safe and convenient way to get around the city, and it also allows you to fully immerse yourself in all the exciting activities Nuit Blanche has to offer.
As you make your way through the city’s eight geographic hubs, keep an eye out for the Brigade Nuit blanche STM, a team of mobile experts who will be on hand to provide information, hand out prizes, and help festival-goers navigate from one destination to another. It is the cheapest way to get around, and you don’t have to worry about drinking and driving!
What are some of the events at Nuit Blanche en Montreal?
The beating heart of Nuit Blanche is the MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE outdoor area in the Quartier des spectacles. Night owls can gather and enjoy the festivities until 2 a.m. There’s something for everyone, from riding the Grande roue Loto-Québec and zipping down La Glisse Vite Tim Hortons to enjoying a Pique-nique nordique Skip. Skating enthusiasts can head to the Place Loto-Québec’s Esplanade Tranquille skating rink for ice shows and animations by the Patin Libre company.
Place des Festivals will offer a skating loop where you can glide to upbeat electronic music spun by DJs MVNGO, TIZI, Ghetto Birds, and Cloverdale, who will take turns at Station DJ Rogers. To add to the festivities, the Quartier des spectacles will be adorned with light installations, including the spectacular interactive work CONTROL NO CONTROL. The fun doesn’t stop when the sun rises – partygoers can head to MTELUS for a free, fun-filled Nuit blanche 20th anniversary show featuring Claudia Bouvette, Valaire, Choses Sauvages, Kid Koala x Lealani, and a lineup of local DJs from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Art, exhibitions, and museums are open all night long.
Explore Montréal’s vibrant museum scene in a whole new light during Nuit blanche! Prepare for a unique experience as some of Montreal’s top museums open their doors to visitors after hours. Discover pop-up exhibitions, workshops, and special shows you won’t find anywhere else. Head to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts for the extraordinary exhibition TUSARNITUT! Music Born of the Cold, with musical performances, wine tastings, and creative workshops.
At the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, enjoy free activities, mural painting, workshops, and a screening of Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests. At Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Chan Lion Dance Club and the Kalabanté Company will present their shows inspired by Guinean and Chinese cultural traditions. Finally, take a break and relax at the McCord Stewart Museum, where you can enjoy the Alexander Henderson – Art and Nature photography exhibition, as well as yoga and dance classes.
Yes, there is more!
The Société des arts technologiques (SAT) welcomes visitors to its dome to experience the immersive installation ENN. This installation connects people with matter and invites them to interact with and become part of it. The PHI Center will amaze you with its installation of Dernière minute, a breathtaking sensory experience of about one minute stretched in time, on the threshold of life and death.
Enjoy a rich musical experience with the Quatuor Kaléidoscopique as they explore classical music styles from Mozart to the present day. Nice Try (belessai) at l’Usine C is a must-see event that showcases young talent through a multidisciplinary laboratory of 10-minute performances created in just 48 hours.
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