Some things you just have to embrace in life, and sometimes that includes the cold weather. Our neighbors to the north in Montreal do just that. This city hosts over ninety festivals throughout the year, but they don’t let a little snow and freezing temperatures take away the fun of life and celebration. A historic city with hundreds of amazing sites and destinations worth exploring, why not take a few extra minutes to enjoy a bit of the culture while you are here as well.? Pristine Agency invites you to come with us as we review a few of the best festivals Montreal has to offer.
One of the most anticipated music events to be held in Montreal besides the world renowned jazz festival is Igloofest. As the name might suggest, this festival holds that cold weather close and takes place in January, one of the chilliest times of year. Don’t fear you’ll freeze though as this festival is all about dancing, and that is what you will be doing with some of the best DJ’s in the world. From house to techno, to hard hitting bass, you will be shedding your winter layers in a matter of minutes as you hit the dance floor. With stunning light displays and a unique cultural concept, the whole of the igloo village will have you entranced and the music will have you in a trance.
Another of the favorite festivals to light up the city each year is the Festival Montréal en Lumière. At one of the dreariest times of year for most, February, the city is set ablaze for 10 days for an epicurean and wine tasting event. The festival started in 2000, and since then more than 400 world famous chefs and wine producers have tantalized the taste buds of its patrons. The most anticipated night of the festival is the last, called Nuit Blance. This is a free all night party that starts at 6PM and lasts until dawn. You will be treated to free food, culture and the arts, science, music and sports. The city lights up with a delight of fun and festive discoveries.
Montreal is an amazing getaway. Don’t let the winter encroach on your fun, embrace it. Just with a few added layers, and a scarf, and some gloves, and a beanie. The ho hum of the seasonal blahs shouldn’t keep you sequestered in the house until spring had sprung.