Putting The Win In Winter Festival! *gets snowballed in the mouth*
We get that winter can be a bit of a bummer for some. But not us. Because it’s winter festival season here in Montreal!
Just the perfect events for getting the momentum going into the brand new year. And in today’s post, we’re going to take a look at 5 amazing festivals that are on the horizon for 2020!
1. Wildside Festival 2020
- Jan. 7 – Jan. 18, 2020
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The Centaur Theatre is home to some of the most brilliant productions for the world to experience. And they always start the new year particularly well for all of us with their annual Wildside Festival – a 2-week showcasing of some of the greatest independent works from both within and beyond the province. You can expect comfortable seating, friendly staff and captivating performances as part of an overall experience that is certain to uplift your spirits and remind you of the wonders of being human.
2. Igloofest 2020
- Weekend 1: Jan. 16 – Jan. 18, 2020
- Weekend 2: Jan. 24 – Jan. 25, 2020
- Weekend 3: Jan. 31 – Feb. 1, 2020
- Weekend 4: Feb. 7 – Feb. 8, 2020
Having debuted in 2007, Igloofest has become increasingly more and more popular as a nightlife winter festival that draws in people from all over the world to experience. For 4 weekends, the Jacques-Cartier Pier transforms into a night filled with bright colors, live electronic music performances and tons of people rocking outdoors in their winter gear. Organized by the same people who bring us Piknic Electronik every summer, the event rallies up an impressive line up of both local and world-class musical talent. And for the first time this year, a new program called OFF IGLOO is being held during the daytime on Saturday Jan. 26 as a more family-friendly engagement that’s free for everyone to attend.
3. Fête des neiges de Montréal 2020
- Weekend 1: Jan. 18 – Jan. 19, 2020
- Weekend 2: Jan. 25 – Jan. 26, 2020
- Weekend 3: Feb. 1 – Feb. 2, 2020
- Weekend 4: Feb. 8 – Feb. 9, 2020
While Igloofest is more of a nighttime engagement for a more mature crowd, The Fête des neiges is more of a daytime activity made for families and the public at large. Lots of cool shows, outdoor fun and activities to really take advantage of the season snow. All of this takes place in Parc Jean Drapeau, which is known for its relaxing walking trails and stunning views of the city.
4. Nuit blanche 2020
- Feb. 29, 2020
Every year on the last day of February, the city stays awake – completely awake. Instead of retiring for the evening, the city landscape fashions itself for a nightly adventure featuring over 200 activities to experience beyond dusk. And to assist you in the adventure, all the metros remain open for the entire night so you can glide across the city seamlessly.
5. Barbegazi Montreal 2020
- Mar. 7 – Mar. 8, 2020
BARBEGAZI (named after the mythical bearded creatures who travel by skiing) is a relatively new addition that’s become an instant favorite amongst winter sports enthusiasts. Two days where you can witness and experience crazy activities like axe-throwing, snow-skating and snowmobiling! A perfect event to enjoy with family as you build memories together or with friends who just want to try cool things out and get their adrenaline going.
That ends our list for today! We hope this post has given you some cool ideas on what to check out this winter here in Montreal. We hope to see you at one of these in the coming weeks.
Thanks for reading and until next time!
Coming To Montreal For Winter? You Don’t Say…
We’re told very consistently by our business travel guests that we really knock it out of the park for them.
In fact, we get told this a lot.
Here’s a couple of reasons why you might end up feeling the same way:
- Fully-furnished, beautifully decorated and large living spaces
- Bedrooms, bedrooms, bedrooms and more bedrooms
- Giant kitchen spaces so you can cook like a superstar
- Couches, desks, a TV and high-speed Internet (wired and wireless!)
- Being at the heart of Downtown and Old Montreal
- Get to any winter festivals easily
- Having access to a dozen bus routes, bike paths and subway stations
- 24/7 support to help and assist you
- Great pricing for the amazing value received
So yeah. What are you waiting for?
Oh that’s right.
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See you at the party Richter!
Not Into Stepping Out In The Cold?
Well that’s a shame.
We just spent a whole blog post trying to get you to reconsider. But oh well. It’s not your fault.
We probably just need to fire our writer and get someone more persuasive.
In the meantime, here are some other ideas on what to do in Montreal: