MONTREAL — The 24th edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, in collaboration with Scotiabank, will be held from Feb. 16 to Mar. 5, 2023 under the theme Discover the best of Montreal in winter.
Festival-goers will be able to skate on the ice-skating loop high above Place des Festivals, bask in the glow-light installations, ride the Grande roue and take advantage of free activities during spring break. It will also mark the 20th anniversary of Nuit Blanche, with multiple shows happening in venues throughout the Quartier des spectacles.
Additionally, the gastronomy programming, presented by Scotia Wealth Management, will offer about 40 Montreal restaurants and venues, welcoming international and local chefs and producers. Among them are Benoit Neusy, Michelin-star chef from La Chronique; Romain Meder, Michelin-star chef from Mastard; Ina Niiniketo from Ratafia; Lionel Lévy, Michelin-star chef from Osco! and more.
Furthermore, theQuartier Gourmand will take place for the first time in the hall of Place des Arts. Over the course of two weekends (Feb. 18-19 and Feb. 25-26), this site will offer more than20 free activities, including conferences, tastings as well as culinary demonstrations and workshops.
“This edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE promises to strengthen the four pillars of its mission: to celebrate gastronomy, present new shows and unite crowds with such inclusive and participative winter activities as ice skating. We have everything it takes to prove that Montreal offers a warm welcome, even in the heart of winter,” says Jacques Primeau, festival general manager.