Winter arrived earlier than expected this year - I'm looking at you, snow - but that doesn't mean your social life should take a hit. Looking for fun and exciting things to do in Montreal this winter? Keep reading to discover three events you don't want to miss.
1. Merry Montreal (Montréal en Fêtes)
What's more magical than spending the holidays in Old Montreal? This year's Merry Montreal, taking place during the final few days of the year, will feature a host of activities. And the best part? It's free! From local outdoor shows to food stands and interactive installations, this event is perfect for everyone. The event culminates with a New Year's Eve dance party by the Jacques Cartier Bridge. Watch it light up while enjoying fireworks as you count down to 2019.
December 20 – 31, 2018
2. Igloofest Igloofest, Montreal's coveted electronic music festival, is back for its 2019 edition. Dubbed the "coldest music festival in the world," forget the chilly temperatures as you don your snazziest winter gear and get ready to dance. This year's lineup includes Polo & Pan, Diplo, and Baauer, among other acts.
January 17 – February 2, 2019
3. Montreal en Lumière & Nuit Blanche Set in downtown Montreal's Quartier des Spectacles, don't miss this year's 20th edition of Montreal en Lumière. This large winter wonderland has something for the entire family: outdoor activities and impressive light installations for the little ones, performances and underground shows for art lovers, and gourmet kiosks for foodies. The event comes to a close with its annual Nuit Blanche on March 2nd.