They say that Montreal is the best place to celebrate, be entertained and have fun. To take the pulse of the artistic community, discover the Quartier des Spectacles, the heart of Montreal's cultural activities, where there are more than 80 cultural venues in less than a square kilometer. Montréal vibrates to the rhythm of its festivals, which attract hundreds of thousands of spectators each year. Here are our picks of the most popular events in Montreal.
In alphabetical order
Basilique Notre-Dame, 110 Notre-Dame W.
Place-d'Armes Metro station (514) 842-2925
Light unveils the richness of Notre-Dame’s heritage and invites you to celebrate its beauty.The AURA Experience immerses you in a captivating visual and musical universe, presented upon one of the most sublime canvases imaginable: the French-inspired, Gothic Revival architectural interior of Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal. The experience offers a four-act multimedia display of dynamic light, orchestral music, and expressive architecture.
PARTY - QUÉBEC ISSIME
From November 24 to December 31 Cabaret Espace St-Denis
Québec Issime’s Party! is a dazzling show featuring some fifteen singers, dancers and musicians performing more than 100 songs. The production is enhanced by a bonanza of costumes and 180-degree projections in 12 scenes that represent each musical era from the 1960s to the present, from Janis Joplin to Lady Gaga. Get ready for the experience of a lifetime!