Montréal en Lumière

swissnex Boston is heading to Canada! Switzerland will be in the spotlight at this year’s Montréal en Lumière – one of the largest winter festivals in the world, attracting over a million visitors with a unique program combining performing arts, gastronomy, outdoor activities and a full night of exquisitely original discoveries. In collaboration with the Consulate General of Switzerland in Montréal, Presence Switzerland, Switzerland Tourism and SWISS International Airlines, swissnex Boston will participate in the activities at this year’s annual Winter Fest.


«24 h dans la vie d’un coucou suisse» Feb 19th – March 1st


Peeping Clock, by Solkin Keizer © HEAD – Genève

Peeping Clock, by Solkin Keizer © HEAD – Genève

In line with our mission to showcase Swiss art, science and technology, swissnex Boston is co-sponsoring two projects produced by HEAD, Genève: a-light installation over the Dome in Montreal and the exhibition 24 h dans la vie d’un coucou Suisse at the Centre de design de l’UQAM, opening its doors with an exclusive preview on February 18th and participating in the “Nuit Blanche” on February 28th from 8 PM until 3 AM – Coucous la nuit! The exhibition will be on display through March 1st, 2015.





  Montréal en Lumière  – The Festival



Highlights on gastronomy

A unique event in the world of delectation, notably for its concept pairing the finest Montreal chefs with the greatest culinary masters from five continents, the gastronomy and wine program of the festival has become an absolute must for foodies. Since 2000, some 500 renowned chefs, wine producers and speakers have taken part, offering unforgettable experiences in such components as the Festival’s Finest Tables, famed for their perfect harmony of food and wine.

Spotlight on the arts

Music, circus arts, song, theatre, dance…every facet of culture glitters in Montreal during the Arts Program of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE. The program puts the spotlight on the city with a rich and eclectic program welcoming icons as well as emerging artists from home and abroad. Over the course of 11 days, an array of new discoveries, original creations and dazzling performances become part of the daily fabric of Montreal life.

A Free Outdoor Site that livens up the Montreal winter

In February, the festival transforms the Quartier des spectacles and its Place des Festivals—the festive heart of downtown—into the ultimate destination! The free outdoor site bursts with open-air activities: braziers, shows, activities for children, outstanding lighting design, all showcasing Montreal’s renowned party spirit and flair for entertainment.

An all-nighter in Montréal? Sure thing!

Every year, the festival closes by kicking off the “Nuit Blanche” celebrations around the world. And what a kickoff! The Nuit blanche à Montréal invites locals and tourists to enjoy some 200 mostly free activities, all of them linked by a free shuttle service. Whether onstage or onscreen, in the great outdoors or under the spotlights, in music or in story, installations, exhibitions or dance, the city lights up the night with a full spectrum of fun and festive discoveries for all!