Living in a festival city means there’s always something fun happening, even in the dead of winter. The 17th edition of the Montreal en Lumiere festival runs from Feb. 18 until March 5 and will feature almost 200 activities around the city including musical performances, games, and culinary events (including food trucks).
Many of the activities will be free, including the Milk Urban Slide and the Milk Mini-Slide. Adults and children alike will get the chance to make their way down the brightly coloured, 110-metre long installation at Place des Arts located at the corner of Ste. Catherine and Jeanne Mance Sts. And the best part – they glow in the dark. There is also a large China Ferris Wheel right in the middle of Ste. Catherine St. (in front of the MAC store). At the Milk Family Fun Zone, kids can take part in gigantic parlour games.
The Mini-Slide is open to little ones under 1.07 metres tall. The slides are open on Thursdays and Fridays from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m., from noon until 11 p.m. on Saturdays and from noon until 6 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, visit montrealenlumiere.com.