Montreal January Festivals & Events

Montreal January Festivals & Events

  • November 1, 2019 to January 5, 2020


    Illumi is a magical, captivating and extraordinary nocturnal outdoor journey created from thousands of monumental light sculptures.

  • November 22, 2019 to Janaury 5, 2020

    Railway Christmas

    Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum will transport its visitors into the Magic of Christmas. Many vehicles will be decorated and illuminated in the Grand Gallery, activities will be offered and Santa will meet the visitors! Railway Christmas is a must-see event for the whole family!

  • November 28, 2019 to January 26, 2020


    Celebration means amazing surprises, music and dancing! POPO, POPUP, POPLI, POPETTE and POPOTIN are five fantastical creatures who love to party. They’re waiting for you to entice them to leave their mysterious luminous monoliths for an electrifying fiesta that will bring joy and light to the depths of winter. Gather in front of them, and your collective energy will awaken the whole gang. They have quite a surprise for you!

  • December 5, 2019 to February 2, 2020

    Imagine Van Gogh

    This winter, Montreal, city of international art welcomes Vincent Van Gogh for an immersive exhibition in the heart of Arsenal contemporary art Montreal. In this exhibition, visitors of all ages discover a new way of reconnecting with the work of this great master.

  • December 14, 2019 to January 4, 2020

    Fire on Ice

    The Holidays start with a bang when these musical fireworks light up the sky over the the Old Port. Magical, spectacular fireworks -a unique, innovative show every time- burst over the St. Lawrence to create a thoroughly original urban winter experience.

  • January 1, 2020

    Salute to Vienna - The Strauss Orchestra of Montreal

    Usher in the New Year with a glittery celebration of singing and dancing that will delight the senses. Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert recreates the beauty of Vienna’s golden era and its elegance charms audiences of every age.

  • January 7 to February 28, 2020

    SAT Fest 2020

    The 7th edition of SAT Fest is back under the dome of the Satosphère from January 7 to February 28 with a new selection of immersive short films!

  • January 9 to March 5, 2020

    Skating Events at the Old Port

    Being festive is the Old Port’s guiding principle, and no efforts are spared to live up to it. Each season brings new and exclusive events, festivals, shows, celebrations, and more. With marvellous music and glorious gastronomy to cater to all tastes and cultures, you’ll find here a cordial atmosphere to delight and nourish, and so much more.

  • January 16 to February 8, 2020


    Every winter thousands of electronic music lovers dance under the stars at the Quays of the Old Port of Montréal.

  • January 16 to March 1, 2020

    Happening Gourmand

    By popular demand, we’re extending our $17 brunch until March 1! Discover new restaurants or revisit your faves with our reduced price table d’hôte menus.

  • January 18, 2020

    Hackatown 2019

    Hackatown is back in 2019! If you like to code, teamwork and make your ideas come to life then join us at Polytechnique January 19-20 to participate in this amazing competition!

  • January 18 to February 9, 2020

    Fête des Neiges de Montréal

    The Fête des neiges de Montréal is an outdoor family event that takes place over 4 weekends and is dedicated to discovering and celebrating the joys of winter.

  • January 20, 2020

    Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Auditions

    The RWB School is travelling in search of talented dancers to join one of three full-time professional programs: Ballet Academic (academic grade 6 and up), Aspirant (post-secondary), and Teacher Training. We provide classical ballet training based on the Russian system and supported with a full program of studies in complementary dance forms, health, wellness, and life skills. Master classes are available and are open to auditioning and non-auditioning dancers alike.

  • January 22 to February 8, 2020

    Banff Mountain Film Festival

    For four decades now, the directors of the world’s best adventure films have gathered in the heart of Banff National Park, submitting the filmed records of their spectacular expeditions to the Banff Mountain Film Festival jury. A touring selection of the best entries is then presented in some 40 countries. Our team in Quebec makes a selection from among the hundred or so films in the program of the Banff Mountain Film Festival, held every year in November. This final selection of short and medium-length films constitutes the line-up for screenings held in the middle of winter all across Québec.