Grab a Coffee – It’s Nuit Blanche 2013!

While toddlers certainly wouldn’t appreciate being dragged around at ’till all hours in morning, families with older kids have no end of options (and excuses) for staying up late at this year’s Nuit Blanche.

Starting the evening of March 2, 2013 and running into the little hours of March 3 morning, Nuit Blanche offers up a night full of “visual arts, music, film, theatre, dance, literature, flights of fancy, and many other surprises” – more than 185 activities in museums, galleries, clubs,  public buildings, theaters and elsewhere.

The metro system will be open all night, and shuttles are operating to ferry you between the 5 zones where the action happens. Plan ahead to make the most of this uniquely Montreal event!

Some suggestions? How about fireworks, a ferris wheel and fun at the Quartier des Spectacles downtown? Then a late night stroll through the Contemporary Art Museum, then work off some energy at the Bouge de La dance party outside Musique Plus. Further along Sherbrooke St. you can take a torchlight tour of the Redpath Museum, and then feed the travel bug with an multimedia presentation of Peru at the Fine Arts Museum. Down at the port, wander through a forest of ice sculptures on your way to the Science Center. While there are admission fees to some events, everything just mentioned is FREE!

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