Dec. 20, 2023

Downtown’s illuminations: an enchanting journey for visitors

Les illuminations de la Cathdérale Christ Church, au centre-ville de Montréal

All winter long, Montréal lights up with half a million twinkling lights, transforming downtown into a fairytale setting. The lights illuminate public spaces and commercial arteries, as well as key monuments including several churches and cathedrals, offering a safe and magical night-time stroll.

Signature projects include:

  • Dorchester Square, Place du Canada and Mary Queen of the World Cathedral cluster
  • Place Riopelle and Victoria Square cluster
  • Sainte-Catherine West, Christ Church Cathedral and Phillips Square cluster
  • West cluster : Cabot Square, teh Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, place Norman-Bethune

Winter 2023 illuminations in a few figures


radiating streetlights from Sherbrooke Street to René-Lévesque Boulevard and De La Montagne Street.


light spots.


self-supporting structures.


km of string lights.

Illuminations 2023 de Montréal centre-ville : les arches de Christ Church

The Christ Church Cathedral

Les illuminations 2023 de Montréal centre-ville : la cathédrale Marie Reine du Monde

The illuminations of Mary Queen of the World Cathedral

Actions pendant les travaux de la rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest : illuminations

The illuminations of Phillips Square

Les illuminations 2023 de Montréal centre-ville : la place Jean Riopelle

The illuminations of Jean Riopelle Square

This illumination project is made possible thanks to the support of the Borough of Ville-Marie and the Ministère de l’Économie, de l’Innovation et de l’Énergie.




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