La Nuit blanche
There’s a fun, new family-oriented event to add to your holiday calendar! La Nuit Blanche will kick off at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 27, under the auspices of QuébecAdabra, Association des Gens d’affaires Place-Royale/Vieux-Port, Coopérative de solidarité du Quartier Petit Champlain, Paroisse Notre-dame-des-Victoires de Québec, and Marché du Vieux-Port.
Everyone’s invited to come stroll the bustling, music-filled streets, including Rue du Petit Champlain, Rue Saint-Paul, and Rue Sault-au-Matelot. Dance up a storm at Place-Royale and shop for exclusive, original finds at Marché du Vieux-Port. The whole area will be alive with the beat of La Nuit Blanche! Start your evening at the boutiques, galleries, restaurants, outdoor terraces, and Marché—all with extended hours—then enjoy live music at Place Royale and myriad artistic performances taking place nearby.
LA NUIT BLANCHE PROGRAM
At 7:00 p.m. the action moves to the Old Port, where street performers will hold forth, including the Torvis family, a troupe of “interactive players”; the A Cappella chorus, traditional singers and violinists; and even ghosts from the city’s past.
FREE TRANSPORTATION: A horse-drawn tram, available throughout the evening free of charge, will make it easy to get around to all activities, and the RTC Écolobus will have extended service hours.
The action will be non-stop! It will include projections on the church façade, lively shows with DJ Marco G and Kid, and an ice bar serving hot beverages and alcoholic drinks.
7:00 p.m.: Gospel music performance inside Notre-dame-des-Victoires church
8:30 p.m.: An ice sculpture show by Laurent Godon, with sound and light accompaniment
A whole host of activities and fun at Place-Royale, including the Torvis family
MARCHÉ DU VIEUX-PORT
The Marché du Vieux-Port business community has planned a host of captivating activities for La Nuit Blanche. Come see artisans demonstrate their talents before your eyes, and sample delicious specialties from area growers/producers—you can even take part in a trivia game. But that’s just the start! A cocktail buffet will feature many of the Québec products that are sold at the market, and music will fill the air all evening, courtesy of groups like the Quebec Celebration Gospel Choir.
Here is the program:
6:30 p.m.: The Torvis family, a troupe of interactive players
7:00 p.m.: Cocktail buffet featuring chef Jean Vachon’s Les Bouchés inspirantes from the market
8:00 p.m.: Sanfaçon, a folk ensemble
9:00 p.m.: Quebec Celebration Gospel Choir
10:00 p.m.: Sanfaçon, a folk ensemble
RUE DU PETIT CHAMPLAIN AND PARC FÉLIX LECLERC
Parc Félix Leclerc:
An ice bar and interactive holographic show featuring performers and music, from 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
The Torvis family troupe of interactive players
Sanfaçon, a folk ensemble
Enjoy maple treats and traditional fiddle music at our mini sugar shack
Plus numerous performances and activities all through the streets of Petit Champlain
Cap off the evening at Théàtre Petit Champlain where singers will take the stage at 11:00 p.m.. Admission is free.
Area restaurants will serve special Nuit Blanche menus, and many bistros and bars will feature drink specials.
8:00 p.m.: Le 48 (the restaurant with an outdoor heated terrace) will present a show—and painting exhibition—by the artist known as Jypé.
Café-Bar Artefact at Auberge Saint-Antoine will feature a special Nuit Blanche menu.
Inuit Art Zone, outside
Sculpture show by Inuit artist Ishuaqtuaq Michael
In collaboration with