At the Science Centre: the Holiday promo!
MONTREAL, Dec. 11, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Old Port and the Montréal
Science Centre invite people to come and enjoy the magic of the holiday
season with a wide array of activities for the entire family.
This year, the Old Port is inviting young and old alike to experience
the start of a new tradition with the New Year's Eve celebrations on
December 31. New Yorkers celebrate New Year's Eve in Times Square, Rio
de Janeiro parties on the beaches of Copacabana, and now Montrealers
will be gathering at the Old Port.
At the Science Centre, by adding $5 to their IMAX®TELUS ticket, visitors will have access to all the exhibitions currently
on display, including the play "Le Grand bal de Noël" and the latest
exhibition, MUSIK: From Sound to Emotion.
The Final Countdown at the Old Port
Starting at 10 p.m. on December 31, head over to the Grand Ball at Place
Jacques-Cartier, presented by Fééries du Vieux-Montréal. At 11:59:50
p.m., Montrealers are invited to the Final Countdown, followed by New
Year's fireworks presented by TELUS, which promises to be the most
spectacular and impressive display ever presented at the Old Port.
The festivities continue with the New Year's Party courtesy of
Coca-Cola. For the first time, people are invited to welcome in 2013 by
dancing under the stars until 2 a.m. The promenade across from the
Jacques Cartier Quay will be transformed into a huge dance floor with a
central stage and a disc jockey. For this occasion, the Skating Rink
will be open until 2 a.m.
TELUS Fire on Ice
The TELUS Fire on Ice fireworks extravaganzas are back every Saturday at
8 p.m. until January 5. This year's theme ties in with the exhibition
Musik: From Sound to Emotion, presented at the Montréal Science Centre.
Each display will highlight an era in popular music that has captured
the imagination, from the 1950s to the 2000s. Featured will be Elvis,
the Beatles, Bowie, Cher, Leloup, Lady Gaga, Madonna and many others.
The Skating Rink at the Old Port
For the holiday season, from December 22 to January 6, the Skating Rink
will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. With its natural ice
ring, it is the largest outdoor rink in Montréal. Located on the shores
of the majestic St. Lawrence, it offers breathtaking views of the
historic district and the city skyline. The Skating Rink is the perfect
place to experience the joys of winter to the sounds of an exciting
musical program, beginning at 7 p.m.:
World music Tuesdays
Alt rock Wednesdays
80s and 90s Fridays
"Chansons françaises" Sundays
Ballroom matinees, Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon
The holiday season is the perfect opportunity to welcome an original new
creation that symbolizes this season of peace and celebration: a
magnificent stylized tree nine metres in height. The reusable metallic
structure, which is located on Île Bonsecours, is decorated with
sparkling energy-efficient LED lights in two shades of white. This
dazzling tree will be lit up every evening until the end of winter.
Holiday promo at the Montréal Science Centre
The Montréal Science Centre has a tempting offer for visitors: by adding
$5 to their IMAX®TELUS movie ticket, they'll have access to all the exhibitions on
display, including "Le Grand bal de Noël" and MUSIK: From Sound to
Three films showing at the IMAX®TELUS
Santa vs the Snowman 3D: celebrate the spirit of Christmas with this animated 3D classic,
overflowing with good cheer and surprises. Lost in the far North, a
snowman comes upon Santa's village.
Rocky Mountain Express: Named best film of 2012 by the Giant Screen Cinema Association, Rocky
Mountain Express takes the audience on an unforgettable steam train
journey through the magnificent Canadian Rockies.
To the Arctic 3D: Tied for the Giant Screen Cinema Association's best film of 2012, this
film transports viewers into the lives of a mother polar bear and her
two seven-month-old cubs as they struggle to survive in a frigid
environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls
and snowy peaks.
Exhibitions at the Montréal Science Centre
Musik: From Sound to Emotion gives visitors the opportunity to discover how music can express a
whole range of emotions, as they create their own piece of music using
a digital music player. With guidance from musicians and scientists in
the exhibition's seven zones, they'll choose a rhythm, different
melodies and timbres to make their own composition, which they can then
share with friends. To celebrate Simple Plan's 10th year, take a look at how they started and their current success around
Don't miss the permanent exhibitions:
Clic! The Zone for Curious Young Minds is a new space just for kids aged 4 to 7. In a captivating atmosphere,
surrounded by shapes and colours, children take part in building a
house, designing a rollercoaster, creating shapes and patterns, and
blending colours. Each game becomes an opportunity for learning.
Cargo and Technological Showcases.
Ninth edition of the "Grand bal de Noël," a play at the Montréal Science
(From December 26th until January 6th)
Three musical penguins have tottered in from their far-off ice floe to
join the celebrations at the North Pole. But when they arrive, the
doors to the party are shut in their faces. To gain entry, they have to
write an original Christmas carol on the spot. For Amatin, Ademain and
Atemplein, composing a carol in just a few minutes is quite the
challenge! Will they find the inspiration they need?
For schedules and more details:
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The Old Port of Montréal thanks its principal partner, the Government of
The Montréal Science Centre acknowledges the support of its presenting
partners Hydro-Québec and TELUS, also partner of the IMAX®TELUS theatre, as well as Yamaha Canada Music, sponsor of the exhibition
The Old Port thanks its partners TELUS, Sleeman, Coca-Cola and ESKA, and
Van Houtte, official partner of the Skating Rink at the Old Port.
SOURCE: Old Port of Montréal Corporation
For further information:
Felipe del Pozo