Weekend of January 21-22, 2017 - The Fête des neiges de Montréal continues with shows from Alter Ego and Tele-Quebec's popular characters!

MONTREAL, Jan. 18, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The fun continuer this Saturday at the Fête des neiges de Montréal presented by Tim Hortons. Kids and grown-ups will be able to enjoy an outstanding array of activities and free shows during the second weekend of this highly popular winter festival that is part of the official program of Montreal's 375th anniversary celebrations.

There will be something for everyone this weekend on the main stage at Parc Jean-Drapeau.

Saturday at 2 p.m., Alter Ego will take the stage to the sound of the greatest classics. Alter Ego is a 70s, 80s and 90s musical revue in which there is a continual reel of medleys of the top pop, rock and disco songs. The energy, music, dancing and assorted wardrobe changes are featured in this bouncy, colourful production. The party will continue with the Fiesta Latina. For the occasion, the San Tropez dance school will teach the public the basics of Latin dances (salsa, merengue and bachata) in a festive, up-tempo setting.  

On Sunday, kids will see their favorite characters from Tele-Quebec on stage as they perform original and entertaining numbers. Do not miss Salmigondis at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., as well as the popular science-related quiz game Génial! at 1 p.m.

Moreover, on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., allow yourself to be awed by the performances of professional ice sculptors Laurent and Nicolas Godon.

In addition to theses free shows, visitors will be able to enjoy winter at its best with a wide array of activites, including the Fête des neiges' classics. People of all ages will have fun sliding down he Skathers' Path, discovering the legends of Ste. Helens' Island, going on a dog sled ride ($) and taking part of a friendly boot hockey game. Also, do not miss the playful activities like Conquête des forts, the Giant Foosball, the Polar Circus and the Snow Scooter.

Accessible with the ACCROPASSE, the Tube Slide, the Ferris Wheel and the Zip-line will give an adrenaline rush to the bravest. Will you dare soaring above the ground on one of the four 375-feet-long downhill cables, going down at high speed on one of the 12 sliding lanes or challenge your fear of heights to get a view at the city?

Again this year, the Fête des neiges has a very interesting food offer. Many food concessions will be on site to help you fill up before attacking the day, including Das food Truck, Bacon Truck, Boîte à Fromages and Délices d'Antan. You can also roast marshmallows on the fire of a small grill known as a brasero or sip mulled wine on the terrace of the Chalet.

During the eight days of the Fête, the ACCROPASSE is an indispensable pass that provides unlimited access to the Tube slide, Ferris wheel and Zip-line, as well as admission to the Stewart Museum and the Biosphere, Environment Museum.  The ACCROPASSE also entitles you to discounts on restaurant services and special advantages for equipment rentals (skates, sleds and snow scooters). The ACCROPASSE costs $16 /person and the family package for four people is $50, and it can be purchased online at www.parcjeandrapeau.com or on the event site on weekends.

The Fête des neiges de Montréal, presented by Tim Hortons, is produced by the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau through the participation of the City of Montréal and the following partners: Lafleur, Minute Maid, Molson Canadian, Breyers, Anfibio, the Biosphere, Environment Museum, the Montréal Impact soccer schools and the Stewart Museum. The project also receives financial support from Tourisme Montréal. 

To learn more about the Fête des neiges de Montréal, please go to parcjeandrapeau.com.


For further information: or requests for an interview with event spokesperson Yan England: Véronique Caissie, Media Relations and Social Media Advisor, Société du parc Jean-Drapeau, 514 872-6679 or vcaissie@parcjeandrapeau.com; Société du 375e, Isabelle Pelletier, Media Relations, ipelletier@375mtl.com, 514-234-4178

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