Dazzling March Break activities for everyone to enjoy !

Across Quebec, March break has officially kicked off. With kids at home, winter in full swing and the 8 pm curfew still in place, city dwellers are more than ever in need of interesting activities to discover . 

Luckily, Gen’s Delights is here to propose a list of fun activities that promises to entertain, inspire and get you through the month of March!

Illumi Laval: Sparkling, magical and now extended until March 13th!

 Illumi, with its 20 million shimmering lights and 30,000 monumental outdoor light structures, has been dazzling Montrealers over the past few months as one of the few cultural attractions to remain open despite the pandemic.

This unique, nocturnal 3km drive-through or walk-in experience offers 10 universes with a total of 18 amazing scenes set to thematic music to create a Dazzling World of Lights including an Enchanted Forest, a Jurassic pathway, a Tunnel of colors , the signature Cavalia Horses and other holiday themed scenes such as giant hearts for Valentines month!

Illumi has been extended until March 13th and will be open 7 nights a week for the entire week of Spring Break  with date and time-specific ticketing in place to ensure guests are able to maintain physical distancing protocols. A limited number of tickets will be available each night.

ENJOY your time at Illumi: The Biggest light show attraction on the planet ! So magical that it deserves to be seen twice !

Please allow 50 minutes to enjoy your visit by car and visitors on foot should plan about an hour. Washrooms and heated stops are accessible throughout the path.

Timed entry must be booked online at the link below:

Home – Illumi – A dazzling world of lights – Official site

Oasis Immersion

Since February 8th Montreal museums have reopened much to the delight of art lovers everywhere. It is now the turn of Palais des Congres to introduce the opening of their new, permanent immersive museum destination entitled: OASIS immersion.

Covering a 2000 m2 space on the ground floor of the spacious Mtl convention center, The Oasis walking experience was created by a team of Quebec designers and entrepreneurs that features a contactless, walk-through experience in seven parts including three immersive galleries, 2 dazzling light installations and a coffee / gift shop lounge space.

Inspirations is the theme of OASIS immersion’s first exhibition: a tonic, energizing and introspective journey inspired by the people, the places and trends that shape our city and that extend to the rest of the world.

Alongside a presentation of the new architectural wonders of the world, hygge-style wellness and comfort and an ode to Quebec’s creativity, visitors will also be invited to relive the greatest mission moments of Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques while pianist Alexandra Stréliski’s creative journey is portrayed in three immersive scenes enhanced by musical pieces from her latest Inscape album.

Finally, video artist Émile Roy delivers an inspiring tribute to human resilience and action while faced with the hardships and adversity of 2020.

Plan at least 75 minutes to fully enjoy your visit.

OASIS immersion:

Timed Tickets: Sold online only. Available at Ticketpro.ca
Palais des congrès de Montréal | 301 Saint-Antoine St West, Montréal, Québec H3J 2S2
Hours of operation: Monday to Sunday 10AM – 7PM (last visit at 5:40PM)
Rental opportunities : The hall isavailable for rental for events or conferences, filming or corporate meetings.
Website: oasis.im​
Youtube: youtube.com/channel/UCSBGLY6KM92YJh1gfNP9KGA

Viennese Winter Ball Ottawa

SATURDAY, MARCH 13th, 2021 from 6 PM EST – 11 PM EST

Music and dance lovers, on Saturday, March 13th, 2021, don your glitziest gown and most dashing tux and log onto Zoom to celebrate the 24th anniversary of the glamourous Ottawa Viennese Winter Ball which promises to be a most unique evening of European glamour, dancing and entertainment.

The Tradition of the Vienna Opera Ball dates back to an 18th century decree by Emperor Joseph II that ballrooms be opened to a wider community.

This year’s virtual Viennese Ball will be hosted by internationally-renowned tenor Ben Heppner and The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean.

 Funds will be raised through sponsorships, an online auction and donations. The Ball will celebrate the importance of music in the lives of all young people. Funds raised will go to support the young people’s activities of the foundation Music and Beyond.

Best of all, this virtual, 5 hours digital edition is completely FREE to attend. All attendees have to do to participate is register online and access the following Zoom link us02web.zoom.us from 6pm on March 13th .

Have an enjoyable March Break !