Feux Follets: Electrifying lanterns

Martine Rhéaume

As the days grow shorter and night falls sooner, it’s time to turn on the lights and gather for a story. From September 13 to October 31, Feux Follets is bringing Parc Jean-Drapeau to life with its Lights on China event, where traditional Chinese lanterns meet Montréal’s signature magic.

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An immersive journey

You’re free to walk freely through the event site, but keep your eyes and ears open! Among the beauty and the chaos, there are stories waiting to be discovered through holograms, Chinese shadow play, 3D animations projected on screens rising out of the water, and drones that dance with humans in Tai Chi and Kung Fu demonstrations.


The start of a new tradition

Lights on China is the first show in the newly established annual Feux Follets festival. From China to Latin America, these events will return every fall to revive the traditions of our ancestors.

Tickets are available on the Feux Follets website (approximately $35 per adult). The show begins at 5 p.m. nightly, but the fun lasts all evening. Five food stalls will set up on site to serve Chinese dishes. With Parc Jean-Drapeau as the backdrop, this activity bridges the gap between the paper lanterns of our past and the connected world of the future. It’s ideal for solo adventurers, families or groups.

Martine Rheaume

Martine Rhéaume, blogger

Martine Rhéaume is a strategic writer. The texts she writes or edits are elegant yet precise, direct yet pleasant. Martine first got a degree in musicology before getting an advanced graduate diploma in Marketing Communications (HEC Montréal, 2016). She worked as an editor, then an advertising copywriter for TC Médias Livres from 2011 to 2016. Since 2017, Martine is editor in chief at C2 Montréal.

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