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Midnight Madness: 5 reasons to succumb to it!
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By Isabelle Bergeron 30 November 2017

Regarded as one of the prettiest villages in the province of Québec, Lac-Brome is an idyllic setting for staging its traditional Midnight Madness event. It’s a Christmas market that takes place under a starry night-time sky, which provides visitors with a mesmerizing sight.

For the ambiance

Midnight Madness is more than just a Christmas market. It’s an entire village swept up in the excitement of the holiday season! The community as a whole bands together to adorn the village, decorating and illuminating it in a festive ambiance with the sounds of music, the dazzling array of wonderful aromas and a series of entertaining activities combining to make it a spellbinding evening for every Midnight Madness participant. Midnight Madness is the perfect time to do your Christmas shopping, and it’s also the start of the Lac-Brome Festival of Lights. During Midnight Madness, you can take your time and be engulfed in the wonder of it all, walking around the vibrant village and immersing yourself in the holiday spirit that has already descended on the community.

For the Garden of Magic Lanterns

And these are no ordinary lanterns; they are indeed magic lanterns! This magical garden will be lit up by hundreds of paper lanterns, decorated by Lac-Brome residents of all ages. The official lighting ceremony will take place around 5 p.m., thereby serving as the launch for the gentle Madness that will envelop the village until midnight. And you can roam about this magical garden until the start of the New Year.

For the talent, creativity and originality

The big challenge for you will definitely be choosing from among the many treasures you set your sights on during this frenzied evening! You’ll have a tough time resisting all of the unique and original items found in the many kiosks set up by artisans and agri-food producers. You can be sure your loved ones will be well taken care of this holiday season!

For the vintage aspect

Lac-Brome is acclaimed for its outstanding antique dealers who know how to showcase the many fine and intriguing items from the past. That’s why you’ll have a lot of fun travelling around the antique dealers’ circuit. You’ll find 12 antique and second-hand dealers, along with hundreds of vintage items and accessories. There’s a good chance that from among these unique and original items, you may find THE gift you would like to give or the centrepiece for your table for your holiday gatherings.

To see the sparkle in your kids’ eyes

Youngsters can make holiday decorations at the Children’s Museum, enjoy a carriage ride through Lac-Brome’s lit-up streets, warm up with a steaming hot chocolate, eat some gingerbread cookies, and stay up a little later than usual! For them, and for you, too, it will be an evening they will remember for a long time…

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Isabelle Bergeron

Au cours des 15 dernières années, Isabelle a travaillé comme journaliste pour différents magazines (Coup de pouce, le Bel Âge, Véro, etc.), ainsi que comme édimestre, chargée de projet en édition et responsable des communications. Passionnée de voyages, les petits comme les grands, Isabelle occupe aujourd’hui le poste de rédactrice pour Tourisme Cantons-de-l’Est et collabore avec le CLD de Brome-Missisquoi.

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