5 Best Activities to Get You in the Christmas Spirit

A couple in love walks in the evening in the rue du Petit-Champlain illuminated for Christmas and the holidays.
Francis Gagnon

With friends or with your special someone, enjoy the magic of the Holiday Season. There's a flurry of activities in store for you in the city, the suburbs and the great outdoors. We’ve got some great recommendations for enjoying a magical Holiday Season!

  • 1 Christmas Markets

    Where you can:

  • 2 The Best Decorated Spots

    Where you can:

    • Stroll through a true Christmas Village where the snow, lights, and European architecture create a magnificent setting
    • Enjoy a romantic outing for two
    • Take beautiful family photos in a magical setting
    • Meet Santa Claus in the Petit-Champlain District or Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
  • 3 New Year's Eve in Québec City

    Where you can:

    • Countdown to the New Year amid immersif fireworks
    • Dance to folk music or world-class DJs
    • Celebrate with your friends on the heated bar and restaurant patios on Grande Allée
    • Celebrate with your family on the ferris wheel overlooking the Old City
  • 4 Themed Guided Tours

    Where you can:

    • Discover traditions of Christmas past alongside a character from the early days of New France with Cicérone Tours
    • Visit local hotspots for holiday shopping and try regional culinary specialties with Tours Voir Québec
    • Go in search of history, legends, and winter superstitions with Promenades Fantômes
  • 5 Concerts, Masses, and Shows

    Where you can:

    • Hear artists from Québec and abroad sing all the best classic holiday songs
    • Enjoy a moment of quiet in one of the city’s heritage churches

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Editorial Team

As proud ambassadors of our beloved city, we’re delighted to be sharing the things and places we love most in the Québec City area. What a joy for us to help you discover everything this vibrant and welcoming city has to offer!

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