Christmas & Holiday Season

  • Casse-Cou staircase - The staircase leads to Petit-Champlain
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Québec City’s Holiday Season is simply magical! Lights, decorations, and snow create an enchanting setting like no other within Old Quebec. Starting at the end of November, Old Québec is transformed into a real Christmas village, just like out of Charles Dickens's novel « A Christmas Carol ». No wonder CNN ranked Québec City among the world’s top 15 destinations in 2022 for celebrating the Holidays!

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German Christmas Market

10 Reasons Why You Should Go to the German Christmas Market

Nestled in the heart of Québec City, the German Christmas Market is one of the best ways to embrace the holiday spirit.

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Ferris wheel and pyrotechnics on New Year's Day in Quebec City

5 Reasons to Celebrate New Year’s in Québec City

Are you ready to leave the past year behind you and celebrate a new year? Here is how to celebrate New Year’s in Québec City like a boss!

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  • Couple qui marche sous la neige entre place Royale et le Petit-Champlain

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    Porte Saint-Jean illuminated and skating at the Place D'Youville ice rink.

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  • A family photograph themselves in the snowy Petit-Champlain district, with the Château Frontenac in the background.
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     Several people walk in the evening on rue du Petit-Champlain, covered with snow and decorated with many illuminated trees.
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  • Quartier Petit Champlain
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Watch How Magical Québec City is for Christmas

 Choir in Quartier Petit Champlain
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Christmas and New Year in Québec City

Fall under the spell of Old Québec which is transformed into a real Christmas village and discover the different events that enliven the city.

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