Christmas & Holiday Season

  • Arbre de Noel à place Royale
    10 Reasons Why Québec City is the Best Christmas Destination Read

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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Toboggan New Year in Québec 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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Holiday Season Events

  • Biosphere
    Wooden kiosks at the German Christmas Market

    German Christmas Market

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  • Dan Thouin Trio

    Dan Thouin Trio

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  • Emilie-Claire Barlow

    Emilie-Claire Barlow

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  • Ensemble Gospel

    Ensemble Gospel de Québec

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  • Festivaliers pour Toboggan

    New Year's Eve in Québec City

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More Tips

  • Quartier Petit Champlain

    Restaurants That Are Open for the Holidays in Québec City

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  • Children around a fireplace in a Log Cabin (Au Chalet en Bois Rond)
    The Best Family Hotels in Québec City
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  • Wooden kiosks at the German Christmas Market

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  • Impressive view of the interior of the Sanctuary of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré with its columns and detailed ceiling.
    Must-See Churches and Religious Sites
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  • Porte Saint-Jean illuminated and skating at the Place D'Youville ice rink.
    The Best Ice Skating Rinks and Trails
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  • Couple walking in Place Royale and Petit-Champlain at Christmas

    A Romantic Holiday Weekend

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  • A couple enjoy a gourmet meal at Chez Muffy restaurant, in front of a fireplace.
    8 Restaurants for a Fireside Meal in Québec City
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  • People walk in the evening on rue du Petit-Champlain, covered with snow and decorated with many illuminated trees.
    6 Magical Spots to Enjoy Québec City’s Holiday Sparkle
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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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