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 2019 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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 Several people walk in the evening on rue du Petit-Champlain, covered with snow and decorated with many illuminated trees.

7 Magical Spots to Enjoy Québec City’s Holiday Sparkle

The Holiday Season is simply magical. Plan your route with a map of the city’s best holiday decorations.

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Holiday Season Events

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    Couple qui marche sous la neige entre place Royale et le 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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