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

  • Dan Thouin Trio

    Dan Thouin Trio

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  • Allée de kiosques au Grand Marché de Noël

    The Grand Christmas Market

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  • Cicerone Tours - the Magic of Christmas in the heart of Old Québec

    Christmas Magic Guided Tour

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  • Wooden kiosks at the German Christmas Market

    German Christmas Market

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  • Marché du Noël d'Antan de Cap-Santé
    Marché du Noël d'Antan de Cap-Santé
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  • Salon des artisans à Québec

    Salon des artisans de Québec

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  • Sylvain Cossette - Live du temps des Fêtes

    Sylvain Cossette

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  • Glockenspiel au Diamant

    Glockenspiel: Multimedia Animations on Le Diamant Theatre

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    A Romantic Holiday Weekend

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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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    Quartier Petit Champlain

    Step Into Historic Petit-Champlain Street, a Living Christmas Card

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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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  • Christmas
    The Best Restaurants for a Magical Holiday Meal in Québec City
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    Hot Chocolate
    Québec City’s 5 Best Hot Chocolates
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Watch How Magical Québec City is for Christmas

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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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