What to Do in Québec City in December

Christmas in Quebec City
Francis Gagnon

December Event Calendar:

German Christmas Market

German Christmas Market
Geneviève Roussel

Colourful lights, wooden kiosks, smells of cinnamon, gingerbread, and sausages... The German Christmas Market recreates the warm atmosphere of the major European Christmas Markets, in the magical setting of Old Québec. November 22 to December 23 (Thursday to Sunday)

Christmas Market at Le Grand Marché

Santa Claus at Grand Marché de Québec
Le Grand Marché de Québec

Head to Québec City’s latest and greatest gourmet destination, Le Grand Marché, and take your pick of over 1,000 local products offered at the Christmas Market. November 21 to December 31.

Christmas in Petit-Champlain

Quartier Petit Champlain
Quartier Petit Champlain

Lights, decorations, choirs and the first snowfall create an enchanting setting like no other in Petit-Champlain. November 25 to December 24

Salon des artisans de Québec (Craft Fair)

Salon des artisans
La vie en bleu

A gathering of local artists who create original and superb quality products. The ideal spot for snapping up gifts made with passion! November 29 to December 8

New Year's Eve in Québec City

Jour De L'An
Le Jour de l'An à Québec

It’s on Grande Allée that New Year is being celebrated with a ferris wheel, carrousel, heated outdoor patios, 4 nights of electrifying shows as well as spectacular immersif fireworks on December 31st . 
December 28 to 31

This Month's Suggestions

The Best Restaurants for a Magical Holiday 

Chez Muffy
Francis Gagnon

Here are some of the best restaurants to enjoy a meal during Christmas, New Year's Eve or anytime in between!

Brilliant Spots to Enjoy Québec City’s Holiday Sparkle

Quartier Petit Champlain
Marion Desjardins

Plan your route with this guide to the city’s most decorated streets.

5 Family Activities to Keep the Magic of Christmas Alive

Family Quartier Petit Champlain
Francis Gagnon

Why not take advantage of these activity ideas to extend the magic of the season!

For more inspiration, see also the full events calendar.


Québec cité
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!

You'll Also Like
  • Plains of Abraham Spring
    Enjoying the May Long Weekend Read
  • Quartier Petit Champlain
    Step Into Historic Petit-Champlain Street, a Living Christmas Card Read
  • Montmorency Waterfalls
    Must-See Attractions: Top 10 Things to Do Read
  • Méga Parc des Galeries de la Capitale
    Family Fun at the Best Amusement Centres Read
  • FEQ scene coeurs entete
    20 Top Events and Festivals in Québec City Read
  • Parc national Jacques Cartier
    Québec City’s Greatest Parks Read
  • St. Patrick's Day Parade
    St. Patrick’s Day in Québec City Read
  • Amusement Parks
    7 Fun Activities with Kids from 6 to 11 Years Old Read