5 Family Activities for Christmas

A family photograph themselves in the snowy Petit-Champlain district, with the Château Frontenac in the background.
Francis Gagnon

***Please note that most of these activities are cancelled in 2020.***

Wondering what to do with your little ones before and during the holidays? Why not take advantage of these activity ideas to experience the true magic of Christmas and extend the magic of the season!

  • 1 Take a Stroll Through the Old City

    WHERE YOU CAN:

    • Experience a true Christmas Village where the snow, lights, and European architecture create the perfect backdrop for beautiful family photos
    • Participate in a host of activities to celebrate this wonderful time of year
  • 2 Meet Santa Claus

    WHERE’S SANTA?

    • In the picturesque Petit Champlain District from the end of Novembre to the end of December
    • In local shopping centres—a great chance to knock some holiday errands off the list
  • 3 The Québec Aquarium Light Festival

    WHERE YOU CAN:

    • Marvel at the illuminated animal structures along the magic forest trail
    • Have some winter fun with the marine animals and the slide in a musical atmosphere
  • 4 Toy Parade

    WHERE YOU CAN:

    • Take part in the parade where floats and entertainers conjure up a world of childhood fantasy and the next day visit the Christmas magic at Place Jean-Béliveau where you can see the floats and have fun!
    • Give your letter to Santa to a mail carrier in the parade!
  • 5 Museum Workshops for Families

    WHERE YOU CAN:


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