5 Reasons to Celebrate New Year’s in Québec City

Comité éditorial Destination Québec cité
Editorial Team
Published on December 20, 2022
Ferris wheel and pyrotechnics on New Year's Day in Quebec City
Le Jour de l'An à Québec

If you’re looking for a special place to celebrate the ringing in of the New Year, look no further than Québec City. From December 28th to 31st 2022, Grande Allée will shine as never for  Toboggan, Québec City's New Year celebration. A free festive program awaits visitors from around the world who will gather to end 2022 and start 2023 in the best possible way.

Québec City is a joyful place all year round, but New Year's Day is certainly the highlight of the show. Here is how to celebrate New Year’s in Québec City like a boss!

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    Party Hop Along Grande Allée

    Grande Allée is the place to go for gourmet restaurants and lively bars, each with heated terraces and festive libations. Whether you’re alone or with a group of friends, embrace the party ambiance along Grande Allée and share your photos on Instagram using #tobogganqc and #quebeccite

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    Fun for the Whole Family

    The area is transformed into a huge winter village with free activities and entertainment for the whole family : ride the Big Wheel and get a bird's-eye view of Québec City and enjoy the relaxation areas, the outdoor bar and the festive background music.


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    Don’t Worry About the Weather… Québec City Heats Things Up

    While embracing the cold is part of the fun, Québec City knows how to heat things up so you can get the most out of New Year’s. Nestled in the middle of historical buildings that give the city its unique charm, the Toboggan event spreads a contagious warmth, even under the snow! Sit around outdoor fireplaces and take advantage of heated terraces (and a few cocktails!). Of course, the party itself will heat things up rather nicely as well.

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    An Outdoor Nightclub

    NEW THIS YEAR! 3 nights of free shows on December 28, 29 and 30. Ready to live a blazing winter experience? Let go your crazyness to the rhythm of the best of Canadian electronic music in a unique setting!

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    A Countdown Worthy of a Mic Drop

    On December 31st, the entire population will meet up for New Year's Eve with the big free show. The night will begin with traditional and folk music followed by international DJs Murda Beatz and Mike Perry to transport you into 2023! 

    Watch the screen and count down to the New Year with revellers from around the world under the light of the fireworks. Ring in the New Year, outside, like a boss, in one of the historical cities in Canada. Mic drop.

    To find out more about the biggest New Year's outdoor party in Québec City, visit the official website.

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