5 Reasons to Celebrate New Year’s in Québec City

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 2020, Grande Allée will shine as never for the very first edition of Toboggan, Québec City's New Year celebration. A festive program awaits visitors from around the world who will gather to end 2019 and start 2020 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 with an Ice Bar crawl and share your photos on Instagram using #tobogganqc and #quebeccite

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    Fun for the Whole Family

    Enjoy activities and entertainment for children : ride the carousel or the Big Wheel and get a bird's-eye view of Québec City and its magic light projections, whizz down a snow slide, treat yourself with roast marshmallows or other foodie delight at parc de la Francophonie, a go-to for families, couples and anyone looking for some New Year’s fun. 

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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 paying shows at George-V Square on December 28, 29 and 30. The shows and celebrations and still free on December 31.

    A four-night EDM (Electronic Dance Music) music festival arrives in the heart of the snowy city! Ready to live a blazing winter experience? Let go your crazyness to the rhythm of the best DJs and electro artists and enjoy the festive atmosphere of the New Year 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 two free shows beating simultaneous: a big electropop party with Haviah Mighty and Loud Luxury at George-V Square and a traditional music party with Les Tireux D’Roches and La Famille Painchaud at place de l’Assemblée-Nationale. New Year’s Eve is never complete without a huge display of colourful fireworks, and Québec City is no different with immersive fireworks on 360 °, igniting from buildings around!  Watch the screen and count down to the New Year with revellers from around the world and watch the fireworks burst forth from the Plains of Abraham over Grande Allée. 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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