What to Do in Québec City in November
November is the time of year for taking a break before the madness of the holidays (did someone say spa day?), marvelling at the first snowflakes as they fall from the sky, and watching as the city lights up for Christmas. With so many ways to brighten up the month of November, the year is sure to end on a high note. So get out your calendars and check out our recommendations of things to see and do in November.
Enjoy a Gourmet Festival
- Québec Table Gourmande
The Québec Table Gourmande event highlights the gastronomic offer of more than 70 restaurants in different neighbourhoods. The restaurants propose a selection of table d'hôte menus.
Get Into the Christmas Spirit
- Geneviève Roussel
Nothing chases away the November grey like the warmth and magic of Christmas. As the city gets decked out for the holidays and the first snowflakes begin to fall, you’ll find plenty of events to put you in a holiday mood.
With dazzling lights, wooden stands, and the smell of cinnamon, mulled wine, and pretzels wafting through the air, the German Christmas Market is a little slice of Europe right in Old Québec. The Christmas Market runs November 23 to December 23, 2023 (Thursday to Sunday).
Relax at a Nordic Spa
- Strom Spa
Get ready to hang out in a hammock, eat in your bathrobe, and relax in a bathtub as you gaze up at the sky. It’s time to treat yourself to a little self-care in one of the Nordic spas before the madness of the holidays hits. Some spas to the north of the city will already have a more wintery feel, such as Sibéria Spa or Nordique Spa Stoneham.
Have a Blast at a Museum
- Sanctuary of the Unseen Forest. Marshmallow Laser Feast & Andres Roberts, 2022. Gracieuseté de MLF et Sandra Ciampone.
When was the last time you went to a museum? Well now’s your chance. There are museums and interpretation centres throughout the Québec City area, particularly in Old Québec, and they’re all bursting with historical treasures.
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Try New Restaurants
- Mikael Lebleu, Tastet
There’s always a new restaurant popping up in Québec City, whether it’s for a quick bite, a multi-course extravaganza, or tasty international cuisine. Here are a few new restaurants you should try.
Get a Head Start on Your Christmas Shopping
- Francis Gagnon
Starting your Christmas shopping in November could save you a lot of hassle and leave you free to enjoy the start of the snowy season come December. Plus, it's super fun to shop local while exploring the town.