Top Things to Do in Québec City This Winter
The magic of the landscapes covered with snow, the exciting outdoors nearby and the various activities in town will amaze you. Here are the best events and things to do taking place in Québec City this winter 2021-2022.
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German Christmas Market
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. Be sure to catch the Glockenspiel, a multimedia project presented in collaboration with Robert Lepage at the new Place D’Youville site. November 25 to December 23 (Thursday to Sunday)
Once the German Christmas Market is over, the activity on the sites continues with the first edition of Kaléidoscopes where visual arts, theater, music, performing arts and literature are presented throughout the Holiday Season. December 27 to January 2
Christmas in Petit-Champlain
Lights, decorations, choirs, pop-up circus performances and the first snowfall create an enchanting setting like no other in Petit-Champlain. November 28 to Januray 2
The Interactive Illuminated Course at Place Jean-Beliveau
Luminous and interactive works of art illuminate Place Jean-Béliveau near Le Grand Marché public market. A festive course that will amaze visitors of every age. December 1st to March 13
Christmas Market at Le Grand Marché
Head to Québec City’s greatest gourmet destination, Le Grand Marché, and take your pick of over 1,000 local products offered at the Christmas Market. December 1st to December 31
Marvel at the Ice Hotel
This grandiose Ice Hotel—the only one of its kind in North America—is built out of ice from the ground up and is designed around a new theme every year, so there’s a whole new hotel to see each winter! Opening on January 2
Québec Winter Carnival
Québec Winter Carnival is one of the world's largest winter carnivals! Every year, thousands of visitors flock to Québec to enjoy a host of activities for all ages including snow sculptures, musical performances as well as the entertainment at the famous Bonhomme's Ice Palace. February 4 to 13
Pentathlon des neiges (Snow Pentathlon)
Citizens and visitors actively participate in the world's largest winter multisport event, forming groups to meet the challenges offered to families, businesses, schools and even seniors. Some athletes dare to accomplish this challenge solo, very impressive! February 26 to March 13
Village Nordik at the Old Port
Experience ice fishing while enjoying a site with an exceptional view of Old Québec! February 10 to March 13
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Québec Ice Canoeing Circuit Grand Finale
Paddlers will defy ice, water, cold, and tides on the frozen St. Lawrence River. March 5
Fans of electronic music and visual art are in for a treat when Igloofest comes to Québec City this winter. Celebrate winter and get groovy with local and international DJs and VJs. March 16, 18 and 19
The Winter Wonderland of Old Québec
In winter, Old Québec is like a fairyland Christmas village of lights, decorations, snow, and enchanting European architecture. From the Place D'Youville skating rink to the quaint Petit-Champlain, take advantage of the winter landscapes and walk your own path through 400 years of history by visiting the best things to do in Old Québec.
The Latest and the Greatest of Winter
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