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 2023-2024.
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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. November 23 to December 23 (Thursday to Sunday)
Once the German Christmas Market is over, the activity on the sites continues with Kaléidoscopes where visual arts, theater, music, performing arts and literature are presented throughout the Holiday Season. December 27 to 31
Christmas at Quartier Petit Champlain
Quartier Petit Champlain and Place-Royale are among the best places to immerse yourself in the holiday atmosphere. Impressive performances by the Flip Fabrique circus troupe and choirs add a touch of wonder on weekends. December 2 to January 1
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. November 24 to December 24
New Year's Eve in Québec City (Toboggan)
It’s on Grande Allée that New Year is being celebrated with a winter village and outdoor musical performances. December 28 to 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 4
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. January 25 to February 11
International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament
Hockey fever returns to Québec City as thousands of young players live the dream and fight for the glory of their teams at the International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament.
February 7 to 18
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 17 to 25
Village Nordik at the Old Port
Experience ice fishing while enjoying a site with an exceptional view of Old Québec! February 2 to March 10
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Snowboard Cross World Cup at Mont-Sainte-Anne
Bataille Royale is one of multiple stops on the Shred the North World Cup circuit. For spectators, this is snowboarding at its best, with high-octane, show-stopping action guaranteed! March 22 to 24
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.
Immersive Multimedia Pathway in Wendake
Produced in collaboration with the internationally renowned Québec firm Moment Factory, Onhwa’ Lumina is the only immersive multimedia experience of its kind to be open in winter in Québec. With a length of 1.2 km, it transports visitors to a magical world combining nature and technology with, as a backdrop, the rich history of the Huron-Wendat Nation.
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