Winter Events You Won’t Want to Miss
Winter here brings a big lineup of festivals, events, and fairs, proving that people in Québec City definitely know how to have fun when the temperature drops. To help you make the most of the season, we’ve put together a list of events to add to your calendar.
- Christmas and Holiday Season
- Themed Events
- Sporting Events
- Geneviève Roussel
Québec City's German Christmas Market
November 23 to December 23, 2023
In the heart of Old Québec, exhibitors of this authentic outdoor European Christmas market offer delicious traditional products like mulled wine, gingerbread, and grilled sausages, as well as decorative items made for the Holiday Season.
- Kaleidoscope, Caroline Grégoire
December 27 to 31, 2023
This festive, cultural and multidisciplinary celebration presented by the German Christmas Market brings Old Québec to life through sites dedicated to the five senses.
- André-Olivier Lyra
New Year's Eve in Québec City (Toboggan)
December 28 to 31
It’s on Grande Allée that New Year is being celebrated with a winter village, outdoor musical performances, and the famous countdown to the new year.
- Audet Photo
Québec Winter Carnival
January 25 to February 11, 2024
Québec Winter Carnaval 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, ice sculptures, night parades, ice canoe races, musical performances and Bonhomme's famous Ice Palace.
In 2024, The Québec Winter Carnival will last 18 days for it's 70th anniversary!
- Tournoi International de Hockey Pee-Wee
International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament
February 7 to 18, 2024
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. Attend a game at the Videotron Centre and you could see future NHL stars in action.
- Aquaphoneia - Navid Navab
The Mois Multi event offers a full month of discoveries and experiments dedicated to multidisciplinary and electronic arts.
- Simon Clark
Village Nordik in the Port of Québec
Try your hand at ice fishing as you admire the views of the Old City. Village Nordik has music, a footpath, family play areas, and inflatable igloos to keep you warm while fishing.
- Simon Clark
Pentathlon des neiges (Snow Pentathlon)
February 17 to 25, 2024
Locals and visitors rise to the challenge at the world’s biggest multisport winter event, forming groups to face off in five disciplines—skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, running, and biking. There are team categories for families, companies, schools, and even seniors. Some athletes even complete the entire event in pairs or on their own! Most impressive.
March 7 to 9, 2024
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.
- Simon Clark
Bataille Royale - Shred the North FIS World Cup
March 22 to 24, 2024
Bataille Royale is part of the Shred the North Series of World Cups produced by Canada Snowboard. The event will feature two starts, an individual World Cup and a team World Cup.