Wondering what to do with your little ones before and during the holidays? Why not take advantage of these activity ideas to extend the magic of the season!

1. Take a Stroll Through the Old City


  • Experience a true Christmas Village where the snow, lights, and European architecture create the perfect backdrop for beautiful family photos
  • Participate in a host of activities to celebrate this wonderful time of year


Family Christmas Holidays | Credit:  German Christmas Market
Credit: German Christmas Market

2. Meet Santa Claus


Santa Claus in Quartier Petit Champlain | Credit:  Quartier Petit Champlain
Credit: Quartier Petit Champlain

3. The Québec Aquarium Light Festival


  • Marvel at the illuminated animal structures along the magic forest trail
  • Have some winter fun with the marine animals and the slide in a musical atmosphere
Festi Lumière | Credit:  Stéphane Audet Sépaq
Credit: Stéphane Audet Sépaq

4. Toy Parade


  • Take part in the parade where floats and entertainers conjure up a world of childhood fantasy and the next day visit the Christmas magic at Place Jean-Béliveau where you can see the floats and have fun!
  • Give your letter to Santa to a mail carrier in the parade!
Toys Parade | Credit:  Parade des jouets
Credit: Parade des jouets

5. Museum Workshops for Families


Costume Workshop | Credit:  Musée de la civilisation
Credit: Musée de la civilisation

Holiday Season Activities Calendar

226682 Bright Bulb Idea Lamp Light Lightbulb Off On ShineThe city and surrounding area provide many activities to do with kids during the Holiday Season. Make the most of your time off!  

Sliding at Village Vacances Valcartier  | Credit:  Village Vacances Valcartier
Credit: Village Vacances Valcartier

More Family Activities

A ton of activities for families are on offer in and around Québec City.

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