With friends, your special someone and even your teenagers, enjoy the magic of the Holiday Season. There's a flurry of activities in store for you in the city, the suburbs and the great outdoors!

Petit-Champlain Street | Credit:  Ville de Québec
Credit: Ville de Québec

The Best Decorated Areas for the Holiday Season

Starting in early December, Old Québec is transformed into a real Christmas village, just like out of Charles Dickens's novel « A Chrismas Carol », where lights, decorations, and snow create an enchanting setting like no other. Stroll through the best decorated streets and areas:

  • Rue du Petit-Champlain
  • Place Royale
  • Place de l’Hôtel-De-Ville
  • Place D’Youville
  • Grande Allée et l’Hôtel du Parlement
  • Rue Saint-Joseph

Locate those places with the map of the best decorated areas

Christmas Markets

Christmas Market at the Old Port Market

Discover more than 1,000 regional products and handicrafts in a magical and unique festive atmosphere! 
Old Port Market 
November 21 to December 31, 2013

Activities for Everyone

German Christmas Market

Enjoy the ambiance of this authentic outdoor European Christmas market. You’ll find delicious traditional products like mulled wine, gingerbread, and grilled sausages, as well as decorative items made for the Holiday Season.
Place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville
November 29 to December 1 and December 3 to December 8, 2013

Québec City Craft Fair

Pick up some original Christmas gifts at the Québec City Craft Fair, where over 250 skilled artisans showcase their wares. Wide selection of handmade leather, wooden and glass goods, as well as clothing, furniture, jewellery, pottery, furs, food products and more.
Centre de Foires, ExpoCité
December 12 to 22, 2013

Québec City Lights Festival | Credit:  OTQ
Credit: OTQ

Québec City Lights Festival

On December 21, the winter solstice and longest night of the year, Québec City will shine with the arrival of the Québec City Light Festival. To celebrate the official beginning of winter and the magic of the holidays, the Festival will light up the youthful spirit, history and unique architecture of this creative and dynamic city. Enjoy a ludic, immersive and bright experience in the heart of Old Quebec! December 21 to 31, 2013

Celebrating the New Year

New Year's Eve in Québec City | Credit:  Ville de Québec
Credit: Ville de Québec

New Year's Eve in Québec City

Grande Allée restaurants and bars will be opening and heating their outdoor patios so you can celebrate with friends and family to your heart’s content in complete comfort. World renowned DJ Champion will share the stage with singers and musicians. And finally the climax, at the stroke of midnight, the much anticipated event, THE urban fireworks! 
Grande Allée, December 31, 2013



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