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 Spots 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.

Discover the best decorated streets and buildings and plan a dazzling stroll.

Christmas Markets

Christmas Farmers Market | Credit:  Marché du Vieux-Port
Credit: Marché du Vieux-Port

Christmas Market at the Old Port

Discover more than 1,000 regional products and handicrafts, perfect to decorate your reception or to give as gifts, in a magical and unique festive atmosphere! 
Old Port Market 

Marché du Vieux-Port (Old Port Maket)
November 24, 2015 to January 4, 2016 (Closed on December 25 and January 1st ).

Germain Christmas Market | Credit:  Germain Christmas Market
Credit: Germain Christmas Market

Québec City's 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 27 to 29, December 3 to 6, December 10 to 13 and December 17 to 20, 2015

Activities for Everyone | Credit:  Salon des Artisans et des Métiers d'Art
Credit: Salon des Artisans et des Métiers d'Art

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 3 to 13, 2015

Themed Guided Tours

Guided City Tour with Cicérone | Credit:  Cicérone Tours
Credit: Cicérone Tours

Christmas Magic in Old Québec with Cicerone

Experience Quebec’s Christmas traditions along with an authentic character of the local history in the heart of Old Québec and Petit-Champlain. The tour concludes at the Christmas Market to sample some of the local products.

Les Promenades Fantômes | Credit:  Les Promenades Fantômes
Credit: Les Promenades Fantômes

Christmas in New France

Warm your hearts with stories of New-France’s winter traditions and practices. The brightly decorated streets of Old Québec’s Lower Town will come alive with the help of your spirited guides, Jean Rattier or Marie Rivière.

Activities for Everyone | Credit:  OTQ / Guy Lessard
Credit: OTQ / Guy Lessard

More activities for the Holiday Season

Many tourism operators offer special activities for the Holidays. Make the most of your time off!

Click here to see what to do during the Holiday Season

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

It’s on Grande Allée that New Year is being celebrated! The Ferris wheel will be back to dazzle you and the bars and restaurants will heat their outdoor patios so you can celebrate with friends and family to your heart’s content in complete comfort.
On December 31st, Grande Allée becomes an immense dance floor. Don’t miss the big show with traditional songs, dancers, acrobats, fire eaters and fireworks. 

December 27 to 31, 2015


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