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! We’ve got some great recommendations for enjoying a magical Holiday Season!

1. Christmas Markets


German Christmas Market | Credit:  Ville de Québec / Robert Greffard
Credit: Ville de Québec / Robert Greffard

2. The Best Decorated Spots


  • Stroll through a true Christmas Village where the snow, lights, and European architecture create a magnificent setting
  • Enjoy a romantic outing for two
  • Take beautiful family photos in a magical setting
  • Meet Santa Claus in the Petit Champlain District or Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
Petit-Champlain Street | Credit:  Ville de Québec
Credit: Ville de Québec

3. New Year's Eve in Québec City


  • Count down to the New Year amid fireworks
  • Dance to folk music or a world-class DJ
  • Celebrate with your friends on the heated bar and restaurant patios on Grande Allée
  • Celebrate with your family on the ferris wheel overlooking the Old City
New Year's Eve in Québec City | Credit:  Ville de Québec
Credit: Ville de Québec

4. Themed Guided Tours


  • Discover traditions of Christmas past alongside a character from the early days of New France with Cicérone Tours
  • Visit local hotspots for holiday shopping and try regional culinary specialties with Tours Voir Québec
  • Go in search of history, legends, and winter superstitions with Promenades Fantômes
Guided City Tour with Cicérone | Credit:  Cicérone Tours
Credit: Cicérone Tours

5. Concerts, Masses, and Shows


  • Hear artists from Québec and abroad sing all the best classic holiday songs
  • Enjoy a moment of quiet in one of the city’s heritage churches
Holidays in Québec City | Credit:  Camirand Photo
Credit: Camirand Photo
Holy Door | Credit:  OTQ
Credit: OTQ

The Holy Door Reopens

December 12, 2015 to November 13, 2016

Pope Francis’s proclamation of a Holy Year means that the world’s seven Holy Doors will be reopened, including the one at Notre-Dame de Québec Cathedral Basilica, the only one outside Europe. Over 300,000 pilgrims entered through the Holy Door during the 350th anniversary of Notre-Dame de Québec. 

Holiday Season Activities Calendar

226682 Bright Bulb Idea Lamp Light Lightbulb Off On ShineThe city and surrounding area provide countless activities for the Holiday Season. Make the most of your time off! 


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