Lights, decorations, and snow create an enchanting setting like no other within Old Quebec. No wonder CNN ranked Québec City among the world’s top 15 destinations in 2019 for celebrating the Holidays!

Watch How Magical Québec City is for Christmas

Starting at the end of November, Old Québec is transformed into a real Christmas village, just like out of Charles Dickens's novel « A Christmas Carol ».

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

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German Christmas Market

Germain Christmas Market | Credit:  Geneviève Roussel
Credit: Geneviève Roussel

Experience the atmosphere of an authentic European Christmas market in the heart of Old Québec. Browse through more than 80 cute kiosks and marvel at the decorations. Shop for the Holidays and discover a wide range of artisan products. Enjoy the free shows and fun outdoor entertainment.

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve in Québec City | Credit:  Barrons-nous
Credit: Barrons-nous

If you’re looking for a special place to celebrate the ringing in of the New Year, look no further than Québec City. During the last four days of December head to the famous Grande Allée and discover its heated terraces. Enjoy family activities, such as a ferris wheel and a carrousel, discover EDM and traditional music shows and heat up on the outdoor dance floor. December 31st, right after the countdown, marvel at the spectacular immersif fireworks while you are ringing in the New Year.

Voted North America's Best Winter Wonderland 2016 by the readers of the USA Today!

Activities for the Holiday Season


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