Holiday Season in Québec City
German Christmas Market 2012 - November 30th to December 9th
In the pure German Christmas Market tradition, this open air market with typical wooden kiosks offers you typical German mulled wine, cookies, gingerbread, roasted chestnuts, Bratwurst and local products. This is also the place where you can buy handcrafted Christmas decorations and other high quality crafts. Free Christmas concerts on the weekends! It’s a rendez-vous at the town hall square
Friday and Saturday: 11am to 8pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Monday December 3rd to Thursday December 6th: 3pm to 6pm
Signature Christmas Market at the Old Port Farmers Market - Nov 22nd to Dec 31st 2012
Just a few minutes’ walk from Auberge Saint-Antoine, this is the perfect place to find local products showcased in a beautiful Christmas decor. To find the perfect gift or to get into the mood of Christmas, you need to visit the Old Port Farmers Market!
Monday to Friday: 9am to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 5pm
Open daily, except Dec 25th and January 1st
QuébecAdabra ! - Dec 20th 2012 to Jan 2nd 2013
QuébecAdabra! are several events created to experience the magic of the Holiday Season! Different areas of the city will be highlighted and several animated and exclusive events will be organized in the most beautiful spots in town to delight the old and the young.
Check out their website for further information: http://www.quebecadabra.com
Festi Lumière – Aquarium du Québec - Dec. 26th 2012 to March 9th 2013
For the fifth year in the row, the grounds of the Aquarium will be the host of a spectacular light show. Thousand of lights in all colors, creating various shapes and themes, trees of lights, ice sculptures and a gingerbread house will light your evening.
Every evening from 6 to 9 pm, starting December 26th 2012 to January 6th 2013
Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 9 pm, between January 11th 2013 to March 9th 2013
Quartier Petit Champlain
Just a stone’s throw away from the hotel, the charming Quartier Petit Champlain is one of the most magical parts of town with its thousands of lights and Christmas decorations. Boutiques and stores for happy finds, some of the smaller events, like choir singing or traditional entertainment, are also taking place there.
Outdoor ice skating at Place d'Youville
Just a twenty minutes walk from the hotel you can skate to the sound of Christmas music in front of the fortifications, next to the St-Jean’s city gate, one of the most lovely area in town.
Guided Christmas Tours
Several companies offer guided walking tours for Christmas. Please contact us and we will recommend you the company the meets your interests best.
Tours Voir Québec : www.toursvoirquebec.com/fr/accueil
A Christmas Food Tour is offered by Tours Voir Québec from December 14th to January 6th at 2:00pm (except Dec.25th and Jan.1st)
Les Six Associés : www.sixassocies.com
Concerts and Shows A wide variety of Christmas concerts and shows for everyone are also offered throughout the city. At the top of the list, among the major events of this season, is the show Studio 54 at Cabaret du Capitole. A colorful show where you can relive the best years of Disco in a festive atmosphere! Jump on the dance floor! Presented on Nov. 30th, December 1st,6,13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 and 31st. Here are some suggestions of shows that are also offered, like the fabulous Star Academy Christmas Show, presented from December 4th – 31st at the Capitole Theatre. The Boogie Wonder Band will set the dance floor on fire at the Imperial Theatre on November 30th, December 1st,6,13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22nd . On December 15th, Québec City’s Gospel Choir will give a presentation at Théâtre du Petit-Champlain.
Le Capitole : www.lecapitole.com
Impérial de Québec : www.imperialdequebec.com
Théâtre du Petit Champlain : www.theatrepetitchamplain.com
New Year’s Eve in Québec City
The best place to celebrate the arrival of the New Year is in Québec City! A great outdoor party will be going on Québec City’s Grande Allée. DJ’s, street artists, concerts and fireworks are celebrating in style the arrival of the New Year. You can stay warm and cozy in one of the many bars on Grande Allée and have a party that you are not about to forget.
Enjoy a stunning view overlooking Quebec City on the big ferris wheel accessible from December 27th until January 1st!
We would be thrilled to propose you the on-going events during your stay and help you to pick the one’s you may like best.
Do not hesitate to contact my team and myself for more information. We wish you a very beautiful Holiday Season!