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Holiday Season in Québec City

German Christmas Market - November 29th to December 8th 2013 - 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
Everyday from 11am to 8PM except Sundays until 6PM, close on Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd of December.

Signature Christmas Market at the Old Port Farmers Market - Nov 21st to Dec 31st 2013 - 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

Festival of Lights - December 21st to 31st - 2013 will see the  first edition of this Festival of Lights in Québec City! This magical event you will light up your holiday season! Various light installations throughout the old town are meant to put you into the Christmas mood. Passersby are invited to stop and enjoy a fun, luminous light show and can follow a path bringing them to all the sites that will amaze young and old. The unveiling of the complete program will be held in early December.

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 that meets your interests best.
Tours Voir Québec :
Enjoy a Christmas Food Tour to learn about Quebec City's rich history and traditions with Tours Voir Québec from December 18th to January 5th at 2:00pm (except Dec.25th and Jan.1st)
Cicerone:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Experience Quebec’s Christmas traditions along with an authentic character of the local history in the heart of Old Québec and Petit-Champlain.
You will be enchanted by the anecdotes and Christmas décor in Old Québec. Offer on Saturdays and Sundays from December 1st and every day from December 21st to January 2nd at 1:30PM.


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!



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