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Holiday Season in Québec City

Quartier Petit Champlain - Just a stone’s throw away from the hotel, the charming Quartier Petit Champlain is one of the most magical part 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.

German Christmas Market - November 27th to December 20th, 2016 - 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
Open Thursday to Saturday from 11am to 8pm and Sunday from 11am until 6pm.

Signature Christmas Market at the Old Port Farmers Market - Nov 26th 2015 to January 3th 2016 - 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                                 

Parcours Lumière sur l’art: Art Light Path - Just a few steps away from the National Museum of Fine Arts, Cartier Street will be beautifully illuminated by giant lampshades dressed with artwork. For this first edition you will discover the colorful works of Alfred Pellan and Fernand Leduc who were selected to inaugurate this project. Not only art will be presented outside a museum, but this initiative pays also tribute to two great Quebec painters. Lumière sur l’art , is located on one of the best shopping streets in the city ... take the opportunity to explore the beautiful shops and delis in this attractive neighborhood.

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 4th 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 20th 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 to 31st!

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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