Christmas in Quebec City, European Charm and Winter Wonderland

Being 403 years old, Quebec City’s is rich with history and full of Christmas spirit. Old stone buildings shimmer, cobblestone roads, and historic stone homes, and Christmas lights, make for a charming Christmas experience. And whether you’re in the city, the suburbs, or the outdoors, there is something for the whole family to enjoy, and will make for a magical Christmas.

Christmas Activities in Quebec City

Toboggan down Dufferin Terrace Slides

A popular attraction for both tourists and locals is riding a toboggan down Dufferin Terrace Slides, located in front of the impressive Fairmont le Château Frontenac.

Ice Skating

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1206"] Source:[/caption] Ice skating anyone? Take the family, or that special someone ice skating at the Place d’Youville rink.

Dog Sledding

[caption id="attachment_1840" align="alignnone" width="612"] Source:[/caption] Ever wanted to try dog sledding? Who would have thought you can dog sled for Christmas in Quebec? Check out Chenil La Poursuite.

Quebec City Christmas Markets

German Christmas Market

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1206"] Source:[/caption] Quebec City’s German Christmas Market, may have only been running for 10 years now, but it does not lack in authenticity. The market runs from Nov. 23 through Dec 23 and is located at the center of the city. The market is very festive, full of classic wooden kiosks with a wide selection of gifts to buy, warm drinks, and savory eats.

Old Port Christmas Market

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="700"] Source: Pinterest[/caption] Another great Christmas market is the Old Port Christmas Market. The old port has a wonderful buzz about it and cheery holiday atmosphere. There are thousands of local handicrafts gifts, meats, cheeses, preserves, ciders, vinegars, baked goods and more. There is something to for everyone. You’ll find more French speakers at this market, which adds to the charm, but there’s no problem communicating,

Where to See Christmas Lights and Decorations

Rue du Petit-Champlain and Place-Royale

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="752"] Source:[/caption] Voted As Canada’s favorite, Rue du Petit-Champlain and Place-Royale have an old-world charm with a winter wonderland feel.

Place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville

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Boutique de Noël

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1206"] Source:[/caption] Place de l’Hotel-de-Ville has a wonderful holiday atmosphere, and is just down the street from the popular Boutique de Noël, where you can pick up some Christmas gifts or soveniors. For more great decorated areas to visit, click here.

Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1206"] Source:[/caption] Also conveniently down the street from Place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville is the impressive Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral, which holds holiday concerts and of course Christmas mass. To see more holiday events in Quebec City, click here. Related: Thinking of getting an outdoor nativity scene to enjoy with your family and neighbors? An outdoor nativity set inspires everyone by sharing the spirit of Christmas and develops great memories for years to come. MyNativity has fastidiously crafted our silhouette nativity scene and additional characters from the best possible quality, marine grade, PVC material. Our nativities are not heavy, yet made to stand up to rainfall, sleet, snow, and will last for many years to come. Coming in 4 sizes, (Life Size, Large, Medium, and also Small,) visit our nativity store to see the various sizes to see which is ideal for you.