Winter events

Christmas Markets

November 23rd till December 31st 2017

Germany Christmas Market
November 23rd till December 23rd 2017
Gardens of City Hall and City Hall Place
November 23rd 2017 (Thursday from 3-8pm) November 24th to December 23rd 2017 (Monday to Wednesday from 10am to 6pm, Thursday to Saturday from 11am to 8pm and Sunday 11am to 6pm)
Thanks to the city’s stunning old-world charm, the market will again immerse people in the magic that only European Christmas markets can offer.
With its small village of wooden kiosks and scintillating lights, get ready to be enchanted. On the menu: a unique and friendly atmosphere, beautiful decorations, a great selection of succulent German treats (bratwurst, mulled wine, gingerbread, and much more), delicious terroir products, exquisite Christmas gifts, choral singing, and many other amazing performances, including special activities for the kids.

Christmas Market at the Old Port

November 23rd till December 31st 2017

This Christmas market will be held from November 23rd  to December 31st 2017 at the Old Port of Québec. The more than 1000 local agri-food products and handicrafts to choose from would make wonderful gifts or could be used to add a festive touch to your own holiday party. We have captured the spirit of Christmas at the Old Port!

Closed on December 25th and January 1st.

New Year’s Eve in Quebec

December 27th to 31st 2017

From December 27 to 31, Grande Allée is THE place to be for celebrating the New Year in Québec City! On the program: traditional music, ferris wheel, urban zipline, heated terraces and outdoor bars. On December 31, the free outdoor party will warm up the crowd and will end with fireworks. This musical and pyrotechnic show will kick off 2018. This year’s celebrations will be more festive than ever and will extend from the Parliament Building to the Hotel Le Concorde. The scene for December 31 will be installed at place de l’Assemblée-Nationale.

Quebec Winter Carnival

January 26th to February 11th 2018

Come experience one of the world’s largest winter carnivals in beautiful Québec City. Every year, thousands of visitors flock to the Québec Winter Carnival to enjoy a host of activities for all ages, including snow bath, ice canoe race, night parades, snow slides, giant foosball, snow sculptures, shows, sleigh rides, and skating.The Carnival is a unique winter experience you won’t want to miss!


Hergé in Québec

Until December 3rd 2017. Location : Museum of Civilisation, Quebec

After stops in Paris, Geneva, and London, the Hergé Museum is packing its bags for a stint at Musée de la civilisation in Québec City. Bags that will be brimming with treasures and graphic art gems, all in the clear line drawing style of an artist who has left a huge mark on the comic arts: Hergé.

The Dress of Nations

Until February 18th 2018. Location : Museum of Civilisation

Visual artist Carole Simard-Laflamme invites us to discover an immense hanging dress, assembled out of pieces of fabric from all over the world to evoke the stages of life.

Mad about Brains

Until March 11th 2018. Location : Museum of Civilisation

At the controls of the human body is one magnificently efficient pilot…our brain! Every second of our lives, it processes hundreds of bits of information, to cross a street, read a novel, have a discussion, eat, breathe. One hundred billion neurons synapse at lighting speed to bring us the most awesome, but also the most painful experiences.

Mitchell / Riopelle. Nothing in Moderation

October 12th till January 7th  2018. Location : Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec

The presentation explores how the two artists, who shared their lives for nearly 25 years, in Paris, then in Vétheuil in the Seine valley, developed a studio practice and a distinctive body of work while sustaining a broad dialogue focusing on abstraction. Their tastes for the impressionist heritage, nature and a form of provocation certainly drew them together. Their deeply singular conception of painting and work methods were entirely shaped by their romantic relationship.

De Ferron à BGL / Contemporary Art in Québec

Any time. Location : Museum Of Fine Arts of Quebec

This exhibition presents more than 60 key works from 1960 to today by essential figures in the history of Québec art.

Christmas Market at the Old Port Market

November 23rd to December 31st 2017. Location : Old Port Market, Quebec

Here you can find a variety of food products and handicrafts, perfect to decorate your reception or to give as gifts. Discover more than 1000 local products in a magical and unique decor, the Marché du Vieux-Port de Québec! Closed on December 25 and January 1st.

German Christmas Market

November 23rd to December 23rd 2017. Location : Facing City Hall of Quebec

Christmas markets have been held outdoors in Germany since medieval times. the Québec City version features high-quality handicraft products as well as a host of Christmas items. You will also find a great selection of delicious treats like mulled wine (hot spicy “Glühwein”).

Craft Fair

December 1st to 10TH 2017. Location : Fair Centre of Quebec

The Salon des artisans de Québec craft fair attracts all kinds of artisans under one roof, offering a wide variety of high-quality and original products, including artwork and crafts, as well as food products. The perfect place to find a truly unique gift!


December 7th to 10th 2017. Location : Grand Théâtre de Quebec

On Christmas Eve, the entire family gathers to celebrate at the home of little Clara. Her godfather, Dr.Drosselmeyer, gives her a beautiful wooden nutcracker, which her brother Fritz breaks in a fit of jealousy. Fortunately, her godfather, who is also A bit of magician, is able to repair it. During the night, her nutcracker comes to life and flies to her rescue, transforming into a Prince Charming. He leads her to the Land of Snow and then to the Kingdom of Sweets, where she has a magical adventure with the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.

Festi Lumière

December 26th 2017 to January 7th 2018/January 12th till February 24th/March 2nd till 10th 2016.Location : Aquarium

Festi Lumière, a unique opportunity to enjoy the magical atmosphere of winter! They twinkle outside in a rainbow of colours, animating the trees and ice sculptures. Enjoy illuminated slides and inflatable games. Our mascot and our animal ambassador keep the kids amused all evening! Also, come warm up by the outdoor fireplace to the beat of our singer’s festive music.

Fed Cup/ Canadian Tennis Team

Dates to be confirm. February 2018. Location : Peps, University Laval, Quebec

Canada will host newly-promoted Belarus indoors at the tried and trusted PEPS in Quebec City on a hardcourt. The venue, which the Canadians used this February against Czech Republic, seats 3,156 for tennis and hosts WTA tournament Coupe Banque Nationale each year.

Quebec International Pee Wee Hockey Tournament

February 7th to 18th 2018. Location: Videotron Centre, Quebec

The best 11 and 12-year-old hockey players from Canada, United States and Europe face off.

Snowboard Jamboree

March 22nd to 25th 2018. Locations: Stoneham & Old-Quebec

After 16 years of FIS World Cup, a World Championship and 10 editions of the famous snowboard festival, the Jamboree presented by Vidéotron Mobile undergoes a makeover! The organizers of the event have decided to focus on the urban appeal of the sport by hosting the whole event in downtown Québec. The Jamboree will feature the famous Big Air World Cup where athletes will gain FIS as well as TTR points since the Jamboree is once again this years a sanctioned event on the World Snowboard Tour.

Quebec City Snow Pentathlon

February 23nd to March 4th 2018. Location: Plaines of Abraham, Quebec

Winter multisports event accessible to everyone. Skate, St. Lawrence River at your feet, on the new and spectacular skating rink on the Plains of Abraham. Multiple races, animations and exhibitions.

Canoe Race on Ice

February 4th 2018. Location: Bassin Louise, Old Port of Quebec

Canoe race over the icy St. Lawrence River. Grand finale of the Québec ice canoe race circuit.

Quebec City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Date to be confirmed. In March 2018 at 1h30pm.  Location: Old-Quebec

Come and celebrate historical Irish presence in Québec in a lively and colourful family atmosphere at the third edition of our parade. Music, dance, entertainment, along with many other surprises promise to delight young and old.

International Book Fair in Quebec

April 11th to 175th 2018. Location: Quebec Congress Centre

An exhibition to seek interest in reading books and discovering Quebec and international writers.

Quebec Open / international Karate Tournament

Dates to be confirmed. In April 2018. Location: Peps, University Laval, Quebec

The Québec Open draws thousands of spectators and over 1,500 competitors from around the globe.