Find holiday magic in Québec City at the German Christmas Market

Featured Events, November 20, 2023 2023-11-20
Québec City German Christmas Market
Photo credit: Gabriel Rancourt

You don't have to fly across the Atlantic to experience the feel of European Christmas markets! Happening from November 23 to December 23, 2023, the Québec City German Christmas Market will transport you into a magical universe. Spread out over five sites, the market features more than 90 booths selling local Quebec products, handcrafted creations and German and European specialties, as well as a host of festive events and entertainment that's sure to please the whole family. An event not-to-be-missed in the idyllic setting of Old Québec!

Giant puppets that will amaze all ages

Kids and adults alike with love to see the The Giant Puppets Parade, a show that is one of the main draws of the Québec City German Christmas Market. These impressive puppets, the Krampus and Saint Nicolas, are each handled by four people and make their way across the picturesque streets of Old Québec City, accompanied by musicians and iconic characters, including the Christkind Christmas angel. These shows will take place on Saturday November 25 and December 16, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A spectacular free show that's a must-see!

Two magnificent new sites to wow your inner child

Old Québec City will be more enchanting than ever thanks to the new antique toy cable car display at Place D'Youville. Overlooking the site from a height of 13 feet, the cable car features toys designed using 3D printing and painted by an artist, reproducing the collections found at the Musée de la civilisation. It's sure to delight the little ones, and bring back fond memories for the grown-ups!

On the site at Place d'Armes, reverie sets in with gift stories. These gigantic blue boxes set up in the Christmas kingdom have the words "open me" on them and an illustration. Scan the QR code to access a Christmas story written by a Quebec author especially for the German Christmas Market, highlighting the values of the holidays. These tales promise to entertain and provide food for thought!

Québec City German Christmas Market
Photo credit: Kerstin Winkler

A brand new, more welcoming set-up in front of city hall

The main site of the German Christmas Market, in front of city hall, has been redesigned to welcome visitors more efficiently. It has been thought out with pedestrians in mind, in an effort to reduce car traffic and allow better bus access, making it that much more pleasant to visit the market again or for the first time. This site also features the wonderful lit-up Christmas pyramid, with colours that are reminiscent of the Northern Lights!

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