Our most frequently asked questions
The Christmas market is an initiative of the Communauté Allemande Québec. The market is immersed in an authentic European atmosphere and offers products imported from Germany. You can also find local products; however, the market is proud to offer typical Germany fare and gifts. All of this gives the market its charm. It is a truly unique experience in Québec City.
Yes. What matters is the quality and originality of both the experience and products. Because we are located in Québec City, we are committed to offering local products.
Visit the Christmas market to enjoy a multi-sensory European experience that is unique to Québec City. Located in a perfect setting, celebrate the holidays in downtown Québec, find great gift ideas and taste amazing comfort food.
Yes, some of the sites are accessible to people with reduced mobility. However, the height of the kiosks is not adapted to people with reduced mobility. Also, people must be careful as the ground may be slightly slippery.
You can; however, we recommend that you leave your four-legged friends at home. As you know, evenings and weekends will be filled with people. The market becomes animated with festivities and celebrations. The sites will be more or less conducive for animals to enjoy themselves.
The market is well-situated near RTC bus stops, which is really practical for people looking to use public transit. Several bus routes (including 1a, 3, 7, 11, 21 and 25) stop in front of the city hall. What’s more: you can find paid parking on the streets that line the market as well as underground parking lots in Old Québec. Warning: these paid parking spaces fill up fast!
Of course! Because the market is located in the heart of Old Québec, you can discover several neighborhoods by foot. Here are some ideas: go skating at Place D’Youville, see a concert at Palais Montcalm, take a horse-drawn carriage ride (calèche), visit the Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Morrin Centre, or Maison de la littérature, take part in a guided history tour with Services historiques Six-Associés, shop on rue Saint-Jean, Petit-Champlain District, visit the Fairmont Château Frontenac, and go tobogganing on Dufferin Terrace.
It’s the German tradition! In Germany, Christmas markets are open during Advent, which starts on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and ends December 24.
Anyone who loves the holidays and Christmas spirit should visit the market! If you live nearby, you’ll want to come back year after year. If you still haven’t visited the market, what are you waiting for? It’s simply magical!