The German Christmas Market illuminates Old Québec!

With its colorful lights, traditional wooden kiosks and free activities for the whole family, Québec City's German Christmas Market offers visitors a unique and unforgettable experience. A few weeks before the holidays, everything is set up to recreate the festive and warm atmosphere of the major European Christmas markets, in the magical setting of Old Québec. Extraordinary shows, original gift ideas, tasting of German and local products, free activities for children, Christmas music and choirs; everything is here to immerse you in the magic of the holidays!
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A ton of original gift ideas to discover!

Québec City's German Christmas Market, it is more than 80 exhibitors who welcome you with a smile to offer you original gift ideas, in their little wooden kiosks, just like in the big European Christmas markets. You will discover local products from Quebec, as well as German and European specialties and handmade products by local artisans. You can also enjoy tasty pretzels, mulled wine, traditional German cakes and many other delicacies!
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Magical performances and extraordinary shows

  • Grand Opening Ceremony

    Grand Opening Ceremony

    Grand opening ceremony with the Christmas Angel, followed by the spectacular illumination of the market and a performance by the Alpine Horn trio (Kaltentaler Alphornbläser)

    When? Thursday, November 22, at 4PM.

  • Kaltentaler Alphornbläser (Alpine Horns)

    Kaltentaler Alphornbläser (Alpine Horns)

    A must-see performance by the Bavarian band Kaltentaler Alphornbläser, a trio of Alphorns with a unique sound!

    When During the first weekend, from November 22 to November 25.

  • Weihnachtsstimmung - Festive Music

    Weihnachtsstimmung - Festive Music

    In a festive and warm atmosphere, the poet, singer, musician and storyteller René Egles, accompanied by guest musicians from Germany, will present a unique concert, with a varied and catchy repertoire. Come enjoy the sounds of the Alpine horns, accordion, saxophone and traditional singing.

    When? Friday, November 23, at 7PM.

  • Kouglof Krapfen

    Kouglof Krapfen

    The 5 unbridled musicians of the Kouglof Krapfen know how to warm your heart with a vast Neo-Bavarian repertoire, a must-see at the German Christmas Market!

    Quand? Throughout the Market. View the program for more information.

  • The Grand Dog Parade

    The Grand Dog Parade

    Come participate in the Grand Dog Parade through the streets of Old Québec. Dress up your faithful companion for the occasion and take a picture with Santa Claus!

    When? Thurday November 29 and Friday December 7.

  • Storytelling with Der Meistererzähler

    Storytelling with Der Meistererzähler

    Der Meistererzähler will captivate you with his tales of Christmas traditions in North America and Northern Europe. Discover the origins of the Christmas tree, the Yule log, Christmas cards and many more!

    When? Sunday December 2, Saturday December 15 and Saturday December 22.

  • The Night of the Krampus

    The Night of the Krampus

    The Krampus, creatures straight out of the European folklore to punish children who don't behave, plunge you into a din of music and fire. A show with pyrotechnics not to be missed!

    When? Friday December 7 and Saturday December 15.

  • Der kleine Weihnachtschor Choir

    Der kleine Weihnachtschor Choir

    This small traditional Christmas choir will charm you with its repertoire of songs from Germany, Europe and Canada. Nothing better to dive into the holiday atmosphere!

    When? Sunday December 9, Friday December 14 and Saturday December 22.

  • Feuerzangenbowle Ceremony

    Feuerzangenbowle Ceremony

    Der Meistererzähler transports us into the ceremony of flambéed mulled wine, a German Christmas tradition. With the complicity of the Kouglof Krapfen, this event becomes a pleasure for the eyes and the tastebuds.

    When? Friday, December 21, at 7PM.