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24 Christmas Markets to Discover

Sparkling lights, Christmas carols and the scent of evergreens will envelop you at this year’s Christmas markets. They are the perfect place to find that unique gift, made by Québec artists. What’s more, they are free and a great way to spend some time outdoors. Here are a few suggested Christmas markets to help you soak up the magic of the holidays.

The Christmas Markets

Montréal
The Montréal Christmas Market invites you to the Place-des-Arts esplanade, day and night, to celebrate the holiday season.
From December 1 to 24, 2017, Thursday to Sunday.

Nutcracker Market. Come and meet the characters from The Nutcracker as you browse thousands of gift ideas!
From November 30 to December 10, 2017.

The Montréal Christmas Village at Atwater Market will amaze visitors of all ages with its fair, outdoor film screenings and countless artisans. December 7–10 and 15–17, 2017.

Québec City
With its traditional European decor, the German Christmas Market of Old Québec offers visitors numerous artisanal crafts and products from Germany and other European countries. You’ll even get the chance to taste Germany’s distinctive mulled wine (glühwein).
From November 23 to December 23, 2017, Thursday to Sunday.

Experience a Christmas from yesteryear with traditional music, reels and colourful huts. The artisans of the Marché du Noël d’antan à Cap-Santé await you!
From November 24 to 26, 2017.

In a setting graced with historic charm, the Marché de Noël du marché du Vieux-Port de Québec will awaken your senses!
From November 23 to December 31, 2017.

Eastern Townships
Artisans, artists and agri-food producers display their wares and talent under tents and tepees at Sutton’s Christmas Market.
Weekends from November 25 to December 3, 2017.

Noël au marché de la gare de Sherbrooke. From december 1 to 23, 2017, Friday to Sunday. 

Chaudière-Appalaches
The Marché de Noël de Lévis will amaze you with its wooden huts, street entertainers and sparkling lights.
From December 8 to 10, 2017, Friday to Sunday.

Charlevoix
Book a weekend in the Charlevoix area to admire the scenery and discover the Marché de Noël de Baie-Saint-Paul.
From November 24 to December 3, 2017, Friday to Sunday.

Lanaudière
Head out on the Lanaudière region’s Christmas market route and discover two markets: one at
L’Assomption, from November 30 to December 23, Thursday to Sunday, and the other at Joliette-Lanaudière, from December 1 to 22, 2017, Thursday to Sunday.

Laurentians
Marvel at the amazing works of Laurentian artisans at Le Noël des métiers d’art de Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts. Street entertainers, carriage rides, Christmas choir and local foods will abound.
See you there! From December 1 to 3, 2017.

Exhibitors will welcome you to their illuminated wooden booths at the Marché de Noël de Sainte-Thérèse
on weekends from December 1 to 17, 2017.

Marché de Noël © Tourisme Lanaudière/J.Vigneux
© Marché de Noël de Baie-Saint-Paul

Mauricie
Let the illuminated gardens of the Noël en lumière et Marché de Noël au Sanctuaire Notre-Dame-du-Cap dazzle you!
From December 8, 2017, to January 7, 2018.

Over 30 exhibitors will be on site at the Marché de Noël de Shawinigan to offer original gift ideas at an indoor and outdoor market.
Several family activities available from December 1 to 3, 2017.

Montérégie
Experience an authentic Christmas market at the Marché de Noël et des traditions de Longueuil.
From December 1 to 23, 2017, Friday to Sunday.

Marché de Noël de Marieville. Come discover local products! Features a visit from Santa Claus, carriage rides, traditional dancing and music.
From December 8 to 10, 2017.

Holiday magic comes to town on weekends from December 2 to 10, 2017 at the Marché de Noël de Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu. Find the perfect local foods and get the whole family involved with various activities!

About 20 exhibitors will welcome you to the Marché de Noël de Sorel-Tracy from December 8 to 10, 2017. Features workshops for kids, entertainment, hot chocolate, mulled wine, Christmas cheer, and a cozy fire!

Outaouais
Discover unique creations for holiday gift giving at Christmas in Old-Aylmer. While you’re there, vote for the best-decorated tree, courtesy of the young ones at local daycares!
From December 1 to 10, 2017, Friday to Sunday.

More than 80 local producers will welcome you to the Canadian Museum of History’s Christmas Market in Gatineau. From November 30 to December 3, 2017.

Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
Young and old alike will love visiting a village of wooden huts and the illuminated forest at Marché de Noël européen de Saguenay. Features artisans, local foods and a range of activities!
From November 30 to December 10, 2017, Thursay to Sunday.