QUEBEC CITY:  THE BEST PLACE IN NORTH AMERICA TO VISIT FOR CHRISTMAS

QUEBEC CITY: THE BEST PLACE IN NORTH AMERICA TO VISIT FOR CHRISTMAS

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Old Quebec City in Canada is a magical place to visit for the holidays.  Founded four centuries ago by the French, the city exudes an old world charm that becomes even more enchanting when it gets decked out for the holidays.

The heart of the old city is Place Royale and the Petit Champlain District.  The cobblestone streets,  gabled rooftops and quaint cafes will make you feel as though you’re strolling back in time through a European village.  The tasteful Christmas decorations enhance that ambiance, and don’t go overboard with flashy lights or plastic Santas.  You can’t help but feel festive as you wander these streets.

Place Royale, Quebec City

Quebec City Petit Champlain

Quebec City, Petit Champlain

Quebec City, Petit Champlain

Quebec City Petit Champlain

Quebec City, Petit Champlain

The old city’s Upper Town gets in on the festivities as well.  Since I visited in November,  a German Christmas market has opened in front of City Hall, and a skating rink in Place d’Youville.  Don’t miss the trees of hope at the fairy-tale castle hotel, the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac.  The trees are decorated and sponsored by companies to raise funds for the local hospital foundation.

Quebec City

Quebec City

Chateau Frontenac

Chateau Frontenac

There is normally no shortage of snow for the holidays to complete the postcard views in the city.  Either way, it gets my vote as the best, and certainly the most charming, North American city to visit at Christmas time.

There are 12 comments for this article
  1. Miia / Worldliciouz at 11:24 am

    Such stunning photos! Makes me wish I were there. 😀 And makes me miss Canada so much. I was just a kid when I visited – and didn’t get to go to Quebec – but I have the greatest memories and I just have to go back as soon as I can. And Quebec is looking like a pretty darn great choice for my next trip. I just can’t get over how cute everything looks.

  2. Marc at 3:23 pm

    I have been to Quebec City several times and also during the xmas time. It looks stunning and the pictures speak themselves. Even though there are other places that can compete with Quebec I agree to somewhat that Quebec is a magical place during the holiday season.
    Like they say “Quebec je me souviens

  3. Doug Boeckh at 7:54 pm

    Great pictures. Quebec is very beautiful in Winter. We spent 2.5 days there over the Christmas break and really enjoyed it. Between the fact that we were snowboarding at Mont St Anne during the day, and it being very cold at night, we resolved to go back in warmerweather for a longer visit.

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