By Mélissa Toutant, collaborator
What’s better than Christmas markets to get into the holiday cheer! Inspired by the european culture, this idea is getting more adopted by the quebec tradition. It’s the best place to find small gifts made by local artisans. Christmas markets are full of ideas to prepare your festivities. They make everyone fall back into childhood thanks to the magic that emerges there. Take advantage of the first days of december to roadtrip around Quebec and discover the most beautiful Christmas markets. Here are 4 to discover!
German Christmas market in Quebec
It’s in the heart the Old Quebec where stands the German Christmas market, near the gardens and City Hall. You’ll discover European Christmas traditions through the enchanting landscape of Quebec City. Shows, animation and german dishes are married to Quebec’s local products. From November 22nd to December 23rd.
Lanaudière Christmas markets
During the holiday season, the region of Lanaudière has its charm by offering, not one, but 3 Christmas markets. The Joliette-Lanaudière Christmas market starts on November 30th up to December 23rd. At l’Assomption, the market will be opened from November 29th to December 16. It’s among the enchanting illuminations that you can find unique gifts. You can also participate in festive activities and enjoy some shows.
Sherbrooke Christmas Market
Meet local artisans while shopping for the holidays, every weekend from November 30 to December 23 at the Sherbrooke Christmas Market. You’ll discover a festive atmosphere in an old train station outdoor setting activities for the entire family are on the menu. The smell of fresh pies and fir trees will certainly put you in the spirits of the holidays.
Christmas Nutcracker Market in Montreal
One of the few indoor Christmas markets, The Nutcracker Christmas Market is for the benefit of The Great Canadian Ballet Nutcracker Fund, which allows 2800 sick and underprivileged children to attend free shows and/ or educational workshops. More than 100 exhibitors come togheter to offer gifts of all kinds: toys, clothes, beauty products, etc. It’s the perfect place to find your presents while giving back to a philanthropic organization.
Put on your hottest clothes before going. Enjoy this moment to admire the decorations and enjoy a good hot chocolate. Happy Holidays!