For Canada’s 150th Birthday, Québec City will host something very special and grandiose to celebrate the New Year. This year’s festivities will run for 5 days (from December 27th to the 31st) and will be filled with surprises!
Double the Number of Last Year’s Activities
Québec City is expecting more visitors than in previous years and organizers have therefore doubled the outdoor space across which festivities will be held. This year, amusement park rides,
facilities, decorations, traditional music, outdoor fire pits, ice bars, etc., will be scattered all over Parliament Hill, adding even more charm to Québec City. Grande Allée Street will be transformed into an authentic illuminated winter village with a flurry of activities sure to please all. Other activities include a 200 meter zip line in the heart of the city, a big Ferris wheel, musicians, dancers, heated terraces and, of course, the charming narrow streets that make up the heart of Old Québec, with their French flair, cafes, bars and restaurants that make for the perfect pit stop to warm up.
A Star-Worthy New Year’s Eve!
To ring in the New Year in a proper fashion, Québec City will host a star-worthy celebration on December 31st. Expect to be blown away by the lit-up Ferris wheel, entertainment for all, there will also be internationally celebrated DJ who will summon all to the outdoor dancefloor.. An avalanche of music and lights will bring cheerful partygoers into 2017. Fireworks will light up the night sky of this historical North American city, creating lasting memories to start off the New Year.
The Must-See Québec City Region
The Québec City region is a destination suited for family escapes as much as it is suited for a getaway amongst friends or a romantic weekend. Old Québec is famous for its narrow snow-covered streets, lined with antique shops where you can rummage through beautiful pieces; its Old Port, known for its tranquility and beauty; Saint-Jean Street for its shopping; the funicular; the cozy cafes and restaurants where one can sip on hot wine or indulge in a Queue de Castor; and, of course, Petit Champlain, a neighborhood that becomes truly magical in the winter with its store-front Christmas displays and its mood reminiscent of the New France era. For those looking to take in some fresh air, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the snow nearby: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and downhill skiing at neighboring Chute-Montmorency park and Village Vacances Valcartier (their indoor complex was enlarged this year). The pubs and bars from both ends of the city such as Cercle, Bistro l’Atelier, District St-Joseph, Deux22, Griendel, and even the new Champagnerie will all welcome partygoers wanting to celebrate the New Year!
Québec City: a historical party in a historical city rich with treasures and cultural heritage.