Below are listed 11 Quebec Christmas markets and events to check out in, around, and on the way to Quebec City this winter.\nThe Quebec capital is known for its winter charm and each of these events takes full advantage of that quality inherent to the city itself as well as its surrounding area.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nFor any Christmas lover, a trip to Quebec City should rank pretty high on the list of must-do road trips. Considered one of North America's most beautiful cities around the holidays, the capital of Quebec becomes the quintessential winter wonderland. Along with its narrow cobbled streets, and cozy cafés, Quebec City is host to a ton of holiday markets and outdoor activities that help add to the overall ambiance.\nWhile there are a lot of choices for Christmas markets around Montreal, the three-hour road trip north is still worth it. With so many things to do, it's easy to make a weekend of it. The only downside will be choosing which ones you want to attend.\nIf you want to make the most of your drive, you can take a little detour and stop off at the stunning Trois-Rivières Noël en Lumière or check out the market at the old railway station in Sherbrooke.\nMost of the festivities gear up towards the end of the month and run through to just before Christmas. And unless otherwise noted, they are all 100% free to attend, so you can take in the holiday spirit without reaching for your wallet.\nHere are 11 of the best holiday festivities you should try to visit this year around Quebec City.\nGrand Marché du Noël de Québec\n View this post on Instagram Avis aux amateurs de charcuteries et de boudins! @le_bouchon_du_pied_bleu sera au Grand Marché de Québec dès le 14 juin pour vous offrir des produits d'une qualité exceptionnelle!👌 #GrandMarcheQc A post shared by Le Grand Marché de Québec (@grandmarcheqc) on Jun 5, 2019 at 9:04am PDT\n\nWhen: November 21 to December 24, 26, 27\nWhere: 250-M, boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel; Le Grand Marché\nThe Grand Marché de Québec has some of the highest quality gourmet foods you can find. This is truly the market for budding chefs and foodies. During Christmas, they also host culinary workshops, sell Christmas trees and have Santa in on the action. \nFind out more! \n\n\n\n\n\nMarché de Noël allemand de Québec \n\n\n\n View this post on Instagram Une autre belle fin de semaine au Marché! #mnaq #noelallemand #quebec #villedequebec #noel #marchedenoel #christmas #allemand #magiedenoel #quebeccity A post shared by Marché de Noël Allemand Québec (@noelallemandquebec) on Dec 16, 2018 at 2:16pm PST\n\nWhen: November 22 – December 23\nWhere: In the heart of Old Quebec, Quebec City \nThis is one of the few authentic German-style Christmas markets in the region. Old Quebec City welcomes over 80 exhibitors selling everything from European food and alcohol to hand-produced crafts. There is also free entertainment for all ages to enjoy. \nLearn more about this market!\nMarché de Noël de Baie-Saint-Paul\n\nPosted by Marché de Noël de Baie-Saint-Paul on Wednesday, August 21, 2019\nWhen: November 29 – December 8 (weekends)\nWhere: Rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste; Baie-Saint-Paul\nThe best way to visit this market is to take the Christmas themed, animated train from Quebec City. Once you're there, you can peruse the local artisan kiosks for all your Christmas needs.\nRead the full article!\n\n\nMarché du Noël d'Antan à Cap-Santé\n View this post on Instagram Qui viendra nous visiter pour la 19e édition qui se tiendra les 29, 30 novembre et 1er décembre ? #marchedunoeldantan2019 #marchedunoeldantan #marcheexterieur #achatlocal #artisans #exposants #faitauquebec #faitmain #feeriedenoel #leschauffeurspieds #superambiance #musiquetraditionnelle A post shared by Noël d'Antan à Cap-santé (@marchedunoeldantanacapsante) on Oct 9, 2019 at 1:00pm PDT\n\n\n\n\n\n\nWhen: November 29 to December 1\n\n\nWhere: 30 Rue Marie Fitzbach; Cap-Santé\nThe idyllic town of Cap-Santé is worthy of a visit anytime of the year, but come the holidays this sleepy town is transformed into a bustling European style market from yesteryear.\nMore info!\n\n\n\n\n\nREAD MORE: Cineplex Is Screening 5 Of Your Favourite Holiday Movies For Free In Quebec Next Month\nLe Marché de Noël du Sanctuaire de Notre-Dame-du-Cap\nView this post on Instagram Le marché de Noël de Trois-Rivières est du 15 au 16 décembre de 13 h à 20 h. 🎄125 artisans, fermette, activités familiales, concours de la meilleure tourtière, et bien plus! C’est gratuit. Photo d’Alain Bouchard. #troisrivieres #sanctuairendc #mauricie #noelenlumiere #festivoix #marchedenoel @tourismetr #tourismemauricie A post shared by Sanctuaire Notre-Dame-du-Cap (@sanctuairenotredameducap) on Dec 12, 2018 at 5:28pm PST\nWhen: TBA (usually runs mid-December)\nWhere: 626 Rue Notre-Dame E., Trois-Rivières\nThis market in Trois-Rivières only runs for a few days in December, so make sure to plan your trip accordingly. As part of the Noël en Lumière event, it creates an enchanting Christmas shopping experience. The best part is that it's located only an hour and a half from Montreal.\nFind out more!\nMarché de Noël de Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury\n\nPosted by Ville de Stoneham on Friday, December 16, 2016\nWhen: December 6-8 & 13-15\nWhere: Over 40 artists come together for a \nOver 40 producers, artists and craftspeople provide a warm welcome and a cheerful holiday ambience! Music, Christmas lights, strolling entertainers, shows and creative workshops!\nWatch the website for more updates!\nLa Grande Fête Hivernale\nView this post on Instagram Toboggan . . . . . . . . . . . #adventures #weekendvibes #iwanttomovehere #carnaval #quebeccity #au1884 #chateaufrontenac #view #slideofyourlife #vacation #tobbogan #winter #snow A post shared by alison weick (@alisonweick) on Feb 4, 2017 at 4:43pm PST\nWhen: December 21-22; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.\nWhere: Rue des Carrières, Quebec; Terrasse Dufferin\nCost: $5\nCelebrate winter with the official opening of the century-old slide in Quebec City. There will be animators on hand, and the cost of entrance allows you a ride down the slide and a hot chocolate to warm you up.\nRead more on the Facebook page!\nNoël au Marché de la gare de Sherbrooke\n View this post on Instagram Les chanteurs victoriens de Coaticook à Noël au marché nous rappelle vraiment les Noëls d’antan! #sherbrooke #sherbylove #marchedelagare #noelaumarche #christmascarrols #quebecoriginal #easterntownships A post shared by Marché de la Gare Sherbrooke (@marchedelagaresherbrooke) on Dec 23, 2017 at 9:27pm PST\nWhen: Weekends only. November 30 – December 22\nWhere: 710 place de la Gare, Sherbrooke\nYou'll want to make a little detour to stop in at the Sherbrooke Christmas market. Along with the holiday artisan village, it also boasts one of the largest illuminated Christmas trees in Canada. Located in the old CP railway station, the whole atmosphere is cozy and festive. \nCheck out the website!\nWhether you're looking to do some shopping or just want to take in the holiday decorations, these markets have everything you could need this Christmas season.