This morning, I was looking around online when I saw a headline that read: "The Most Christmassy Place In Canada."
First I thought, "Christmassy" is the best made-up word I've heard in along time. And second, I knew it simply had to be Quebec city.
And wouldn't you know it, it was!
That's because Quebec city literally looks like one giant Christmas Village this time of year. There's lights everywhere, the cobblestone streets are trimmed with snow, and the Christmas trees are standing tall and proud.
It's no wonder even CNN named Quebec City one of the top destinations in the world to spend the holidays.
There are a ton of Christmas and winter themed activities taking place in Quebec City right now, and in case if you need more convincing, here's a quick run-down:
German Christmas Market
From December 1 - 18, the Jardins de l'Hôtel-de-Ville in Quebec City will be transformed into a magical European Christmas market. There will be old wooden kiosks, twinkling lights, decorations, gifts, choirs and carolers, activities for the kids and German holiday snacks.
The Ice Hotel
Every year from December to March Quebec opens it's world famous Ice Hotel. But, this year, the Ice Hotel is going to be completely revamped. It's getting relocated to Village Valcartier and it will also have additional equipment and a new unique design, the likes of which has never been seen before.
Rue du Petit-Champlain
The Petit-Champlain district gets illuminated every year and stays that way all winter long. It’s the perfect place to to go go on a romantic evening stroll. You'll feel like you've stepped in Christmas fairy tale.
If you're looking for a enchanted forest, Quebec city has you covered. From December 26 to January 8, and every weekend from January 13 to February 25, the Aquarium Du Quebec is is creating a magical wintertime paradise. there will be 500,000 LED lights, projections, music, outdoor fireplaces, and more!
New Year's Eve
From December 27 - 31, Rue Grande Allée gets geared up to ring in the new year. There's traditional music, a Ferris wheel, an urban zipline, heated terraces, outdoor bars, and on New year's eve there's a free outdoor party followed by a fireworks display.
Québec Winter Carnival
Last but not least, if you're planning on sticking around in January, you'll absolutely want to check out the famous Carnaval de Québec from January 27 to February 12. There's skating, snow baths, ice canoe races, parades, slides, giant foosball tables, snow sculptures, shows and sleigh rides.