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Christmas markets are all the rage right now and rightfully so. While Montreal's three grand Christmas markets are certainly a must-try, there are loads of quaint and charming holiday markets nestled in the outskirts of the city waiting to be explored.

The Vieux-Saint-Eustache Christmas Market is set to return for its second edition this December in the enchanting gardens of the Globensky Manor.

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Quebecers might not be able to celebrate Christmas as they had planned, but at least it will be pretty. The Weather Network's Quebec forecast calls for a possibly "perfect" holiday thanks to an incoming weather system that's poised to bring some snowfall to the province.

In a Thursday report, the Network said Montreal has a 100% chance of a white Christmas.

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For all the Christmas fans out there, there's a magical Quebec park that's only 40 minutes from Quebec City and two and a half hours from Montreal. Woodooliparc, located in the Beauce region in the small town of Scott, offers you the "Frima experience," an illuminated walk in a setting that feels straight out of a holiday movie.

With the giant decorations under the snow, the little houses and the glittering ornaments in a pine-scented wooded park, you'll feel like you've been transported to the village of Whoville from The Grinch.

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Drummondville — yes, Drummondville — is, perhaps, the unlikely heart of holiday cheer in Quebec. That's where you'll find the Village d'Antan, a living museum of 19th and 20th-century life, which transforms into a 25,000-light Christmas display every year.

Visitors are free to explore the festive streetscapes and enjoy some treats along the way from the old-timey general store and donut shop. A promo video shows street performers and roadside activities, too.

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