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A White Christmas in Quebec City: A Photo Essay

In Canada, a white Christmas is a given in most cities. Living in Ottawa, I can’t remember a time when we didn’t have at least a little bit of snow on the ground. The idealistic white Christmas referred to in all the Christmas songs is something we tend to take for granted. When I lived in Ireland and travelled throughout Europe the first time, snow was one of the things I would get asked about the most. Nearly everyone expressed jealousy of our White Christmases.

So today, on Christmas Eve, I decided to put together this post as a part of the Travel Advent Calendar series, of a Canadian White Christmas in Quebec City. I had the pleasure of visiting this beautiful city a couple weeks ago, and thanks to the kindness of Quebec City Tourism and the Auberge Saint-Antoine hotel we had a fantastic festive mini-break . Snow on the ground, lights on the trees, and decorations galore; it’s the perfect setting for a fairytale white Christmas.

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A festive tree in a speciality Christmas shop

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Brightly lit trees down by the port

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Christmas lights strung across the streets by the Furnicular

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Snowy Christmas tree outside a shop

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Christmas balls in the branches

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Looking down on Rue Petit Champlain

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Christmas Trees lining the halls in Château Frontenac

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Star lights on the exterior of the Château Frontenac

 

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Old Port Market lit up for the holiday season

The German Christmas Market

The German Christmas Market

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Rue Petit Champlain

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A cafe in Place Royale

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A cozy spot to warm up

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

This post is part of the Travel Advent Calendar Series hosted by Sher y Paul

This post is part of the Travel Advent Calendar Series hosted by Shere y Paul

28 thoughts on “A White Christmas in Quebec City: A Photo Essay

  1. Lucy

    How beautiful. I was due to visit Quebec this year but had a bit of a flight nightmare and had to reschedule, hopefully should be out there in 2015 though, and can’t wait!

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  3. Brianna

    I’ve always loved how Quebenc was a little slice of France here in North America and that it manages to get even more charming at Christmas.

  4. Bobby Lowery

    I am thoroughly hunting my white Christmas destination for this year. It is my first vacation since 2004, and my first white Christmas as I live on the Gulf Coast of Alabama. Quebec City has seemed to capture my interest as the best bet for all of my prerequisites for a destination in North America. What else would you offer up to someone who is mulling over such a huge decision to sway them?

    1. Hannah Logan Post author

      I’m spoiled and get a white Christmas every year, but I think what made Quebec special is that the whole section of Old Town was in the spirit with decorations and celebrations and markets. Definitely more reminiscent of holiday season in Europe. I’d take the time to look into it some more for sure- I don’t think you would be disappointed 🙂

  5. Shannon Kircher

    It looks so charming and perfect! We’re heading there next month for a long weekend break from the Caribbean for some holiday vibes. So excited for a bit of snow + Christmas markets! 🎄

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