9th edition of the German Christmas Market in Quebec City: Starting November 24!


The German Christmas Market in Quebec City (c) Communauté allemande Québec | courtesy

On November 24, 2016, the German Christmas Market in Quebec City will officially open -- a now traditional event during the Holiday Season, to which the State of Bavaria Quebec Office is proud to be a partner.

Ever since its inception 9 years ago, the Christmas Market has developed into one of the most anticipated highlights of the Old Capital's Christmas season. It is now stretching over several weeks, just as its German models do. In 2016, the organizers anticipate no less than 100,000 visitors. This year will also boast several new features, starting with a covered passage with star-lit sky, as well as several theme-evenings with extended opening hours (German wines tasting on Dec. 2, Apres-Ski eve with DJ and Jägermeister on Dec. 9, Ravensburger-Casino evening on Dec.19)... and much more!

Christmas markets are closely connected to the German-speaking regions of Europe -- Germany and Austria of course, but also Switzerland and... Alsace (Eastern France). During Advent -- the 4 weeks ahead of Christmas -- local artisans gather on the central village square, often around the church, to expose and sell their production. Most of the items will be Christmas decoration and wooden toys, but there's always several other specialties to make for great gift ideas. Of course, food and beverages are also available, especially the well-known Glühwein, world-famous Lebkuchen (click for recipes) and other Christmas pastries. All of these will be present in Quebec.

Don't miss the opening concert on November 24 at 8:30 pm, by Trio Piacella at the Chapel of the Musée de l’Amérique francophone: attendance is free, reservation at 418-643-2158.

More details about the event at  www.noelallemandquebec.com