10 winter activities to do with the family during the holidays

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For many, the end of November and the first snow ring bells: the Christmas ones. The holiday season is indeed at our doorstep as well as all the magic that this holiday brings and we feel the excitement in the air. For the occasion, several cities and regions are transformed and transformed into a real kingdom for Christmas lovers with its thousands of lights illuminating.

Do you like Christmas as much as we do? You will certainly find your happiness in one of the 10 activities to do with your family this winter during the holiday holidays that are offered to you and will certainly immerse you in the spirit of the holidays.

Germany is moving to Quebec City!

L’allemagne déménage à Québec!

With its grand lights, traditional wooden kiosks and free entertainment for the whole family, the German Christmas Market in Quebec City offers visitors a unique and unforgettable experience. Extraordinary shows, original gift ideas, tasting of German and local products, free activities for children, Christmas music and choral singing; everything is here to immerse yourself in the magic of the holidays!

Outdoor activities in Montreal

Activités extérieures à Montréal

Mount Royal Park is a real playground; enjoy cross-country skiing trails, slide slides in an inner tube, put on your snowshoes, or shoe your ice skates along the river on the ice rink of the Old Port of Montreal, on the wooded pond in La Fontaine Park, or near the summit of Mount Royal Park, at Beaver Lake, or if not inside the Atrium Le 1000 near the city centre.

Get aboard!

Montez à bord! On

Saturdays and Sundays from November 16 to 30 and December 1to 23, the Orford Express offers you the most magical experience aboard a Christmas train. In the muffled scenery of winter landscapes, the train suddenly becomes more comforting and even warmer. A total of 35 winter outings are scheduled for the calendar, including 25 special events for children. On the menu: animation for toddlers, gourmet surprises, colouring, visit Santa Claus and 2-hour train hike.

Magic will be at the rendezvous!

La magie sera au rendez-vous!

Enjoy over 25 indoor and outdoor activities: large snowslide, animated theatre, traditional music, singing, dancing, outdoor games and more! On the occasion of the illuminated village at the Village Québécois d'Antan, warm up at the edge of the outdoor fireplaces with delicious delicacies and hot drinks purchased at the donuts, bakeries or general stores. Pure happiness for the taste buds and for your child's heart!

A zoo in the winter

Un zoo l’hiver

Pull up warmly and swap the stroller for a sleigh! Presentations of animal keepers and biologists, fire-spitting, animations, slides and fairy scenery... a pleasant place to visit in a winter context! You can even observe the animals in a different light!

Meet Santa Claus... the real one!


Rencontrez le Père Noël… le vrai!family destination par excellence in the Laurentians, Santa Claus Village offers exciting activities, exciting challenges and magical moments at share on an enchanting site, in the heart of the Laurentians. Located in Val-David, the Village gathers 40 activities offered to children between 2 and 8 years old, which also includes meeting Santa Claus!

Montreal in celebrations

Montréal en fêtes

Montréal en fêtes is very pleased to welcome you for its7th editions in Old Montreal and Old Port from December 19 to 31, 2019. Come and warm up with family and friends at the holiday flagship event! Let yourself be transported by the magic of Christmas at the Nordic Square. Warm zones and hot cocktails, live music shows, games and public art facilities, this is THE must-see destination!

Ottawa, City of Lights

Ottawa, ville de lumières

Ottawa shines with a thousand lights during the holiday season with Christmas Lights in Canada. From early December to early January each year, thousands of lights illuminate the winter scenery of Canada's Capital Region. Illumination ceremony, magical multimedia projection, the Route of Lights, several activities are offered to you.

Railway Christmas

Noël ferroviaire

From November 22, 2019 to January 5, 2020, the Canadian Railway Museum will carry visitors in the magic of Christmas. Several vehicles will be decorated and illuminated in the Grand Gallery, activities will be offered and Santa Claus will meet the visitors! Railway Christmas is a must-see event for the whole family.

Fun adrenaline

Amusante adrénaline

Enjoy over 35 day and evening snow slides, a lighted skating trail, snow rafting and the unique Tornado. Rediscover the joy of playing outdoors with your little ones by exploring the tunnels and mini-slides of our children's playground. Enjoy the winter pleasures with family or friends by combining your day with a visit to the Hôtel de Glace or Bora Parc!

The holiday season is fast approaching and several activities are offered to you to experience the magic and magic of Christmas. Wondering what to do to keep your little family busy during the holidays? We hope we have given you some interesting ideas so as not to get bored!

And you, what do you think you'll do with your well-deserved holidays?

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