Christmas at the Chateau Frontenac in Québec

Come celebrate Christmas amid the tradition of Québec City and iconic Château Frontenac, where you’ll enjoy a seasonal concert and ride a carriage across the city’s cobbled streets.
Rating (5)
Program No. 19228RJ
5 days
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At a Glance

In the narrow streets, the sound of hooves on snowy cobbles keeps time as you peer out from your carriage at a world of decorated windows lit warmly against the winter air. Christmas approaches in Québec City, a 400-year-old gem of Old World ambiance right here in North America where you’ll enjoy four nights of yuletide learning. The city's most beloved landmark, the Chateau Frontenac, is your home as you discover traditional tastes of the season like "tourtière" meat pie and local delicacies made from maple, a fundamental Québec ingredient.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles daily over uneven terrain, sometimes snow covered. Standing, stairs and cobblestones.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience Québécois Christmas music during a private concert and in the streets with locals caroling door to door.
  • Indulge in perhaps the grandest Christmas tradition in Québec City, the annual dinner-dance at the Chateau Frontenac.
  • Enjoy a scenic carriage ride illustrating daily life in Québec City.

General Notes

Program includes independent time to explore the city and several meals on your own. Group Leaders will provide directions for self-directed excursions. Suggestions for free-time activities provided in preparatory materials. A companion to this program is also available: "New Year at Château Frontenac: Holiday Splendor in Québec City" (#21226).
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Andrée Girard
Andrée Girard has been an active figure on the arts scene in Québec and in Canada for over 25 years. She worked as a broadcaster for CBC radio and television before becoming programming director for CBC French radio’s Chaîne culturelle for several years. She was also a founding member and director of the Conseil québécois de la musique. Over the course of her career, she has been associated with the creation of the Opus Prize, as well as the development of the Canadian Conference of the Arts.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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