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Plan a Pre-Christmas Getaway!

Christmas may still be over a month away, but it’s never too early to get into the spirit of the holidays! This is the time to explore Christmas markets and see why Quebec is a foodie’s paradise. Between bouts of gift-shopping, take a moment to relax around a meal of local specialties that will have you begging for more!

Christmas markets

Public markets, which you’ll find all over the province, are great places to get your holiday shopping done and uncover unique crafts and local foods you’ll be proud to offer as gifts. A Québec City Christmastime staple, the German Christmas Market is set up to look like a traditional village, a wonderland where you’ll find mulled wine and German treats. If you’re nearer to the metropolis’s Old Port, check out the goodies and special activities at Merry Montreal. Visitors driving in the Eastern Townships will come upon several markets sprinkled around the picturesque Coaticook Valley.

German Christmas Market Québec City

Québec City German Christmas Market

When: November 24 to December 18, 2016 (Thursday to Sunday)
Where: The Town Hall square and gardens

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Merry Montreal

Merry Montreal

When: December 1 to 24, 2016
Where: Place Jacques-Cartier and surrounding areas

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Coaticook Christmas markets

Coaticook River Valley

When: Weekends between December 3 and 24, 2016
Where: In Waterville (3700, route 147), Compton (6335, route Louis-S.-St-Laurent) and Coaticook (116 Wellington Street)

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Trou du diable microbrewery, Mauricie

Treat yourself before the holidays - Microbreweries in Mauricie

The arrival of chilly temperatures is usually followed by cravings for comfort food... which washes down splendidly with a microbrew! Luckily in the Mauricie region (home of the Brewing Economuseum) you get both at once! Come on in from the cold and tempt your taste buds with the region’s one-of-a-kind craft beers full of character and complex flavours. They make ideal companions for a meal of local fare. Some establishments also offer tours of their brewing facilities.

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Indulge in fantastic dining at the casinos

Speaking of food, the casinos welcome you all year to enjoy the glamorous atmosphere, a variety of table games and a bite to eat! The restaurants at the casinos feature a melting pot of eclectic cuisine, kitchens run by prestigious chefs and creative menus, not to mention a host of dining options for every budget. Whet your appetite and try your luck this season in Montreal, Mont-Tremblant, Lac-Leamy or Charlevoix. And by the way, don't miss out on the special holiday activities held at the casinos!

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