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Stretching from the Outaouais region to Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, The Christmas Market Route brings together the best Christmas markets in Quebec under the Regroupement des Marchés de Noël du Québec umbrella. Through the group’s ever-growing network, you’ll discover a host of authentic outdoor Christmas markets inspired by the European tradition. And you’ll find artisanal creations and home-grown food products showcasing specialties typical of their regions. In addition to Santa Claus, the best Christmas markets in Quebec also offer demonstrations, activities for children, and traditional songs and dances.
Christmas in Quebec has special traditions, many of which are of Germanic origin. Christmas markets are no exception. They first appeared during the 14th century in regions now part of countries such as Austria, Switzerland, and Germany, as well as in certain regions of eastern France such as Alsace, Lorraine, and Franche-Comté. According to Wikipedia, Vienna's December Market, dating back to 1294 and officially recognized by Albrecht I in 1298, can be considered the earliest forerunner of European Christmas markets.
With Ôrigine artisans hôteliers, take a look at some of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Quebec that you can discover and rediscover in 2019.