28 November 2023

As the weather begins to cool, Quartier Petit Champlain and Place-Royale are preparing to ring in the bustling holiday season! The most beautiful neighborhood in North America is also, without a doubt, the most magical destination for Christmas shopping. And did we mention that the ever-popular bonus gift card promotion is back!

Once again this year, Coopérative du Quartier Petit Champlain is inviting families to come discover its winter programming in a magical Christmas setting, and is offering great activities and gift ideas. Starting December 9, Flip Fabrique will be back with its impressive street circus performances around the neighborhood. And a few days before that, the wonderful Christmas carolers will be back, bringing the spirit of Christmas to the hearts of the young and young-at-heart alike. What better way to get into the spirit of the holidays in Québec City’s most enchanting district!



With the arrival of winter, there are plenty of activities and special touches everywhere, including Christmas decorations resembling a scene out of a postcard. Some of the favorites in the unforgettable festive decor include a giant Christmas tree, twinkling garlands of lights across the streets, beautifully decorated parks, and outdoor fireplaces.

Starting December 2, 2023, Quartier Petit Champlain and Place-Royale will once again hit all the right festive notes with their melodious wandering carolers. Two groups—La brigade du Choeur Ad Vitam and Gamik Vocale—will perform in front of the Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church, for a Christmas treat in perfect harmony.

In addition, Coopérative du Quartier Petit Champlain is delighted to announce the much-awaited return of the impressive Flip Fabrique circus troupe with its show Brrrr! starting December 9, 2023. This brand-new creation on the theme of Christmas and gifts is sure to entertain adults and children alike. Visitors will be invited to take in a series of street performances featuring all kinds of amazing circus acts in the most unexpected places. The neighborhood’s streets will be abuzz with excitement, with a trampoline wall, as well as electrifying balancing and juggling acts! Performance locations and times will be announced shortly.



Once again, Coopérative du Quartier Petit Champlain is offering its ever-popular gift card promotion! During the Holiday Season festivities, from November 20 to December 20, for every Quartier Petit Champlain gift card purchased online (right here!), you’ll get a second promo card valued at 30% of the amount of the first card! It’s the perfect time to draw up your gift lists and plan your Christmas purchases, including your hostess gifts, which are always appreciated at this time of year. Our Québec artisans, cafés, boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants offer a host of gift ideas for the whole family.




Founded in 1985 following the restoration of its iconic buildings, Coopérative du Quartier Petit Champlain has taken a highly innovative approach, breathing new life into its historic sector and offering visitors a unique experience. Recognized as one of the most beautiful sites in Quebec (and one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the world!), Quartier Petit Champlain is ideally located for all seasons: at the foot of the cliff that separates the upper town from the lower town, directly beneath the magnificent Château Frontenac. Its authentic character and extensive offerings make the neighborhood a must-visit destination.

Some forty members of the cooperative, including a legendary theatre; delightful boutiques; and welcoming restaurants, cafés, and bistros line its charming pedestrian streets, open year-round for the pleasure of locals and visitors alike.



A historic site of national importance, Place-Royale is the cradle of French civilization in North America. It stands on the site of Québec City’s first settlement, Samuel de Champlain’s habitation. Place-Royale has been restored in the style of the architecture of the French regime, and is home to about twenty boutiques, pubs, and restaurants offering a wide array of quality products.


Press release from Brouillard Communication