Where to Spend Christmas in Canada: Quebec City
Even if they did nothing at all, Quebec City would still be a great place to spend the holidays, with cobblestone lanes, beautiful and fluffy white snow, and some of the most historic and striking architecture in Canada. But, fortunately, there’s a lot going on in the capital of la Belle Province, including QuebecAdabra!, a festival that offers large-scale illuminations, a light show and an authentic German Christmas market, where you can sip mulled win and browse for gifts. If you can’t decide where to spend Christmas in Canada, Quebec City will not disappoint you.
Where to Spend Christmas in Canada: Toronto
Attracting half million people, Canada’s largest city annually holds one of the biggest Santa Claus parades in the world. And throughout the month of December, take in the Cavalcade of Lights, a festival that kicks off with the lighting of a massive Christmas tree in Nathan Phillips Square, in front of City Hall.
Where to Spend Christmas in Canada: Ottawa
Beginning with an illumination ceremony in early December, the nation’s capital bathes the Parliament Buildings in dramatic lights with the prime minister often flipping the switch himself. The ceremony also includes free hot chocolate, Christmas caroling and Beaver Tails, and is followed by a solid month of beauty: both Parliament Hill and more than 60 sights along Confederation Boulevard feature lovely illumination displays.