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Major Events

Major Events

Hotel Universel Quebec is located in the heart of many major touristic events of Quebec City, such as the Festival d’ete de Quebec and the Quebec winter carnival. Here’s a list of popular events you don’t want to miss in the weeks to come.


German Christmas Market

From November 22nd to December 23th, 2018, live the Holidays experience in a german way! This year, in addition to the traditional wood stands, you will be able to admire a giant Christmas tree or savour a variety of german products and even discover the mulled wine. For all details, consult the website of the German Christmas Market (French only). 

When: From November 22nd until December 23rd, 2018
Where : 2, rue des Jardins
Phone : 418 262-4106
Website :

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The Christmas market at Marche du Vieux-Port

Feel the Christmas spirit at the Marche du Vieux-Port from November 22th until December 31st. Enjoy shopping with festive music and browse through more than one thousand exclusive products coming from all over the province. It is time to find the perfect unique gift for your loved ones! For more information, consult the Marche du Vieux-Port’s website

When: From November 22th until December 31st
Where: 160, quai St-André
Phone: 418 692-2517
Website (French only):

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Festi Lumiere

Only a few minutes away by car from the Hotel Universel, you will be able to live a key winter activity in Quebec City: the Festi Lumiere. The young and older will be amazed by the numerous illuminated structures and trees. Join the crowd in order to warm up by dancing around the outdoor fireplace. A singer will be there for the occasion. 

This event is taking place starting December 20th, 2018, at the Aquarium du Québec.

Address: 1675, avenue des Hôtels
Phone: 1 800 665-6527

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Schedule :

  • December 20, 2018 to January 7, 2019, every night, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (closed on December 24 and 25, 2018)
  • January 12 to February 23, 2019, Saturday night, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
  • Spring Break: March 2 to 10, 2019, every night, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

New Year’s Eve in Quebec City

From December 28th, 2018 to January 1st, 2019, gather in Grande Allee street in order to celebrate the New Year’s arrival. Not only will you be able to have a drink on one of the many heated terraces, but you will be able to take a tour on the big wheel or fly down the great zipline!

December 31, celebrate the New Year’s arrival with fireworks and festive music! Join the party and assist to the big countdown with thousands of people!

Address : Grande Allée
Website :

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The 58th International Tournament of Pee-Wee Hockey Quebec will be held at the Centre Videotron from February 13 to 24, 2019! Enjoy activity days to see high-level hockey games. The doors will open at 7 am every morning, and activities will begin at 8 am. General admission is $ 8.00 and admission is $ 2.00 for children under 14. Become the proud supporters of the players of tomorrow!

Address : 250-G, Boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel
Phone Number : 418 524-3311
Web Site :


Carnaval de Quebec

Québec Winter Carnival certainly is a crowd favorite! Year after year, thousands of tourists and locals take part in the world’s largest winter carnival. Here is a quick view at this year’s activities that all your family will enjoy: night parades, snow slides, snow bath, international snow sculpture contest, ice canoe race and much more. From February 8th to 17th, there is no better way to enjoy the pleasures of winter!

Have a look at the site map and the program

Phone: 1 866 422-7628


Videotron Centre

The Videotron Centre is officially open! Why not celebrate its opening by attending one of its numerous shows and events of the season? Its program is rich in events of all kinds that will suit the tastes of everyone. Sports fans may also want to buy tickets to see the Remparts de Quebec play hockey in this high-tech amphitheatre! Take a look at the must-see events of the upcoming weeks:

  • October 31st: Hockey - Huskies vs Remparts
  • November 10: La tournée Merci Canada
  • November 12: Jack White
  • November 17: Ew Attraktion
  • November 24: Three Days Grace
  • December 1st: Boxe - Adonis Stevenson vs Oleksandr Gvozdyk
  • December 2nd: Mario Pelchat et les prêtres
  • December 6 to 9: Cirque du Soleil - Corteo
  • December 12 & 13: Martin Matte
  • December 22nd: Guylaine Tanguay
  • December 31st: New Year's Party by Éric Lapointe
  • January 25: Bryan Adams
  • March 2nd: Marie-Mai
  • April 2nd: Kiss - End of the road World Tour

Consult the schedule for more details!

Address: 250-B, Boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel
Phone: 1 855 790-1245

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