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A German Christmas Market more festive than ever in Quebec City

A German Christmas Market more festive than ever in Quebec City
A German Christmas Market more festive than ever in Quebec City

The 15e edition of the German Christmas Market in Old Quebec promises to be more festive than ever, after a forced two-year break from animation: the organizers announce several new features.

• Read also: The heart of the German Christmas Market moves near the Château Frontenac

“This edition will be particularly festive. Because it has been two years since we have been able to celebrate it as we usually do,” said the president of the German Christmas Market in Quebec, Britta Kröger, during a press conference. to mark the opening of the event, at the Quebec City Hall.

The organizers were excited to find the atmosphere that made the Market famous, after two years of health restrictions that prevented the presentation of animation.

For the mayor, Bruno Marchand, the Market has now become a must. “Quebec could not do without its German market. It is the most beautiful in North America and it will be the most beautiful in the world,” he predicted. “It will smell of partying, life, a city that moves, that loves the world, that comes together.”

Several new features are included in the program for this 2022 edition, always free, which will take place from November 24 to December 23, in Old Quebec.

There will be a Santa Claus castle replica of the Château Frontenac where children can have their picture taken with the famous character. “These photos will go around the world. It’s incredible publicity for our city and the Château Frontenac,” enthused Ms.me Kroger.

Also, we will present a route of oversized gifts with a mystery gift, a wandering of giant puppets in Old Quebec and a bar at Place D’Youville.

The Market takes place on five sites: place D’Youville, the Gardens of the Hôtel-de-Ville, rue Sainte-Anne, Place d’Armes and the new location of the monument to Samuel de Champlain, on the Dufferin terrace . Only the site of the Place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville is not occupied this year, due to the work in progress.

The German Christmas Market generated spin-offs of $8.6 million in 2019 for a budget of $1 million.

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