Beautiful all year round, it is in December that Charlevoix discloses most of her charms!
Shortly after the first snow, the houses get enlighten and the area looks like a small Christmas village. The ambiance is magical, and it feels like a romantic Christmas movie, where actors are walking through swirling flurries.
On a beautiful sunny December day, you only need to wander on the commercial strip to really feel that Christmas vibe! At sunset, when your cheeks are real blushed, enter the crowded cozy restaurants for happies in good company! Want to experience the Christmas ambiance in Charlevoix? Here are some of our must-see places!
From December 3rd to 5th, The Baie St-Paul Christmas Market is beautifully taking place near the church. Around forty well decorated booths in collaboration with The Festif from Baie-Saint-Paul will offer a warming musical programming that will make you dance!
For more information Christmas Market Facebook Page.
A train ride in Charlevoix is a must-do activity in the region all year round! Going through amazing sceneries between the St-Lawrence River and the mountains, you will get in touch with breathtaking panorama. In December, get onboard the Baie-Saint-Paul Christmas Market Train departing from Quebec City. After a four hour visit to the market, get onboard again for your ride back to your starting point. A day that will surely immerge you in the Christmas spirit!
For more information: Train de Charlevoix website.
Winter Market at le Manoir Richelieu
Le Manoir Richelieu is inviting you to his second edition winter market. Open on Saturdays from December 11th to March 19th and every day from December 19th to 31st.
The perfect occasion to meet local producers and artisans in a rich enchanting landscape overlooking the St-Lawrence River!
For more information: Event Web Page.
According to us, Baie St Paul remains one of the nicest Village in Charlevoix. Her main street is the prettiest one in Quebec. its welcoming little boutique, its wide choice of local produces restaurants, its impressive art galleries inspire a holiday vibe all year round.
At Christmas Holiday season, St-Jean-Baptiste Street is charming worthy of the most magical Christmas postal card image. Its enlighten buildings filled with the happiest merchant spread a contagious good mood around town. A must-go to really feel the Christmas ambiance in Charlevoix.
You will certainly find the best places for a drink, appetizers, in a laid back and relax environment. You can also savour the local warming gastronomy from bistro La Muse, taste local beers from the Charlevoix Brewery Saint-Pub de la MicroBrasserie Charlevoix or enjoy the Café des artistes.
Our absolute crush for a memorable Christmas time in Charlevoix?
A takeout cheese fondue from the cutest restaurant in town Ah la vache!, to savour in front the fireplace in one ouf our beautifully decorated unit. Only have to call in advance to order and for pick up at your convenience while you visit Baie St-Paul.
We certainly preach for our parish and our opinion is skewed, but for us, the best way to end your trip in complete intimacy with your loved one is to enjoy the core of our forest warmly bundled up in your cocoon in Petite-Riviere-St-Francois.
Photo Credit 1: Samuel Gaudreault, Facebook du Marché de Noël de Baie-Saint-Paul
Photo Credit 2: Ah La Vache!