Considered a quiet month for entertainment, one could wonder what to do in November in Quebec to forget the arrival of winter cold. Here are some suggestions.
A widespread belief in the tourism industry in Quebec City is that November is the quietest month of the year because of the marked decrease in the number of visitors. Although this statement is a very real fact, the city still offers a multitude of activities, whether concerts at the Videotron Center, exhibitions or Christmas activities (yes, already). Here is a list of what to do in November in Quebec City.
Hergé exhibition at the Musée de la Civilization of Quebec: Extended until December 3rd.
You certainly know the adventures of Tintin, the reporter with the blonde duvet and his dog Snowy, but did you know that their creator Hergé has worked in many other areas than comics like advertising and cinema? This is what you propose to discover the Musée de la Civilization of Quebec with the exhibition Hergé. You will learn all about this beloved Belgian comic strip artist, from his beginnings as a draftsman to his death in the 80s to his critics of Hitler’s Nazi regime. An exhibition not to be missed!
Toys parade of the Upper and the Lower City: 11 and 12 of November.
This year, the little ones will be entitled not to one but 2 Toys Parade, an event quite popular over the last several years. On Saturday, November 11, starting at 3 pm, the traditional low-level parade begins in the Saint-Sauveur neighborhood and ends in Limoilou, passing through the heart of the Nouvo Saint-Roch district on Saint-Joseph Street. Then Sunday, November 12, it is the up to Grande Allée to be the scene of this parade that will feature more than 650 participants.
Quebec Toys and Games Show at the Centre de Foires: November 18 and 19
Puzzles, board games, role plays, stuffed animals and more are waiting for you at the Quebec City Toy and Game Show on November 18th and 19th at the Expo Center. More than 60 exhibitors will present thousands of entertainment for all ages and tastes.
German Christmas Market at Place de l’Hôtel de Ville: November 23rd to December 23rd.
A tradition inspired by the major Christmas markets in Europe, which is becoming increasingly popular in North America, the Quebec City Christmas Market will be held again this year at Quebec City’s Town Hall Square from November 23rd to December 23rd. Come taste typical dishes of this European country known for its large pretzels, sausages, spicy wines and many others.
Ginette Reno at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City: November 25th.
Accompanied by the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, Quebec singer Ginette Reno will be performing at the Quebec City Videotron Centre on November 25th. A unique show not to be missed since it is the only performance of this kind she will do, which will highlight the powerful voice of this world-wide known singer from Quebec.
Children of Bodom at the Quebec Imperial Bell: November 30th.
Completely switching style of music with the concert of the death metal group Children of Bodom, who arrives in Quebec to present their melodious metal on November 30 during a rather intimate concert at the Imperial Bell of Quebec (website is in French language only).
Mitchell / Riopelle exhibition at the National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec: from October 12, 2017 to January 7, 2018.
Discover two giants of modern art with the Mitchell / Riopelle exhibition at the National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec. Forming a couple for more than 25 years, the American painter Joan Mitchell and multidisciplinary Quebec artist Jean-Paul Riopelle will find in this exhibition many of their works that have been loaned by the Joan Mitchell Foundation and the Jean-Paul Riopelle Estate.