NYE in Quebec City?
December 28, 2011 8:11 PM   Subscribe

What should I do in Quebec City this New Year's Eve?

I'll be in Quebec City this New Year's Eve, and I'm looking for recommendations for reasonably-priced ways to celebrate - I'm open to more or less anything other than clubbing, and anything with ridiculous NYE cover. Are there likely to be any good bars that won't be charging crazy cover? Nice places to eat? Something else I'm not thinking of? I'm also looking for any suggestions as to where to stay downtown. Thanks!
posted by iona to Travel & Transportation around Quebec, QC (2 answers total)
Best answer: There will be lots of stuff on the Grande Allée, activities, open streets, and lots of nice restaurants and clubs. Look for recommended restaurants on Yelp or similar, and then look up or call about "jour de l'an" (BTW, not sure how good your French is but no one in Quebec would refer to NYE as la Saint-Sylvestre, in case you've been told to use that term). My understanding is that the Grande Allé will be at least partially closed off and they're putting up a 25 m ferris-wheel in the middle of the street.

Anything between the triangle of the Hotel Le Concorde (aka Lowes), the Chateau Frontenac and the Cote de la Fabrique (a street name) should be happening. There will also probably one or more dinner/party cruises.
posted by furtive at 10:35 PM on December 28, 2011 [3 favorites]

We recently stayed at Hotel Du Vieux Quebec and it was AMAZING. Each morning you get a picnic basket with croissants, fruit and yoghurt. One cold night when we came back in, the woman at the front desk made us hot chocolate. Great price and amazing service, near everything.

We also ate at Le Patriarche which was pricey ($65 for 5 courses plus drinks) but great. Each course is made up of 3 mini-dishes, so between us we had 30 individual dishes.
posted by dripdripdrop at 8:44 PM on December 30, 2011

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