It’s a bit like Montreal Urban Tales. A festive evening where six actors take turns to tell us their stories (preferably absurd), on the theme of luck (this year). “The one we got and the one we missed. The one that we miss or that we were able to grasp. » For this 13th version, we are promised a diverse fresco of the Old Capital. “Quebec in the snow, Quebec in the sun, Quebec on Christmas Eve. » We will see the actors parade on stage: Valérie Boutin, Frédéric Brunet, Gaïa Cherrat Naghshi, Danielle Le Saux-Farmer, Denis Marchand and Maxime Robin, who also directed these Tales to Pass the Time.

The concept of Seeing the Night is both simple and brilliant (no pun intended): wander through the darkness of the rooms to discover around sixty works, objects and installations from the Museum’s permanent collection National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec (from ancient art to current art), which conceal small nuggets of gold when underexposed to light. A conclusive experience, which creates a climate of intimacy. With two small downsides. First, the titles of the works are not indicated (so as not to harm our immersion, except that we often ask ourselves the question); and then, for some obscure reason (scuse it), one of the rooms is completely lit! Otherwise, this is a very nice activity to do alone, as a couple or as a family.

The Quebec circus collective returns during the holidays to its first homonymous show created in the summer of 2015 at the Montréal Complètement cirque festival. Founded by brothers Vincent and Raphaël Dubé, Yohann Trépanier, and their friends Maxim Laurin and Ugo Dario – a formidable Korean board duo –, Machine de cirque also features multi-instrumentalist Frédéric Lebrasseur. The acrobatic piece has since been performed more than 700 times in North America, Europe and Asia. For this revival, five new performers are part of the cast, proof that the company survives its founders, who now oversee the writing and staging of their productions.

Launched in Montreal a little over a year ago, Quebec illusionist Luc Langevin is causing a real misfortune (or happiness, it depends) with his most recent show, Vérités, directed by Hugo Bélanger. A show that he performs all over Quebec and that he will continue to present next year. Of these Vérités which contain a dozen tables, our colleague Stéphanie Morin wrote: “Luc Langevin often peppers his issues with scientific explanations, but here, certain tables become more dreamlike, less talkative. And this is very well so. […] In Vérités, he pushes the limits of the impossible. » A show that can be seen in Quebec, then almost everywhere in Quebec in 2024.

The circus company is once again offering an outdoor route (rain or shine), every weekend in December (there are still two dates left!). Through four acrobatic scenes, they tell us how they “prevented the Grumpy Girl from stealing Christmas”. Juggling, soft wire, trampomur, balances, hand to hand, Flip’s acrobats will guide you through the mazes of Petit Champlain, to Place Royale, to tell you this story in four parts “of a group of valiant inhabitants who , thanks to impeccable planning and exemplary execution, have succeeded in turning Christmas around like turning a snow globe and bringing back the values ​​as we know them today.”

The musical created last summer by Serge Denoncourt is coming to Quebec for a series of 13 performances. This show born on Broadway in 1968 (thanks to James Rado and Gerome Ragni) tells the story of a group of hippies in the midst of a sexual revolution, who oppose the Vietnam War. Following the Montreal premiere, our colleague Silvia Galipeau spoke of a “big party”, despite the length of the show (2 hours 30 minutes) and a slightly “disjointed” story. “Hair is experienced as a festive evening, relentlessly combining songs and choreographies, often saucy, and above all meticulously rehearsed,” she wrote. You can also see Milos Forman’s impeccable film, released in 1979, and which has become a classic.

The German Christmas market in Quebec has been well established in Old Quebec since the end of November. You therefore have a few days left to discover the approximately 90 open-air kiosks (and their exhibitors) scattered in five locations: the Place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville, the gardens of the Hôtel-de-Ville, rue Sainte -Anne, Place d’Armes and Place D’Youville. Crafts, jewelry, soaps, decorations, alpaca wool socks, fine products, alcohol and sweets of all kinds, to consume on site or to give as gifts, there is no shortage of choices. A ten-minute walk from Place d’Armes or Place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville, stroll through the galleries of Rue Saint-Paul and stop at the Le Portal gallery. You will discover the works of singer Diane Dufresne. Frankly astonishing lithographs and paintings.