Sherbrooke’s Best Holiday Activities

What will you do during the holiday season? To make the most of this festive period, here are some suggestions for fun family activities to do in Sherbrooke.


Elf Hunt

It seems that the naughty elves have left Santa's workshop. They were reportedly seen hiding in the murals in downtown Sherbrooke. It's up to you to find them and solve their funny riddle!

To participate in the elf hunt, start your journey at the Tourist Information Office and finish it at the Sherbrooke Marché de la Gare. The answers to each of the riddles hidden in the murals will allow you to solve the final riddle and try to win more than $ 700 in prize.


Christmas at the Marché de la Gare

Located in the heart of downtown Sherbrooke in the enchanting setting of the old train station, producers, merchants and craftsmen invite you to a festive outing and an authentic holiday experience. Find a special gift made by local artisans, prepare your holiday meal or have fun with your family. Discover Sherbrooke’s Marché de la Gare, a must-see during the holidays.


Holiday Exhibits

Immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of the holiday season, return to your childhood and thoroughly enjoy this time of year with the Sherbrooke History Museum’s Snowflakes, Laughter, and Santa Claus and the Sherbrooke Nature and Sciences Museum’s Noah’s Ark by Claude Lafortune exhibits. The first one plunges you into memories of the holiday season, the happiness of toys and the pleasures of winter. It also looks at the origins and evolution of certain traditions. The second introduces you to the works of the master of paper and theatre set making, Mr. Claude Lafortune.


Let’s pick up Santa Claus!

There's magic onboard the Orford Express Christmas  train. Between Sherbrooke and Magog, children and adults alike are invited to pick up Santa Claus while enjoying cookies and hot chocolate. Once onboard, Santa and his elves will enchant passengers during a completely unforgettable ride. Holiday music and surprises await!


World Nativity Scenes

Every holiday season, the Beauvoir Shrine of the Sacred Heart decks out with an impressive collection of nativity scenes and Christmas villages. Built with different materials (wood, coral, crystal...), the exhibit is renewed every year by Father Michel, one of the greatest collectors of nativity scenes and Christmas villages in Quebec! Hundreds of garlands and thousands of light bulbs illuminate the characters and scenes to make the exhibit even more grandiose and magical.


Hot Chocolate Tour

Why not enjoy a hot drink during the cold weather? What’s better than to sip a sweet hot chocolate to warm up after an afternoon spent outdoors? Here are some suggestions for a delicious chocolate drink: