Visit a traditional Quebec village

Adorned with 25,000 lights, the Village Québécois d’Antan in Drummondville has been transformed into a festive holiday destination for families

Visit a traditional Quebec village
Desjardins Village of Lights

Photo credit: Village Québécois d’Antan

The Village Québécois d’Antan invites Montrealers to a festive wonderland this season with a visit to its Desjardins Village in Lights.

The traditional Quebec village and its 19th & 20th century buildings are adorned with more than 25,000 lights, and you can wander the streets, talk with the villagers and wave hello to Santa. Outdoor fireplaces are a cozy spot to warm up with a hot chocolate, or savour a treat from The Doughnut Shop.

Village of Lights hosts activities & shopping

Sleigh rides are available for all with price of admission, and the General Store and Christmas market are open to shop for decorative items, handmade products, and old-fashioned goodies.

COVID safety measures in place

Though there are no restaurants open on site, you can order a traditional holiday meal that will be available as a take-away lunch box. Adult and child lunch boxes are available that include many tasty treats. Enjoy tortière, meatballs and pork stew, chocolate-raspberry Christmas log, and more.

Consult the full menu directly online.

Holiday Schedule

The 2021/2022 edition takes place Dec. 3 & 4 and 10 & 11, 2021 before welcoming guests every day from Dec. 17 to Jan. 2, 2022 (excluding December 25 and January 1).  Opening hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

An easy drive from Montreal

Admission is free for kids 2 and under, $21 for children aged 3 to 17, and $27 for adults. A family pass is available for $73.60. Tickets must be reserved and purchased online.

Village Québécois d’Antan is located at 1425 Montplaisir in Drummondville. For more information, visit

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