What to do this week-end - December 6 to 8

The holiday season is just around the corner! Here are some easy, hassle-free suggestions for this weekend, as you prepare for this very special time of year….

Cut down your own Christmas tree!

Follow a time-honoured tradition by travelling out into the countryside with the kids to choose a tree that will brighten your home during the holiday season. Pull on your boots, dress warmly and head for one of the seven places that offer U-pick trees - fun as well as festive!


Search for that special something at the Christmas markets

Sutton, Sherbrooke, Cowansville, Lac-Brome (Knowlton), Eastman, Lac-Megantic… these are just some of the Christmas markets that are operating this weekend. Check out our listing for further details. You’re sure to find some great gifts!

Find that perfect present for a loved one

Not sure what to put under the tree this year? No need to stress any longer! Take a look at our special gift ideas for shopping around the Townships. We’ve got a ton of suggestions - for foodies, outdoor lovers, culture vultures, art aficionados. The list goes on….


Watch the Christmas lights come on in Coaticook!

On Friday at 6pm, downtown Coaticook will be bathed in a multitude of colours when the town decorations will all be lit at the same time. Truly a magical moment! Santa and Mrs. Claus are part of the event as well, along with several larger-than-life costumed characters. On Saturday, you can wander along the streets and just enjoy the dazzling display of lights.

Saturday, December 6 (at 6pm) and Saturday, December 7 │ Rue Child, Coaticook

A concert in the century-old church of Saint-Zénon-de-Piopolis

On Saturday, the village church will host the last concert of the year for the Festival Saint-Zénon-de-Piopolis. Entitled Noël chez moi, it features singer/songwriter Annie Villeneuve in an intimate, traditional setting – just the right ‘ingredients’ to put you in the mood for Christmas.

Saturday, December 7 at 7:45 pm │ Église Saint-Zénon de Piopolis


Get out into nature

Not yet in the mood for the upcoming festivities? Well then, why not go for a walk? Quite simply, walking in the great outdoors makes you feel great! Les Sentiers de l’Estrie, a network of trails, can offer you a load of options - whether you’re a diehard hiker or just enjoy a contemplative walk in the fresh air…

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