Noël en lumière

Christmas in Light (Noël en lumière) 

For a 16th edition, the Christmas in Light Festival, in collaboration with Le FestiVoix de Trois-Rivières, returns to the Our Lady of the Cape Shrine from December 21st to January 6th with a program full of activities:

Regular program

Family activities with a NEW outdoor family area along the St. Lawrence River and inside the basement of the Basilica, the exhibition Splendors of Miniatures with models and MEGA BLOCS sculptures, an art exhibition of the artist Myriam Ménard  » Vide habité, espace sacré,  » our traditional illuminated gardens by FestiVoix and Audi-C, and last but not least, celebrations and prayers. This is only to name a few. Please visit for the full schedule.

Outdoor shows:

QW4RTZ – December 30th, at 7pm
KAIN – December 31st, at 7pm

Our shows in the Old Shrine :

Mélissa Bédard – December 22nd, at 7 pm
Fabiola Toupin – December 23rd, at 7 pm
Les Frères Bélanger – January 5th, at 7 pm
Parole de Feu – January 6th, with Sylvain-Alexandre Lacas and his guests at 7 pm

Special programming :

Shows at the Basilica

Isabelle Boulay on December 14th, at 8pm
Jean-Pierre Ferland on December 20th, at 8pm
$45(tx. incl.) per ticket. Tickets are available at

Christmas Market : FREE !

On December 15th and 16th, visit our Christmas Market and enjoy an exceptional market with more than 125 artisans! You will discover 12 Christmas Maisonnettes and more than 100 booths in the basement of the majestic Basilica. You will discover wonderful products like cosmetics, gourmets, confectioneries, chocolates, soaps, jewelries, accessories, crafts, and much more.

New activities are part of this year edition: children activities with games, stories and various animations, a small farm to feed hairy friends, the presence of Saint Nicholas on December 15th, and a blacksmith who will show you his art!

A competition for the public will also take place on December 16th: My Best Meat Pie! To be a candidate for this contest, please complete the online form on before December 1st, 2018. A jury will elect the winner at the end of the day and will win a gift basket filled with surprises worth more than $100 and a pair of tickets for Jean-Pierre Ferland Concert at the Basilica (December 20th, 8 pm)

For more details, visit

In order to participate at Christmas in Light :

The Christmas in Light passport is available for pre-sale at the cost of $10 (tx. incl.), and will you unlimited access to all sites and activities during the period from December 21st to January 6th. It is in presale until December 16 at METRO groceries in Trois-Rivières and Cap-de-la-Madeleine, at Notre-Dame-du-Cap Shrine and at The passeport will be sold at $15 (tx. incl.) starting on December 17th. The event is free for children 12 and under.

Daily access is available for $5 and will be available at Our Lady of the Cape Shrine and The passport and the day ticket give access to all the programming of Christmas in light.

Religious celebrations are always free.


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