Things to do in Paris with children during the Christmas break 2017

Christmas break is coming! But here’s the question? What to do in Paris with children? Maybe you want to meet Santa Claus, attend a magical show, slide on fresh snow or fly in the air? So, here’s the program! Without further ado, let’s discover the major events held in Paris during the French Christmas break (December 23, 2017 - January 7, 2018)!

Christmas presents are not ready yet that you have to think about entertaining the kids during the Christmas break. Because yes, the key to success to spend happy and merry Holidays is organization. Fortunately, Sortiraparis is here to help you with this task and reveal you all the outings likely to please your children.


Among the key events:

Charlety sur neige 2011Winter sporting in Charlety
Charlety sur Neige is back from December 25, 2017 to January 5, 2018 to offer for free some winter sports to little Parisians and tourists. This is the perfect occasion to enjoy yourself in Paris thanks to many animations.

Réouverture du toit de la Grande Arche de La DéfenseGrande Arche rooftop turns into a Christmas ice skating rink
How about ice skating while enjoying a panoramic view over Paris and its surroundings? This is La Défense Grande Arche rooftop offers for this winter. From December 15, 2017 to January 14, 2018, we rush and skate on the recently renovated rooftop.

Les vitrines de Noël 2017 au Bon Marché Rive GaucheChristmas windows in Paris
Since the Holidays are coming very soon, department stores’ Christmas windows are back: we’ll never get tired of them because a bit of magic meddles in the ballet of children running from window to window with their parents (well, ok, I do stay across the street to avoid rushes, maybe it explains why I find these moments so cute)… You as me, we know that no one can escape from these windows, so you better get out informed!

Noël 2017 à Disneyland Paris, demandez le programme !Christmas at Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris is slowly getting into the Christmas spirit… For the winter season and the holidays, the theme park offers several events and celebrations from November 11, 2017 to January 7, 2018.

Féerie de Noël à l'Aquarium de Paris : Gagnez vos places !Christmas at L’Aquarium de Paris
From November 25, 2017, L’Aquarium de Paris is getting ready to celebrate Christmas. Christmas tree, garlands and decorations, it takes you to a festive universe through Christmas carols, workshops for children and a diving Santa Claus.

Les Patinoires de Noël à Paris et aux alentoursIce skating rinks in Paris and Ile de France
Because we have to find a good aspect for the cold, ice skating rinks are coming to Paris and the surroundings. This is the occasion to take your gloves and puff jackets out and have fun skating with joy and good humor. So, are you more into Champs de Mars or Grande Arche rooftop?

Les Marchés de Noël à ParisChristmas Markets in Paris
Paris, its Christmas markets, sounds like the Christmas Holidays are coming really soon! Starting mid-November, wooden chalets and illuminations will be animating the streets and will offer you an enchanting journey to the land of Santa Claus. For this Christmas 2017 in Paris, discover the various venues welcoming you with open arms for a stroll or a shopping with a flavor of cinnamon and fir.

Les Enchanteurs de Noël, le village médiéval au Château de VincennesAn enchanting Christmas at the medieval village of the Château de Vincennes
From December 2 to 17, 2017, be ready to live a magical Christmas with “Les Enchanteurs de Noël” providing fantastic shows and animations. In the heart of the historical site of the Château de Vincennes, come with your family for a journey through time, at the era of minstrels, knights, wizards and other jugglers…

Noël au Parc Zoologique de ParisAnimals’ Christmas at the Parc Zoologique de Paris
For the Holidays, from December 23, 2017 to January 8, 2018, the Parc Zoologique de Paris expects children with lovely animations. Lights and animals’ Christmas are on the menu.

Merry Christmas and happy new year!

Julie M.
Last updated on 30 December 2017

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Opening Time
From 23 December 2017 to 7 January 2018

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    1 comment

    Celia93 Celia93 le 06/12/11 à 12h18 Warn

    Je complète cette liste de bonnes idées avec les <a href="">marchés de Noël et les patinoires du nord est parisien</a>, en Seine-Saint-Denis et des <a href="">idées de visites gourmandes</a> ou les coulisses des animations de Noël.

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