Things to do in Paris with children during the Christmas break 2018

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!

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.

ARTICLE BEING CURRENTLY UPDATED, PAY ATTENTION TO DATES

Among the key events:

La sortie incontournable des vacances de Noël : Le Festival du MerveilleuxLa sortie incontournable des vacances de Noël : Le Festival du MerveilleuxLa sortie incontournable des vacances de Noël : Le Festival du MerveilleuxLa sortie incontournable des vacances de Noël : Le Festival du MerveilleuxThe Festival du Merveilleux 2018 of the Musée des Arts Forains
From December 26, 2018 to January 6, 2019, the Musée des Arts Forains invites us to discover the 9th edition of the Festival du Merveilleux. 12 days of animations and wonders expect (big) children in the temple of funfair so that you can make your Holidays even more enjoyable.

Le Grand Palais des Glaces, la patinoire géante 2018Le Grand Palais des Glaces, la patinoire géante 2018Le Grand Palais des Glaces, la patinoire géante 2018Le Grand Palais des Glaces, la patinoire géante 2018The Grand Palais des Glaces, the 2018 giant ice skating rink
Did you like the Grand Palais des Glaces? Well, you'll be happy to know that France's biggest ice skating rink is back for a 4th edition from December 16, 2018 to January 9, 2019 for delicious skating moments.

Thoiry Lumières Sauvages, les photosThoiry Lumières Sauvages, les photosThoiry Lumières Sauvages, les photosThoiry Lumières Sauvages, les photosThoiry Lumières Sauvages
Zoo de Thoiry creates the event by inviting you – from October 28, 2018 to March 10, 2019 – to its magical universe. Over 600 giant light sculptures take us to a journey through China and its tradition. A trip to be blown-away!

Winter 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.

La Patinoire de Noël du Toit de la Grande ArcheLa Patinoire de Noël du Toit de la Grande ArcheLa Patinoire de Noël du Toit de la Grande ArcheLa Patinoire de Noël du Toit de la Grande ArcheGrande Arche Rooftop 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 8, 2018 to January 6, 2019, we rush and skate on the recently renovated rooftop.

Les vitrines de Noël 2017 au Bon Marché Rive GaucheLes vitrines de Noël 2017 au Bon Marché Rive GaucheLes vitrines de Noël 2017 au Bon Marché Rive GaucheLes 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 !Noël 2017 à Disneyland Paris, demandez le programme !Noël 2017 à Disneyland Paris, demandez le programme !Noël 2017 à Disneyland Paris, demandez le programme !

Christmas at Disneyland Paris
Little by little, Christmas is settling in at Disneyland Paris… For the winter season and the Holidays – from November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019 – the theme park offers several events and festive moments.

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 alentoursLes Patinoires de Noël à Paris et aux alentoursLes Patinoires de Noël à Paris et aux alentoursLes 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 ParisLes Marchés de Noël à ParisLes Marchés de Noël à ParisLes 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 2018 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 VincennesLes Enchanteurs de Noël, le village médiéval au Château de VincennesLes Enchanteurs de Noël, le village médiéval au Château de VincennesLes Enchanteurs de Noël, le village médiéval au Château de VincennesAn enchanting Christmas at the medieval village of the Château de Vincennes
On December 22 and 23, 2018 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…

Trampoline Park Montpellier - Let's jump !Trampoline Park Montpellier - Let's jump !Trampoline Park Montpellier - Let's jump !Trampoline Park Montpellier - Let's jump !Let's Jump Paris Sud, Europe biggest Trampoline Park!
Europe’s biggest Trampoline Park is opening on July 5, 2018 in Palaiseau. Let’s Jump Paris Sud – Massy Palaiseau covers 4,5000 sqm and features many sport and fun activities, a Ninja Warrior course and an indoor tree-climbing path. On your marks, get set, jump!

Espèces en voie d'illumination, le premier festival des lumières du Jardin des PlantesEspèces en voie d'illumination, le premier festival des lumières du Jardin des PlantesEspèces en voie d'illumination, le premier festival des lumières du Jardin des PlantesEspèces en voie d'illumination, le premier festival des lumières du Jardin des PlantesEspèces en voie d'illumination, Jardin des Plantes first light festival
Espèces en voie d'illumination is the name of Jardin des Plantes very first light festival to discover from November 16, 2018 to January 15, 2019 and admire the giant light animal statues.

Animals’ 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!

Keep reading to discover the Christmas shows 

© Galeries Lafayette

Julie M.
Last updated on 7 December 2018

Practical information

Opening Time
From 22 December 2018 to 6 January 2019

×
    Comments
    Refine your search
    Refine your search
    Refine your search
    Refine your search