What to do in Paris with children during the Christmas break 2019

Published by Julie M. · Published on 30 September 2019 at 14h15
Christmas break is coming! But here’s the question? What to do in Paris with children from December 21, 2019 to January 5, 2020? 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.

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Whether it's raining, sunny or even cold, we always have wonderful family outings in Paris!

Among the key events:

Patinoire Tour Eiffel 2015Patinoire Tour Eiffel 2015Patinoire Tour Eiffel 2015Patinoire Tour Eiffel 2015 Ice skating rinks in Paris and Ile de France for the Holidays 2019/2020
Since Christmas is just around the corner, going ice skating with children or your friends is a true delight! Everyone likes it, falls and laughs. But where can we go ice skating this year? Places are less common, so let’s explore the possibilities.

Trocadéro on Ice 2011, Hautes AlpesTrocadéro on Ice 2011, Hautes AlpesTrocadéro on Ice 2011, Hautes AlpesTrocadéro on Ice 2011, Hautes Alpes Christmas Markets in Paris
Paris, its Christmas markets, sounds like the Christmas Holidays are coming really soon! Starting mid-November, wooden chalets and lights will be animating the streets and will offer you an enchanting journey to the land of Santa Claus. For this Christmas 2019 in Paris, discover the various venues welcoming you with open arms for a stroll or a shopping with a flavor of cinammon and fir.

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Since the Holidays are coming very soon, department stores’ Christmas windows are backfor children's and adults' greatest joy! Discover the magic expecting you this year in the magical window displays.

Réveillon du Nouvel an 2019 sur les Champs Élysées, spectacle sur l'Arc de TriompheRéveillon du Nouvel an 2019 sur les Champs Élysées, spectacle sur l'Arc de TriompheRéveillon du Nouvel an 2019 sur les Champs Élysées, spectacle sur l'Arc de TriompheRéveillon du Nouvel an 2019 sur les Champs Élysées, spectacle sur l'Arc de Triomphe New Year’s Eve 2019 on the Champs-Elysées: Show on the Arc de Triomphe
To mark the New Year, Paris City Hall invites all Parisians and tourists to gather around on the Champs-Elysées. This Monday December 31, 2018, at nighttime, a wonderful light and sound show expects you on the Arc de Triomphe.

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The Montparnasse Tower celebrates Christmas from December 15, 2018 to January 1, 2019. On the menu: photocall with Santa Claus, waffles and even hot chocolates, the whole including an unobstructed view over Paris.

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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 2018, les photos Le Grand Palais des Glaces 2018, les photos Le Grand Palais des Glaces 2018, les photos Le Grand Palais des Glaces 2018, les photos Le Grand Palais des Glaces, 2019-2020, the giant ice skating rink returns in Paris - Video
Have you enjoyed Le Grand Palais des Glaces? Well then, you’ll be delighted to know that the world’s biggest ice-skating rink is back for a 5th edition from December 13, 2019 to January 8, 2020 for delicious moments of ice skating. Discover the pictures of this exceptional temporary event.

Noël en Seine 2017, croisières sur la Seine IlluminéeNoël en Seine 2017, croisières sur la Seine IlluminéeNoël en Seine 2017, croisières sur la Seine IlluminéeNoël en Seine 2017, croisières sur la Seine Illuminée Noël en Seine 2018, Christmas cruises on the lit Seine river
Paris emblematic Seine river is lit to take tourists and locals into the magical and wonderful universe of Christmas. From November 28, 2018 to January 2, 2019, come along and enjoy a magical journey along the Seine in boats dressed to the nines.

Noël au Château de Vaux le Vicomte 2018Noël au Château de Vaux le Vicomte 2018Noël au Château de Vaux le Vicomte 2018Noël au Château de Vaux le Vicomte 2018 Christmas at the Château de Vaux le Vicomte 2019
For Christmas, the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte turns into an enchanting castle with thousands of colors. From November 23, 2019 to January 5, 2020, with its fairytale-like decors, its lights, and its light festival in the French formal garden, little ones and grown-ups will be happy.

Noël 2018 à Disneyland Paris, demandez le programme !Noël 2018 à Disneyland Paris, demandez le programme !Noël 2018 à Disneyland Paris, demandez le programme !Noël 2018 à Disneyland Paris, demandez le programme ! Christmas 2019 at Disneyland Paris
Little by little, Christmas is settling in at Disneyland Paris… For the winter season and the Holidays – from November 9, 2019 to January 6, 2020 – the theme park offers several events and festive moments.

Parc Astérix Hiver 2018 : cité suspendue / Père NoëlParc Astérix Hiver 2018 : cité suspendue / Père NoëlParc Astérix Hiver 2018 : cité suspendue / Père NoëlParc Astérix Hiver 2018 : cité suspendue / Père Noël Christmas 2019 at Parc Astérix
For the first time this year, Parc Asterix opens for the Holiday season – December 21, 2019 to January 5, 2020. The occasion to meet the Gallic Santa Claus and discover the park with Christmas colors and also ice skate.

Thoiry Lumières Sauvages, les photos imagesThoiry Lumières Sauvages, les photos imagesThoiry Lumières Sauvages, les photos imagesThoiry Lumières Sauvages, les photos images Thoiry Lumières Sauvages 2019: The Evolution Odyssey in lanterns
Zoo de Thoiry creates the event once again by inviting you – from October 27, 2019 to March 8, 2020 – to its magical universe. Over 600 giant light sculptures expect you this year for a walk down the evolution odyssey.

Festival de Lumières au Jardin des Plantes : requinFestival de Lumières au Jardin des Plantes : requinFestival de Lumières au Jardin des Plantes : requinFestival de Lumières au Jardin des Plantes : requin Océan en voie d’illumination, Jardin des Plantes light festival comes back in November 2019
Jardin des Plantes light festival is coming back in November 2019 for a 2nd edition focusing on Oceans! Giant light animal statues will go bright as nightfall to amaze children and adults. A lovely show to discover from November 18, 2019 to January 19, 2020.

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Going to a restaurant with your kids should not be stressful and can also become a real pleasure if you find the right spot. Sortiraparis selected the finest places in Paris and its surroundings, where you will be able to eat properly without running after your children.

L'Heure du Goûter au Shangri-LaL'Heure du Goûter au Shangri-LaL'Heure du Goûter au Shangri-LaL'Heure du Goûter au Shangri-La The best places for an afternoon snack in Paris!
A gourmet break in Paris is just perfect with terraces and cozy addresses open all afternoon long. With the critically acclaimed top pastry chefs, we can brag about having very tasty gourmet breaks in Paris!

Merry Christmas and happy new year!

Keep reading to discover the Christmas shows and entertainments in museums and monuments.

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And discover our Yule Logs guides for this Christmas 2019:

For more ideas to celebrate Christmas in Paris, check our guides out:


Practical information

Opening Time
From 21 December 2019 to 5 January 2020

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