Christmas 2017 in Paris, low-cost outings

Christmas in Paris is magic! For this Christmas 2017, helped by Santa Claus, Sortiraparis cooked you a nice little guide bringing together the places and outings you shouldn’t miss out, so that you can spend a very mesmerizing Christmas break.

There are so many things to do in Paris this Christmas that we don’t know where to stand. Luckily, Sortiraparis is here to name all the outings you shouldn’t miss out this Christmas 2017, a Christmas like no other. Whether you want to amaze your children with Paris Christmas lights, or make them meet with Santa Claus or where to buy your Christmas presents, keep reading.

Thanks to the Christmas lights and markets, Christmas magic is already everywhere in the French capital since they have been set up very early. For a nighttime walk or make your children’s eyes sparkle, we offer you:

The best restaurants to celebrate Christmas Eve
Are you looking for a place where you can celebrate Christmas Eve in Paris? Unique, original, smart or with your family, discover the selection of restaurants for this Christmas, on December 24, 2017 in the French capital.

Où fêter le Réveillon de Noel à Paris 2012 ?

The best winter bars, terraces and restaurants
This winter, some Parisian establishments and hotels decided to offer temporary bars, terraces and even restaurants with hot cocoa for some, cocktails and mulled wine of others and even typical dishes likely to fulfill your taste buds. Sortiraparis invites you to have a round of these winter bars, terraces and restaurants open for the Holidays.

Top des bars et terrasses d'hiver à Paris

Christmas lights 2017 in Paris
For the Holidays, Paris sparkles and dazzles. Discover the program of the lights 2017 from the Champs-Elysées to Bercy Village, without forgetting the very smart Faubourg Saint-Honoré. A shimmering journey likely to blow you away!

Paris Grande Roue is back in Place de la Concorde
The Grande Roue de Paris is back on the Place de la Concorde. If you have ever come to Paris around the holidays you may have seen this incredible wheel. For the 2017-2018 season the wheel is set up from November 17, 2018 to late May 2018 to offer a unique view of the city of lights.

La Grande Roue est de retour

Christmas windows 2017 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!

Les vitrines de Noël 2017 au Bon Marché Rive Gauche

Christmas at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
For Christmas, from November 25, 2017 to January 7, 2018, Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte turns into an enchanting castle. With its tale-like decors, its lights and the coming of Saint Nicholas, little ones and grown-ups are about to be happy.

Noël à Vaux le Vicomte

Paris New Christmas Market at Les Halles
A new Christmas Market is coming to Paris starting from this Monday November 27, 2017, the biggest Christmas Market in Paris now that the Champs-Elysées Christmas Market has gone. 70 cabins expect you to promote world’s crafts, local products and animations.

La nouveau Marché de Noël de Paris aux Halles

But Christmas also means we buy presents. Regarding this point, here are a few ideas:

Christmas Market 2017 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 Marchés de Noël 2012

The best yule logs 2017
For many people, Holidays rhyme with Christmas presents, snow and cold. But for others, winter rhymes more with gastronomy with its chestnuts, its turkey and… its yule log. And as each year, it’s the same thing, pastry chefs work themselves to death to offer you the best yule log, the most original one, the most beautiful one and the most exquisite one. Ladurée, Lenôtre or even La Maison du Chocolat, without forgetting Christophe Michalak, Pierre Hermé and Christophe Adam… Discover now the best yule logs 2017 in Paris!

Le Top des bûches de Noël 2017 à Paris

Let’s not forget that Christmas is a family celebration. So, it’s important to entertain children, although adults like it as much:

A magical 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.

Noël chez Disneyland Paris 2013

Ice skating rinks in Paris and Ile de France 2017/2018
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.

Patinoire Tour Eiffel 2015

The Festival du Merveilleux 2017 of the Musée des Arts Forains
From December 26, 2017 to January 7, 2018, the Musée des Arts Forains invites us to discover the 8th edition of the Festival du Merveilleux. 13 days of animations and wonders expect (big) children in the temple of funfair so that you can make your Holidays even more enjoyable.

Le Musée des Arts Forains

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.

Charlety sur neige 2011

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)!

Since this guide is regularly updated, stay tuned to discover the major outings and entertainments for this Christmas 2017 in Paris!

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Last updated on 21 December 2017

Practical information

Opening Time
From 22 November 2017 to 7 January 2018

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