Christmas 2018 in Paris, low-cost outings

Christmas in Paris is magic! For this Christmas 2018, helped by Santa Claus, Sortiraparis cooked you a nice little guide bringing together the places and outings you shouldn’t miss, 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 2018, 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, 2018 in the French capital.

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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.

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Christmas lights 2018 in Paris
For the Holidays, Paris sparkles and dazzles. Discover the program of the lights 2018 full of colors and likely to make your eyes sparkles, and remember the inauguration dates sometimes in presence of celebrities.

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Christmas windows 2018 in Paris
Discover what department stores Christmas windows have in store this year and all the animations planned for children and adults.

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Christmas at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
For Christmas, from November 24, 2018 to January 6, 2019, 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.

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Animations and Christmas market 2018 in front of Paris City Hall
For Christmas celebrations 2018, the city of Paris wants to inaugurate a Christmas village in front of the City Hall with Christmas market and free animations from December 14, 2018 to January 6, 2019. Currently, the city hall is seeking Parisian storekeepers and companies to promote the “diversity and the richness of the Parisian manufacturing”.

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

Christmas Market 2018 in Paris
Because Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without Christmas Markets, discover the various Christmas markets expecting you for tasting sessions, décor ideas and gift ideas.

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The best yule logs 2018
Who says Christmas says yule log. Since Paris is the capital of the French gastronomy, we can find the most beautiful yule logs. Discover what's expecting you in pastry stores this year.

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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 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019.

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Ice skating rinks in Paris and Ile de France 2018/2019
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.

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Christmas shows 2018 for Kids
Discover Holidays shows likely to delight your kids. From music shows to circus and many other surprises, you know what to do.

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The 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.

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Winter sporting in Charlety (more infos soon)
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.

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Things to do in Paris with children during the Christmas break 2018
To know more about the activities in Paris, a guide to check regularly because it's updated according to the coming news.

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Espèces 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.

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Thoiry 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!

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Since this guide is regularly updated, stay tuned to discover the major outings and entertainments for this Christmas 2018 in Paris!

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Last updated on 28 November 2018

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From 1 November 2018 to 31 December 2018

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