Christmas 2019, outing ideas in Paris

Published by My B. · Published on 2 December 2019 at 14h20 · Updated on 6 December 2019 at 20h55
Christmas in Paris is magic! For this Christmas 2019, 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 2019, 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.

Careful, this guide is currently being updated

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 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 2019 in Paris
For the Holidays, Paris sparkles and dazzles. Discover the program of the lights 2019 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 2019 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 village and market 2019 in front of Paris City Hall
For Christmas celebrations 2019, the city of Paris once again sets up a Christmas village in front of the City Hall including a Christmas market and free entertainments from December 13, 2019 to January 1, 2020 included.

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Jours de Fêtes 2019, the funfair at La Villette
The funfair returns to La Villette Place de la fontaine-aux-Lions from Saturday December 7, 2019 to Saturday January 4, 2020. On the menu? About sixty attractions for children and adults!

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Christmas at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
For Christmas, from November 23, 2019 to January 5, 2020, 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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But Christmas also means we buy presents. Regarding this point, here are a few ideas:

Christmas Market 2019 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 2019
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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The best Epiphany Cakes 2019
To carry on with the Holidays gustatory treats, let's enjoy a nice Epiphany Cake. But which one to choose?

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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 2019 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 9, 2019 to January 6, 2020.

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Ice skating rinks in Paris and Ile de France 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.

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Christmas shows 2019 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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Things to do in Paris with children during the Christmas break 2019
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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Océan en voie d'illumination, Jardin des Plantes light festival
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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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.

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New Year’s Eve on the Champs-Elysées: sound and lights show
To mark the New Year, Paris City Hall invites all Parisians and tourists to gather around on the Champs-Elysées. This Tuesday December 31, 2019, at nighttime, a wonderful light and sound show expects you on the Arc de Triomphe.

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Since this guide is regularly updated, stay tuned to discover the major outings and entertainments for this Christmas 2019 in Paris!

Practical information

Opening Time
From 1 November 2019 to 5 January 2020

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    1er Arrondissement
    75001 Paris 1

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