Christmas in Paris 2020

Published by Elodie D., My B. · Photos by My B. · Updated on 8 July 2021 at 20h46 · Published on 11 December 2020 at 14h40
Christmas in Paris is magic! For this Christmas 2020, helped by Santa Claus, Sortiraparis cooked you a nice little guide bringing together the places and outings you should not miss, so that you can spend a very magical Christmas break.

This year's Christmas will be a bit special in Paris. Between events cancelled and those still held, Sortiraparis tells you more about this Christmas 2020, 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 being updated in compliance with the latest news and health guidelines!

France is in lockdown until December 15. Trips are limited to a 20-km area around your home and within a 3-hour limit, with an exceptional derogatory trip certificate.

Stores can reopen from November 28, even on Sundays and evenings up to 9 p.m., but show venues, theaters, movie theaters and museums will remain closed up to December 15. As for restaurants, they will remain shut until January 20 at least.

Christmas lights 2020 in Paris

For the Holidays, Paris sparkles and dazzles. Discover the program of the lights 2020 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 2020 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, starting November 28, Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte turns into an enchanting castle. With its tale-like decors, its lights and the show on the façade, 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 2020 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 2020
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 2021
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:

Ice-skating rink at the Jardins du Trocadéro

A Christmas ice-skating rink with views on the Eiffel Tower, how does it sound? Let’s run to L’Aquarium de Paris terrace-bar from November 15, 2020 to January 31, 2021 to skate on a true outdoor ice-skating rink. Let’s also enjoy a cup of hot cocoa, mulled wine, Savoy specialties for loveable moments with your family or friends.

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Things to do in Paris with children during the Christmas break
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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Thoiry Lumières Sauvages 2020
Zoo de Thoiry creates the event once again by inviting you – from October 25, 2020 to March 7, 2021 – to its magical universe. Over 900 giant light sculptures expect you this year for a walk down the Comte de Thoiry's dreams.

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Since this guide is regularly updated, stay tuned to discover the major outings and entertainments for this Christmas 2020 in Paris!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 28 November 2020 to 3 January 2021

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