Paris at Christmas
2018

Enjoy Paris at Christmas, concerts, markets, Christmas lights, and window decoration. Visit Paris during the Christmas Season, in December and New Year's Day.

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Christmas tree front of Notre-Dame Cathedral

Events during the Christmas season

Noël Gourmand Paris: gastronomy fair from December 14th to 17th 2018 at La Cité de la Mode et du Design, 13th arrondissement of Paris.

Corrida de Noel: Santa Claus race December 16th 2018, at Issy-les-Moulineaux.

Midnight Mass at the Basilica Sacre-Coeur in Paris

Notre-Dame Cathedral Christmas Mass

Christmas Day Mass in Montmartre

Christmas concerts

Reserve your seats for Christmas concerts in December
  • Concerts at La Sainte Chapelle
  • Paris Christmas concerts 
  • Church concerts
  • New year's concert in Paris

Christmas markets

Christmas Market Eiffel Tower and Trocadero: warm atmosphere, Chalets en bois, crafts, sweets and treats. Ice rink for fun and it's free. Metro: Trocadero

Christmas Market and Santa's Village at Saint-Sulpice: 25 authenticate chalets, Place Saint-Sulpice, Paris 6th arrondissement. Metro: Saint-Sulpice. Close to the cafe les Deux Magots and Cafe de Flore

Montparnasse Tower Christmas market: front of the Gare Montparnasse, facing the tower Montparnasse. Metro: Montparnasse Bienvenue.

Saint-Germain-des-Pres Christmas Market: Metro Saint Germain des Pres.

Place des Abbesses on the Place des Abbesses, 18th arrondissement. Metro: Abbesses.

Noel at Gare de l'Est Alsatian delicatessen, bretzel, chocolates, foie gras. Metro Gare de l'Est 10th arrondissement

Marche de Noël Square Viviani and Quai de Montebello near to the Cathedral Notre-Dame à Paris

Hotel de Ville Metro Hotel de Ville. Ice rink, Le Parvis de l'Hôtel de Ville. It's free and you can rent pairs of skates

La Defense Christmas Market under theGrande Arche Metro: La Defense

Place de la Nation 11th arrondissement. Metro/RER: Nation

Christmas Market at Disney Village Parc Disneyland Paris. Location: Disneyland Resort Paris. RER: Marne la Vallee

Christmas Illuminations

The Christmas lights in Paris usually start around the third week of November until the end of the first week of January. Ones of the best places to see the Christmas lights in Paris:

  • Bercy Village
  • Forum des Halles 
  • Christmas lights on the Avenue des Champs Elysees 
  • Avenue Montaigne
  • Place Vendome

Christmas window displays in Paris

Paris departments stores have the nicest window displays during Christmas.

The Galleries Lafayette, 40 boulevard Haussmann. Metro stop : Chaussee d'Antin La Fayette. RER : Auber. Find mini concerts. You find inside the store, under the dome, the most beautiful Christmas tree in Paris. Starts beginning of November until beginning of January.

Le Printemps, 64 boulevard Haussmann. Metro stop : Havre Caumartin. RER A : Auber. RER E : Haussmann St-Lazare

Christmas Window displays at Printemps Hausmann, Address: 64 boulevard Hausmann Paris.

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