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Christmas in Paris 2021

You may be asking yourself what you are going to do for Christmas in Paris. At the end of the Year, Paris will be magical in the streets with music, markets, illuminations and decorations!

Our favorite Christmas markets in Paris

Firstly You must visit a Christmas market while in Paris, and here is our selection:

Your family should try the Jardin des Tuileries Christmas Market as it is the biggest and the most famous Christmas market in the capital. From the Grand Palais to Place de la Concorde, it extends over 1km (about 0,6 miles). Certainly the most various Christmas Village where you can find restaurants and stands of regional products for example mountain cheese or hot spicy wine.

The kids will explore with delight the market and the rides at the funfair. Theater shows are free and you can do ice skating on the 1200m² ice rink. If you are not into ice skating, you can ride the Big Wheel of 50m (160 feet) and have an amazing view of Paris. And for sure, you won’t miss the huge Christmas Tree. This year you are expected from November 20,2021 to January 2,2022.

In the same vein you have the Paris Christmas market in Saint Germain des Prés ! Our team proposes a guided-tour around this Christmas market where you can taste and discover some French specialties, hot chocolate, French cheese, French bread… You will enjoy the illuminations all around and to discover this Christmas market it is open from November 30, 2021 to January 5, 2022 and it welcomes you from 10 am to 7pm.

Christmas market in Paris

Illuminations and Christmas decoration 

Secondly you can stroll in the Parisians streets and enjoy decorations, like Champs Elysées illuminations. You can come and see these wonderful illuminations from November 24, 2021 to January 8, 2022 from 5pm. Your family will love the famous places like Avenue Montaigne, Montmartre and Place Vendôme with all their Christmas decorations.

Galeries Lafayette and Printemps have a longtime tradition of making incredible holiday window displays. They are very famous, and people around the globe are coming to enjoy this moment for Christmas. Their window displays are always in collaboration with master decorators. BHV Marais and le Bon Marché are well-known for their holiday window displays. 

Enter Galeries Lafayette to admire the huge and amazing Christmas tree they put just under their famous Art Nouveau Coupole. Every year, there is a different theme concerning the Christmas decorations and last year it was about “Christmas Trip”. This year the theme is still a surprise but if you want to know more about these decorations you can join us for a special Christmas Tour!!

Activities and Shows

In addition go straight up to the roof of Galeries Lafayette to ice skate with an amazing view of Paris and the Opera Garnier, oh and it is free!

If you are more into fairgrounds and fun don’ miss to the Festival du Merveilleux. Kids and grownups will appreciate one of the most festive and enigmatic places of Paris. The Fairground museum contains the biggest fairground arts collection in Europe and takes place at the end of December.

Looking for night activities? For example a classical music concert at the Eglise de la Madeleine, book a seat for Grand Concert de Noël. You can also go to the first floor of the Eiffel Tower to appreciate a show on December 25, 2021.

To sum up our ideas : Christmas market, Galeries Lafayette window displays, ice skating in Tuileries Garden and classical music.

In conclusion ask us anything about this Christmas period and we will be happy to help you.

Enjoying hot chocolate for Christmas time

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