Traveling to Paris for Christmas is truly an experience for the senses. Holiday markets pop up beside historic Paris landmarks while Christmas parades dazzle with their festive lights and floats. Coupled with some hot cocoa from a Christmas market stand, this is but a taste of what Christmas in Paris has to offer its visitors. Find some travel inspiration with these family-friendly Christmas attractions in Paris.
Paris Christmas Village at Champ de Mars
Kill two birds with one stone by visiting Champ de Mars during your Paris Christmas vacation: see the infamous Eiffel Tower and visit a festive, family-friendly Christmas market. This Paris Christmas Village is adorned with Christmas lights, an ice skating rink, and tasty fare, all nestled beneath the Eiffel Tower. Parents will appreciate the food and drink offerings while the littles will get to enjoy the festivities.
Notre Dame Christmas Market
Much like the Champ de Mars Christmas Village, families will be able to take in a fun Christmas Market beside Notre Dame and the Seine. Kids can take pictures with Santa and listen to storytellers while the adults browse the bounty of artisanal products that this Paris Christmas market has for sale. Stands decked out in holiday lights can be seen carrying pottery, jewelry, clothes, and regional delicacies.
Christmas at Disneyland Paris
Seeing Christmas lights is half the fun of the holiday season, and Disneyland Paris delivers plenty of festive decorations. From towering Christmas trees to Christmas snacks, like gingerbread and hot cocoa, the park transforms into the perfect winter wonderland. But this is just the icing on the gingerbread cake. It’s Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade that will truly capture the attention of your little ones, with its holiday floats, Christmas lights, and plenty of memorable Disney characters. Entrance fee for 1 day/1 park is €105 per adult and €97 per child.
Celebrate Christmas at Paris Theme Park
This Christmas event might just take the cake for being the most unique activity on our list. And being located in an amusement park could have something to do with that. Located in Parc Astérix, a Gallic theme park, the Noël Gaulois is a Gallic Christmas celebration. Take the littles to the ice skating rink and children’s area while appreciating the park’s Christmas makeover. Be sure to take a peek at their Christmas parade and floats! Tickets are €47.00 per person, free for children under 3 years old.
For curious parents who want to learn more about traveling with bébé in Paris, our Paris Destination Guide and Itineraries have recently been updated, containing helpful info for navigating this big, beautiful city with the whole family.
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