Christmas & New Year's Eve in Paris

By Viator, October 2015

4.5 37 Reviews | Add your review

Spend your Christmas in Paris, and see how the fashionable French celebrate Christmas in style!
Oozing with atmosphere, Paris has long been the destination of choice for stylish shoppers, romancing lovers, families and food lovers alike. So what better place to spend the festive season – perfect for Christmas shopping in the chic boutiques, or wining and dining against the romantic backdrop of the City of Lights.
Take a stroll down the elegant Champs-Elysées and see this famous avenue decked out sparkling Christmas trees and 150,000 twinkling lights stretching from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde. This is just one of many light displays around the capital, so why not take our Paris Christmas Lights Tour to see along with the best of the rest.

Christmas in Paris is the ideal time to stock up on unique gifts. Seek out interesting stocking fillers and gourmet delights at the charming Paris Christmas Markets (open until New Year), or head over to the impressive Galeries Lafayette department store for a fix of luxury shopping, Christmas carols or to admire the huge Christmas tree under the famous "coupole" glass dome. Thousands of local Parisians seek out Galeries Lafayette Paris as a ritual every year to admire the window displays and glittering Christmas lights that adorn the facade of the building and surrounding boulevards. 

Christmas Menus

Of course no trip to Paris would be complete without indulging in its world-famous cuisine, and you’ll be hard pushed to find a Christmas meal done better elsewhere. While the French traditionally eat their festive feast on Christmas Eve, there are some great options to dine out on the big day itself. For an unforgettable Christmas dinner and traditional French cabaret show look no further than our Paris Paradis Latin Show. If you want a more hands-on experience, try a Paris Cooking Class with a French Christmas menu, where you will use fresh ingredients from a local Parisian market to create a traditional meal. 

New Year's Cabaret Shows

Paris cabaret shows are showcasing premium New Year’s Eve dinner packages so you can celebrate the arrival of the new year in style. Book at the Paradis Latin or the Moulin Rouge Paris, which is offering a Gala dinner with a bottle of Cristal Roederer Champagne and it’s the only night of the year that you can dance until dawn at the original venue in the Montmartre district. 

Night Illuminations

If you prefer to dine at a local restaurant, raise your glass on the stroke of midnight on a New Year's Eve illuminations tour of Paris with a stop at the Eiffel Tower and three-course dinner, champagne, music and dancing with a choice of 5 venues including L’espace Petit-Pont, Au Vieux Paris, L'Empire du 8eme, Toi Restaurant or New Year’s Eve Seine Dinner Cruise.

Seine River Cruises
Spend Christmas and New Year's floating along the Seine among Paris' UNESCO World Heritage sites. Enjoy a luxurious, multi-course French meal in addition to fantastic music and dancing. 

Tours & Tickets

See all

Paris Paradis Latin Dinner and Show

4.5 star rating: Recommended 366 Reviews

It's show time in Paris at the Paradis Latin, the most Parisian cabaret in town. For the ultimate evening in Paris’ atmospheric Latin Quarter, enjoy a ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $102.37

Paris Paradis Latin: New Year's Eve Dinner and Show

Ring in the New Year while dancing at the elegant Paradis Latin! Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Paris with a gourmet, 4-course dinner followed by the famous ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: Flexible

From USD $227.49

New Year's Eve Seine River Cruise with 4-Course Dinner, Wine and Entertainment

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Celebrate the New Year on Paris' stunning Seine River with this 2-hour dinner cruise, followed by up to two more hours of drinking and dancing while moored ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $237.73

Paris Walking Tour: Christmas Food and Decorations

Envelop yourself in Paris' festive Christmas flair on this 3-hour walking tour of the French capital. Marvel at the lavish holiday decorations of Galeries ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.06

New Year's Eve Crazy Horse Cabaret Show in Paris

Ring in the New Year with the sassy, sultry sophistication of the legendary Crazy Horse, one of the most avant-garde cabarets in Paris. Crazy Horse's latest ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 1.5 hours

From USD $193.37

Bateaux Parisiens Christmas Seine River Cruise, 5-Course Meal and Live Music

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Get into the Christmas spirit with an elegant Christmas Eve dinner or Christmas Day lunch on a 2- or 2.5-hour Seine River cruise. Sip a festive Champagne ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: Varies

From USD $96.68

Paris Cooking Class: French Christmas Menu

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

Just in time for Christmas, this winter-time cooking class in Paris lets you immerse yourself in France's rich culinary heritage while cooking a wonderful ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: Varies

From USD $170.62

Small-Group Gourmet Christmas Tour of Paris

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Few things exude Christmas spirit better than festive food, and where better to sample seasonal specialties than in Paris? Discover the undisputed capital of ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $158.11

Lido de Paris: Christmas Dinner and Show

Spend an unforgettable Christmas Eve out on the town at the glamorous Le Lido show. You'll have an unforgettable evening at this unique venue on Paris' Champs ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: Varies

From USD $261.61

Christmas Day Trip to Vaux le Vicomte from Paris

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 11 Reviews

Get into the Christmas spirit at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte on this 4.5-hour day trip from Paris. Travel from Paris by coach to the 17th-century ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $61.42

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message