The Christmas season is a special time of year, and there’s no better place to celebrate than in the City of Light itself – Paris! Here are some of the best things to do in Paris during the Christmas holidays to top off your experience in your hotel and spa in Paris centre.
Attend The Catholic Mass At Notre Dame Cathedral
Start your holiday celebration by attending a traditional Catholic Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral. The beautiful stained glass windows and grand architecture make for a special experience.
Hot Chocolat At Angelina’s
Angelina’s is a famous Parisian chocolate and pastry café. The hot chocolat is very rich and delicious, perfect for warming you up on a cold winter day. Don’t forget to stop by the patisserie next door as well – their macarons are excellent!
Shop For Gifts With The Famous Market In Front Of The Louvre
For all your Christmas shopping, the famous Christmas market in front of the Louvre is a perfect place to find gifts for everyone on your list. They have beautiful items that are sure to fit any budget. Pick up some traditional French ornaments or even get photos with Santa!
Stop By The Ice Rink At Trocadero
Get in the holiday spirit by gliding across the ice at the Trocadero rink. You can skate with friends and family or make new ones at one of the themed dance parties throughout December.
Enjoy Wintertime Activities In Central Park
Just because you’re in Paris doesn’t mean you should miss out on the fun of winter activities. Enjoy skiing, ice skating, and sledding in Paris’ very own Central Park!
Visit The Paris Christmas Markets
Visit the Christmas markets for some holiday shopping. There’s one located in each of Paris’ 20 arrondissements, so you’re sure to find one that’s convenient for you. Be sure to check out the handmade French Christmas decorations and traditional foods like crepes and mulled wine.
Take In A Christmas Show
There are many great Christmas shows happening in Paris throughout the month of December. Check out a traditional ballet like The Nutcracker or catch a new show like Aladdin. No matter what you choose, you’re sure to get into the holiday spirit.
Visit The Eiffel Tower
Finish your Christmas adventure by watching the Eiffel Tower sparkle and shine as it’s lit up for the holidays. You can see it from anywhere in Paris – so no matter which arrondissement you’re visiting, be sure to stop and admire this magnificent sight on your way home
If you can find some time during the evening or the night, visiting the Eiffel Tower is an even more beautiful experience. All the lights are on in the darkness. It looks magical and words simply won’t do it justice.
We hope we’ve encouraged you to travel to Paris during Christmas – after all, it’s one of the most magical times of year to be there!
If you’re looking for a unique way to spend your holiday, consider spending Christmas in Paris and stay in our boutique hotel in Paris centre. The city is filled with beautiful architecture, festive markets, and dazzling lights that will make your holiday season truly special.