Christmas is a magical time of year in Paris. There is no shortage of event and celebrations lined up for citizens and visitors across the festive season in 2018. Shoppers can head to one of the many different markets that will spring up around the city, or simply admire the stunning window displays. Families can head out to enjoy the lights of different displays and festivals.
The lights are a massive part of the fun for visitors of all ages. Those that are staying in our hotel can enjoy walking beneath some of the capital’s best illuminations every single day on their way home from work. There are stunning lights and installations set up on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées and Place Vendôme, right up to the Montmartre district and the Bercy Village. Those that are here for a shorter period may appreciate the chance to see them from the top of a sight-seeing bus. This is a great way to take in the whole spectacle and see Paris from another perspective.
Shoppers can also enjoy the lights and decorations at ground level with all the fun Christmas windows in the city. All the biggest names and top departments stores take part in some friendly local competition to see who has the most engaging set-up. This includes lights, moving figures and more. It is a great way to entertain children as you shop for last-minute goods for the holidays. Alternatively, you may choose to visit one of the many Christmas markets. Some are wonderfully quaint and traditional, while others provide a taste of other cultures.
Whatever you plan to do this Christmas in Paris, there are plenty of events and attractions to look out for. Make sure to check local listings to find out more about the opening times and locations. With some careful planning, you can create quite an interesting, festive tour.