Christmas in Paris 2019, Christmas markets, illuminations, activities


The Christmas bells will ring again for the happiness of all! You are in Paris at Christmas 2019. To help you to prepare and enjoy this Year’s end Holidays in Paris 2019,  discover  Christmas Markets opened for this period, special activities and our selection of the best illuminations in the City of Lights. Also read about the best things to do in Paris for Christmas.

Ice Skating at Grand Palais at Christmas - Paris
Ice Skating at Grand Palais at Christmas – Paris

They are ready to serve every necessary ingredient for a magical holiday season like waffles, pancakes, mulled wine, typical French food 

You’ll find all goods to prepare a special French meal. You can also opt to go to one of many Parisian Gourmet  Restaurants for a Xmas Eve dinner


An authentic Christmas Market near a Symbol of the French Capital . Of course there are typical products but the most interesting are mainly craftsmen stales who sale accessories, fashion or design.

    From mid November 2019 to 8 January 2020  – 10am-7pm

Many merchants and large retail areas are involved, and multiple animations for young and older looking for gift ideas and gourmet specialties.

Eglise Saint-Germain-des-Prés de Paris – 6th arrondissement Metro : Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Read more about Saint Germain des Près quarter

Christmas Market Champs Elysées Paris
Champs Elysées – Christmas market


An amazing Christmas Village from the Grand Palais to the Concorde place. You can find many typical restaurants, waffles, French pancakes, mulled wine and other regional products.

A great outdoor ice-skating rink, a carousel for kids,  a big wheel in the Concorde place. You also will be able to do your Christmas shopping with Handmade items, decorations, jewellery and other accessories. Generally 16 million visitors visit this market in six weeks !

Avenue des Champs-Elysées – 8th arrondissment Metro : Champs Elysées – Clemenceau


From late November 2019 to 1 January 2020 10am – 5pm

With the  holiday season, the Place des Abbesses in Paris organizes its own traditional market . An opportunity to go hunting Gift and tasty gourmet products throughout the month of December.Vivez the magic of the holidays with family or friends with this Market Place des Abbesses!
Place des Abbesses – 18th arrondissement Metro : Abbesses

read more:  Montmartre neighborhood


From mid-November to December 2019

This Market in situated near the Beautiful St Lazare Train Station and Not far from one of the most important shopping place in Paris, Haussann-Opera Area.

All products for Year’s End decoration and French food and fine gracery will be sale.
Gare de Haussmann Saint-Lazare – 9th arrondissement Metro : Saint-Lazare


From 3 to 11 December 2019 11am-7pm

Auteuil a up Market area will also organize its Christmas Martket with fine grocery and typical products .
Fondation d’Auteuil – 75016 Paris 16 Metro : Jasmin

>>Experience the magic atmosphere of Paris with a Special Christmas activities and Illuminations Tours


 Eiffel on Ice -from mid-December 2019 to early January 2020 11am-11pm

Trocadero on Ice
Trocadero on Ice

On the Champs de MArs and the quai Branly, the Eiffel on Ice Christmas Village  settles for the 2nd consecutive year around the Eiffel Tower from mid-December 2018 to early January 2019.

In elegant wooden chalets, exhibitors, including 14 embassies makes Eiffel on Ice ® a real European village. You will find  handicrafts, traditional delicacies and decorations

Champs de Mars  75016 Paris 16 Metro : Bir_Hakeim


From December 2019  10h-19h
Near the Eiffel Tower  and the quai Branly Museum – quai Branly 75016 Paris Metro : Trocadéro

>>Find there a Hotel in Paris for Christmas.



Gourmet Christmas Fair in Paris
Gourmet Christmas Fair in Paris

From 19 December to 22 December 2019 at Place de la Bourse
11am to 9pm on   20 December. 10am-9pm on 21 December. 10am-8pm on 22 December

A gastronomy showcase with  the talent and expertise of the best artisans in France in a wonderful place, the Palais Brongniart
During Three 4 days you will discover many sophisticated French products and regional specialties to prepare your Christmas or New Year’s Eve Dinner. Many advices will be given by foodie experts , best goods will recommended to prepare the best meal with the gourmet French tradition

Place de la Bourse  75002 Paris Metro : Bourse


From 23 November to 28 December 2019

A Christmas market in the parvis de la Defense , the greatest business area in Paris. Warm wine and Chocolate, typical sausages, waffle, cheese and regional products will be proposed.
Parvis de la Défense – 92 Métro : La Défense


    Christmas Montmartre Village

The most romantic spot in Paris. A wonderful Holiday at the top of Montmartre Hill (the highest place in Paris) in front of the beautiful basilica of  Sacré Cœur.  Discover the unforgettable and beautiful illuminations in this  village-like district of Paris.  You will find in the Montmartre Christmas village,  50 wooden chalets where local shopkeepers and producers from Montmartre will sale their regional products You will  also find handicrafts, local products and gift ideas .

>>Find there best romantic hotels in Paris for Christmas

Best Christmas illuminations in Paris

Christmas Illuminations at Champs Elysées

Champs Elysees Xmas Lights in Paris
Champs Elysees Christmas Lights in Paris

This is certainly one of the lost famous Xmas decoration in the world. Champs Elysée Christmas Lights are yearly a light by a French celebrity.

Place Concorde Christmas decorations

Paris Christmas Lights Tour
Christmas Decoration at Place de la Concorde – Paris

Those decorations are very impressive in this huge Round about  closed to the Louvre, the Champs Elysée avenue and Place Vendome

Decorations at Bercy Village

Christmas at Bercy Village Paris
Christmas at Bercy Village

Charming decorations in this pedestrian street in the Bercy Village at Easter Paris.

Christmas Tree and lights at Notre Dame de Paris

Christmas decorations at Notre Dames de Paris
Christmas decorations and tree at Notre Dames de Paris

Each year a great Xmas tree stands in front of Notre Dame Cathedral. Of course, you can visit inside and see the Crib . It is a unique experience that gather many Parisians and Tourists.

Christmas Tree ans decorations at Galeries Lafayette

Xmas Tree and Lights at Galeries Lafayette
Xmas Tree and Lights inside Galeries Lafayette

This Departement store is crowed at year’s end periode. Many Parisians and tourists gathered there to see wonderful Xmas decorations.

Christmas dinner

Maison Blanche Restaurant - Paris

There are many restaurants which proposes a typical French Christmas dinner. Depending of your feeling you can opt for a gourmet restaurant, a traditional brasserie , sightseeing spot or special Xmas dinner cruise.

read our selection of restaurants for Christmas dinner in Paris

  1. Greg says

    Will the Xmas market will open at trocadero this year?
    I know that the last year it was closed due to some works , I hope it will ok this year. I have a conference in this area and I’d like to take the opportuinity to buy some goods

  2. Marc says

    Hi Greg, yes the Trocadero market will open this year. Works are finished

  3. Lucy Kendall says

    Do you know any outdoor ice rinks that will be open on Friday December 8th? And take group bookings?

  4. Lora says

    We will be in Paris for 2 nights, November 20th and 21st, 2018. Are there any Christmas market or Christmas lights that we can visit or see or any suggestions? Thank you!

    1. stillinparis says

      Hey Lora,

      You will be able to see Christmas lights in Paris a t this Period. The most famous are lights in the Champs Elysées.
      But Christmas markets will not be open yet.

  5. Georgia Kostelecky says

    When are the dates for the CHRISTMAS MARKET IN GARE SAINT-LAZARE
    One article from your site said November 2018 to 2 January 2020
    Another article states it’s from mid-November to December 2019

  6. stillinparis says

    Hello Georgia, the market will take place for mid-November to end of December.
    The other article was not up to date. It is now fixed. thanks a lot

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