Best time to go to Paris

Christmas Markets 2024-2025

Get into the holiday spirit surrounded by famous landmarks

Dates: mid-November–early January

Christmas Markets
Christmas Markets
Christmas Markets
Christmas Markets
Christmas Markets
Trocadéro Gardens Christmas Market
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Christmas markets became popular in Paris in the 1990s. Now it's hard to imagine Christmas in Paris without them. Wooden huts create a cozy atmosphere and offer decorations, festive food, and other holiday essentials. Markets like Notre-Dame and Champs de Mars are especially popular among tourists due to their location next to the landmarks. Christmas Village at La Défense is perfect for a visit with children to get them into the Christmas spirit.

Saint-Germain-des-Prés Christmas Market (November 25, 2023–January 1, 2024)

St Germain des Prés Christmas Market opens in December near the famous St Germain des Prés Church. It features about 25 chalets specializing in luxury goods: leather pocketbooks, jewelry, and handcrafted gifts. It's also an excellent spot to shop for scented candles and chocolates. And don't forget to bring your little ones along as there will be Santa Claus to take photos with!

Champs-Elysées (Jardin des Tuileries) Christmas Market (November 18, 2023–January 7, 2024)

The Christmas market on the Champs-Elysées used to be the most popular in Paris each year, welcoming 15 million visitors. It was later moved from the central street of Paris to the Tuileries Gardens, right in front of the Louvre. Jardin des Tuileries Christmas Market is an ideal opportunity to go Christmas shopping, have fun on a skating rink, and enjoy delectable snacks from numerous food stalls.

Alsatian Christmas Market Gare de l’Est (December 1–17, 2023)

If you want to check out traditional Alsace Christmas, head to the Gare de l'Est. Make sure to taste some pretzels, gingerbread, and other Alsatian Christmas specials. You'll also be able to taste traditional potato pancakes, Munster, brioche, you name it!

Notre-Dame de Paris Christmas Market (December 8–25, 2023)

The Notre-Dame Christmas Market, located at Square René Viviani, across the river from the famous cathedral, is undoubtedly the most beautiful and historic location for festive shopping. Take your picture with the medieval towers of Notre Dame in the background and snack on hot roasted chestnuts with mulled wine. The area is packed with arts and crafts for every taste!

La Défense Christmas Market (November 16–December 27, 2023)

The huge Christmas Village along the Esplanade at La Défense is the largest holiday fair in Paris. It also is one of the first ones to open—in late November. Over 300 chalets are offering a vast selection of gifts like high-quality jewelry and leather. The delicious Alsatian food at the village is a must-try.

Trocadéro Christmas Market (December 2023–January 2024)

With the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower, Trocadéro Christmas Market is especially popular and scenic. It's an excellent place to shop for Christmas souvenirs and gifts.

For the tickets and latest updates, please check with the official websites (see External Resources below.) Also, take a look at the map suggesting the best accommodations nearby.

Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin