Christmas in Paris is simply awesome. From outdoor ice skating rinks to the fascinating Christmas markets that line the streets and squares, Paris is one of the popular destinations for celebrating Christmas. Planning to celebrate Christmas in Paris 2020? Here is the list of a few things that you should not miss in Paris at Christmastime:
The Christmas markets of Paris are magical. These markets are the bright spot during the short winter days that welcomes the brand new year.
Here is the list of best Christmas markets 2020 in Paris
The spectacular Hôtel de Ville Christmas Market will look most beautiful this year, especially at night because of the gorgeous light show bathing the building’s neo-Renaissance facade.
The Hôtel de Ville Christmas Market features winsome forests surrounded with white and green trees, beautifully decorated with glittering gold lights and silver ornaments. This traditional Christmas market stalls offers street foods like freshly cooked crepes, raclette, mulled wine, and free group and family-oriented activities
There would be approx 30-40 chalets featuring unique gift items made by French craftsmen, displays of regional sausages, and other gourmet foods. The light show, numerous sparkling lights, and tranquil ambiance makes this Christmas market a must visit.
This market was ranked as one of the largest Christmas Markets of Paris a few years ago. But currently this market is shrunk to only 20 or so chalets offering seasonal specialties, Belgium waffles, sausages,, hot mulled wine. You can find more shopping and dining options available inside the multi-storied complex.
The popular attraction of the Paris Christmas Markets is the Marché de Noel Notre Dame, located across the Seine from the famous cathedral in Square Viviani on the Left Bank’s Quai Montebello. This cheerful market offers the usual hot mulled wine,high-quality arts made by French craftsmen, gift-worthy clothing and accessories, roasted chestnuts, and more. Famous musicians of the country add to the festivities. You will find festive vibes and the holiday spirit all around.
Do not be surprised if you see Santa making frequent appearances and distributing some amazing gifts!
This is a fun market to visit! Grab a cup of warm spiced wine and some hot roasted chestnuts, or just follow your nose. Or simply join the crowd at the Champagne bar!This market will offer escargot, raclette, and small plates of sauteed mushrooms, hand-knit scarves, and fascinating children’s toys, and much more.
This is one of the most liked mid-sized Christmas markets of the city featuring 40 or so chalets offering luxury products such as handcrafted items,fine leather pocketbooks, jewelry, French gastronomy products, and more. You may also grab some really great scented candles, exquisite liquor filled chocolates.
The Christmas lights in Paris begin to appear in mid- November and continue to illuminate through early January. The lavish lighting, sparkling decorations throughout the city, spectacular light shows draws the attention of a lot of tourists across the globe.
Christmas decorations and glittering lights inside Paris churches will give you a completely unique experience. Enjoy the lightened up monuments and historic buildings while enjoying the Champagne and gourmet dinner as you float down the Seine River.
If you love ice-skating, you are definitely going to fall in the country’s capital a lot more! The magic of twirling around will immediately take you back to your childhood days,
The rooftop of Paris La Défense’s Grande Arche will give a 360-degree view of the city’s most beautiful monuments. This place is worth visiting throughout the year. The Grande Arche is even more magical when the rooftop ice skating rink opens for the holiday season.
Make sure to bring gloves as they are mandatory to ice skate on the temporary rink.