Paris Christmas Market Guide
Your Guide To Paris Christmas Market
Cross the Channel with DFDS this Christmas and experience the magic of Paris during the festive season. With its charming streets, iconic landmarks, and delightful atmosphere, the capital of France provides the perfect backdrop for a magical Christmas market experience.
At a Parisian Christmas market, you'll find a delightful array of festive activities and offerings. Sip on warm mulled wine or savour the richness of traditional French Christmas delicacies as you indulge in a spot of Christmas shopping, revel in the yuletide cheer, or simply enjoy the sparkling lights and festive music.
Read our travel guide to uncover the best Christmas Markets in Paris, with tips on what to see, things to do and the best food to eat! Plus, check out our France Travel Guides to discover other nearby places that are well worth the visit. Whether you want to spend a day exploring Paris, book a short break to immerse yourself in the city, or add it as a stop to your festive French road trip, start planning your Paris Christmas market break today.
Best Things To See Paris Christmas Market
One of the most famous and best Christmas markets in Paris in 2023 is the "La Magie de Noël". Formerly located along the Champs-Élysées, this market and Christmas carnival extravaganza can now be found at Tuileries Garden, next to the Louvre. This fun-filled, supersized Christmas market features a gigantic ferris wheel, ice skating rink, and all the festive treats and entertainment you could dream of. Running from late November to early January, this famous Christmas market in Paris gives you plenty of time to experience the magic during the festive season and is a great choice for all ages.
If you’re looking for something less extravagant but no shorter on fun, there are other Christmas markets scattered throughout the city that offer a variety of unique experiences. The Christmas Village at La Défense is perfect for families with its ice rink, Santa's grotto, and fairground rides. The market in Montmartre exudes charm with its traditional music, artisanal crafts, and mulled wine. Or if you're looking for a luxury shopping experience, the market in Saint-Germain-des-Prés is the place to be.
Trips to Paris Christmas Market
With our excellent ferry services to France, you can experience the enchanting beauty of Paris during the holiday season with the advantage of leisurely travel. Immerse yourself in the magic of the Christmas markets, explore the iconic sites of the city, and explore other charming French towns along the way.
Why not embark on a 3 or 5-day short break to the Christmas markets of Paris with DFDS? Indulge in festive delights while saving on your travel expenses!
Don't forget, you can pick up as many trinkets as you like thanks to our unlimited luggage allowance and finish your Christmas shopping for less with superb savings at Duty Free.