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What to do in Paris this December

The city of lights is equipped with events to illuminate the festive month of December.

As we head into winter and get closer to the end of the year, many annual and one off events encircle Paris to help kick in the festive spirit and put us in a celebratory mood. What makes the fashion capital of the world unique is its year round line up of scintillating events that cannot be found anywhere else on the planet. 


Hosting the world famous Moulin Rouge show, colossal Christmas fairs, and one of a kind anniversary events, this list of Paris events is worth keeping a close eye on.

Evolution On Its Way To Enlightenment

(Throughout December) 

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A lighted dinosaur sculpture at Jardin de Plantes, Source: Website

Paying homage to the evolution of life by lighting up structures depicting prehistoric creatures that roamed the Earth 600 years ago, Evolution On Its Way To Enlightenment is a mix of art, science, and poetry. 

The spectacular journey through time at Jardin de Plantes starts with the eye opening origins of life, up till the present day, illuminated by a night of magical wonders throughout the course of history.

Ticket price - starts at €12 per person.

Location - 2 place Valhubert - 75005 Paris.

Timings - 6 pm onwards.

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Tuileries Garden Christmas Market

(Throughout December) 

Stretching for almost half a mile, Tuileries Garden Christmas Festival is one of the biggest holiday carnivals of its kind in the French capital. Packed with exciting food and art stalls, rides, an ice rink, Christmas trees, and a lot more, you will need more than a day to explore all its offerings.

Some standout features at the festival include a roasted chestnuts cart, a ferris wheel to take in the the views of the city, entertaining Christmas shows, and unmissable temptations like hot waffles, mulled wine, crepes, hot chocolate, espressos, beer, brandies, and sausages.

Ticket price - Free for all to visit (food and drinks available for purchase).

Location - Pl. de la Concorde, 75001 Paris.

Timings - 11 am to 11 pm (Monday to Thursday)
11 am to 12.45 am (Friday to Saturday)
11 am to 11.45 pm (Sunday)
11 am to 9 pm (Christmas and New Year’s Eve)

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Vogue Paris 1920-2020

(Throughout December) 

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Vogue Paris 1920-2020, Source: Website

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Vogue magazine, the Palais Galliera is organizing an exhibition named Vogue Paris 1920-2020 to mark the special occasion. 

From illustrations, magazines, documents, photographs, haute couture, and ready to wear, the event will touch on the iconic landmarks in Vogue’s timeline over the years. We recommend all the fashionistas to book themselves a spot for this once in a lifetime event.

Ticket price - starts at €14 per person.

Location - 10 Av. Pierre 1er de Serbie, 75116 Paris.

Timings - Closed (Monday)
10 am to 6 pm (Tuesday to Sunday)

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Moulin Rouge Cabaret Show & Dinner 

(Wednesday, December 1 to Thursday, December 30) 

You wouldn't want to miss the Moulin Rouge Cabaret Show & Dinner, the most popular show in Paris. Submerge yourself in a memorable experience as you get served champagne and a three course gourmet meal, while the cabaret show occupies you.

More than 100 artists take the stage dressed in eye-catching costumes to make your evening a fabulous one. 

Ticket price - starts at €245 per person.

Location - 82 Bd de Clichy, 75018 Paris.

Timings - 6 pm onwards.

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Christmas Dinner Cruise

(Friday, December 24 to Saturday, December 25)

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Christmas Dinner Cruise at Seine, Source: Website

What better way to cap off the Christmas festivities than a luxurious Christmas Dinner Cruise with your êtres chers, admiring the legendary Louvre, Notre Dame, and Eiffel Tower from river Seine. 

Enjoy your gourmet Parisian style Christmas meal on board and if you want a closer look at the scenery, guarantee a window seat by paying €15 extra.

Ticket price - €79 per person.

Location - Quai Anatole France, 75007 Paris.

Timings - boarding starts at 6.45 pm.

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Disneyland New Year’s Eve

(Friday, December 31)

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Disneyland Paris, Source: Facebook

A promised land that never disappoints, Disneyland is hosting one of the biggest New Year’s Eve parties in Paris, with Mickey and his friends eagerly waiting for your visit.

This year, the annual Disneyland New Year’s Eve will sparkle with fresh performances from our beloved Disney characters. Spectacular fireworks and a night full of cheerful vibes will keep your attention in the most amusing ways.

Ticket price - €113 per person.

Location - Bd de Parc, 77700 Coupvray.

Timings -will be provided with the ticket.

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