7x Best Christmas markets in Paris 2023: dates & hotels

Where and when are the best Paris Christmas markets in 2023/2024? From the Christmas market in Montmartre to the Christmas market at Notre-Dame. Or from the Christmas market at the Eiffel Tower in Paris to the largest Christmas village at La Défense. We made a list for you with dates, locations and opening times of the best Christmas markets near Paris 2023. Wooden chalets, cozy lighting and an enchanting journey to the land of Santa Claus. And so it’s time for chocolate, chestnuts, mulled wine and ice skating rinks. Furthermore, of course, nice Christmas decorations, delicious food and there are also various attractions for children.

Especially in the evening, the Paris Christmas markets are one of the highlights of the Christmas period in Paris every year. The famous Christmas market on the Champs-Elysées is canceled this year (since corona), but you can visit the Christmas market in Jardin des Tuileries, near the Louvre. These are 7 of the biggest, best and most unique Christmas markets in Paris. Enjoy Christmas in Paris and the most beautiful Christmas markets (read also: 5x Christmas lights & decorations in Paris 2023 + bus tour).

Attention: currently, some dates for the Paris Christmas Markets 2023/2024 are still tentative and have yet to be confirmed. We will update as soon as all dates are definitively known. So be sure to keep an eye on this page.

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Paris Christmas markets schedule 2023/2024: opening times, dates & locations
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    1. Jardin des Tuileries Christmas market in Paris (1st)

    The Christmas market in Jardin des Tuileries is one of the best known and largest Christmas markets in Paris. With a huge Ferris wheel, various fairground attractions, champagne bar, steaming copper barrels with traditional onion soup or hot mulled wine and a gastronomic market with French products. Also a lot of traditional handicrafts and many gift ideas. And of course Santa Claus! This is the most popular Christmas market in Paris with millions of visitors every year. Located just next to the Louvre and formerly the Champs-Élysées Christmas market.

    • When/dates: November 18, 2023 to January 7, 2024 (CONFIRMED)
    • Address/location: Jardin des Tuileries – Place de la Concorde
    • Opening hours:
    Open every day from 11am – 11.45pm
    (24/12 and 31/12 closed at 7.30pm)
    • Metro: Tuileries, Concorde
    • Close by must-see: Place Vendôme, rue Saint-Honoré

    2. Christmas market on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower (7th)

    Another fun Christmas market in Paris, this time on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower! On the 200 m² terrace there are ten charming wooden chalets with a multitude of gift ideas and delicacies. For children, gingerbread workshops and a mirror trail and even a visit from Santa Claus himself are on the program. One of the best Christmas markets in Paris and perhaps the most photogenic? Have a warm mulled wine and enjoy the beautiful view from the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

    • When/dates: from December 14, 2023 (CONFIRMED)
    • Address/location: Tour Eiffel
    • Opening hours:
    Not yet known
    • Metro: Bir Hakeim, Trocadéro
    • Close by must-see: Champ-de-Mars, Trocadéro


    3. La Défense Christmas village in Paris (92)

    Christmas market in the heart of Paris’ well-known business district, La Défense. This Christmas market in Paris has been in existence since 1995 with more than 13,000 m² of Christmas fun and no fewer than 350 themed chalets. This makes it one of the largest Christmas markets in Paris where you can easily spend an entire evening strolling. You will find an extensive selection of gifts, high-quality jewelry and leather goods. Or traditional Alsatian specialties and delicious paella. Definitely worth visiting the largest Christmas market in Paris.

    • When/dates: November 16 to December 27, 2023 (CONFIRMED)
    • Address/location: Parvis de la Defense
    • Opening hours:
    Monday to Thursday: 11am – 9pm
    Friday: 11am – 10pm
    Saturday: 10am – 10pm
    Sunday: 11am – 9pm
    (24/12: 11am – 6pm and on 25/12: closed)
    • Metro: La Défense

    4. Notre-Dame Christmas market (5th)

    A picturesque Christmas market in Paris at the foot of Notre-Dame with some 30 exhibitors who share their passion for clothing & accessories, French crafts and luxury gourmet food. Here too, entertainment for children and the presence of Santa Claus, with or without a vin chaud in hand. And occasionally there are also musical performances. This extremely cozy Christmas market has already been named ‘the most charming Christmas market in Paris’.

    • When/dates: December 8 to 25, 2023 (CONFIRMED)
    • Address/location: Square René Viviani – 2 rue du Fouarre
    • Opening hours:
    Open every day from 10am – 8pm
    • Metro: Saint-Michel, Cité
    • Close by must-see: Hôtel de Ville Christmas market, rue Galande

    5. Christmas market in Montmartre – Place des Abbesses (18th)

    Buying Christmas gifts and drinking a good mulled wine? This is possible again this year at the Christmas market in Montmartre, located next to the famous metro station Place des Abbesses. A beautiful, traditional and cozy Christmas market in Paris on one of the most beautiful squares of Montmartre. Including handmade scarves, jewelry and children’s toys. You can also taste traditional dishes such as escargot, fried mushrooms or raclette. There is a fun merry-go-round for children and at the weekend there is usually a visit from Santa Claus. Definitely recommended! Tip: enjoy a glass of wine in the on-site champagne bar.

    • When/dates: November 25 to December 31, 2023 (CONFIRMED)
    • Address/location: Place des Abbesses
    • Opening hours:
    Open every day from 10am – 8pm
    • Metro: Abbesses
    • Close by must-see: Christmas atmosphere and lights in Montmartre, Le mur des je t’aime, rue des Martyrs

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    6. Hôtel de Ville Christmas market (4th)

    The square in front of the town hall in Paris is transformed into a beautifully lit forest with plenty of activities to discover. There is entertainment for children during the Christmas market, Santa Claus comes to visit and gourmets can also enjoy sweets in the Christmas chalets here. The light show, numerous twinkling lights and the calm atmosphere make this Christmas village in Paris very charming, especially at night. Tip: cross the Rue de Rivoli and go shopping in one of the famous department stores in Paris, Le BHV Marais. Or go shopping in the cozy Le Marais district with many nice boutiques.

    • When/dates: November 28 to December 31, 2023 (CONFIRMED)
    • Address/location: Parvis de l’Hôtel de Ville
    • Opening hours:
    Open every day from 11am – 9pm
    • Metro: Hôtel de Ville
    • Close by must-see: Christmas shopping in Le BHV Marais, shopping in Le Marais, Île Saint-Louis

    7. Saint-Germain des Prés Christmas market in Paris (6th)

    The atmospheric Christmas market on the Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris returns every year with about 40 cozy chalets. In addition to the usual hot mulled wine and roasted chestnuts, you can also enjoy artisan macarons, candied chestnuts, caviar, smoked salmon, truffles and foie gras. Also a nice place for leather goods, jewelry and handmade items. Afterwards, be sure to enjoy the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, an extremely pleasant neighborhood with many nice terraces, bookshops, art galleries and antique shops.

    • When/dates: November 25, 2023 to January 1, 2024 (CONFIRMED)
    • Address/location: Quartier Saint-Germain-des-Pres
    • Opening hours:
    Open every day from 10am – 8pm
    • Metro: Saint-Germain-des-Prés
    • Close by must-see: Le Bon Marché, rue des Cannettes, rue du Bac

    A visit to the Christmas market in Paris 2023/2024 is ideal to end the year in an unforgettable way. Nice to know: the best Christmas markets in Paris are in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, on the place des Abbesses in Montmartre and at Notre-Dame. Also discover 5x Christmas lights & decorations in Paris 2023 + bus tour. Time to enjoy the nice Christmas decorations and Christmas atmosphere in Paris. The Christmas markets near Paris are also a great place for Christmas shopping.

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