Christmas in Paris • 100 ideas

Count down to Christmas with our guide to festive activities in the capital

Feeling overwelmed by the festive season? We've broken down the capital's essential Christmas activities into five simple categories – food and drink, shopping, events, outings and kids – in order to take the stress out of your yuletide social life. It's time to eat, drink, shop, play and be merry in Paris.

Festive outings

From gazing spellbound at twinkly lights and carousels to winter sports and festive day trips, you'll never get bored of glitter with this little lot.

Food and drink

Eating is simply the best way to embrace the festive spirit. Scoff your way through our pick of the capital's best food and drink events and experiences this yuletide, including gourmet shopping and the best wintry dining.

Shopping

Don't get overwhelmed by the gorgeous arrays of boutiques and beautiful window displays that turn Paris around Christmas into a never-ending shopper's paradise; we've ensured that you and and yours will all be thrilled with their presents come Christmas day.

Kids

With lots of lovely holiday time to fill for the tiny ones, keep them occupied with our round up of events and activities including sweet shops, a Cinderella ballet, merry-go-rounds and cooking classes.

Events and shows

Get the most out of Christmas with our guide to the capital's biggest and best events. Stage shows, blockbuster films, classical music and clubbing – it's all here.

The full 100

Feeling overwelmed by the festive season? We've broken down the capital's essential Christmas activities into five simple categories – food and drink, shopping, events, outings and kids – in order to take the stress out of your yuletide social life.