There are many fantastic ways to celebrate Christmas in the city. In this article, we take a look at some of the best original ways to feel the magic of the season in Paris. You’ll discover some of the newest and most exciting trends for this and the coming years.
Without further ado, here are 8 original ways to feel the Christmas magic in the City of Light.
The Castle of Champs Sur Marne
This place offers a magnificent show called the Grand Reveillon which runs for four magical weeks. It starts on the 22nd of November through December 15th and offers visitors an opportunity to experience what a traditional Christmas’ Eve looked like in the 19th century. This is a gorgeous place made even more breath-taking by the vibrant Christmas decorations and lights. In this sumptuous residence, you have a chance to revel in the true spirit of Christmas among many other cheerful visitors.
There’s a staff of over a thousand actors, dancers, extras, and choristers as well as volunteers to bring this grand castle to life during the holiday season. In the basement, you’ll find an army of staff busily working to make the party a success. This is indeed an extraordinary Christmas experience that you and your family or friends will cherish for a lifetime.
Cabaret César Palace Paris
This is the perfect place for anyone who wants to go out for a night of partying in Paris. At Cabaret Cesar Palace, you will be met with the most famous cabaret show in the city, in a setting that is designed to bring out the magic of the season. As everyone well knows, the Ceasar Palace is the original party venue, but with the holiday season comes a whole new twist to the concept of what an exceptional evening in the city looks like.
This year, cut loose and allow yourself to be transported to the land of fancy with the astounding artistic performances of the night. The acts in the show are punctuated by appetizers, mouthwatering meals, and desserts. By the end of it, you will be sated – mind, body, and soul! If you’re in need of a once-in-a-lifetime experience to make your holidays unforgettable, then the Cabaret Cesar Palas Paris is the place to be.
The Red Mill
Yet another original way to feel the Christmas magic in the City of Lights is to visit the Red Mill. This place is very famous among Parisians and international visitors as well. It offers a festival dedicated to beauty and art. When you visit the Red Mill during the Christmas holidays, you’ll get to experience a dazzling evening filled with feathers, rhinestones, sequins, lights, laughter, music, and dancing. Not to mention the exquisite cuisine served up by Chef David Le Quellec.
His quality creations are inspired by the house values of French art de Vivre and sharing. You will be able to sample some of the most amazing cuisines ever while enjoying the gorgeous decorations and outstanding performances. All in all, a dinner Christmas show at the Red Mill is a perfect way to spend a festive evening out among other merry revelers from Paris and the rest of the world.
The Manoir de Paris
From November 22 to December 29, get ready for the greatest monster show you’ll ever see! There are hordes of zombie elves on the loose, and if you’re not careful, you may get bitten. The zombies want revenge and they intend to attack all humans at Christmas! If you’re ready to handle a threat of that magnitude, then head on over to the Manoir de Paris this festive season to experience a horrifyingly exciting evening of gore and lore.
And that’s not all. The place also boasts some of the most magnificent decorations in the area, with massive Christmas trees, and bright fairy lights. Each year the Manoir de Paris winter show revives all the Christmas legends to create an offbeat show that is popular among all visitors. From Bloodthirsty Elves to the Grinch, Scrooge, and the Whipper, you’ll get to experience all the popular Christmas classics that we all grew up with!
Dates : From 22nd November 2019 to 29th December 2019
This year, why not skip the traditional holiday festivities in the city and opt for a treasure hunt instead? Under the covered passages of France’s capital, you and your family and friends will be able to take part in one of the most exciting activities this Christmas. Your private guide will lead everyone in your team through a maze of passages as you all try to solve the holiday mystery together in order to get a special treat at the end of it.
The activity takes about three hours in total, and there’s fun galore for everyone involved. The hunt is kid-friendly and all around you will be beautiful decorations and holiday lights to warm the heart and raise your spirits. If you’re searching for a unique and original way to spend this Christmas in Paris, this is undoubtedly one of the most fun activities you’ll be able to take part in.
Dates : Until December 31st 2019
The Festival of Wonderful
The Festival of Wonderful is a magical world that will fill you with the magical spirit of Christmas. It gives you the perfect opportunity to rediscover the Musee des Arts Forains. Since about a decade ago, this place has been opening its doors each year to offer 12 days of shows and entertainment to celebrate the year’s end. There are illuminations and Christmas decorations and animations all around. At this festival, all the live performances come together in one magical show.
There are storytellers, jugglers, magicians, and musicians as well as aerial dancers, acrobats, puppeteers, and many other artists. Together, they create marvelous stories, fairytales, and illusions to enthrall visitors of all ages. Whether you’re alone or with friends and family, if you are searching for the best and most original way to feel the magic of Christmas, this is definitely a show you should consider.
Dates : From 26th December 2019 to 5th January 2020
This is the first escape game in all of France that is dedicated to kids. There’s just one condition – an adult has to accompany them on their adventure. If you’re visiting with any young ones, this escape game makes for a fun and exciting couple of hours. During the Christmas holidays, the game takes on a festive theme, with Santa needing your help to find his magical Christmas gift list so he can deliver the presents to the right kids. What fun!
If you can help Santa find this list, you will be able to avoid disaster and save Christmas for kids all over the world. If you’re ready for tons of fun with family and friends, sign up for this awesome escape game for kids in Paris.
Boutique Astier de Villatte
Last on our list, but definitely not least, is the Boutique Astier de Villatte. Here you will find unique Christmas decorations that will dazzle friends and family, and make your tree the talk of the town. If you like one-of-a-kind decor items, you’ll absolutely love what this boutique has to offer. Why decorate your tree with ordinary ornaments when you can use vegetables, fruits, pop culture, and fast food items that stand out?
173 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 et 16 rue de Tournon 75006 Paris.