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Visit outstanding cultural attractions or take a hike amongst the peaks? A romantic tour of the wine route or a family cruise? What will this year's
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Christmas in Paris with your family

Live a magical Christmas together with the family in Paris

The end of year holidays are the perfect time to enjoy Paris with the family. Holiday shop windows, illuminated Christmas tress and merry-go-rounds are the order of the day to let you live that Christmas magic!

During the winter holidays share an extraordinary time with the family! Let yourself be guided through a magical Paris and live the spirit of Christmas in the City of Light. Magical, timeless and wonderful: the capital holds an unforgettable Christmas for you. Find out about our selection of unmissable places in Paris.

10am - Start the day by walking along Boulevard Haussmann to gaze in awe at the department store window displays, and the Christmas tree in Galeries Lafayette.

11am - Stop for a snack at Angelina on Rue de Rivoli and warm up with their famous hot chocolate.

2pm - Head to the 11th arrondissement to enjoy a show at the Cirque d'Hiver.

4pm - Carry on to the AccorHotels Arena for a bit of sport on the ice rink.

5pm - Nearby, take a leap in time to the Festival du Merveilleux of fairground attractions at the Musée des Arts Forains, which is specially open for the holidays from 26 December–7 January.

8.30pm - Round off the day with a return to your childhood at Disneyland Paris, with the spectacular night-time parade.