Our Top 7 Paris Christmas Markets

Christmas is just around the corner now and we know you are on the lookout for the best Paris Chrismas Markets!  So, we have decided to round up our favorites in Paris!  From food and gifts to fun and entertainment we have the list for you!  Oh and we didn’t forget about the mulled wine (vin chaud!) Be sure to get to the markets soon so that you can finish your Christmas shopping early and enjoy the holiday spirit and festivities!

Paris Christmas Markets
Photo by Je Suis. Paris

 

1. Christmas Market at Place des Abbesses, Montmartre

This petite and festive holiday market placed in the center of hilly Montmartre is filled with joy, artsy gifts! and locals! Be sure to grab yourself a glass of mulled wine or a traditional crepe to get into the holiday spirit. There are also free decoration workshops for kids!

Hours & Dates Open: 10am-830pm Monday-Friday and 10am-10pm Saturday-Sunday from December 10th to 31 2022.

Location: Place des Abbesses, 18th arrondissement

2. Christmas Market at La Défense

Stroll around the Grande Arche de la Defense while taking in the festive spirit and shopping for those unique and hard to find Christmas gifts. There are more than 300 stands selling artisanal items, regional products, toys and more!  The Christmas market at La Défense is one of the largest and most festive markets in Paris so we think its a MUST DO!

Hours:  11am-8pm Sunday-Thursday, 11am-10pm Fridays, and 10am-10pm Saturdays from November 24 – December 24 2022.

Location: Parvis de la Défense (near the Grand Arche)

3. Alsatian-Style Christmas Market at Gare de l’Est

Located near the train station, this market is well-known for its Alsatian specialties! (This is because this station has the Franco-German region as a destination for travel). This is a fabulous market for artisanal gifts and regional treats such as gingerbread, pretzels, sausages, mulled wine, sauerkraut and many others delicious things!

Hours & Dates Open: 9am-7:30pm Monday-Saturday and 10am-7pm Sundays from November 31 – December 16 (closes at 6pm)

Location: Parvis de la Gare de Paris Est – by rue d’Alsace

4. Tuileries Christmas Market

This Market features 100 stands, rides and even an ice skating rink!  Fun for all and just to be clear, there might be more rides, food, and tourists here than gift vendors! FYI just in case you are looking for a Market to grab a bite to eat while exploring and walking the streets of Paris in December! OH! Also, for families, don’t miss the free show on Saturdays and Sundays, then every day during the School Christmas break!

Hours & Dates Open: 11am-11:45pm Every day of the week from November 19-January 8, 2023 – but it will close at 7:30pm on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and December 31

Location: Jardin des Tuileries

5. Christmas Market and Village at Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés

This market makes the picturesque St-Germain neighborhood even more so picturesque! This quaint little market and Christmas village is complete with decorations, toys, and delicious treats.  This Christmas pop up is located just in front of the St-Germain church, just steps from the metro, which leaves it easy to stop by for a quick look!

Hours & Dates Open: 11am-9pm Monday-Friday and 10am-9pm Saturday-Sunday from 26th November – January 1, 2023

Location: Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, 6th arrondissement

6. Christmas Market at Notre Dame Cathedral

This year a market dedicated to arts, crafts, and fine cuisine is set to spring up on the square Viviani right outside Notre Dame Cathedral! Along with the yearly grand Christmas Tree standing in the center of the square, there will be a wonderful Christmas market to explore! Mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, and even Santa Claus are set to bring the square to life for the holiday season!

Hours & Dates Open: 10am-8pm Monday-Thursdays and 10am-9pm Friday-Sunday from Dec 9-December 26

Location: Square Rene Viviani/2 rue du Fouarre

7. Christmas Market at Hotel de Ville

This year, the market at Hotel de Ville is particularly spectacular, with the ornate evergreen tree forest, cheesy raclettes, onion soup and hot wine ready to serve and warm its visitors. But there are also plenty of activities to partake in, with Santa visits, a light show, a carousel, a sledding ramp and a vertical climbing wall!

Hours & Dates Open: Sunday-Thursday: 11am-10pm and Friday-Saturday: 11am-11pm December 1st – January 1st 2023

Location: Rue de Rivoli, across from BHV Marais (52 Rue de Rivoli)

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