Our Top 7 Christmas Markets in Paris: Experience the Magic of the 2023 Festive Season

Modified November 2023

Christmas is just around the corner, and the excitement in Paris is palpable! If you’re on the lookout for the most enchanting and vibrant Christmas markets, you’re in the right place. We’ve updated our list to bring you the 2023 edition of the top Christmas markets in Paris. From traditional crafts to festive treats, each market on our list promises a unique blend of Yuletide joy and Parisian charm.

Paris Christmas Markets
Photo by Je Suis. Paris


1. Christmas Market atย 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!

Location: Place Des Abbesses, Paris 18

Dates: 25th November 2023 to 31st December 2023

Open Times: 10 am to 8 pm, Monday to Sunday

2. Christmas Market at La Dรฉfense

As one of the largest in the Paris region, this market is a blend of contemporary and traditional. With its modern backdrop, it offers a unique shopping experience with a vast array of stalls selling everything from artisan crafts to scrumptious holiday delicacies.

Location: Parvis de la Dรฉfense, La Defense district

Dates: 22nd November to 24th December 2023

Open Times: Sunday- Thursday 11 AM โ€“ 8 PM, Friday 11 AM โ€“ 10 PM, Saturday 10 AM โ€“ 10 PM (closed on 25th December)

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

Dive into the heart of Alsace in Paris! Known for its authentic Alsatian products, this market is perfect for those looking to experience regional specialties like Flammekueche, Pretzels, and, of course, Vin Chaud.

Location: Gare De Lโ€™est โ€“ Place Du 11 Novembre 1918, Paris 10

Dates: 1st December 2023 to 17th December 2023

Open Times: 9 am to 8 pm, Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm, Sunday

4. Tuileries Christmas Market

This Market features 100 stands, rides and even an ice skating rink!ย  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!

Location: Jardin des Tuileries โ€“ Place de la Concorde, Paris 1

Dates: 18th November 2023 to 7th January 2024

Open Times: Monday to Thursday 11 AM โ€“ 11:45 PM, Friday and Saturday 11 AM โ€“ 00:45 AM, Sunday 10 AM โ€“ 10 PM (closed on 25th December)

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

This market makes the picturesqueย St-Germain neighborhoodย even more so picturesque! This quaint little market and Christmas village is complete with decorations, toys, and delicious treats.ย  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!

Location: Saint-germain-des-prรฉs District, Paris 6

Dates: 25th November 2023 to 1st January 2024

Open Times: 11 AM to 8 PM

6. Christmas Market near 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!

Location: Square Renรฉ Viviani โ€“ Quai Montebello, Paris 5

Dates: 8th December 2023 to 25th December 2023

Open Times: 10 AM to 8 PM, closing at 9 PM during weekend daysโ€‹

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!

Location: Parvis De Lโ€™hรดtel De Ville, Paris 4

Dates: 14th December 2023 to 6th January 2024

Open Times: Every day from 11 am to 9 pm


Remember, the top Christmas markets in Paris are more than just shopping destinations; they are a celebration of the festive spirit, Parisian style. So, wrap up warm, grab a cup of vin chaud, and immerse yourself in the joy and wonder of these must-visit markets. Get ready to make your holiday season in Paris truly unforgettable!

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