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12/03/22

Explore the Best Paris Christmas Markets 2022

And just like that, it’s the Christmas market season again. Find the perfect Christmas gifts for loved ones and enjoy plenty of street food, twinkling lights, and entertainment throughout the festive season at the best Christmas Markets in Paris.

These Paris Christmas Markets are all worth a visit, if you ask us. Most of them aren’t open yet, but we can all get in the Christmas spirit now, can’t we?

Whether you want a riverside stroll or to be transported to a cozy Alsace Chrismas Market, Paris has you covered. Check out this post with the Paris Christmas Market dates 2022. The locations below host some of the best Christmas Markets in Paris and no matter if you’re a couple, family, or solo traveler – the Paris Christmas Markets offer something for everyone!

Paris at Christmas Time

When do the Christmas markets start in Paris? Usually, the first Paris Christmas markets open around the third week of November and last well after New Year’s Eve in Paris.

Visit the Christmas Markets in Paris 2022 with a Guided Tour

Get the most out of Paris at Christmas time, with its markets and seasonal cheer, from an insider’s perspective. Experience Christmas the Parisian way with one of these guided tours.

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Best Christmas Markets in Paris 2022

We can’t think of anything more quintessentially wintery than a stroll through the Paris Christmas Markets. Here, we list the best Christmas Markets in Paris 2022 for festive food, Christmas decorations, or that last-minute gift.

We still don’t know some Paris Christmas Market dates 2022, so keep on clicking for the latest updates! What is the best Christmas Market in Paris in your opinion?

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For things to do before or after visiting these Paris Christmas markets, read our quick guide to the 1st Arrondissement of Paris.

1. Forum des Halles Chrismas Market 2022

  • Christmas Market Dates 2022: November 2022 – December 2022
  • Location: Forum des Halles – 101 Porte Berger, Paris 1
  • How to get there: Metro station Les Halles, line 4; RER A, B, and D, station Les Halles
  • Size: medium

Highlights: Admire the 20-meter Christmas tree, surrounded by a forest of lights. Here, you will find around 20 wooden chalets offering food, drinks, and handicrafts. Les Halles’ amazing cupola is always impressive, and perfect for rainy days in Paris!

2. Tuileries Christmas Market 2022

Paris Christmas Markets

The Tuileries Chrismas Market is one of our favorites. Located inside the Tuileries Garden, it replaces the Champs Elysées Christmas Market.

  • Christmas Market Dates 2022: 19 November 2022 – 8 January 2023
  • Location: Jardin des Tuileries – Place de la Concorde, Paris 1
  • Size: big
  • How to get there: Metro station Tuileries, line 1; Metro station Concorde, lines 1, 8 and 12

Highlights: In the Tuileries Christmas Market, you will find around 100 wooden chalets offering French products. There’s also a 20-meter Christmas tree, an ice skating rink, a Ferris wheel, and fun activities for children.

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For things to do around this Paris Christmas market, read our quick guide to the 4th Arrondissement of Paris.

3. Hôtel de Ville Christmas Market 2022

Paris at Christmas time
  • Christmas Market Dates 2022: 2 December 2022 – 1 January 2023.
  • Location: Parvis de l’Hôtel de Ville de Paris, Paris 4
  • Size: medium
  • How to get there: Metro station Hôtel de Ville, lines 7 and 11

Highlights: Fairytale decoration (the most beautiful in Paris, in our opinion), local products and handicrafts, a lovely ancient carousel, and free performances for kids.

5th Arrondissement Paris Christmas Market

For things to do before or after this Christmas Market in Paris, read our quick guide to the 5th Arrondissement of Paris.

4. Notre Dame Christmas Market 2022

Notre Dame Paris Christmas

While the cathedral is under reconstruction works this Christmas Market is not in front of Notre Dame but on the opposite side of the river.

  • Christmas Market Dates 2022: 9 December 2022 – 26 December 2022
  • Location: Square René Viviani – Quai Montebello, Paris 5.
  • Size: medium
  • How to get there: Metro station Saint Michel – Notre Dame, line 4; RER B, and C, station Saint Michel – Notre Dame

Highlights: Find regional produce, handicrafts, performances for kids, the oldest tree in Paris (400 years!). And of course, the view of Notre Dame on the other side of the river.

Christmas Market Paris 6

For things to do before or after this Paris Christmas Market, read our quick guide to the 6th Arrondissement of Paris.

5. Saint Germain-des-Prés Christmas Market 2022

  • Christmas Market Dates 2022: 26 November 2022 – 1 January 2023
  • Location: Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, Paris 6
  • Size: small
  • How to get there: Metro station Saint Germain-des-Prés, line 4.

Highlights: This Christmas Market has the honor of being the smallest Christmas Market in Paris! You will find regional products, handicrafts, performances for kids and adults, and even Santa hanging around!

TIP: Complete your Christmas experience with this Christmas Gourmet Tour of St-Germain-des-Prés

7th Arrondissement Paris Christmas Market

For things to do before or after this Christmas market, read our quick guide to the 7th Arrondissement of Paris.

6. Eiffel Tower Christmas Market 2022

Eiffel Tower Christmas Market
  • Christmas Market Dates 2022: 16 December 2022 – 2 January 2023
  • Location: Parc du Champ-de-Mars / At the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Quai Branly, Paris 7
  • Size: big
  • How to get there: RER C, stations Champs de Mars – Eiffel Tower or Pont de l’Alma

Highlights: Amongst all the Christmas Markets, Paris is known for the Eiffel Tower Christmas Market. You will love doing your Christmas shopping in Paris with the Eiffel Tower in the background! Here, you will find a skating rink, free performances, French traditional products but also gift ideas from the neighboring countries.

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For things to do before or after this Paris Christmas market, read our quick guide to the 8th Arrondissement of Paris.

7. St. LAZ’ Market 2022

  • Christmas Market Dates 2022: mid-November 2022 – December 2022
  • Location: Cour de Rome, at Gare Saint Lazare in Paris 8
  • Size: small
  • How to get there: Metro station Gare Saint Lazare, lines 3, 12, 13 and 14

Highlights: The goal of this Christmas Market is to promote French creators through Christmas gift ideas. The usual guests of this market are BASUS, La Fine Equipe, Dagobear, Ullys, TheTops, Furia, Laurie, and Collants Lauve.

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8. Alsace Celebrates Christmas at Gare de l’Est 2022

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  • Cristmas Market Dates 2022: 30 November 2022 – 16 December 2022
  • Location: Gare de l’Est – place du 11 Novembre 1918, Paris 10
  • Size: big
  • How to get there: Metro station Gare de l’Est, line 4, 5 and 7

Highlights: This is a Christmas Market 100% Alsatian! Find regional products from Alsace and enjoy free tastings.

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9. Village de Noël Alésia-Léclerc 2022

  • Christmas Market Dates 2022: 8 to 18 December 2022
  • Location: Avenue du Général-Leclerc, Paris 14
  • Size: small
  • How to get there: Metro station Mouton-Duvernet, line 4

Highlights: This small Christmas market proposes crafts and gastronomy of all the regions in the world (Scandinavia, Eastern Countries, North America, South America, Africa, and Asia).

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10. English Christmas!

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  • Christmas Market Dates 2022: 26 November 2022
  • Location: St George’s Anglican Church – 7 rue Auguste Vacquerie, Paris 16
  • Size: small
  • How to get there: Metro station Kléber, line 6 or station George V, line 1

Highlights: A Christmas Market 100% English, with regional products from the UK: puddings, crackers, cakes, and more.

11. Christmas Market at the Féeries d’Auteuil

  • Christmas Market Dates 2022: 3 – 11 December 2022
  • Location: Les Apprentis d’Auteuil – 40 rue Jean-de-la-Fontaine, Paris 16
  • Size: small
  • How to get there: Metro station Jasmin, line 9

Highlights: If you are looking for a family atmosphere (nursery, choirs, flea market), this is the perfect Christmas market. There are also concerts, shows, and a brass band.

17th Arrondissement Paris Christmas Market

12. Swedish Christmas Market 2022

  • Christmas Market Dates 2022: 2 – 4 December 2022
  • Location: Swedish Church – 9, rue Médéric, Paris 17
  • Size: small
  • How to get there: Metro station Termes, line 2 or Malesherbes, line 3

Highlights: This is a great place (apart from IKEA) to discover more about Sweden and its Christmas traditions and products.

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13. Abbesses Christmas Market 2022

  • Christmas Market Dates 2022: 26 November 2022 to 18 December 2022
  • Location: Place des Abbesses, Paris 18
  • Size: small
  • How to get there: Metro station Abbesses, line 12

Highlights: This is a cute Christmas market with 20 chalets or so in the oh-so-cute neighborhood of Montmartre.

14. Les Eco-Villages de Noël

  • Christmas Market Dates 2022: 26 November – 18 December 2022
  • Location: La REcyclerie – 83 boulevard Ornano, Paris 18
  • Size: small
  • How to get there: Metro station Porte de Clignancourt, line 4

Highlights: Located in a former station of La Petite Ceinture rehabilitated into a living space, the REcyclerie aims to raise public awareness of eco-responsible values, in a fun and positive way. During the Christmas period, the REcyclerie proposes different Christmas markets based on different themes. We’re looking forward to reading the Christmas program for this year 2022!

15. Montmartre Christmas Maket 2022

  • Christmas Market Dates 2022: 10 – 31 December 2022
  • Location: Place des Abbesses, Paris 18
  • Size: small
  • How to get there: Metro station Abbesses, line 12

Highlights: this picturesque Christmas village is set up very close to the Sacré Cœur Basilica, on the iconic Place des Abbesses, in Montmartre.

French craftsmen and local producers will showcase all their know-how: embroidered pashmina, Christmas decorations, lamps, and other French artisanal products perfect for Christmas gifts.

Visitors can also taste specialties from different regions of France: honey from Paris, foie gras from Périgord, pretzels from Alsace, raclettes, and tartiflette, tapenades from Provence, cheeses from the Pyrenees, and of course, mulled wine with spices!

Paris Christmas Markets 2022 – Our Best Tips

Ice skating Paris Eiffel Tower

1. There are multiple Christmas Markets in Paris but most of them are very similar

Apart from a few exceptions, all the Paris Christmas Markets have similar food, drink, and decorations. So, in the end, the experience will be largely similar. Unless you want to do a ‘market crawl” we suggest ticking off the best Christmas Markets in Paris (Tuileries, Hôtel de Ville, and Trocadéro Christmas Market) plus the Christmas Market located near your hotel.

2. Weather in Paris in December

Paris in December is usually cold! Expect daily highs of 8°C and nighttime temperatures near freezing. Snow occasionally covers the rooftops of Paris but it does not last long. For your Christmas market wanderings, we recommend a good jacket, warm shoes plus gloves, hat, and scarf.

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3. Food & Drinks

Most of the Christmas Markets come with stalls offering comfort food or typical Christmas food for a few euros so they are well worth a stop during your Parisian wanderings. The most common food staples in the Parisian Christmas Markets are crêpes, cheese, sausages, or savory tarts but there are also sweet treats like chocolate, candies, gingerbread, or cotton candy (called barbe à papa in French).

Vin chaud is in France the equivalent of the glühwein in the German Christmas Markets. Along with beer, vin-chaud is the most popular beverage to drink at Christmas Markets in Paris and it is a spiced mulled wine, served hot.

Vin chaud Paris Christmas

4. Beware of Pickpockets

Christmas markets are one of the most popular Paris Christmas events. Most of them are touristy and attire the crowds and the pickpockets. Paris is a safe city to visit but for peace of mind, we recommend using an anti-theft shoulder bag or an anti-theft backpack so you can wander around the markets and do your Christmas shopping without watching your belongings every 5 seconds.

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5. Go to Alsace for fairytale Christmas Markets in France

Come to the Paris Christmas Markets to enjoy Christmas shopping and food, and you will have fun. Expect fairytale Christmas Markets under the snow surrounded by traditional architecture and you will be disappointed.

For the best Christmas Markets in France, take the TGV train at Gare de l’Est and visit the Alsace Christmas Markets. Strasbourg and Colmar host the most popular Christmas Markets in Alsace but there are many more. December is high season in Alsace, so book accommodation and train tickets well in advance!

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