Christmas in Paris: 5 Kid-Friendly Activities

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas! The night sky arrives way too early and baby it’s sure cold outside! The Paris streets are shining bright with festive lights and it happens to be one of the best moments for family outings.  Discovering a new theatre play, drinking hot chocolate, or simply strolling along the streets and admiring the festive, winter atmosphere is the way to go.  Here are a few original ideas of 5 kid-friendly activities to enjoy with the family!

Happy Holidays!

1. Le Festival du Merveilleux

“Let yourself be carried away to the land of wonder and find your child’s soul on the attractions of yesteryear.” – JEAN PAUL FAVAND

The Musée des Arts Forains is a magical and somewhat unknown spot to visit.  The museum is open from December 26, 2019 until January 6, 2020. In order to visit, a reservation is a must. You will discover story tellers, magicians, jugglers, arial dancers, acrobats, musicians, puppet masters and other artists discovered by Jean Paul Favand. The show includes images, sound and the latest digital technological effects.

Le Musée des Arts Forain
53 avenue des Terroirs de France
75012 Paris

2. La Féérie des Eaux Water Show + Frozen 2

Until January 5, 2020, the Grand Rex theatre has a beautiful light and water show called La Féérie des Eaux. Conveniently played before the Frozen 2 film, this show will surely make your trip to the cinema extra special.

Le Grand Rex
3 Boulevard Poissonnière
75002 Paris

3. Océan en voie d’Illumination

The Natural History Museum and the Jardin des Plantes are celebrating with lit up gigantic animals until January 19, 2020. At nightfall, the Océan en voie d’illumination invites visitors to take a walk and discover creatures from over 65 million years ago, from almost extinct animals to ocean animals as well as beautiful flamingos… there are so many beautiful animals to discover.

Jardin des Plantes
Place Valhubert
75005 Paris

Visits every 30 minutes from 6PM – 9:30 PM. The garden closes at 10PM and visits at 11PM. Open every night except December 24th and 31st.

4. Nomade

The Cirque Phénix presents Nomade, a breathtaking show by the stars of the Mongolian Circus. This circus is not to be missed and plays until January 19, 2020.

Cirque Phenix

Cirque Phénix
Pelouse de Reuilly
75012 Paris

5. Jours de Fêtes à la Villette

With family and friends, the Jours de fêtes carnival at the Villette park will surely make everyone happy. Open until January 4, 2020, at the Place de la fontaine-aux-Lions there are over 60 rides and stands for little and big kids.

Jours de Fêtes à la Villette





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