Paris is one of the most popular destinations in Europe for New Year’s Eve. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people gather on Paris’s Champs-Elysées to celebrate the “Réveillon,” which is what the French call December 31st. There is also a light-and-sound show at the Arc de Triomphe.
This year, the show will last ten minutes and will start at 11:50pm. You can see last year’s light and sound show here. There will be no fireworks this year but it will still be an amazing show. Also, public transportation is free the night of December 31!
On January 1st, there will be a parade on the Champs Elysées , with floats and marching bands coming from dozens of countries. The Christmas market will still be open in the afternoon.
What is our favorite thing to do during Holiday Season? We love to ride the Ferris wheel! Ideally located on Place de la Concorde, the wheel offers a great view of the Eiffel Tower, the Jardin des Tuileries, the Louvre and the Christmas lights on the Champs-Elysées. This is the world’s largest Ferris wheel.