Christmas Time in Paris

December 23, 2017

This year we are sooooo excited to be spending Christmas in Paris! Paris has given us such a different Christmas vibe than London so I'm excited to hear your thoughts on it. Of course the entire city is covered in decor and Christmas lights, but I'm sharing just a few of my favorite things we have found. Unfortunately I couldn't get any good pictures of the Christmas lights in the streets (does any one else find this frustrating?! The picture just ends up like a big light bulb blob😐) but I will say.... The lights were amazing!!

Waiting for Santa. Hopefully he will find me this year😉 

Christmas at the Notre Dame Cathedral

One of my favorite Christmas decorated places in Paris is Notre Dame! Of course they have a huge tree outside that is beautifully decorated. It was fun to go inside and sit in on one of the Christmas Mass Services. The inside of the Cathedral is absolutely beautiful and was a great way to get in on the religious side of Christmas!

Christmas Trees

Two of my favorite Christmas Tree locations! How cute is that big colorful tree?! Galleries Layfayette definitely has the best tree in the city. Every 30 minutes floating ornaments start dancing around the tree while Christmas music is played. (If you follow me on Instagram you saw the video!) The tree is 7 stories tall and made fully of metal and blown up balloons. My second favorite trees were at Place Vendome. The Place Vendome square has probably 20 different trees of all sizes. They are a classic green tree with lights and nothing more. I love the simplicity of them!

The Streets

From my Christmas in London post you probably know that I like to walk around and see how the streets and businesses are decorated. This was no exception! We also stopped at the local crepe stands for a treat while walking around, a must-do in Paris!

Eiffel Tower

The best for last! Obviously my favorite lights in Paris are the Eiffel Tower lights! Thankful that my camera could capture them. We stayed out late our second night to wait for the sparkley light show, that they do every hour after dark. It was one of the most magical things I have ever watched! Its so crazy to hear about these big monuments and see them on the internet... and then see them in real life! The Eiffel Tower is so much bigger and special than I had imagined!❤️


I hope everyone is having an amazing time celebrating this holiday season with your friends and families. This is such a special time of year to hold our loved ones close!❤️ Have an amazing week!


  1. Mark

    December 23, 2017

    Great photos – Paris is a magnificent City – it has a unique atmosphere and style. The weather looks good for December. And one can never get enough of the crepes 😊 Have a great Christmas and New Year


    December 23, 2017

    It was great! Happy Holidays to you as well Mark!😀

  3. jadechinese

    December 23, 2017


  4. jadechinese

    December 23, 2017

    Crepes wagon. le chariot des desserts. Christmas in Paris 😍👍🇫🇷 By WP friend Kelsey

  5. Equipping

    December 23, 2017

    Thanks for your like of my post; you are very kind. I love your blog;it is really good; I am follow yours. Please have a very merry Christmas.

  6. storiesoffaithforkids

    December 23, 2017

    Beautiful and exciting. I visited Toulouse once many years ago. Wonderful country. Merry Christmas .


    December 23, 2017

    Merry Christmas to you too!


    December 23, 2017

    So beautiful! Happy holidays to you!

  9. Lahn & Kristy Simmons

    December 23, 2017

    Merry Christmas to my two favorite travelers in the whole world! Love Mom & Dad.

  10. Rebecca

    December 23, 2017

    Beautiful photos as always!!


    December 23, 2017

    Thank you!😊

  12. Vera

    December 23, 2017

    Wonderful … I live near Paris … It’s magical , isn’t it?

  13. Josh Hewitt

    December 23, 2017

    Amazing Kelsey! Thanks for sharing.


    December 24, 2017

    So magical!

  15. regularguyoutside

    December 24, 2017

    Crepe wagon would be the death of me. Great pictures!


    December 24, 2017

    Believe me…. they’re bad news!😂

  17. synapticboomstick

    December 25, 2017

    The candles and hall of Notre Dame were my favorites. Also, crepes!


    December 26, 2017

    Me too! I cant get enough!😀

  19. mydaisydaze

    December 27, 2017

    Beautiful pictures. Paris is a wonderful place, I have very fond memories of a trip with my sister and niece. Merry Christmas.


    December 27, 2017

    I’m sure you’ll never forget those memories! Merry Christmas to you as well!

  21. styleofshah

    December 27, 2017

    I have never been to Paris but this post put it super high up on my list for Christmas vacation next year!


    December 27, 2017

    It was amazing! I couldn’t think of a more magical place to spend Christmas!😍You should definitely do it!!

  23. hannaheverything

    December 28, 2017

    Great pics!! I’ve always wanted to go to Paris, maybe someday

  24. Rise and slay

    December 29, 2017

    Amazing ❤️❤️❤️

  25. lindasschaub

    December 30, 2017

    Great pictures – I wouldn’t worry too much about blobby Christmas lights, because you sure captured the flavor of the season in this beautiful City and the Eiffel Tower all lit up more than made up for it. Thanks for letting us enjoy your Christmas holiday with you.


    December 30, 2017

    Thank you! Happy Holidays to you😀

  27. lindasschaub

    December 30, 2017

    Thank you. Same to you.

  28. Paige

    December 31, 2017

    Great post! Paris is on my bucket list. Thanks for sharing 💕

  29. Scientific Hindu

    January 2, 2018

    Please do Visit India too once !!


    January 2, 2018

    We are planning on it!

  31. Scientific Hindu

    January 2, 2018

    Cool ! Just lemme know before coming 🙂

  32. Jennifer

    January 3, 2018

    I enjoyed seeing the pictures. I was just thinking today about a winter weekend in Paris from 4 years ago – it was January, and the snow made everything feel magical.


    January 3, 2018

    That’s amazing! I wish we had snow while we were there!

  34. denisebrownell

    January 11, 2018

    I’m sure it’s a different vibe than any other time of year. Now my travel bug mind is whirling with ideas!!


    January 11, 2018

    It’s definitely different! I didn’t think such a magical city could be more magical… but Christmas adds a whole new element!

  36. katebesk

    January 12, 2018

    This must have been lovely mate.

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