A family Christmas in Paris; let the magic begin!
Published on 10 December 2017, dans Fair & Shows
Paris is the ideal city in which to spend Christmas with your family. Amusement parks near the capital have donned their party clothes and are ready to offer you beautiful surprises. The Grand Hotel Saint-Michel also invites you to share good moments with your loved ones at the Festival of Wonders and the Winter Circus.
Amusement parks, fun and thrills for all ages
Disneyland Paris, the most famous amusement park in France, embraces the Christmas spirit with verve and passion, allowing you to experience unforgettable moments with your family. Until January 7th, 2018, the beloved Disney characters, including the Snow Queen, invite you to enjoy morning and evening parades, illuminations, fireworks displays and magical shows, including Disney Dreams, an after-dark extravaganza.
That much-anticipated emblem of the festive season, the Grande Roue de la Concorde, is back. Step into one of the 48 pods of this huge Ferris wheel and enjoy an exceptional 360° view of the City of Light that will make you feel like you could reach out and touch the stars....
In Paris, fans of thrills and candyfloss will head for the Parc de la Villette, where a huge funfair boasting around sixty attractions awaits. Classic amusements and rides are on hand, including dodgems, carrousels and a ghost train.
Your children will thank you for taking them to the Playmobil Funpark, where they can have the time of their lives playing in giant Playmobil settings, including the princess’s castle and the pirate ship. Playmobil Funpark offers a golden opportunity for a family outing to share with your children, as well as to buy a whole range of Playmobil merchandise not found elsewhere! (24 Allée des Jachères, 94260 Fresnes)
The Festival of Wonders; ten days of magical entertainment
The Festival du Merveilleux is particularly aptly named. It’s wonderful! From December 26th, 2017 to January 7th, 2018, the Musée des Arts Forains (Museum of Fairground Arts) has prepared a festival programme bursting with attractions, shows and magic to amaze parents and children alike. Come and experience the multicoloured world of fun amidst a fabulous collection of old-time fairground rides, games and novelties. You’ll be entertained by magicians, storytellers, acrobats, puppeteers and a host of other talented performers who will keep the whole family spellbound! The museum has been transformed for the holidays into an incredible giant music box in which instruments played by invisible hands will make their enchanting melodies heard. (The Pavillons de Bercy - 53 Avenue des Terroirs de France - 75012)
Roll up for the Winter Circus
One of the oldest circuses in the world invites you to discover a show that always provides plenty of surprises and enchantment. Led by the famed Bouglione dynasty, the Cirque d'Hiver (Winter Circus) offers traditional circus acts performed at the highest level. Seated in this magnificent venue, you will gasp at the skills of acrobats and aerialists, admire exceptional dancers, marvel at the trained animals.... and delight in the antics of the clowns. Experience laughter, excitement, wonder, surprises and more during this fabulous circus show under the leadership of Monsieur Loyal and the white clown.