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New Year 2024 in Paris: 10 ideas for a festive New Year’s Eve

Outstanding dinners, highly colourful shows, theatre, humour, cruises or bus trips… Get our ideas for fun things to do to make sure you enjoy a truly memorable New Year's Eve 2023!

Fancy a gastronomic evening? Spectacular? Cocooning? Discover our suggestions for celebrating December 31, 2023! Paris has plenty to offer in the way of shows, fine dining and prestigious activities. Here are 10 ideas for how to celebrate New Year in Paris !

Unforgettable fireworks on the Champs-Elysées

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Rendezvous on the Champs-Elysées - the avenue is reserved for pedestrians all evening for the occasion - for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve 2024! This year, to bring in the Olympic year, the celebrations begin at 7pm with live musical performances and DJ sets - with the presence of three female DJs: Barbara Butch, Vanille Ferragu and Marine Neuilly- and a karaoke, before a show with circus artists and video light projections on the theme of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, at around 11pm. Finally, from midnight, a fireworks display lasting 10 minutes will light up the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées, a wonderful spectacle for kids and adults. Great moments to share with family or friends!

Please note that, for security reasons :

  • Between 4pm on 31 December 2023 and 4am on 1 January 2024, motorised traffic will be banned in a large area around the Champs-Élysées. This includes the 8th, 16th and 17th arrondissements.
  • It is prohibited to park any motorised vehicle between 10am on 31 December 2023 and 4am on 1 January 2024 in several streets in the 8th, 16th and 17th arrondissements.
  • the **organisation reserves the right to close access in case of maximum attendance
  • bags control and individual safety checks will be carried out
  • dogs, alcohol, helmets, glass bottles, bicycles, scooters and rollers are prohibited
  • the Charles-de-Gaulle - Étoile and Argentine stations will be closed from 5pm on 31 December 2023
  • the George V, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Champs-Élysées-Clémenceau stations will be closed from 6pm on 31 December 2023
  • the Concorde and Tuileries stations will be closed from 8pm on 31 December 2023.

In addition to the Champs-Élysées, the centre of Paris (the first 4 arrondissements) is reserved for pedestrians and pedestrian traffic until 00:30 on Monday 1 January 2024.

All public transport (metro, bus, RER and Transilien) is free from 5pm. 6 metro lines and 11 RER and Transilien lines run all night. The metro lines concerned are 1, 2, 4, 6, 9 and 14. Discover the detailed map of lines in operation and the stations served all night on 31 December 2023.

A festive dinner like at a restaurant

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In the culinary capital, what better way to celebrate than with a special New Year gourmet treat! To avoid spending the day in the kitchen and make this New Year's Eve special and gastronomic, foodies can enjoy festive season menus proposed by restaurant Palais Royal, by Drouant or the restaurants of prestigious hotels like the Nolinski, Brach, Sinner, or palaces such as George V, the Ritz, Meurice and La Réserve. Paris's finest brasseries, such as the Coupole, the Closerie des Lilas, the 110 de Taillevent, the Chalet du Lac and the Café de Flore will also be putting together special festive menus to help revellers see in 2024. There is something for all tastes and all budgets. Give yourself a real treat!

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New Year at the theatre

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Musicals

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a musical night out at one of Paris’s prestigious theatres. If you haven’t seen it yet, join the 100 million people worldwide who have enjoyed the musical version of The Lion King! It’s on at the Théâtre Mogador.

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Don't miss West Side Story, the thrilling musical, will be showing at the Châtelet theatre. With music, dancing and lots of humour, Stomp will be bringing all its drums and explosive energy to the stage of La Cigale during this festive period. For diehard Abba fans, the multi-award-winning musical Mamma Mia! will be at the Casino de Paris. Notre-Dame de Paris, which is celebrating its 25th birthday this year, will be on at the Palais des Congrès.

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And a new genre of musical will be making its debut this season: Urban opera, with the musical Molière, which relates the story of the famous playwright at the Dôme de Paris.

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For those who would prefer to see a play during the first part of the evening before going on to party, Vincent Dedienne is starring in Eugène Labiche’s Un chapeau de paille d’Italie at the Porte Saint-Martin theatre, while Sophie Marceau and François Berléand will be putting on La Note at the Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens. Jacques Weber and Kad Merad, meanwhile, will be starring in Victor Hugo's classic Ruy Blas at the Marigny theatre.

The magic of dance on New Year’s Eve

Paris’s most prestigious operas and music venues promise delight and wonderment this New Year’s Eve with moving, dramatic and captivating dance performances. The Bastille Opera is putting on a performance of the unmissable Nutcracker on New Year's Eve – a ballet which delights generation after generation. At the Palais Garnier, Czech choreographer Jiří Kylián will be putting on four of his original and poetic pieces. .

A New Year’s Eve dinner cruise on the Seine

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Ring in the New Year on one of Paris’s sightseeing riverboats. The Bateaux Mouches, the Bateaux Parisiens and The Marina are offering special New Year’s Eve dinner cruises. Savour a gourmet meal as you glide past the monuments of Paris, including Notre-Dame, the City Hall, the Conciergerie, the Louvre Pyramid, the Musée d’Orsay and of course the Eiffel tower, with the reflections of the city lights scintillating on the water. Certain cruises also include live musical entertainment to add to the festive atmosphere.

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A night of cocooning at the hotel

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Why not play at being a tourist in the city on December 31st. Stroll through ritzy districts and see the Christmas illuminations in Place Vendôme, Place de la Concorde or on the Champs-Élysées, then return to your hotel for a unique experience. A handful of charming places, from small confidential boutique hotels such as Le Collectionneur to prestigious palaces such as the Plaza Athénée, open the doors of their guest rooms to you. Enjoy room service, fluffy bathrobes, and breakfast in bed … Perfect for a special timeless evening!

New Year's Eve on board a restaurant bus

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Admire the City of Light while enjoying a gastronomic dinner for New Year's Eve? On board a restaurant bus, you can observe the most impressive monuments of Paris, watch the evening atmosphere roam the streets or spot the fronts of the beautiful boutiques while enjoying the most distinguished flavours. Le Bustronome, and its chef Sébastien Nicolleau, prepares a gourmet journey for the 31st with a food/wine pairing for a departure from Place Vauban (7th) at 7.45 pm, while the Bus Toqué takes you for a Paris By Night dinner with a departure at 8.30 pm from the Champs-Elysées and another at 6 PM for those who want to eat early!

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New Year at Disneyland® Paris

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Celebrate New Year with family or friends at Disneyland® Paris! Be wowed by the dazzling firework display over Sleeping Beauty’s Castle and enjoy a selection of attractions open late for the occasion. Mickey and his friends are waiting to offer you a magical evening with plenty of surprises in store and some exclusive seasonal entertainment!

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New Year at the circus

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For a spectacular New Year’s Eve, book your ticket for Compagnie Gruss’s stunning equestrian show Les Folies Gruss. The show, at the circus tent in the Bois de Boulogne, is at 3 PM on 31 December 2023 – a good way to spend the last day of the year – and again at 9 PM. The Bormann circus’s show starts at 3:00pm on 31 December. A Journey Through Time features acrobats and other acts, offering the public two hours of circus fun, emotion and breath-taking wonderment.

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Laughter on New Year's Eve

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Olivier Giraud juggles with gags on the habits and customs of the capital, in the language of Shakespeare, with his show "How to become a Parisian in one hour" (7pm).

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At the Grand Rex, 15 or so comics will be impersonating historical characters in History Telling directed by Kheiron.

There are one-(wo)man shows as well: François-Xavier Demaison will be at the Théâtre de l'Oeuvre with Di(x)vin(s) for the New Year and Florence Foresti will be putting on her show Boys, Boys, Boys at L’Olympia.

And for those who prefer something more surprising than funny, illusionist Klek Entos’s Oserez-vous? at the Palais des Glaces will not leave anyone indifferent.

New Year’s Eve at the cabaret

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You can be guaranteed a festive atmosphere at Paris’s legendary cabarets! Bathed in its sensuous dimmed red lighting, the Crazy Horse promises to bedazzle you with its sparkling show Totally Crazy. At the Moulin Rouge a whirlwind of feathers, sequins and rhinestones sweep you up in its colourful revue show Féérie featuring the famous Cancan. Stephen Sondheim’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is playing at Lido 2 Paris. Without forgetting the spectacular show put on by thirty or so artists on the stage of the legendary Paradis Latin.

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Glamour, fairy-tale magic, the splendour of the Seine, a night out at a theatre or a romantic tête-à-tête, burlesque or classical pirouettes, dance or exquisite music – all the ingredients are there for you to choose from to create your own special New Year’s Eve.

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