Illuminated Eiffel Tower seen from the Trocadero

What is there to do at the Eiffel Tower in December!

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Modified the 27/12/18

In December, the Eiffel tower welcomes you every day from 9:30am to 11:45pm to experience the magical ambience! Don’t miss this outing during the holidays: the winter terrace on the first floor. The perfect place to relax and have fun.

Even in the thick of winter, the Eiffel tower offers unforgettable moments for visitors: exclusive activities on the 1st floor during the holiday season, a late-night opening every day, discover the new gardens... And don’t forget the most incredible view of Paris from the three levels of the Eiffel Tower. 

Starting December 22nd, 2018, discover the new magical winter terrace located traditionally on the Eiffel Tower’s 1st floor. This year, the relaxing space located 187 feet (57 meters) up is the perfect setting to get playful with virtual reality! Under a 431 ft2 (40 m2) dome, a variety of virtual reality games for the little ones (as well as adults!) will be made available.

Truly magical and a pleasure for the taste buds, the bar next door has cast itself into a cookie-making factory where visitors can delectably enjoy treats along with a hot beverage in real cable cars!

Find out more here.

1st floor of the Eiffel Tower with snow ©SETE

Also enjoy at the first floor

With its transparent flooring and glass balustrades, the 1st floor offers you a brand-new experience and a breath-taking view. Finding yourself 187 ft (57m) from the ground, walk along the glass floor. Experience the unique sensation of stepping out into the void!

Also discover the CinEiffel immersion show, a cultural journey located on the outer passageway, the 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant as well as the monument’s largest boutique!

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Experience the Eiffel Tower at night

Once night falls, experience the magic for yourself with the tower’s shimmering lights at every hour while taking in an exceptional view of an illuminated Paris. It only gets better. Enjoy your time at the tower without all the fuss from the midday crowds.

Enjoy this monumental moment with a glass of champagne!

A must-do for visitors at the top: what if you celebrated this magical moment 1024 feet (312 meters) high with a glass of champagne? Our champagne bar is waiting for you at the top! Open every day from 10:15am to 10:45pm.

Eiffel Tower themed Christmas decorations

The Eiffel tower boutiques are also geared up to offer you precious souvenirs and decorations for the end of the year festivities! Do not hesitate to visit the boutiques located on the 2nd and 1st levels.

Christmas decorations at the Tower's shops ©SETE

When to come to the Eiffel Tower? > Times and practical information

In December, the Eiffel Tower is open from 9:30am to 11:45pm (last entry at 11pm, for the top at 10:30pm). From December 22-30, the access to stairs will also be open every evening for the more courageous (last entry at 11pm). On December 31, the Tower will close earlier at 9pm, with ticket offices closing at 8pm (except for the 58 Restaurant customers).

What’s the best time of the day to visit the Tower?

Enjoy the magic of the Eiffel Tower by nightfall when Paris lights up avoiding the midday crowd.

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