Santa Claus

The Tower gets decked out in holiday magic

Tuesday 6 December 2022

Modified the 06/12/22

Our cozy first-floor terrace is ready to welcome you for an enchanted moment from December 6, 2022.

This December, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Eiffel Tower! On the way down from your visit, stop in on the first floor to discover our snug terrace and enjoy a festive experience. Dive into the holiday spirit. 

On the menu, crepes or waffles, raclette platters, hot chocolate or mulled wine, meet Santa Claus, enjoy the photobooth and take in the unbeatable view of Paris!


Welcome to the transparent dome

A true cocoon at 187 feet, in shades of white, gold and green, take a well-deserved break at the central bar under the transparent dome. Don’t miss the opportunity for a cozy winter moment under a warm throw blanket, while savoring a steaming hot drink.

Outside, gourmet, local dishes are offered for takeaway, some selected from the Eiffel Tower Artisans Guild. Choose from sweet or savory: a raclette platter with potatoes and cheese from Savoie or Ile-de-France, crepes, waffles and festive sweets. 

Winter terrace


Young and old can meet Santa Claus

Families, don’t miss the chance to meet Santa - he will be on the first floor on 7, 10, 11 and 14 December, then every day from 17 to 24 December* before heading off to deliver presents... 

He’ll be delighted to take a photo with you, at the photobooth of your dreams located on the terrace or inside the Ferrié Pavilion, right next to the terrace. 
* from 10am to 6pm during the week and 10am to 8pm on weekends.

Book your New Year’s Eve dinner at Madame Brasserie

Finish the year with a bang at Madame Brasserie. Sparkling champagne, smiles and live music will provide the perfect backdrop to this special evening. And as for the food, an exceptional, one-off, 6-course menu will delight your tastebuds, You will be charmed by the combination of foie gras and seasonal products, or scallops, Jerusalem artichoke and black truffle. The menu includes a half-bottle of champagne per person, as well as fine wine pairings and a coffee at the end of the meal.

Please note that your booking does not include a visit of the Eiffel Tower (which will be closed to visitors from 9 pm on 31 December).

Take a bit of the Eiffel Tower home with you

Looking for Christmas gift ideas? Before you leave, don’t forget to stop in at one of our official stores, which are full of brilliant gift ideas to put under the tree, to delight lovers of the Tower. In particular, make sure you check out our selection of exclusive products with the Eiffel Tower brand, displays of French expertise. You won’t be able to find them anywhere else: classic miniature towers, snow globes, tote bags, stationary and mugs.
Another exclusive gift is the Pierre Hermé macarons, available on the second and first floors, and especially the two exclusive, chocolate-based recipes created last year by Pierre Hermé for the Eiffel Tower, “Jardin de la Tour Eiffel” and “Jardin sur la Seine”... They’re sure to delight!


New deal available online!
You can now book a special ticket on the official website - “elevator (to the top) + glass of champagne*”. It’s the perfect occasion to celebrate your trip to the top of the City of Lights with a sparkling moment!
*Adult ticket only, reserve a visit time between 10 am and 9 pm.


Champagne bar




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