Illuminated Eiffel Tower seen from the Trocadero

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

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Modified the 09/12/21

In December, the Eiffel tower welcomes you every day until late in the evening to experience the magical "end of the year" ambience! Don’t miss the winter experience.

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

Discover the winter terrace located traditionally on the Eiffel Tower’s 1st floor with its lightful Christmas setting

Santa Claus also awaits you during the Christmas season for magical and fun photo sessions!


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 monument’s largest boutique!

More information :

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.

Décoration de Noël ©SETE

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

In December, the Eiffel Tower is generally open from 9:30am to 10:45pm ou 11:45pm. Around the Christmas days, the Tower extends slightly its opening hours and the access to stairs will also be open every evening for the more courageous. On December 31, the Tower will close earlier at 9pm, with ticket offices closing about 1.5 hour before that time.

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.

Check times & prices and purchase your tickets online

Follow the Eiffel Tower on social networks!


You liked this article ? ? Share it

Book a ticket

Save time, buy tickets online

Opening times & Ticket prices

Today :
09:30 - 23:00

Price :

Take Paris’ most spectacular ride to the top for €28.30 or less (€28.30 for adult ticket with access to top by lift).