New Year’s Eve in Paris: 16 Ideas for a Night to Remember

Get ready to ring in the New Year in the most memorable way possible in the City of Lights. We’ve got incredible ideas for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve in Paris. From rooftop parties to boat cruises on the Seine, there’s something for everyone to make the night truly special.


⚡ In a rush? Here are my top picks:


Attend the New Year’s concert and fireworks


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On New Year’s Eve, you will be able to attend the biggest event set up.

Since 2014, Paris city hall organizes a show on the Champs-Elysées comprising a projection on the façade of the Arc de Triomphe with, of course, a firework display to welcome the New Year as it should be.

You will be able to share an incredible countdown and celebrate the New Year with strangers.

You will then be able to admire the parade organized on the 1st of January, in the early afternoon, with corteges and fanfares.

More information (link in French)


Enjoy a dinner cruise on the Seine River

To spend an unforgettable New Year’s Eve, what would be better than a meal on the Seine? Paris dinner cruises provide exceptional parties for the evening.

1️⃣ The Bateaux-Mouches of Paris welcomes you for a dinner cruise on the Seine River.

Get on board for an exceptional and delicious evening to celebrate the New Year. You will enjoy a gastronomic meal with a stunning view of Paris from the Seine.

Your meal will be accompanied by a singer and an orchestra who will provide the evening’s entertainment for a festive atmosphere. It is the perfect plan for a New Year with friends, family, or as a couple.

The boarding will start around 8:30 pm and the boat will return to the dock at 2 am.

2️⃣ The Bateaux Parisiens prepare a beautiful evening on their cruise ship.

You will be able to eat with a singer and an orchestra as entertainment and enjoy a panoramic view of the most beautiful Parisian monuments thanks to huge bay windows.

The boarding will start at 7:30 pm in front of the Eiffel Tower and return to the dock at 0.30 am. You will still be able to stay aboard to celebrate until dawn.

3️⃣ For an atypical dinner cruise, the Diamant Bleu welcomes you aboard an ultramodern and luxurious boat with purple LEDs and modern furniture.

You will enjoy a refined gastronomic meal prepared by a starred chef and his team. A memorable dancing night led by a DJ will follow the meal until 2 am, both in the main room and on the deck.

The boarding will start at 8 pm, and the cruise will return to the dock around midnight.

4️⃣ Paris Seine offers a 3-hour-long dinner cruise for the New Year followed by a dance with a DJ until 2 am. Throughout the evening, you will be able to see the Parisian monuments go by, like the National Library of France or the Eiffel Tower.

The boarding will start at 8:30 pm in Port de Bercy. Paris Seine has the advantage of having its own private parking with 30 places.


⚠️ Beware: tickets go quickly. You need to book months in advance.

Related article: Our comparison of the best dinner cruises in Paris


Don’t Miss Out on a Cabaret Experience

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If you feel like it, the greatest cabarets of Paris open their doors for stunning, renowned shows.

The Paradis Latin offers a New Year’s evening where you will be able to enjoy a gastronomic meal while watching a cabaret show. You can also plan a  dinner with music and French Cancan all night long.

The Moulin Rouge also welcomes you for a performance of “La Revue Féerie” for the New Year.  From 7 pm, you will be able to enjoy a gastronomic meal with an orchestra playing in the background, then the revue will start at 10 pm. Then, you will be able to dance from midnight. Beware, tickets go quickly, so you need to book months in advance.

The Crazy Horse dancers will also welcome you for a great performance for the New Year.


  • €800 for the Moulin Rouge
  • €500 for the Paradis Latin
  • Between €170 and €290 for the Crazy Horse


Celebrate New Year’s Eve at a restaurant


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The New Year is the perfect occasion to go to a restaurant and celebrate. The Parisian restaurants open their doors for an evening in the beautiful setting of the City of Lights.

The restaurant Chez Francis welcomes you in its famous typically Parisian brasserie for a refined meal in a chic setting with a panoramic view of the Eiffel Tower.

It offers a New Year’s Eve menu with a great range of French dishes that your companions will enjoy, such as fattened chicken or Rossini beef tenderloin.

The Bofinger offers a New Year’s Eve seafood-based menu. You will be able to enjoy a refined meal in this Parisian brasserie’s stunning 1900s setting.

If you prefer Italian cuisine, the restaurant Little Nonna provides a holiday meal for the New Year.

Come and eat risotto with seafood bisque or French toast bruschetta with oysters. This restaurant is also entirely organic and gluten-free. 

Price: €220 for Chez Francis

€120 for Bofinger

€55 for Little Nonna


Go Clubbing


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The festive season obviously involves dancing!

It’s the time of the year when you’re advised to go out and have fun twice in less than two weeks. After a Christmas Eve full of festivities, you can go out to nightclubs in the whole town.

You can also enjoy the dancefloor of the very coveted Club Haussmann under glitter and confetti.

If you want to follow the rhythm of the seasons, the Ice Kube Bar was made for you. With its atmosphere worthy of an ice palace, this bar sculpted in ice will allow you to live a quirky experience and enjoy the atmosphere of a club at the same time.

Le Duplex, ideally located at the Arc de Triomphe, offers a special New Year’s Eve party including a buffet and an open Champagne bar from 8 pm to 11 pm for €129.

Paris is a festive city where you can find a place to go dancing according to your taste, so don’t hesitate to seek adventure in many clubs throughout the same evening and have fun.

Though, you should remember that some clubs are very popular, and it might be necessary to book in advance.


Go to Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris takes on holiday colors for the end of the year, from November 11th, 2023 to January 7th, 2024.

Santa Claus joins Mickey and Minnie for Disney Enchanted Christmas, the famous show, and Christmas activities.

You will be able to attend the Christmas tree lighting at sundown and the musical show, “Let’s Sing Christmas!” Don’t miss out on the renowned “Dazzling Christmas Parade.”

A special party for the New Year is also organized with a countdown, a fireworks display, and a dance.

Furthermore, the park’s restaurants and hotels remain open on New Year’s Eve to fully enjoy the Disney experience during the holidays.

This is a perfect activity to spend the New Year with your family and children.

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Go to a show

Take advantage of the New Year and go to a show.

Let yourself be tempted by a memorable musical with “The Lion King” in the Mogador theater, or even “Cabaret, The Musical” in the Lido 2 for an immersion in the crazy world of cabaret.

In another register, the Trianon welcome the “Slava’s Snow Show” troupe for a poetic show inspired by tales and folklore.

Lastly, the Broadway musical “The Producers” will perform in the Théâtre de Paris for the New Year.

Attending one of these shows is the ideal occasion to discover awesome performances to end the year in style with family or friends.

Price: from €20

More information (link in French)


The Oxygen Rooftop in La Défense


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For a relaxed dancing party, the Oxygen Rooftop in La Défense spares no expense to welcome you.

Get ready for an exceptional New Year’s Eve in the areas provided. There are two dance floors, two giant terraces, and three outdoor heated bubbles. Everything is made for you and your friends to have a trendy party.

As for music, there will be something for every taste, from electro to pop and rock.

A stunning view of the Champs-Elysées and the fireworks at midnight are the highlights of the night.

Price: from €59

More information (link in French)


Visit Paris by night in a vintage car

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Experience the holiday illuminations and see Paris in a whole new light with a guided nighttime tour in a vintage car.

Settle into a Citroën DS with a retractable roof and journey to some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Palais Garnier.

Price: €110

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Alternatively, you can explore the city in the legendary 2CV. This guided tour showcases Paris’s most renowned sites and can start either from your location or the Grand Palais. Choose between a tour duration of 1 hour and 30 minutes or 3 hours.

Price: from €265

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Help the ones in need

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The end-of-the-year holidays are a great opportunity to do a good deed while spending a rewarding moment of exchange.

For a charitable New Year’s Eve, the Association Les Petits Frères Des Pauvres (link in French), which accompanies senior citizens suffering from exclusion, poverty, solitude, or sickness, organizes a meal.

Every year, the organization looks for volunteers to serve and entertain the guests during the meals.

The Société Saint-Vincent-de-Paul (link in French) also organizes charitable New Year’s Eve meals against solitude and poverty. Sharing is the main goal of these diners. Prepare and serve food while exchanging with the guests for a festive and charitable evening.

To find other missions for the New Year, the website France Bénévolat (link in French) can connect you with organizations looking for volunteers.


Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a local host

For a night filled with engaging conversations and camaraderie, Héléna invites you from 7 pm to ring in the New Year at her home near the Eiffel Tower. She can accommodate up to 7 guests.

Savor the New Year’s meal she has prepared for you. After dining, feel free to stroll around the Saint-Germain-des-Près district or even catch a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower.

Price: €126

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The children’s New Year’s Eve of the Mama Shelter


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Do you have a plan for the New Year and need someone to look after your children? Mama Shelter organizes a special New Year party for them so you can go have fun and so can they.

From 8 pm to midnight, nannies welcome your children of 6 to 12 years old for a memorable evening.

There isa buffet and diverse activities such as a blind test, other festive games of all kinds, and a dance to end the evening.

Price: €49

More information (link in French)


The Paris Aquaboulevard Pool Party

For an atypical New Year’s Eve party, come to Paris Aquaboulevard (link in French) for a giant Pool Party. It is one of the biggest urban aquatic parks of Europe.

The Aquaboulard becomes a nightclub for a night with the installation of two dance floors beside the pools.

These pools will be open until midnight, but you will be able to stay after to dance until 5 am.

Price: from €45

More information (link in French)


Do an immersive karaoke

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Come celebrate the New Year with karaoke at Koezio Cergy.

In our immersive, themed, and fully equipped rooms, you’re sure to have a blast with friends or family.

You can dress up using the provided accessories and set the mood to your liking, whether that’s reminiscent of the 1930s or a recording studio.

Choose from over 35,000 songs for your private 2-hour session.

If you get hungry, there’s a food court and a bar area with drinks and appetizer platters.

Price: from €24 per person for a group of 5

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Party at the Aquarium of Paris

For the New Year, the Aquarium of Paris organizes a memorable party. This Aquarium, situated in front of the Eiffel Tower, opens its doors for a festive and enchanting evening.

You will be able to enjoy the aquarium’s huge tanks and fishes in a clubbing atmosphere with three DJs. There are music styles for everyone.

The evening starts at 9 pm, then from midnight to 1 am, free prosecco glasses are offered. The evening ends around 5 am with a viennoiserie distribution.

Price: €49

More information (link in French)


The themed party: Alice in Wonderland

For the New Year, the Point Ephémère concert hall organizes a unique party on the theme of Alice in Wonderland.

You will be able to attend a flamboyant performance with a drag show, acrobatics, magic, dance, and even karaoke.

From 9 pm to midnight, enjoy a unique party in a magical atmosphere.

Price: €16.80

More information (link in French)


If you are already in Paris on the 25th of December, take a look at our guide of the best things to do in Paris for Christmas.