Christmas concerts, shows, and more to see in Paris in 2022

  • November 17, 2022
  • All things Paris
  • Charlotte Wilson

Christmas concerts, shows, and more to see in Paris in 2022

With Christmas fast approaching, it's finally time to enjoy the finer things in life – food, company… and theatre! Here at Theatre in Paris, we've compiled a list of the greatest Christmas concerts and shows across the city in the run-up to Noël. Whether you're in the mood for a timeless carol, a comedic performance, or a stirring orchestral concert, there's something for everyone in our compilation. Step into the venue, take your seat, and allow yourself to be filled with the festive spirit!

A dazzlingly musical festive period

OPERA GARNIER CONCERT SERIES (Classical voice concerts in Paris)
Nothing says “Christmas” like the sound of a carol, and when it comes to Christmas concerts, Theatre in Paris is certainly not lacking in choice. Join us at the Opera Garnier on December 14th for an evening of arias at a venue whose chandeliers sparkle more than any Christmas lights.
Buy tickets to a night of arias at the Opera Garnier!

RADIO CLASSIQUE CHRISTMAS CONCERTS (Classical concerts at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris)
Witness the Radio Classique Christmas Concerts on December 16th and 17th at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, where the acoustic design is so masterful, you'll feel as though you're in the orchestra pit itself!
Buy tickets to a orchestral concert at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées!

SAINTE-CHAPELLE CONCERT SERIES (Classical Concerts in a church in Paris)
Enter one of Paris's most iconic venues, the Sainte-Chapelle, for one of their Christmas concerts, running every day from the 17th-24th of December. Bathed in the glow of the famed blue windows, appreciate the virtuosity of the solo vocalists, children's choirs, violins, and, in a special Christmas Eve in the Renaissance concert on the 24th, a harpsichord!
Buy tickets to the Sainte-Chapelle concert series!

HÉLIOS ORCHESTRA CONCERTS (Classical concerts in Paris)
The Hélios Orchestra will certainly not be taking it easy this festive period! Their series of concerts across Paris's oldest and most beautiful churches from December 21st-23rd will include La Madeleine, Saint Sulpice, Saint-Eustache, and Saint-Germain-des-Prés churches. This orchestra is known for its collaboration between seasoned musicians and recent graduates, so there's no better way to celebrate coming together than by attending one of their performances.
Buy tickets to see the Hélios Orchestra at a famous Parisian church!

Discover more Christmas concerts in Paris here…

'Twas the Night Before Christmas…

A DEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS BY CIRQUE LE ROUX (Circus show playing in Paris)
If you haven't been satiated yet by the visual splendors of the Galeries Lafayette and the Champs-Elysées, then you need look no further on December 24th than A Deer in the Headlights by Cirque Le Roux. This circus performance was nominated for the Molière award in 2020 for visual effects, and it's certainly no surprise. You'll laugh, you'll gasp, and you'll rub your eyes with wonder this Christmas Eve.
Buy tickets to A Deer in the Headlights for Christmas in Paris!

THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Musical playing in Paris)
For something a little more Nightmare before Christmas, be sure to catch Little Shop of Horrors at the Opéra Comique. You'll certainly Seymour show tunes, dance routines, and carnivorous plants than on a typical Christmas Eve night!
Buy tickets to The Little Shop of Horrors for Christmas in Paris!

THE LION KING (Musical playing in Paris)
Everyone loves a Disney movie – even Scar! Witness one of their classics brought to life onstage with the Lion King The Musical. A wonder of puppetry, music, and storytelling, this show is the perfect Christmas Eve outing for families wanting to enjoy the festive season all together.
Buy tickets to Lion King, The Musical for Christmas in Paris!

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A Christmas Day to remember in Paris!

On the 25th of December in Paris, rather than tidying up the discarded wrapping paper or enduring the tensions of the annual family Monopoly game, end the day on a high at one of our fabulous shows!

HOW TO BECOME PARISIAN IN ONE HOUR (Comedy show playing in Paris)
Carry on the merriment of the day in the company of Olivier Giraud with his critically acclaimed comedy, How to Become a Parisian in One Hour. Give the gift of cultural education this Christmas through this indomitable performer's sidesplitting observations on Parisian life.
Click here to buy tickets to How to Become a Parisian in One Hour on Christmas day!

TWELFTH NIGHT (Theatre piece playing in Paris)
Anticipate the twelfth day of Christmas with Twelfth Night, Shakespeare's timeless comedy of mistaken identities, mismatches, miscommunication, and matrimony. Escape from the wintry climes to the Adriatic coast where love is the plat du jour. If Christmas be the food of love, play on!
Click here to buy tickets for Twelfth Night on Christmas day in Paris!

CONCERTS AT THE EIFFEL TOWER (Classical concerts playing at the Eiffel Tower in Paris)
What could possibly say “Magic of Christmas” more than a performance inside the Eiffel Tower?! The Gustave Eiffel lounge, which is located – that's right – inside the Eiffel Tower, invites you to an evening of popular and traditional Christmas songs performed by an orchestra, soprano, and solo violin. It's one thing buying an Eiffel Tower snow globe at the gift shop, but quite another to feel as though you're inside of one!
Click here to buy tickets for a concert at the Eiffel Tower on Christmas Day!

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An alternative Christmas dinner

CRAZY HORSE CABARET (Cabaret show in Paris)
There's something to be said, of course, for the usual fare when it comes to Christmas Dinner. But if your 2022 resolution was to shake things up, then you can't go wrong at the Crazy Horse with their cabaret show Totally Crazy. Add one of Theatre in Paris's additional offers to your ticket for a meal at the nearby Ginger Restaurant, a glass of champagne, a cocktail, macarons, canapés, and even a delicious tour backstage with the cast – yummy!

SAINTE-CHAPELLE CONCERTS (Classical concerts in a famous church in Paris)
As if an evening performance at the Sainte-Chapelle wasn't exciting enough already, you can embellish your evening with food and drink add-ons here, too. Why not accompany the sparkling effect of the windows with a glass of sparkling wine through our Champagne bundle? Or else choose the option to follow up your evening of musical delight with a delectable meal at a nearby restaurant with our Wine & Tapas bundle… Feliz Navidad to you, too!

BONUS SECTION : New Year's concerts in Paris !

End the year with a bang… of a New Year's concert drum!

CONCERTS AT THE EIFFEL TOWER (Classical concerts playing at the Eiffel Tower in Paris)
On December 31st, join us again at the Gustave Eiffel lounge for a concert featuring waltzes, dances, and opera arias from Verdi and Bellini among others. Pave the way for the fireworks at midnight with musical fireworks from some of history's most dazzling composers inside the Iron Lady herself.

SWAN LAKE (Ballet playing in Paris)
Tchaikovsky has become practically synonymous with the festive period for The Nutcracker, so celebrate another of his greatest works with a New Year's performance of Swan Lake. This New Year's Eve, witness Odette's enchanted tragedy and the iconic choreography to the soundtrack of the greatest ballet composer of all time.

CONCERTS AT SAINT-GERMAIN-DES-PRÉS (Classical concerts in a famous church in Paris)
If you're not too sore-headed from your New Year's Eve's festivities, there's no greater way to begin your fresh start than with a New Year's Day concert at Saint-Germain-des-Prés church, listening to Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Strauss's Waltzes and Polka, and Schubert and Caccini's Ave Maria. Underneath the vast vaulted ceilings of this impressive 6th-century church, you'll be filled with a sense of vast potential for the year ahead, as well as a glowing appreciation for the musicians.

Click here for all our shows playing on New Years' weekend!