Christmas outings: what to do with the kids before the holidays?

The end of year celebrations are slowly approaching. So what to do before the 2022 Christmas holidays? Our ideas for outings for young and old.

  Christmas outings: what to do with the kids before the holidays?

This year, students will be on vacation from December 17, 2022 to January 3, 2023. If you don't know how to occupy them before Christmas vacation , we give you some ideas! Outings, night walks, fairs, illuminations and Christmas markets.. . Discover the outings not to be missed to make children's eyes shine during the holiday season!

This is blind test à Paris

Do you love family blind tests? This Is Blind test offers a new experience for all music, party and competition fans! If the main rule – be the first to find the name of the artist – does not change, the experience is reinvented thanks to an unprecedented technology based on voice recognition.
Equipped with a smartphone, players, young and old, simply have to let themselves be guided by the technology and shout out the name of the artist. No referee, no error, voice recognition detects the correct answers to the hundredth of a second, and the fastest are rewarded with bonuses. On the program, more than 6,000 titles grouped together in a multitude of playlists covering all eras, all styles and many original themes. Players compete solo or in teams for rounds of 15 titles after choosing a difficulty level between 1 and 5. At This is blind test children from 10 years old can participate. Information and reservations on

This is blind test

Fun Sundays at the Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes

Winter is approaching and with it sometimes gloomy Sundays. If you do not know how to occupy this day with your children, know that Superdimanche du Trot offered at the Paris-Vincennes racecourse are back and renamed 'Sunday Pleasures'. On the program, the pleasure of racing, of course, with the best cracks at Etrier and Sulky and the 2 most beautiful international trotting competitions, the Prix d'Amérique Races and Cornulier Races, as well as the final of the GNT ParisTurf on December 4.
But also free entertainment for children, backstage and stable visits, the adrenaline of the biggest races with 14 competition Sundays and a pop-up bar. New this year: the Food Market is joining the event and the cream of street food will therefore be gathered at the racecourse with 6 food stands offering a rotating and varied program. From November 20 to February 26. Information on .

Sunday pleasures

Creation & Know-How Fair in Paris

The Créations & Savoir-Faire trade show, the n°1 do-it-yourself show in Paris, is being held from November 16 to 20 at Porte de Versailles. with 200 exhibitors and 1000 hours of workshops, Sunday, November 20 is a day dedicated to children and DIY . On the program, a Christmas balls workshop and a family photo contest organized by Motif personnel. The concept, come with your most beautiful handmade outfits!
A special Kids creative snack will also allow you to enjoy a snack while staying in the DIY spirit, and a gourmet break with Iokko will offer the possibility of tasting madeleines, chocolates and herbal teas, with a zero waste approach! A distribution of Haribo sweets will delight young and old alike! Information and prices on

Lights in the Seine at the Saint-Cloud estate

Lights in the Seine, the illuminated and musical route , returns to the heart of the Saint-Cloud estate, a stone's throw from Paris, from November 18, 2022 to January 8, 2023. Through a new scenography adorning gardens and sculptures, this nocturnal and magical walk of almost two kilometers will immerse the public, between installations in works of art, in the splendor of winter. The event will thus present 'light in all its states' thanks to original artistic creations. Many other enchanted installations will surprise and amaze visitors, young and old, along their journey: a breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower, a hot air balloon to create magnificent souvenir photos , a mix of hearts and stars celebrating the city of love, or a double-decker merry-go-round for all ages. A special mailbox will also be made available so that children can send their lists directly to Santa Claus. Information about Info and reservations .

Lights in the Seine

Christmas in the sky at Bercy Village

Bercy Village is adorned with enchanting decorations for the end-of-year celebrations . With the illuminations ' Christmas in the sky' imagined by Blachère Illumination, young and old will immerse themselves in the magic of Christmas from Thursday, November 17. Along the aisles, visitors will discover a hot air balloon flight illuminated with warm white mixing with pure white clouds. Installing a XXL selfie spot will not only allow you to engrave this enchanting moment but also to try your luck to win a hot air balloon baptism for two people. Committed for several years to a responsible approach and keen to participate in energy sobriety, Bercy Village has chosen to install more energy-efficient decorations and less energy-consuming LED lighting . Finally, installation time and ignition time slots have been reduced. The illuminations will be on view and admired until January 4, 2023.

Christmas in the sky

A magical experience at Maison Kinder

Kinder exclusively opens the doors of its Kinder House and brings together everything you need to delight young and old: they will be able through un atelier scrapbooking write and decorate their letter to Santa Claus, before mailing it to the North Pole. They will also be able to spend a moment of conviviality by making Christmas cake decorating workshops : cookies, cupcakes... all accompanied by a small cup of Kinder hot chocolate! Before ending the day with reading Christmas stories by the fireplace. And what would Christmas be without Kinder? Advent calendars and hot chocolate will be there to wait for D-Day next to the tree. Mandatory registrations on .

The light trails at the Parc Floral de Paris

From November 24, young and old will be able to take an immersive walk in the heart of exceptional light and sound works at the Parc Floral de Paris . Beneath trees draped in lights, alongside the lake and shimmering gardens, visitors will stroll through artistic light creations unique for 1h30. On a course of about 2km crossing a good part of the 35 hectares of the Parc Floral, no less than 22 luminous structures will be unveiled. The magic of Christmas will thus be sublimated by contemporary artists such as the CCL collective and their unique works such as 'The Enchanted Forest' and 'Gobo Walk' or even the Mandylights artists with their creations 'The Sparkling Cathedral' or 'The Garden of lasers'. The Sentiers Lumineux de Noël pay particular attention to its environmental impact. Almost the entire installation is in LED lighting, thus greatly limiting electrical consumption . In addition, the assembly and installation are designed in collaboration with the Parc Floral team to respect the place and the plants. From November 24 to January 2. Information on

The light trails

Mini-worlds on the way to enlightenment at the National Museum of Natural History

For the fourth edition of its 'En route d'illumination' festival, and after honoring endangered species (2018), the oceans (2019) and the evolution of life (2021), the National Museum of Natural History invites the public to change scale to discover the tiny fauna that inhabits the meadows, ponds and forests of France , but also our dwellings, and the one, invisible, which lives on and in our body. From November 14, curious people of all ages will be able to dive into the heart of these mini-worlds, having the impression of shrinking thanks to the hundreds of new monumental and unprecedented sculptures. A new opportunity to be amazed by looking up at these species magnified several million times. Information on

Mini-worlds on the way to enlightenment