Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve ?

Great partying after-hours, an exceptional cabaret show, a special theatre performance or a big event on the Champs-Élysées, Paris has plenty of options for celebrating on 31 December.

Great partying after-hours, an exceptional cabaret show, a special theatre performance or a big event on the Champs-Élysées, Paris has plenty of options for celebrating on 31 December.

Partying on the Champs-Elysées

Arc de triomphe feu artifice © Fotolia - DR

The most beautiful avenue in the world lights up for New Year’s Eve! Crowds gather in a festive atmosphere for a magnificent sound and light show on the Champs-Elysées on 31 December.

Festive 2018 programme: an exceptional celebration on the theme of fraternity in music and images projected onto the Arc de Triomphe, and fireworks. This evening promises to be a memorable one offering a fine spectacle for all who attend.

Party evenings to remember

Wanderlust, Paris

To party until the early morning hours and get the New Year off to a great start, many places organize special parties on 31 December, and there is something for everyone: RnB, masked balls, cabarets, 80s music, swing …

At the Bellevilloise, the New Year Swing welcomes groups of musicians and specialist swing dancers and promises an unforgettable evening of dancing and music. The prestigious Salons du Louvre also celebrate New Year’s Eve with a Masked Ball evening on a large dancefloor to the beat of DJ general sets. For a thoroughly 1980s New Year’s Eve, the Bus Palladium rolls back time with the greatest hits of the period. Hip-hop and RnB fans will meanwhile enjoy themselves at the No Diggity All Stars evening at Wanderlust with two rooms both playing the latest hits and hits from the 1990s to 2000. The Yoyo are organizing a totally pop and electro New Year’s Eve dance with over 1,000 revellers. Finally, for a most unusual kind of New Year’s Eve, the club L’Aquarium offers an evening with a compilation of the greatest hits of the past 20 years to dance to in the middle of giant aquariums filled with tens of thousands of fish.

At the foot of the illuminated Eiffel Tower, the Salon des Vedettes de Paris is organizing an exceptional event for New Year’s Eve. The evening starts with a refined dinner and champagne followed at 11 pm by dancing until the early hours of the morning. A perfect pairing of an excellent meal with a view of the Eiffel Tower and an unforgettable party!

New Year’s Eve shows

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Some Parisian show venues are putting on a special performance on 31 December.

The ‘Totally Crazy’ show at the mythical Crazy Horse cabaret is a great way to round off the New Year. Guests sip champagne and enjoy the sublime costumes, special effects and lighting … The last performance starts at 1am on 1 January providing entertainment that goes on into the wee hours.

Fans of musicals, the Mogador Theatre is ready and waiting for you! The famous glamourous show ‘Chicago’ offers a unique evening to welcome in the year 2019 in song. For the occasion, a free glass of champagne is served!

Olivier Giraud continues to entertain French-speaking and English-speaking audiences with his show 'How to become a Parisian in one hour’ that gently mocks the habits of Parisians.  A great idea for stepping into 2019 in good spirits.

Happy New Year in Paris to everyone!

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