As of 6 December, the Eiffel Tower will be transformed for the holidays! With a snug terrace and seasonal decorations on the monument’s first floor, visitors are invited to savor the end-of-year festive spirit. Delight in hot chocolate and other treats under the dome, meet Santa Claus, have fun with the photobooth, and take in the unbeatable view over the City of Lights - all that and more on the program, to finish the year with a bang!
The transparent dome: a plant-filled cocoon with a view over all of Paris
White, gold, and green, the first floor of the Tower is decorated with festive winter colors! Featuring a transparent dome over the central bar and comfy seats, padded with cushions and throw blankets, the space is perfect for snuggling up and getting cozy. Here, visitors are invited to enjoy the incredible view of the capital, while enjoying a few delicious treats. Decorated in gold hues, LED string lights and a ceiling of plants, the dome is an invitation to share a magical moment, at a height of 187 feet.
A menu full of festive flavors
Visitors can enjoy local gourmet products on site, some of which have been carefully selected from the Eiffel Tower Artisans Guild. Choose from a raclette platter with potatoes and cheese from Savoie or Ile-de-France, or, if you feel like something sweet, crepes, waffles and sweets with festive flavors such as candied orange peel, glazed chestnuts, and nougat.
Santa Claus parks his sleigh at the Eiffel Tower!
Come and meet Santa Claus, who will be on the first floor on 7, 10, 11 and 14 December, then every day from 17 to 24 December* before heading off to deliver presents...
A photobooth will also be set up on the terrace as well as inside the Ferrié Pavilion. Whether solo, with family or friends, everyone can immortalize their trip to the Eiffel Tower with jolly old Santa!
* During this period, you can meet Santa Claus from 10am to 6pm during the week and 10am to 8pm on weekends.
Christmas gifts: put the Eiffel Tower brand under your tree
Before you leave, don’t forget to have a look in the Tower’s official stores to discover a selection of exclusive, made-in-France products with the Eiffel Tower brand. Snow globes (four models: classic, kids, vintage, night), tote bags, stationery, and more... not to mention, of course, the two macarons, “Jardin de la Tour Eiffel” and “Jardin sur la Seine” - two exclusive, chocolate-based recipes created last year by Pierre Hermé for the Eiffel Tower. Plenty of options to treat yourself or a loved one to a unique souvenir and keep your visit experience going!
An experience at the top!
From 6 December, visitors to the Tower can book a special ticket on the official website - “elevator (to the top) + glass of champagne*”. Share a sparkling moment with an unbeatable view over the capital, at an altitude of 906 ft!
*Adult ticket only, reserve a visit time between 10 am and 9 pm.
From 9.30 am to 11.45 pm *
* Closure at 12.45 am during the Christmas holidays from Saturday, December 17, 2022 to Tuesday, January 3, 2023.
Ticket with elevator access (to the top): adults €26.80 - youths (aged 12-24) €13.40 (i.e. 50% of the adult price) - children (aged 4-11) €6.70 (i.e. 25% of the adult price)
Ticket with stair + elevator access (to the top): adults €20.40 - youths (aged 12-24) €10.20 (i.e. 50% of the adult price) - children (aged 4-11) €5.10 (i.e. 25% of the adult price)
Ticket with stair access (to the 2nd floor): adults €10.70 - youths (aged 12-24) €5.40 (i.e. 50% of the adult price) - children (aged 4-11) €2.70 (i.e. 25% of the adult price)
Ticket with elevator access (to the 2nd floor): adults €17.10 - youths (aged 12-24) €8.60 (i.e. 50% of the adult price) - children (aged 4-11) €4.30 (i.e. 25% of the adult price
Children under 4 can visit the Tower for free.
Top tip! Opt for a stair-access ticket (valid to the 2nd floor).
In around 10 minutes, you can climb to the 1st floor on foot, surrounded by the structure of the Iron Lady. A unique experience!
Adults €10.50 - youths (aged 12-24) €5.20 - children (aged 4-11) €2.60
Information & bookings: www.toureiffel.paris
About Société d’Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel (SETE)
On November 1, 2017, the City of Paris chose SETE to run the Eiffel Tower’s operations and management as part of a 13-year public service delegation contract. SETE is a local public company, with 99% of its capital owned by the City of Paris and 1% by the Métropole du Grand Paris. Its board of directors is chaired by Jean-François Martins, Councillor of the City of Paris, and it employs approximately 360 people. SETE is managed by Patrick Branco Ruivo and had turnover of €25.29 million in 2021.