Apart from Valentine's Day, they say that celebrating New Year's Eve is the next worst thing when you're single. Even more so when you're in Paris. In a place considered to be the 'City of Love,' it's only natural that the best way to celebrate any holiday here is when you have someone special, right? Well, not necessarily. You can still have a fun New Year's Eve even when you're single in Paris. In fact, some might even argue it's more exciting to start the new year when you're on your own. These are just a few examples.
UPDATE: Due to the Omicron variant of Covid-19, many of the events listed in this article have been canceled. Please be advised.
Take a Midnight Stroll
The great thing about Paris, especially for singletons, is that it's a great place to walk in. Whether you're strolling through a busy avenue or on a secret street, you'll still find lots of fascinating scenes as you walk. And on New Year's Eve, when most of the people are either partying or staying in, it's arguably one of the best times for a midnight stroll. It might sound lonely at first, but when you see just how lively most, if not all of the districts of Paris
are on this night, you won't mind walking alone at all.
Go to The Theater
A great way to forget all about your love and relationship problems (or lack thereof) is to watch a show. And here in Paris, New Year's Eve offers a ton of them for you to choose from. If you don't have plans on December 31st because you're single, you can always go to the theater. The world-famous Palais Garnier
, for instance, would commonly hold operatic performances even during the holiday. You listen and get lost in the works of legendary composers, such as Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, and more, all while the new year starts. Just don't go for tragic love stories; you won't want to be reminded of your own pain, would you?
Attend a Holiday Concert
Another kind of show you can watch—or in this case, listen to—on New Year's Eve in Paris is a holiday orchestral concert. Every year, around late December to January, various spots in the city hold concerts to celebrate the holidays. From orchestral performances to singing choirs that sound just heavenly, their music will definitely help lighten your mood and lift your love burdens, even on a special day like New Year's Eve. Among the many places in the city, one of the most beloved is La Sainte-Chapelle
, the gothic church on Île de la Cité
. Their holiday concerts include music from Vivaldi, Bach, and the like.
Watch a Cabaret Show
Argubaly, isn't the best time to watch a cabaret show in Paris
is when you're single? This isn't to say that going to one as a couple is inappropriate or anything, but you can get further and further lost in the erotic fantasy of it all when you're not in a committed relationship. At least, that's one way to look at it, right? And speaking of cabaret shows, many of the Paris' finest hold New Year's Eve extravaganzas year after year. On this special holiday, their shows are bigger, brighter, more opulent, flashier, and definitely more magical. You won't want to miss out on all the fantasy when you're in Paris during the holidays!
Of course, New Year's Eve in Paris—or in any other city for that matter!—is all about partying! Most especially when you're single. When you don't have someone to worry about, look out for, or hold you down during this wild holiday, you can go all out and go to as many bars in Paris as you can. From crowded nightclubs to chic speakeasies
, many of them commonly host special New Year's Eve events just for the occasion. And you can expect that a lot of them will include free-flowing drinks, a few tasty nibbles, lots of dancing, and definitely a good time!
Indulge in Chocolates and Pastries
Speaking of tasty nibbles. why not start the party in the afternoon? And starts with sweetness in your mouth! Here in Paris, you can actually take a Chocolates and Pastry tour of the city complete with taste tests along the way. Try out the French capital's most delectable gourmet treats and discover what makes the city a 'food capital' worth looking up to. The tour starts from Saint-Germain-des-Prés
and travels to all the delicious chocolatiers
and patisseries in Le Marais
and other Parisian districts. You can book your spot now through Viator for December 31st!
Pop Open Champagne with Friends
What's great about living in Paris, especially when you make friends here, is that people often invited you to their homes. Hosting soirées, housewarming parties, and the like are common in the French capital, even more so during the holidays. So even when you're single, without a special someone to ring in the new year with, as long as you have local friends in Paris, you're sure to get invited to a year-end gathering. Pop open a bottle of champagne together, enjoy homemade hors d'oeuvres, and have a ball to close the past year right!
Paris may be known as the 'City of Love,' but that doesn't mean non-lovers are not allowed to have fun here. Especially on New Year's eve! If you're single this year, you can still find many ways to start the new year right all on your own in the French capital!
Spending New Year's Eve in Paris when you're single allows you to enjoy your luxury home
here all on your own!