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Inside the Kardashian’s Legendary Christmas Eve Parties

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – especially if you score an invite to the Kardashian’s iconic Christmas Eve Party. 

With decadent food, lavish decorations and top-tier musical guests, the famous family are known to throw an extravagant themed bash every holiday season. 

If, like us, you’re still waiting for that invite to appear, don’t worry – here’s everything you need to know about the celeb-approved party. 

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When did the Kardashian Christmas Eve Party Tradition Begin? 

The tradition first began over 40 years ago, with Kris Jenner holding the first Christmas Eve party back in 1978. Over the years, the family have worked hard to keep the tradition alive, with Kim Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian taking over in recent years. 

“I want you guys to be able to do this until you’re my age and one of your kids takes over. That’s the joy,” Kris told Kim in 2019 – the first year her daughter threw the bash herself.

“It’s just the thought of actually not doing at my house. … I’m getting emotional. It makes me sad. It does. It makes me so sad. It’s just that magic that you can make, and make everybody feel so amazing on one night a year. It’s that love…It’s not just a party. It’s changing of the guards.”

“Our Christmas Eve party was always this fun party that I just remember being friends and family and my grandparents and cousins. It was just the best night ever,” Kim explained during the episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

“But my mom’s been doing it for so long that it’s turned into something different. It’s kind of a party just for my mom and mostly her friends. We want it to be a place that we can just have fun and it’s all of our friends and definitely family and my mom’s friends, too. But a good mix of both so we can have a good time and really just enjoy each other.”

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In 2023 Khloe shared a bit more insight into the family tradition. “Our Christmas Eve party has been going on before I’ve been born,” she shared on Snapchat. “My mum has always put together this party, and it was always her thing. The older we got, we started to realise what a huge undertaking it is to throw a party…especially of this magnitude. “

“Christmas Eve has grown the more the family has grown,” she continued.” It’s now a huge soiree and we…subconsciously like to outdo ourselves from the year before.”

What day is the Kardashian Christmas party?

The Kardashian Christmas party has been held on Christmas Eve every year since 1978 (except for a covid-cancellation in 2020). 

Where do the Kardashians have their Christmas party?

The epic holiday soiree is usually held at the house of the host, with Kris Jenner usually in charge of the party. In 2022 Kourtney Kardashian Baker took over hosting duties, with the party held at her family home, which she shares with Travis Baker, instead. 

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Footage from the attendees saw Sia perform a holiday-themed set for her good friends and was even joined by Kim Kardashian’s daughter North West for a duet. 
In 2023, the guests were serenaded by family friend and record producer Babyface during the party.
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North West, Kim’s daughter, performed a duet with singer-songwriter, Sia in 2022. (Credit: Instagram)

How much do the Kardashians spend on Christmas parties?

The lavish Kardashian party sure costs a pretty penny, with many publications estimating Kris’s annual event costs around $500,000 a year. 

The Best Kardashian Christmas Eve Parties 

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Kim and Paris Hilton sledding? Iconic. (Credit: Instagram)

2023

In 2023 Kim transformed her Calabasas home into a winter wonderland – complete with sled rides, a life-sized gingerbread house and lots of snow. 

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2019 

In 2019 Kourtney hosted the celebratory event, which included a performance by Sia. 

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2018

In 2018 the epic party included a performance by John Legend himself and was attended by some major celebs including Paris Hilton and Jennifer Lopez. 

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2016

The 2016 Holiday party was the first time Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian had reunited in years! 

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