Christmas in Paris and the New Year is always a magical time. The city of lights is truly lit up with magnificent light displays along the Champs Elysee and many other streets until after New year. Then there are the displays in the big stores of which the Galleries Lafayette is a delight for both children and adults. This year the theme is an Artic Christmas. The window displays along the Blvd Haussmann tell the story of a family of polar bears playing on an ice pack before making their way back to the North Pole. See “Galeries-Lafayette”
Christmas markets abound, with about a dozen spread over the city. They range from a mega-market in La Defense to a small market in Montmarte. All along the Champs-Elysées are dozens of stalls selling Christmas trinkets and food AND ‘vin chaud’ to warm you up.
More information about events over the Christmas New season can be found here – “christmas-in-paris”
If you need a place to stay check out our 2 bedroom apartment in Montmartre – we have special deals for the Christmas season