What to do in Paris during the Christmas holidays?

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For those who stay in Paris during the Christmas holidays, we have concocted a nice little program for you, to take full advantage of the Christmas spirit. Sports activities, very Parisian walks or visits to amusement parks,Leisure activities will appeal to adults and children alike. 


Admire the fir trees of the Parisian palaces

Just like department store windows, fir trees of palaces Parisians bring us a good dose of Christmas magic. Each year, they redouble their inventiveness. So we push the doors of these confidential places to discover the luxurious decorations of these timeless hotels. the Ritz, the Plaza Athénée, the Lutetia, the Crillon, the Four Seasons, the Royal Monceau or the Bristol… We are amazed and we dream of having the same ones at home.

Stroll through the air at Galeries Lafayette

The Galeries Lafayette have an exceptional charm during the end of year celebrations. Between the decorations, the different workshops, the ephemeral shops. The Department Store knows how to make us travel to the land of Holidays. Since last year already, a huge glass walkway sits more than 16 meters above the ground. From there, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the magnificent fir tree of the house and the mythical dome. A photographer is there to immortalize this moment apart, enough to keep lasting memories. Also take a trip to the ice rink on the rooftop of the store!-

Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, 40 boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris


Drag all shot on the ice rink of the Grand Palais

Like every year, thea largest indoor ice rink of the world put down their suitcases under the majestic glass roof of the Grand Palais. With your group of friends or your little family, you can put on your skates and set off without fear on this XXL track! All around, a big coca cola village with entertainment chalets and tastings took place. Ideal for a short break! Once night falls, the Grand Palais turns into a festive dance floor with a disco ball. DJ's on the turntables and insane light shows from 21 p.m. until 2 a.m.

The Grand Palais des Glaces, from December 13, 2019 to January 8, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 13 p.m. then from 14 p.m. to 20 p.m. From €17, skates included. Information and booking on www.legrandpalaisdesglaces.com


Discover the very first “Gallic Christmas” at Parc Astérix

For the end-of-year celebrations, Asterix and his merry band have pulled out all the stops. For the very first time since its opening (30 years ago) Parc Astérix will be open during the Christmas holidays. Thus, from 21 December at 5 January, you can experience a magical event, the “ Gallic Christmas“. On the program of the festivities: magical decorations, majestic fir trees, traditional holiday songs, a small Christmas market... In total, nearly 38 attractions will be open, including our favorites Oziris and Goudurix!
Thrill seekers will also be happy to discover “All on track! ". A new area dedicated to sliding activities. Inside, young and old can go tobogganing. Son a 28 m long track or ice skating on a giant ice rink in 400 m2! With a learning space for mini beginners. 4 new shows will also be on display: “Who wants Father Christmas? », « What a Circus! », « Chronos, Magic and illusions » and « The Island of wishes ». No doubt, this kids-friendly outing will delight the whole family!

“Gallic Christmas” at Parc Asterix, from December 21 to January 5 (closed on December 24 and 25), from 11 a.m. to 19 p.m., single price for adults and children: €43. 


Marvel at Disney Village's Enchanted Christmas

Tous them ans, Disneyland Paris created the event with its Christmas installations. This year, the most famous mouse in the world also celebrates its 90th birthday. Mickey is no longer young, but still knows how to have fun. Thus, shows are organized (like at the Théâtre du Château, the Christmas show “Fantasticch” – A Merry Stitchmas). The christmas parade is grander than ever and the various animations and illuminations contribute to the magic of Christmas. As a bonus, the Père Noël and the Disney characters hide everywhere in the park…

Disney Village, 2 Avenue Paul Seramy, 77700 Chessy


Stroll through the Jardin des Plantes

After the success of the last edition, the Jardin des Plantes decided to repeat the experience this year. Sublime animal light creations were installed to raise awareness of the preservation of fauna and flora. Thus, in the alleys of the Jardin des Plantes and the Ménagerie, your steps will lead you to discover the wonders of the oceans. From Place Valhubert, you will discover the inhabitants of the coast, the splendor of the warm seas. Then you will dive to discover strange creatures before heading up to the icy seas of the poles… From clownfish to killer whales, including mantis shrimps, sea turtles and the great white shark. A hundred creatures will surprise you in this artistic and poetic installation. This course called Enlightened Species is offered every evening from 18 p.m. to 22:45 p.m. until January 15. A festival of lights not to be missed!

Garden plants, 57 rue Cuvier 75005 Paris

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