markets, concerts, nativity scenes (creches), etc.

  • Printemps Christmas Tree 2013 Joyeuses Fetes Happy Holidays
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    Updated Ideas for December Christmas and Holiday Activities

    Paris Christmas Activities 2013-2014 All Christmas events on l’Officiel des spectacles Paris tourist office for Christmas ideas Arts Forains Another Marvelous Festival for Christmas 2013 – December 26, 2013 and January 5, 2014, at the Pavillons de Bercy, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Creches/Nativity scenes – information online at l’Officiel des spectacles (use Google translate for the page) Notre-Dame de Paris – November 30 to February 2, 2014 Christmas Church Services  – Protestant and Catholic December 24 and 25 (Messes de Noël à Paris)  Christmas and other concerts Free merry-go-rounds/carrousels (Manèges) in Paris (Manèges gratuits) December 21 to January 5, 2014 Jours de fêtes au Grand Palais : December 21 to January 5, 2014 Stay current…

  • Printemps Christmas Window Prada Child looking at window and the bears
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    Paris Christmas Activities for 2013-2014

    Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, Bon Marché and BHV/Marais are open Sundays December 8, 15 and 22. If you want to give a Lego architecture gift, I found this on Bon Marché Lego Architecture: Eiffel Tower, Tower of Pisa, United Nations, Tower Bridge, Villa Savoye à Poissy (Le Corbusier) or the Imperial Hotel (Tokyo, Frank Lloyd-Wright).

  • Printemps Christmas 2011 Chanel's creative Karl Lagerfeld in Paris
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    Santa’s Christmas Workshop Is Open For Business

    What better way to kick off the holiday season, then with some holiday windows, lights, games, cartoons and a letter to Santa. The Champs-Elysées is illuminating Paris with an entirely new display along the boulevard called “Tree Rings”. The Christmas windows are lit at Galeries Lafayette in the theme of rock and roll. Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld are featured in Printemps’ windows with flight attendants, photographers and ballet dancers. Start planning your holiday sightseeing with Lots of Christmas in Paris,  the Ferris wheel, merry-go-rounds, decorated streets and the festival/carnival at the Grand Palais. The list is long for holiday fun in Paris with holiday concerts and church services , nativity…

  • Children Christmas window Printemps
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    Activities With Kids In Paris At Christmas

    Have Fun for a Couple of Days with Kids at Christmas Traveling with four children at Christmas sounds challenging. One of my readers is doing that. So I offered the following suggestions. If you, my readers, have additional information, please share it with me and I will pass it on. First, visit my Colleen’s Paris Web site for a list of activities available all year round. Depending on the ages, the marionettes/guignols/puppets are sometimes in heated halls. Check the Web site for l’Officiel des spectacles and click on “enfants” for the latest activities. Use Google Translate for their Web site. Buy their weekly, small format magazine for 35 cents. I…

  • La Colomberie Christmas decorations and ornaments
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    Christmas Decorations With A Paris Theme

    Generic, but amazingly cute Christmas decorations are everywhere in Paris stores. Wouldn’t it be fun, though, to have a souvenir Christmas decoration with a Paris theme? La Colomberie and Marché aux fleurs Cité are two places that always have a variety of Paris-themed ornaments during the holidays. La Colomberie (Christmas à Paris) is a bonus though. If you are in Paris outside the Christmas season, you can still buy a themed ornament or religious ornaments. At Marché aux fleurs Cité, Valerie Fleurs carries colorful key chains with Paris themes, ideal for hanging on a tree! Their Eiffel Tower key chains are a higher quality than those found at the souvenir stores.…