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Christmas markets, activities in the parisian area

christmas market in Paris and illuminations Champs ElyséesNow that december has started, the Christmas spirit is fully established. Joy is also in the alleys of Seine-Saint-Denis’s christmas markets! They are perfect to find presents, drink hot wine (with moderation), eat a waffle or a pancake or just walk around and have fun with your family.

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Date of the Christmas window illumination in the department stores in Paris

Christmas windows 2023 in Paris

  • Galeries Lafayette Christmas begins on November 15, 2023 and runs until December 31, 2023. Theme: "The Little Girl and the Magic Paintbrush".
  • La Samaritaine lights up its Christmas window from November 8, 2023 to January 9, 2024. Theme: "La gourmandise, charlie et la chocolaterie
  • Bon Marché Rive Gauche celebrates Christmas from November 10, 2023. Christmas in all its glory" theme
  • BHV opens its Christmas windows from November 8, 2023 (rue de Rivoli). Theme: Christmas in the forest.
  • Le Printemps (Paris 9e) unveils its windows from November 9, 2023. Theme: Paper Christmas
  • Bercy Village offers a luminous alley from mid-November until classes resume in January.

2023 -Illumination of the Champs Elysées Paris

The Champs-Elysées will be illuminated from November 19, 2023 to January 1, 2023, from 5pm to 11:45pm (and all night on December 24 and 31).

Christmas in Paris 19th at the Pavillon des Canaux

  • December 2, 2023: Pop Up Frusque et Cie vintage and designer market
  • December 9 and 10: "Le Vilain Marché" - vintage Christmas market of rock, thrift and vinyl designers
  • December 16 and 17, 2023: Canal Vintage et Créations - 12 eco-responsible brands

Christmas at Gare de l'Est - Paris 2023

From December 1 to 17, 2023 opening of the Alsatian Christmas Market. It is as usual installed on the square of the Gare de l'Est.

Christmas market in Paris Tuileries 2023

Visit the Jardin des Tuileries (Paris 1st - place de la Concorde) from November 18, 2023 to January 7, 2024 for the Christmas market, animations and ice rink.

Christmas markets in Paris - Hasard Ludique in 2023

Three Christmas markets are proposed on this place ! Rv at 128 av de Saint-Ouen 75018 Paris.

  • The Ubuntu Christmas Market - Saturday December 2 and Sunday December 3, 2023 (African culture)
  • The Made In 18e Christmas Market - Sunday, December 10, 2023 (creators of the 18th district)
  • The Gros Marché de Noël 100% femmes - Sunday, December 17, 2023 

The Christmas eco-villages at the Recyclerie de Paris 18e

The markets will be open on weekends from 12pm to 8pm.

  • On December 9 and 10 at the REcyclerie, come and meet the Wecandoo artisans at a 100% creative and supportive Christmas market.

Rv at 83 bvd Ornano - 75018 Paris

Christmas at the Puces de Saint-Ouen - Flea Market

Be sure to stop by the Puces de Saint-Ouen (Flea market) on weekends to hunt for rare items for Christmas. Open every Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Find the perfect present and decoration idea for christmas !

Big malls like Rosny 2, the Millénaire, Aéroville or Domus are open every Sundays during December. If you’re looking for an original present, you can also go and check the Saint Ouen Flea Market (For all tastes and all prices).

You need to have a break ? Have something to eat in the restaurants of the flea market district that offer a large choice : old and authentic one like the Picolo or La Chope des Puces.

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