Christmas season in Paris - by Hotel Elysées Regencia Paris
As every year, with the approaching Christmas season, Paris is adorned with lights!
All streets light up with colours of Christmas with its markets and its traditional decorated shop windows:
Among dozens of markets installed during December, we propose you to discover the one situated down the Champs-Elysées avenue, at only 10 minutes far from our hotel Elysées Regencia (160 wooden chalets installed between Concorde Square and the roundabout of the Champs-Elysées).
For lovers of traditional Christmas markets, the House of Alsace (situated 39 avenue des Champs-Elysées) organizes its own market with lots of crafts, Christmas decorations and tasting of mulled wine and gingerbread…
Moreover, on December 6th – Saint Nicholas Day – St Nicholas will distribute to everyone gingerbread from 5.30 PM.
Another great attraction from this Christmas season: the gorgeous shop windows from the Printemps and Galeries Lafayette department stores.
This year at the Galeries Lafayette, the windows are decorated to honour the famous musicals: lots of puppets are staged to represent 6 extracts of famous shows such as Hairspray, the Soldat Rose and Mamma Mia…
Regarding Printemps store, we are invited to celebrate Christmas in a castle through 11 animated windows.
It will enlighten the eyes of kids and grown-ups!
Other illuminations and attractions are arranged in all areas of Paris:
A Christmas tree stretching over 20m in height will be displayed on the square in front of Notre-Dame.
Free merry-go-rounds are installed in Paris’ areas notably on Hotel de Ville and Madeleine Squares.
The big wheel is present on Concorde Square and the traditional Christmas ice-skating on Hotel de Ville Square.
Finally, Christmas is also and before all a great feast day. This is the occasion to discover the Nativity through the traditional Christmas crèche in the Parisian churches. The ones of Notre-Dame and of Sacré-Coeur are simply wonderful!
So, enjoy the enchantment of Christmas under the Parisian sky…