Paris Christmas Ferris Wheel
Christmas,  Events

Paris Christmas Events

Paris Christmas Ferris Wheel
Grande Roue de la Concorde

The following list will help you enjoy Christmas events in and around Paris beginning in November:

Concorde, Tuileries Ferris Wheel
Place de la Concorde

Ice Skating:
Parvis de l’Hôtel de Ville (plaza in front of city hall)

Galeries Lafayette Christmas Windows

Christmas windows

Nativity Scenes
Saint-Vincent de Paul church – close to the gare du Nord
5, rue de Belzunce 75010 PARIS
December 18, 2010 to January 6, 2011

Eglise Saint-Georges-de-la-Villette
112, avenue Simon-Bolivar 75019 Paris
Metro: Bolivar

Basilique du Sacré-Coeur, Montmartre
December 2010

Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, Paris

Christmas crèche at the Notre-Dame de Lorette church
Eglise Notre-Dame de Lorette
18bis, rue de Châteaudun 75009 PARIS
Metro: Notre-Dame de Lorette

Notre-Dame du Perpétuel Secours Basilica
– close to the Père Lachaise cemetery
December 8, 2010 to January 16, 2011
Basilique Notre-Dame du Perpétuel Secours
55, boulevard de Ménilmontant 75011 PARIS
Metro: Père Lachaise

Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois church

Eglise Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois
2, place du Louvre 75001 PARIS
Metro: Louvre Rivoli

Saint-Laurent Church
– close to the Gare de l’Est
Eglise Saint- Laurent
119 rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin 75010 PARIS
Metro: Gare de l’Est

Saint-Louis d’Antin church, close to the Saint-Lazare station
Eglise Saint-Louis d’Antin
63, rue Caumartin 75009 Paris
Metro: Havre Caumartin

Christmas entertainment:
Free merry-go-rounds around Paris:
Square du Temple 3rd arrond.
2 merry-go-rounds on the Hôtel de Ville plaza 4th arrond.
on the edge of the Saint-Médard square 5th arrond.
Place de l’Odéon 6th arrond.
Place Joffre 7th arrond.
Place de la Madeleine 8th arrond.
Place de la Condorde 8th arrond.
Alban-Satragne Square 10th arrond.
Place Léon-Blum 11th arrond.
Place de la Mairie – 130, avenue Daumesnil 12th arrond.
Place d’Italie 13th arrond.
Corner of rue Didot and rue d’Alésia 14th arrond.
Place du Trocadéro 16th arrond.
Place du Docteur Félix-Lobligeois 17th arrond.
Place Armand-Carrel 19th arrond.
Rue Belgrand 20th arrond.

The Big Ferris Wheel
Place de la Concorde

Christmas illuminations:
Avenue des Champs Elysées
From Place de l’Etoile to la Place de la Concorde,
Stretching along 2km, 400 of the avenue’s trees are illuminated with millions of lights.
Begins the last week of November to the beginning of January
Avenue des Champs-Elysées – 8th arrond.

Avenue Montaigne
Avenue Montaigne 75008 PARIS
Metro: Alma Marceau

Bercy Village
The Cour Saint-Emilion is decorated with layered structures and luminous globes, inspired by the creations of the artist Miro. The scene will offer a starry, magical sky, sprinkled with planets.
Bercy Village
1, Cour Saint-Emilion 75012 PARIS
Metro: Cour Saint-Emilion

Belleville-Pyrénées-Jourdain district
Quartier de Belleville 19th arrond.
Metro: Belleville

Place Vendôme, rues de la Paix, Castiglione and Saint-Honoré
1st arrondissement

Christmas Mass and Concerts (check out l’Officiel des spectacles magazine or l’Officiel on line)
Christmas Mass at the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur, Montmartre

(Double check all times for year-to-year changes)
24 December: Organ concert 10pm;
Christmas Eve 11p.m. and midnight mass December 25:
Christmas Mass 7 a.m., 11 a.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m.
Christmas songs 4 p.m.

Notre-Dame de Paris
Christmas Mass at the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral

Concert de Noël à 20H30 (doors open at 20h00)

For Christmas information visit l’Eglise de la Madeleine Web site  in December

Festivities:
Château de Vaux le Vicomte

Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris
77700 CHESSY
RER : Marne la Vallée – Chessy

This Web site and and its blog articles are for travelers to Paris who are looking for advice from someone who lives in Paris. These tips are "for Parisians at heart". Many people would like to visit, some can and some cannot - so I will help you enjoy a glimpse of the city and its surroundings. This project has been ongoing since 2002. Prior to living in Paris (since 1992) my European history began in the early 70s with three years in Wiesbaden, Germany. My next foray onto the Continent was in the mid-80s after graduation from the University of Florida (where I met Erik): traveling around Europe and UK with my friend, Margie, hitchhiking around and working in Ireland. After living and working as a journalist in Sweden for four years, traveling on boats, the Trans-Siberian Railway, local trains and planes took Erik and I around the world. I began working as a flight attendant in 1990 for American Airlines, based in Chicago. We moved to Paris, France in 1992 where I commuted between Paris and Chicago for my flight attendant/stewardess job. Finally my inner voice said "Stop!" and I left American Airlines six weeks shy of 20 years January 1, 2010. Now that is over and I am back working as a journalist and photographer full time on Colleensparis.com - My videos are posted on YouTube on the colleensparis youtube channel. and I am active in Toastmasters 75. Enjoy!