During the festive season, the City of Light lives up to its name more than ever! From the Champs-Élysées to the facades of the major department stores, via the squares and streets of the capital … discover the most beautiful Christmas illuminations in Paris.
Every year at this time, the Christmas lights in Paris are a major attraction for tourists and Parisians. Visitors come from all over the world to admire the streets of Paris decked out in magical colours for the festive season.
Luminous arches, multi-coloured bulbs, incandescent flames and sparkling projections of light splendidly deck out the avenues of the French capital.
More than ever, Paris lives up to its name ‘the 'City of Light'! From November to the beginning of January, the Christmas illuminations on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, on avenue Montaigne are switched on each year by a celebrity, in Place Vendôme, the Montmartre district, Bercy Village and in many other places across the city make Paris more magical than ever!
Shops are also getting into the spirit of winter, decked out in their finest colours. The festive decorations on the facades of Parisian department stores (Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, Galeries Lafayette, Printemps Haussmann, the Samaritaine and the BHV Marais) are attractions in a class of their own!
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ON THE AVENUE DES CHAMPS-ELYSEES
From 19 November 2023 to 7 January 2024
From 5pm to midnight. All night on 24 and 31 December.
Launch of the Christmas decorations on 19 November by Gilles Lellouche.
From Arc de Triomphe to place de la Concorde, Paris 8th
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IN FRONT OF THE CITY HALL
From 28 November to 31 December 2023
The facade of the City Hall is lit up in the colours of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, Paris 4th
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AT BERCY VILLAGE
From 16 November 2023
Bercy Village - Cour Saint-Émilion, Paris 12th
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, RUE DU FAUBOURG SAINT-HONORE
From 16 November 2023
Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris 8th
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, AVENUE MONTAIGNE
From 20 November 2023 to 7 January 2024
From Champs-Elysées to place de l'Alma, Paris 8th
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ON AND AROUND PLACE VENDÔME
Late November 2023 - early January 2024
Place Vendôme, Paris 1st
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IN THE HAUSSMANN DISTRICT
From 13 November 2023 to mid-January 2024
From 4pm to 11.30pm
Boulevard Haussmann, Paris 9th
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IN SAINT GERMAIN-DES-PRÉS
From the beginning of December 2023
Saint-Germain-des-Prés District, Paris 6th
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AT WESTFIELD FORUM DES HALLES
From 9 November to 10 January 2024
Westfield Forum des Halles - 101 Porte Berger, Paris 1st