Christmas window displays 2022 at the big department stores

Christmas window displays at the big department stores are works of art, ever more inventive and surprising

In keeping with tradition, the facades of Parisian department stores (Printemps HaussmannGaleries LafayetteBHV MARAIS, The SamaritaineBon Marché Rive Gauche) are adorned with the most stunning festive decorations.

Shop windows also put on a show with amazing theatre sets featuring animated figures and magical decor in an interactive world … great fun to watch! Enchanting universes, devised and created by gifted artists and designers, are still a source of wonder for both children and grown-ups. The 2022 edition will amaze many!

The Galeries Lafayette Christmas Windows

Galeries Lafayette Haussmann has teamed up with the illustrator Florent Chavouet and novelist Claire Castillon to honour the season’s traditional tree. With Planet Fir Tree, the windows of Galeries Lafayette tell a story based around Nordmann, a fir tree character from the planet Elato. The store’s facade relates his adventures in colourful illustrations with friends Annie, the little girl with curly red hair, and the sloth with the funny moustache. Inside, visitors enjoy an immersive experience based on the story and movement-reactive video projections! 

From 9 November 2022

Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann - 40 boulevard Haussmann, Paris 9e

The Printemps Haussmann Christmas Windows

This year, the Printemps Haussmann Christmas windows celebrate the world of the circus with stage sets where puppets and figurines with animal heads mix with trapeze artists, clowns, a giraffe and, of course, Father Christmas himself in a world of yellow, green and red. An enchanting display full of bright stars, balloons, gifts, flowers, and butterflies.  

From 9 November 2022

Printemps Paris Haussmann - 64 boulevard Haussmann, Paris 9e

The BHV Marais Christmas Windows

For the festive season, the BHV Marais puts the spotlight on Provence in its Christmas windows. With ‘Christmas in Provence’, the BHV Marais takes us to experience the flavours and scents of Provence. Decorations, candles, Christmas trees, tableware and home fragrances adorn the windows of the department stores. For gourmets, there are treats to be found in a chalet trimmed with Christmas decorations!

From 9 november to 31 décember 2022

BHV Marais - 52 rue de Rivoli, Paris 4e

The Bon Marché Rive Gauche Christmas Windows

The Bon Marché Rive Gauche is decked out in its finest Christmas attire and the store’s window displays invite kids and grown-ups to discover how to make Christmas baubles. Transformed into a workshop for busy mini elves, the windows’ colourful and magical scenes illustrate the making of a glass Christmas bauble. Elves blow on the glass to form a Christmas bauble, operate a gear, or mix gold, pink or purple pigments. The mischievous elves write messages to embellish them with amusing words. The result is a fun Christmas bauble by the illustrator duo Toqué Frères.

From 28 october 2022 to 25 december 2022

Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche - 24 rue de Sèvres, Paris 7e

The Samaritaine Paris Pont-Neuf Christmas Windows

The Samaritaine sets the stars dancing with a Christmas window display entitled ‘Paris leads the dance’. Reopened in 2021, the iconic department store in the centre of Paris has sprinkled its facade with bright stars and created a variety of choreographed decor. Disco, rock, breakdance and voguing, a style for every window display! As a preview, dancers from the Théâtre du Chatelet present extracts from the musical 42nd Street, at the weekend, on the different floors of the store. The magic and surprises continue in the store with a giant Advent calendar, a concert, Santa's Groove with dancing in the aisles of the store and dance lessons by Studio Dancefloor Paris!

From 9 november to 31 décember 2022

La Samaritaine Paris Pont-Neuf - 9 rue de la Monnaie, Paris 1er

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