We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The "go to" places for Christmas lights/decorations?

Bellaire, Texas
Level Contributor
35 posts
35 reviews
Save Topic
The "go to" places for Christmas lights/decorations?

I'll be in Paris for a couple of nights the week before Christmas. Was wondering where the highlights to see the lights/decorations would be? Even if it is "touristy" and crowded.

Thanks...

Bowie, Maryland
Level Contributor
352 posts
19 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: The "go to" places for Christmas lights/decorations?

Champs Elysee, starting at Place de Concord has stunning blue lights. We walked the length, and enjoyed lunch at Laduree.

Also, the Gallerie Lafayette has nice windows and

a big tree under its glass domed ceiling.

We enjoyed both last year. Nice ferris wheel at Place de Concord too. The Eiffel Tower is dazzeling at night. The creches inside the churches.

Paris, France
Level Contributor
131 posts
19 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: The "go to" places for Christmas lights/decorations?

It may be crowded, but it's always a pleasure: watching the decorated "grands magasins" are an annual ritual for Parisians.

Subway station: Auber or Havre-Caumartin.

Of course, Champs-Elysees will be nice to watch also.

And finally, I would try the Mairie de Paris (station Hotel de Ville)

Hope this helps!

London & Paris
Level Contributor
3,081 posts
30 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: The "go to" places for Christmas lights/decorations?

The two main ones are the Champs Élysées, which has Christmas lights all the way from the Arc de Triomphe down to Place de la Concorde, and the two big stores on the Boulevard Haussmann, Printemps and Galeries Lafayette, the latter being particularly effective. There are many other smaller displays in local centres around the city.

Métro stations are (for Champs Élysées) Charles de Gaulle-Étoile, George V, Franklin D Roosevelt, Champs Élysées Clémenceau, or Concorde, and (for Boulevard Haussmann) Havre-Caumartin or Chaussée d'Antin-La Fayette.

Bellaire, Texas
Level Contributor
35 posts
35 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: The "go to" places for Christmas lights/decorations?

Thanks for the info/advice! Much appreciated.

paris
Level Contributor
2,646 posts
2 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: The "go to" places for Christmas lights/decorations?

Also Place Vendôme, rue de Castiglione, avenue Montaigne, rue St Honoré, Rue Royale, rue du faubourg st Honoré

Rosario, Argentina
Level Contributor
1,838 posts
788 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: The "go to" places for Christmas lights/decorations?

How lucky nittany! Christmas in Paris!

Walking around "les Champs Elysées", visiting "les grands magasins" all prepared for the festive season.

And I can imagine the amazing Tour Eiffel.

In fact, enjoy your week-end!

Best wishes!

Elisa.-

Loire Valley
Level Contributor
6,962 posts
7 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: The "go to" places for Christmas lights/decorations?

elisaf

We always used to go to Paris to get away from Christmas. Compared to the rest of the world,(including a lot of asia) Christmas in paris is very low key

Long Beach...
Destination Expert
for Long Beach
Level Contributor
1,677 posts
61 reviews
Save Reply
8. Re: The "go to" places for Christmas lights/decorations?

The window displays at the main store of Galeries Lafayette are wonderful! Very imaginative. Children were entranced with all of the movement.

Rosario, Argentina
Level Contributor
1,838 posts
788 reviews
Save Reply
9. Re: The "go to" places for Christmas lights/decorations?

You are right Wizardo!

We find Paris always with her sobriety and her very good taste!

Bye

Elisa.-

Palmerston North...
Level Contributor
319 posts
71 reviews
Save Reply
10. Re: The "go to" places for Christmas lights/decorations?

I have just seen the windows at Galeries Lafayette, they were lovely and the Christmas tree inside the store is magnificent.