I went to see the lights get switched on at the Champs Elysées this year. First time I have done this.
The city has updated their holiday light display and has put in place super ecological lights that are saving much more energy than they used to.
Diane Kruger was the invited celebrity to come flip the switch to light up 200 trees with around 1.5 million lights on about 10 kilometers of LED light strings spread out over 2.5 kilometers of prime Paris real estate.
The lights will be lit every night from 5pm to 2am until January 10th.
I then went wandering around the central part of Paris, and gathered some holiday cheer for you all in the form of photos….
Photo : Prête-Moi Paris
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The Galaries Lafayette dresses up real snazzy for the holidays.
The famous « vitrines de noël » this year are themed : « Show Chaud Noël » (meaning Hot Show Christmas) and features scenes from musical shows with show tunes playingover loud speakers and small bears and dolls as the characters.
It’s fun for the whole family!
(Maybe somone complained over last years windows…they were a little provocative).
Well here’s a peak!
Bring the kids to see the « vitrines » it’s fun and free, and there is even a special place made just for the little ones to get a good view right in front of the windows. Boulevard Haussmann, Métro station Chaussée d’Antin-Lafayette.