Paris Update Events 07.12.2022

Links to events happening this week in Paris

December 9

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Pétaouchnok, directed by Edouard Deluc.

Club de l’Étoile, Paris

December 10

Open-air art

Ateliers du Père Lachaise Associés presents Galerie Ouverte: artists from Paris’s 2oth arrondissement will exhibit their work on a charming square.

Place de la Réunion, Paris

December 11

Santa Dash

Thousands of people in Santa costumes take to the streets of Issy-les-Moulineaux for the 45th edition of the Corrida de Noël, a 10K run in support of several charities.

Issy-les-Moulineaux, Île-de-France

Through December 11


The festival Photo Days brings photography shows to 100 venues, including galleries, museums and festivals. Pictured above: From the “Lost Village” series by Yasuo Kiyonaga.

Various locations, Paris and environs

Through December 12

Looking forward

GESTE Paris 2021, an art exhibition/conference, “Meta_Contra_Verse,” will include meetings with artists and installations on the theme of imagining the future. Make an appointment on the website.

10, rue Croix des Petits Champs, Paris

December 2-13

Culture in the 12th arrondissement

Festival 12×12 showcases the best sculpture, photography, dance, music and theater of the 12th arrondissement.

Various locations, 12th arrondissement of Paris

December 15

The streets of Aix

Léo Marchutz’s minimalist lithographs of urban scenes, especially the streets of Aix-en-Provence, will be the subject of a conference at the BibliothèqueNationale de France, which owns a collection of the artist’s works.

Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Richelieu, Paris

December 11, 17, 18

Kurt Weill, Paris-style

Singers Lucy Dixon and Perry Leopard, and accordionist Hubert de Leusse pay tribute to the composer in their show MeanWeill: Berlin to Broadway (via Paris).

Cave Café, Paris

November 18-December 24

African music and film

The Africolor cultural festival puts African music in the spotlight.

Various venues, Paris suburbs

Through December 31

Temporary cultural center

The massive former Tati department store at Barbès has been turned into a temporary cultural center – complete with art gallery, radio station, library, workshops and cafeteria – by the Union de la Jeunesse Internationale.

Various locations, Paris

Throughout December

Festive activities

Magical châteaux, ice skating and family fun: a comprehensive list of Paris’s Christmas events.

Various locations, Paris

Throughout December

Holiday markets

Mulled wine and gifts galore: a full list of holiday markets in Paris.

Various locations, Paris

Through December 31

Free outdoor concerts

Free music in the bandstands of Paris’s parks and gardens for Kiosques en Fête.

Various locations, Paris

December 2-January 2

More illuminations

A number of light installations by the famous Groupe F and others will light up the Parc de la Villette for Lumières! during the festive season.

Parc de la Villette, Paris

December 26-January 2

Holiday wonderland

The Festival du Merveilleux returns with a fabulous celebration of all things fairgroundf.

Musée des Arts Forains, Paris

December 9-January 8

Student art show

Students at Beaux-Arts de Paris present original work for the exhibition “Le Théâtre des Expositions.”

Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris

Through January 10

The lights go on

A list of all the holiday illuminations in Paris.

Various locations, Paris

Through January 30

Evolution in lights

Mini-Mondes en Voie d’Illumination: this year’s Jardin de Plantes festive illuminations will focus on mi.

Jardin de Plantes, Paris

December 1-January 31

Olympic Games tickets

Sign up during this two-month window if you want to buy tickets for the 2024 Paris Olympics.


Through February 9, 2023

Contemporary arts festival

The Festival d’Automne presents leading talents in art, dance, film, theater and more from around the world.

Various venues, Paris & Île de France

Through February 18, 20233

Street art show

The exhibition Urbain de Paname,held in a former skating rink, presents the work of 30 street artists, including Banksy OBEY, Kaws and Invader.

Patinoire de Saint-Ouen

January 19-February 19

Timely contemporary art

The Festival Hors Piste returns with artworks and a number of events on the theme “Voir la Guerre et Faire la Paix.” 

Centre Pompidou, Paris

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