Paris Update Events 13.12.2023

Links to events happening this week in Paris

Through December 13

International jazz festival

Jazzycolors presents musicians from around the world in Paris’s national culture centers.

Various locations, Paris

December 14

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Rien à Perdre (All to Play For) directed by Delphine Dologet.

Luminor, Paris

December 15

Naples by night

The Louvre presents “Nuit Napoli,” an evening of concerts, workshops, karaoké and performances to celebrate its exhibitionNaples à Paris” before it closes on January 8. Free with museum ticket.

Louvre. Paris

Through December 16

Emerging artists

The Île-de-France department presents “FoRTE #5,” an exhibition of creative projects by emerging artists who received regional funding.

Frac, Romainville

December 17

Santa Dash

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

Issy-les-Moulineaux, Île-de-France

December 9-20

Culture in the 12th arrondissement

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

Various locations, Paris

Through December 21

Contemporary arts festival

The Festival d’Automne presents leading international talents in art, dance, film, theater and more.

Various venues, Paris & Île de France

November 18-December 24

African music and film

The Africolor cultural festival puts African music in the spotlight.

Various venues, Paris suburbs

December 29

Costume ball

The Hôtel de la Marine puts on a costume ball, with a free performance in the courtyard. Visitors with tickets can participate in dances in the ballroom.

Hôtel de la Marine, 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

Throughout December

Festive activities

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

Various locations, Paris

December 20-January 4

King of blockbusters

The David Lean retrospective will feature such blockbusters as Dr. Zhivago, The Bridge On the River Kwai and Lawrence of Arabia, as well as more intimate films like Brief Encounter.

La Cinémathèque Française, Paris

December 27-January 7

Holiday wonderland

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

Musée des Arts Forains, Paris

Through January 8

Holiday markets

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

Various locations, Paris

Through January 10

The lights go on

A list of all the holiday illuminations in Paris.

Various locations, Paris

Through January 14

Art in theater

The works of 50 artists fill the Bernard Jordan gallery space in the Théâtre du Rond-Point’s O. Bookstore for the exhibition “Le Bal du Rond-point.”

Théâtre du Rond-Point, Paris

Through January 21

Dalí illuminated

Paintings by Salvador Dalí are transformed for the immersive light installation L’Art dans la Nature in the Parc de la Villette.

Parc de la Villette, Paris

Through January 21

Illuminated jungle

Jungle en Voie d’Illumination: this year’s festive illuminations in the Jardin de Plantes light up the world of the jungle. Pictured above: a chameleon.

Jardin de Plantes, Paris

January 18-February 18

Timely contemporary art

The Festival Hors Piste returns with artworks and events on the theme “The Rules of Sport.”

Centre Pompidou, Paris

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