Paris Update Events 19.12.2018

Links to events happening this week in Paris

Throughout December

Festive activities

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

Various locations, Paris

December 18-23

Affordable Gifts by Artists

Special sale of original and reasonably priced holiday gifts, starting at €5, created by a group of Paris artists associated with the Cinémorphe immersive theater collective.

10, rue Bichat, Paris

Through January 6

Skating in the sky

An ice-skating rink on the roof of the Grande Arche de la Défense offers a 360-degree view of Paris and its suburbs.

Grande Arche de la Défense, Paris

Throughout December

Christmas markets

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

Various locations, Paris

Through January 6

Free ice skating

Enjoy a festive skate beneath the canopy at Forum Les Halles, in full view of their Christmas lights.

Forum les Halles, Paris

December 22-January 1

Rives de Seine la Nuit: projections on the banks of the Seine.

Fairytale animations

The banks of the Seine will be lit up by fairytale-themed projections each evening at Rives de Seine La Nuit.

Between Pont Notre-Dame and Pont au Change, Paris

December 22

Christmas singalong

Join Paris Choir Les Voisins du Dessus to sing Christmas songs from childhood at their final open rehearsal of the year.

Mairie du 4ème arrondissement, Paris

Through December 22

African music and film

The Africolor cultural festival puts African music in the spotlight.

Various locations in Paris suburbs

Throughout December

Spotlight on Egyptian cinema

A retrospective celebrates the career of Egyptian filmmaker Youssef Chahine.

La Cinémathèque Française, Paris

December 10-21

Culture in the 12th arrondissement

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

Various locations, 12th arrondissement of Paris

Through December 31

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

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