Paris Update Events 19.12.2022

Links to events happening this week in Paris

December 22

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Les Engagés, directed by Emilie Frèche.

Luminor Hotel de Ville, Paris

 Through 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 14-January 2

Best of the New Wave

Classic New Wave films, including favorites like Jules et Jim and À Bout de Souffle (Breathless) will be screened during the festival La Nouvelle Vague: 21 Indispensables. Pictured above: a still from François Truffaut’s Les 400 Coups (400 Blows).

La Cinémathèque Française, 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 17-February 16

Dance festival

Performances by dancers of all ages, professional and amateur, all over Paris and its suburbs for Faits d’Hiver. 

Various venues, Paris & suburbs

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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