Paris Update Events 23.12.2019

Links to events happening this week in Paris

Through January 8

World’s largest ice-skating rink

The wonderful steel structure of the Grand Palais is turned into an enormous ice rink for the holidays.

Grand Palais, Paris

December 26-January 6

Holiday wonderland

The nineteenth-century photobooth takes center stage at this year’s edition of the Festival du Merveilleux.

Musée des Arts Forains, Paris

Through January 19

Festival of lights

The ocean is the theme at this year’s edition Espèces en Voie d’Illumination, a unique nighttime light festival.

Jardin des Plantes, 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

Christmas markets

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

Various locations, Paris

December 22-January 6

Fairytales for Christmas

Festive fun for all the family as classic children’s tales come to life at Noël aux Gobelins.

Mobilier National, Paris

December 21-January 5

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

Through January 5

Christmas equestrian show

Alice and the Enchanted Carousel: a Christmassy fairytale in the magical setting of the Domaine de Chantilly.

Domaine de Chantilly, Île-de-France

January 12

Vintage cars galore

Over 700 vintage vehicles will drive through the streets of Paris for the 20th anniversary of the Traversée de Paris. The procession will set off from Vincennes and drive through every arrondissement of the city. Above: the summer 2019 Traversée © Vincennes en Anciennes.

Vincennes, Paris

Through January 6

The art of cartography

Maps created by artists in the Middle Ages and Renaissance are the subject of the exhibition Quand les Artistes Dessinaient les Cartes.

Archives Nationales, Paris

Through March 8

World’s Fair architecture

An exhibition at the Musée Roybet Fould, Architectures Éphémères, looks at temporary buildings created for 19th-century World’s Fairs in France.

Courbevoie, Île-de-France

Through January 25

Alfred Hitchcock retrospective

The master of suspense is celebrated in a two-month-long retrospective at the Cinémathèque Française.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

Through December 24

African music and film

The Africolor cultural festival puts African music in the spotlight.

Various locations in Paris suburbs

Through December 31

Cultures of the world onstage

Music, dance, theater and ritual performances from around the world at the Festival de l’Imaginaire.

Various locations, Paris

Through February 9

Art of tomorrow, today

Performances and installations using new technology are on show at the Biennale Némo.

Various locations, Île-de-France

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

December 28

French film with English subtitles

Lost In Frenchlation screens La Belle Epoque, directed by Nicolas Bedos.

Beau Regard Cinema, Paris

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