- Christmas decorations and lights throughout the the city.
- Christmas market along the Champs Elysees
- Ice skating rinks like on Place de l'Hotel de Ville or indoor at the Grand Palais
- Whimsical holiday window displays at the department stores
- Scrumptious holiday food.
Lights on everywhere!! The Champs Elysees Avenue, street markets, the monuments, department stores, boutiques and restaurants are beautifully decorated and illuminated for the Christmas season.
It's been a long time tradition for the Parisian department stores to decorate their windows with whimsical musically animated scenes that are sure to please the little kid in all of us.
Many streets hold a Christmas market but the largest one is to be found along the Avenue of the Champs Elysees between Concorde Square and the Champs Elysees roundabout. Here hundreds of little chalet-like stands line up offering strollers a chance to buy holiday gifts, ornaments, regional products and all kind of delectable goodies like hot cocoa, roasted chestnuts, crepes, cotton candy and more.
Oh what fun!! imaging skating outdoor in front of the Paris City Hall or facing the Eiffel Tower on Place du Trocadero? There is even a small rink set up on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower; here you are sure to be awed by the view!!. There is also a much larger indoor skating rink installed inside the Grand Palais, on the Champs Elysees; a beautiful building built for the 1900 World's Fair.
First, you will feast your eyes looking at all tantalizing displays of Christmas specialities and be sure to treat yourself to holiday pate, foie gras, fresh oysters, cheeses and the ubiquitous Buche de Noel (Christmas log).
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