The Holidays in Paris in December make the city magical. Snow is covering the top of museums and monuments and we finally have enough time to enjoy the exhibitions that are starting.
We let you discover the arty events likely to fill in your days/nights and weekend this December 2020.
Main events and exhibitions to enjoy in December 2020 in Paris:
Coronavirus: Christian Dior, the exhibition at the Musée des Arts décoratifs goes digittal
Because of the coronavirus epidemic, the House of Dior - that celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2017 - at the Musée des Arts décoratifs has decided to reopen a wonderful exhibition about Christian Dior (1905-1957), but digitally speaking through a guided tour available on YouTube.
Monet, Renoir, Chagall… Journeys around the Mediterranean, the exhibition at the Atelier des Lumières - Closed
The Atelier des Lumières presents the visual experience Monet, Renoir, Chagall, Journeys around the Mediterranean. Designed as a visual experience, this exhibition takes us to the heart of masterpieces by 20 artists including Renoir, Monet, Pissarro, Matisse, Signac, Derain, Vlaminck, Dufy, Chagall for a walk across the history of art in the 19th and 20th centuries, from impressionism to modernity via pointillism and fauvism. The exhibition is closed until further notice.
Virtual exhibitions in December 2020:
Vasarely, Paris Centre Pompidou exhibition available on line for free
Back in 2019, Paris Centre Pompidou dedicated an exhibition to Vasarely. This exhibit was the first French retrospective dedicated to the father of optical art in over 50 years! Did you miss it? Head to the museum's website for a 20-minute guided tour with the exhibition co-curator Michel Gauthier.
Anticorps, the new exhibition at Paris Palais de Tokyo - digital tour
The Palais de Tokyo draws inspiration from the current health crisis to offer a new exhibition from October 23, 2020 to January 3, 2021 to visitors, Anticorps (French for Antibodies). A retrospective inviting you to dive into the heart of your body, in every artistical sense of the word and to enjoy online!
The Matisse exhibition by Centre Pompidou to visit online
Centre Pompidou pays tribute to Henri Matisse with an exceptional and original exhibition focusing on the relationship between the painter and literature. To be discovered from October 21, 2020 to February 22, 2021. And to make us wait during lockdown, the museum shared a digital 13-minute tour around 10 works of art.
Harry Potter, the virtual exhibition of the British Library to enjoy for free
Wizards and witches from all over the world, and even muggles, enjoy a new magical trip to the heart of the British Library. But leave your broom and get out of this chimney: no need to get out of the house. The Harry Potter exhibition is available online for free for our greatest joy!
The Advent of the Artist, the Louvre’s Petite Galerie’s exhibition – available online for free
The Louvre is dedicating an exhibition to the Advent of the Artist in the Petite Galerie. Halted by the coronavirus epidemic, it will resume from July 6, 2020 and is extended to July 5, 2021. Adapted to all, this display will get you accustomed to all “features” used by artists over time.
Castles to see in December 2020 in Paris:
Vaux-le-Vicomte en lumières: gardens and entertainments expect you
For this Christmas 2020, the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte turns into an enchanting castle with thousands of colors. From October 17, 2020 to January 3, 2021, with its fairytale-like decors, its lights, and its light festival in the French formal garden, and for the first time, a video mapping show on the chateau façade, little ones and grown-ups will be happy. Sole the gardens and the Musée des Equipages are open.
Christmas lights to see in December 2020 in Paris:
Christmas lights 2020 at Paris Forum des Halles
For this Christmas 2020, the Forum des Halles will light up with a 24-m high Christmas Tree since November 30, 2020. This year, Christmas decors shine a light of toys from yesteryear and photocoll offer you to leave with wonderful pictures to warm passersby's hearts.
Christmas lights Place de la Concorde, the Obelisk, snow and Christmas trees
The Place de la Concorde and the Obelisk are getting festive from December 4, 2020 to January 3, 2021 to celebrate the Holidays. As a matter of fact, the famous and iconic monument in Paris is adorned in blue for the Holidays and gets surrounded by a forest of fir trees.
Christmas lights and trees at Paris Place de la Bastille
The Holidays are coming to Paris Place de la Bastille. From December 11, 2020 to January 3, 2021, the famous square in Eastern Paris is lit with Christmas colors and adorned with an enchanted fir tree forest, as well as a light show played on the Colonne de Juillet.
Christmas lights 2020 on Boulevard Haussmann in Paris
Christmas magic is back on Boulevard Haussmann statring November 14, 2020 at the same time as the Galeries Lafayette Paris Christmas windows.
Christmas village and market 2020 in front of Paris City Hall, pictures
For Christmas celebrations 2020, the city of Paris once again sets up a Christmas village in front of the City Hall including a mini-Christmas market and free entertainments from December 11, 2020 to January 3, 2021. This year, magic is coming with special decorations on the façade of the Hôtel de Ville.
Christmas lights 2020 on Paris Champs-Elysées online, with Louane, pictures
Christmas lights on the Champs-Elysées have been launched on November 22, 2020 with French singer Louane as this year's sponsor! Despite lockdown, the world's most beautiful avenue will sparkle with light strings and stream live on the Internet and social networks. Symbolically speaking, Parisians accompanied Louane to launch the lights.
Paris Place Vendôme Christmas lights 2020
For the Holidays 2020, the Comité Vendôme offers us Christmas lights on the Place Vendôme. Meet from November 19 to see four 10-m tall Christmas trees and 160 others - and smaller - placed in front of stores be lit. A rather dull meeting France being on lockdown until December 1.
Dates and Opening Time
From 15 December 2020 to 31 December 2020
Paris - Ile de France
75001 Paris 1