Feel like experiencing a magical moment with friends a few weeks prior to Christmas? This Saturday December 4, 2021, head to the Parc de La Villette from 5 p.m. for the Lantern Festival in Paris. This year's lantern parade intends to amaze children and adults.
Every year since 2015, the lantern parade brings passersby together for our greatest joy. After being cancelled in 2020 over Covid-19, the lantern parade is back in La Villette. The concept? Walking among hundreds of lanterns in hand and light up the Parc de la Villette for a poetic and musical walk.
Please note no lantern will be given or sold on site on the day of the event. These lanterns, made of paper, silk and wicker, are made ahead of time during workshops helf in schools and social centers with artists from the collectif Les Poussières. And no flying lantern throw is planned on December 4. But, people are invited to enjoy this magnificent parade and discover the La Villette park in another light.
This light parade is part of the "Lumières" event, which is another magical event created for the Holidays 2021 at La Villette.
Lumières in La Villette: the immersive and free tour is up
La Villette is about to shine bright again! To close 2021 beautifully, a promising light festival takes over the place with light installations by Groupe F and 1024 Architectures. An uncommon and free outing we are looking forward to! Meet from December 2, 2021 to January 2, 2022. [Read more]
These beautiful shows are taking place at the same time as more light festivals likely to spruce up December 2021 in Paris.
2021-2022 light festivals in Paris and Île-de-France
Light festivals are back in Paris and its surrounding to light up our nights for the Holidays. Follow the guide to discover places amazing us with lanterns and more breathtaking stagings this winter of 2021-2022. [Read more]
Dates and Opening Time
On 4 December 2021
Starts at 5 p.m.
Parc de la Villette
211 avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris 19