As Christmas is just around the corner, we can see the lights brightening up the Parisian streets. With coronavirus, celebrations are on hold... But Comité Champs-Elysées president Jean-Noël Reinhardt explained they shall be "vectors of trust for the future and optimism" and expected people online on November 22, 2020 to accompany French singer Louane as shelaunched the Christmas lights.
How come? "Champs-Elysées Christmas lights have allways launched the festive Christmas business season in Paris". Jean-Noël Reinhardt has also come up with two scenarios for the year, one with a physical guage, the other digital style. Last year, over 70,000 people came over.
They offer Parisians and visitors all around the world to digitally "tag" them from November 2 to 21 and let tiny 140-character notes to "fill in the Champs-Elysées".
It is then with Flamboyance that these lights will make our eyes sparkle again. While we wait for lockdown to be lifted or eased up for stores, you are expected online for a 2-hour video. Messages will be attached and can be read on the Comité des Champs-Élysées's website.
Lights will be lit every day from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. and all night long on December 24 and 31, 2020. Unfortunately, so far, no New Year's Eve show has been planned.
Dates and Opening Time
From 22 November 2020 to 6 January 2021
Les Champs Elysées
75008 Paris 8