yLa Défense Christmas Market, one of the biggest (if not THE biggest) and most beautiful Christmas Market in the Ile-de-France region, expects you again from November 22 to December 29, 2018 for the Holidays.
For about six weeks, La Défense square will accommodate La Défense Christmas village that covers over 12,000 sqm. In addition to the 350 wooden cabins catching your eyes with their numerous presents ideas, 400 sqm of festive decorations and a whole range of various dishes and restaurants welcome you with open arms.
This year, a giant globe and a 18-m tall lightning Christmas tree are on the menu. Come closer! Like magic, lights go on and off when you walk past them. Near the esplanade and the surrounding areas, they've been designed and created especially for Paris La Défense.
These immersive light installations are inspired by the atypical architecture of the business area, like the Christmas tree reminding us of the façade of the Carpe Diem tower, the decorations of the lampposts have been inspired by the Tour First arrow or the light pedestrian trail, a nod at the Moretti chimney. Sticking to its eco-friendly approach, all the lights have been created with 100% energy saving LED.
On the menu, many animations and the visit of Santa Claus of course. A letter box, a phone, a mini animated village, XXL cuddle toys and temporary places to enjoy an eggnog or a cup of mulled wine expect you.
For this edition, initiated by Paris La Défense, the Christmas village welcomes the Réseau Solidarité La Défense promoting the neighborhood solidarity-based actions.
This network includes:
"Holidays at Paris La Défense are a major event for many Île-de-France inhabitants as well as for French people and strangers. For a few weeks, the business area becomes magical with all these monumental lights and thanks to the biggest Christmas Market in Île-de-France. It's also a peculiar moment where solidarity and sharing and meeting become possible with the support of charities related to the territory." Paris La Défense general manager Marie-Célie Guillaume explains.
You can’t miss La Défense Christmas Market and its festive and comforting atmosphere. With its artisans and producers from all over France, we’re sure to unearth some very good ideas for a successful Christmas Eve Dinner! And if you want to skate around an ice skating rink, go to the top of the Grande Arche.
From 22 November 2018 to 29 December 2018
Parvis de la Défense
Métro Esplanade de La Défense
Lieu : Parvis de la Défense (RER A, Métro 1, T2, Transiliens L et U)