This year, we promise you a Ho Ho Ho Christmas at Paris La Défense!

Christmas at Paris La Défense (c) Paris La Défense

Christmas is here! The Christmas festivities are finally back on the territory ! Illuminations, Christmas market, concerts, solidarity actions, aerial circus... We have many other surprises for you. A great way to celebrate Christmas in a cozy and magical atmosphere at Paris La Défense! Here is the full program.

Fairytale illuminations

From November 22, 2022 to January 8, 2023

We'll get in the Christmas mood as of November 22 with the illuminations. The theme ? Vegetation ! This will highlight the unique architecture of the business district, all in 100% low-energy LEDs. Developed by Castros Iluminacoes Festivas, the illuminations are placed from the historical axis to the different districts of La Défense.

New this year on the Takis basin: an ephemeral work : "Lilies" by the Finnish collective Koros Design, composed of five large inflatable luminous water lilies, the flower symbolizing the rebirth of the cycle of nature. In daylight, the white textile flowers float just above the water and after nightfall, they come to life and begin to glow with different colors whose repetition is programmed. An opportunity to enjoy the magic of Christmas while strolling through the area!

An enchanted Christmas market

From November 25, 2022 to December 24th 2022

The Christmas market opens its doors once again in La Défense! For this first edition organized by 2A organisation, a new scenography has been thought with new decorations and magical animations to fill your eyes! On the program: creative workshops, photos with Santa Claus, afterworks and 150 booths including 20% of local exhibitors!
To know more about the Christmas market

A great wind of solidarity


To bring joy to those who are often forgotten, the Green Santas are back at the CNIT for a toy collection! For many years now, the volunteers have been slipping gifts into the Red Santa's sack to allow children, families or isolated elderly people to celebrate Christmas and the New Year in dignity.
December 12 to 18, 2022
To learn more about the Green Santa operation

A solidarity dinner will also be organized in one of the Westfield les 4 temps restaurants with the Secours Populaire and the Maison de l'Amitié.
December 15, 2022 at 7:30 pm

The Espace Info Paris La Défense is also transformed into a "Green Santa" for the Secours Populaire! You can drop off toys for children from 2 to 13 years old. NB: gift packages are to be avoided in order to target the gift according to the age of the child who will have the joy of receiving it! From November 21st to December 23rd, Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm

A wide range of activities

At Westfield les 4 temps and at the CNIT


Looking for inspiration for your Christmas gifts? Don't panic! From December 3 to 31, 2022, get inspired by the best ideas from the retailers at Westfield les 4 Temps and CNIT, and even try to win many gifts thanks to the animated Christmas window display! Many animations are also on the program:

  • Holly Jolly Christmas ! The Diamond Gospel Choir will give two concerts at the CNIT on November 26 and December 7 and several 30-minute concerts in Clairière on December 3 and 17 at 3pm, 4pm, 5pm and 6pm.

  • An aerial circus will perform for 20 minutes at the CNIT with fabrics and trapezes on December 1 (12:30 pm / 1:30 pm / 6 pm) and 17 (12 pm / 2 pm / 4 pm) and in the Clairière on December 11 and 12 (12 pm / 2 pm / 4 pm).

  • The orchestra of the Hauts-de-Seine and the conservatory of Courbevoie will give 2 great Christmas concerts on December 21 at the CNIT at 12:30 pm and on December 22 in Clairière at 5 pm with the exceptional presence of the singer Ana Ka!

  • From November 25 to January 2, the CNIT will welcome an internationally renowned star... Santa Claus himself! He will leave his native North Pole to sit at the foot of the CNIT tree and take pictures with all the children who want to... and even the adults! Monday to Saturday from 10am to 8:30pm and Sunday from 11am to 8pm.

  • And throughout the month of December, piano lovers will have the chance to perform on a new fairytale setting by candlelight in the central square of the CNIT. A contest will also be organized to win gift cards.

  • And to wrap your gifts while supporting associations, come to the gift paper stand (Clairière Level 2 near Pepperico) from November 23 to December 31 from 11am to 8:30pm on weekdays (until 8pm on Sundays) with volunteers from Oxfam and Unicef!

To give even more gifts to your loved ones or to yourself, you can try to win €10,000 in gift cards and numerous products from your favorite boutiques with the Westfield Club loyalty program from December 1 to 24!
To learn more about the program at Westfield les 4 Temps - CNIT

At Paris La Défense Arena

On the occasion of the TOP 14 match Racing 92 / Stade Français, Paris La Défense Arena offers you a unique experience on Christmas Eve with lots of surprises for the occasion, and the presence of Mahout, the famous mascot of Racing!
Saturday, December 24, 2022 at 3pm [To reserve your seats in Paris La Défense Arena To reserve your seats at Paris La Défense Arena

Tastings before the hour!


Who says Christmas says also a festive meal! And for those who don't want to wait for Christmas Eve, Octopus is setting up an oyster shack to enjoy seafood around a barbecue. From November 15th to December 31st, from 5pm to 10pm, with take-away sales. The restaurant's Chef will also present a suggestion of Christmas dishes every day accompanied by a holiday cocktail: hot cider!
From December 1st to 23rd 2022

At Oxygen, derision will also be on the menu this year with the ugly sweater week! Come for lunch and dinner with your ugliest sweater and win the Christmas cocktail.
December 19-23, 2022
To learn more about Oxygen

In collaboration with BFM Paris IDF

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