To prepare for Christmas in style, come and visit Paris La Défense !

Christmas at Paris La Défense

The end-of-year festivities are back at last, and Paris La Défense is once again offering an exciting program. Dazzling illuminations, a huge Christmas market, solidarity initiatives, gospel choirs, delicious food... in short, a great way to end the year on a high note !

It's never too early to get into the Christmas spirit, and at Paris La Défense, it starts on November 15, 2023 with a program full of wonder. So get ready and make a note of the dates !

Enchanting illuminations

From November 16, 2023, Paris La Défense will be in the mood for Christmas. The area will be lit up for the occasion, and you'll be in for a real treat ! Based on the theme of plants, the lighting installations highlight the unique architecture of the business district and its vegetation, all using 100% low-energy LEDs. Art is also part of the festivities, with two new works of light: the Hemispheric Frontier on the Bassin Takis and La Lune Dichroïque on Place Moretti.

A chance to stroll around the area and watch the magic of Christmas unfold !

Practical informations
From November 16, 2023 to January 7, 2024
On the historic axis (parvis, esplanade and Jardins de l'Arche) and in the various districts of La Défense.
To find out more about the illuminations

An enchanted Christmas market

This year, the Christmas Market at Paris La Défense opens its doors to you from November 16, 2023, for 42 days of enchantment in a magical setting ! Come and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the market, organized by 2A Organisation for the second year running. At the heart of the 180 chalets, you'll discover a wide range of gifts, restaurants, musical entertainment... and many other surprises !

Practical informations
From November 16, 2023 to December 27, 2023
On the forecourt of La Défense
To find out more about the Christmas market

A great wind of solidarity

To help children, families and isolated elderly people celebrate Christmas with dignity, the Pères Noël Verts (Green Santas) are back at Paris La Défense with a collection of new toys, organized in aid of Secours Populaire Français du 92. Volunteers will be slipping gifts into Santa's red sack, much to the delight of those who are often forgotten.

Practical informations
From December 1 to 29, 2023 at Espace Info Paris La Défense
December 08 to 17, 2023 at Westfield Les 4 Temps, in clearing level 2
To find out more about the Green Santas

An avalanche of entertainment

Running out of ideas to occupy your weekends or keep you entertained between appointments ? No problem, at Paris La Défense you'll find plenty of festive entertainment !

  • At Westfield Les 4 Temps

While you're out Christmas shopping, or after a stroll through the neighborhood to admire the illuminations, you can also enjoy the magic of the festive season at Westfield Les 4 Temps ! Kicking off on November 15, 2023, with the inauguration of the Christmas decorations and a magical show in partnership with the Lion King Mogador.

On the program until the end of December ? Culinary show and signing sessions with chefs Michel Sarran and Juan Arbelaez, gospel concerts and musical performances, quizzes, photo booth and gift-wrapping stand... not forgetting, of course, the most eagerly-awaited celebrity, Santa Claus, who will welcome you at the foot of the tree to take your best photos !

Practical informations
From November 15, 2023 to the end of December 2023
Westfield Les 4 Temps, 15 parvis de La Défense, 92092 Puteaux
To find out more about Westfield Les 4 Temps

  • At CNIT

On the other side of the forecourt, at the CNIT, a Candlelight piano will be available for free access, shop windows will be decorated for Christmas, and you'll be able to take part in several competitions. The grand vault will also host gospel concerts and other Christmas-themed musical performances !

Practical informations
From November 15, 2023 to the end of December 2023
CNIT, 2 parvis de La Défense, 92800 Puteaux
To find out more about the CNIT

  • Paris La Défense Arena

On the occasion of the Racing 92 - Oyonnax match, on the weekend of December 24, 2023, Paris La Défense Arena is launching the Cœur Racing operation. Try to win tickets for a festive evening of rugby in the company of Mahout, the Ciel & Blanc mascot !

Practical informations
The weekend of December 24, 2023
Paris La Défense Arena, 99 Jardins de l'Arche, 92000 Nanterre
To find out more about Paris La Défense Arena

  • At La Cité de l'Histoire

At the end of the year, after sports, why not a little history ? The "Au temps des Mousquetaires" show at the Cité de l'Histoire is your chance to step back in time for the holidays, straight into the 17th century ! Over two weekends, December 9 and 10, 2023, and December 16 and 17, 2023, you'll also have the chance to meet Santa Claus ! With decorations and story readings, La Cité de l'Histoire is getting into the theme, and will also have a gift collection point for the Red Cross.

Practical informations
Weekends of December 9-10 and December 16-17, 2023
Cité de l'Histoire, 1 parvis de La Défense, 92800 Puteaux
To find out more about the Cité de l'Histoire

  • A Cœur Défense

In the hybrid Playtime, half-spa, half-wine cellar, the end of the year is all about well-being, with three days of free events :

  • Thursday November 30, 2023 : discovery of Christmas gift sets ;
  • Thursday, December 7, 2023 : champagne tasting ;
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2023 : nail polish and make-up application.

Practical informations
November 30, 2023, December 7 and 12, 2023
Cœur Défense, 110 esplanade du Général de Gaulle, 92400 Courbevoie, France
Level -1 conference

Early tastings for the holidays !

After this appetizer of shopping, creation, concerts and culture, the most impatient will certainly want an early taste of festivity... and just what they need! The Brasserie Renaissance, the Oxygen complex, Le Meliá Paris La Défense and Nest Paris La Défense have a culinary program in store that's sure to make your mouth water. Enough to end the year satiated !

  • At the Brasserie Renaissance

For the whole month of December, treat yourself to a winter menu at the Brasserie restaurant and bar Renaissance. Mountain dishes, gourmet extras with truffles or foie gras, a foretaste of the festive season, to your delight !

Practical informations
Throughout December 2023
Brasserie Renaissance, 60 cours Valmy, 92800 Puteaux
To find out more about Brasserie Renaissance

  • At Oxygen: Octopus and Nodd

Octopus is at it again ! Once again this year, an oyster shack will be open from December 4 to 22, 2023. You'll be able to taste oysters on the spot, from 5pm to 10pm, around the barbecue, with a white wine formula. The restaurant also offers suggestions for festive dishes. For its part, Nodd adapts its formulas with a special Christmas pizza.

And like last year, Oxygen is organizing Ugly Sweater Week ! Come for lunch and dinner wearing your sweater and you'll win a Christmas cocktail : mulled wine, also available à la carte at Octopus and Nodd.

Practical informations
From December 4 to 22, 2023
Oxygen, 1 esplanade du Général de Gaulle, 92800 Puteaux
To find out more about the Oxygen complex

  • At Meliá Paris La Défense: Le Miroir and Skyline Bar

If you're still not sure what to do for Christmas or New Year's Eve, don't panic, the Meliá hotel has it all ! Whether it's at its bistronomic restaurant Le Miroir, or at altitude with the Skyline, book your exceptional festive meals now !

Le Miroir offers three menus:

  • For December 24 : a 4-course menu, including starter, fish, meat and dessert ;
  • For December 31st : a 5-course menu, including starter, fish, meat, dessert and a glass of champagne ;
  • For groups of 10 or more : three menu options with different starters, main courses and desserts, depending on the option chosen, plus a cheese plate for the third option.

The Skyline pulls out all the stops for an exceptional New Year's Eve ! The bar on the 19th floor offers two options, with a DJ set from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. :

  • Individual admission without reservation, including a glass of champagne or cocktail ;
  • A table for two by reservation, including a bottle of champagne.

Practical informations
December 24 and 31, 2023
Hôtel Meliá Paris La Défense, 3 Bd de Neuilly, 92400 Courbevoie
To find out more about the Meliá Paris La Défense hotel

  • At the Nest Paris La Défense

Le Nest Hôtel is going all out for the festive season with an indoor Christmas market ! The event will take place in the former Starbucks space, where stalls will be set up in the image of the traditional Christmas market huts. The outlet opens its doors from December 5 to 21, 2023, Tuesday to Thursday, lunchtime and evening. You'll be able to stock up on winter delicacies and tasty drinks, in a warm and friendly atmosphere !

Practical informations
From December 5 to 21, 2023
Nest Paris La Défense, 34, cours Michelet, 92060 Paris La Défense
To find out more about the Nest Paris La Défense hotel

In partnership with BFM Paris IDF

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