Christmas lights 2020 in Paris

The Christmas lights are a dazzling sight in Paris with illuminations in the streets and districts of the city

Illuminations Noël © Sarah Sergent - 195-30 DR

Every year at this time, the Christmas lights in Paris are a major attraction for tourists and Parisians. Visitors come from all over the world to admire the streets of Paris decked out in magical colours for the festive season.

Luminous arches, multi-coloured bulbs, incandescent flames and sparkling projections of light splendidly deck out the avenues of the French capital.

More than ever, Paris lives up to its name ‘the 'City of Light'! From November to the beginning of January, the Christmas illuminations on the avenue des Champs-Elysées, on avenue Montaigne, in Place Vendômethe Montmartre districtBercy Village and in many other places across the city make Paris more magical than ever!

This year Paris shimmers and sparkles! The square in front of the City Hall is all lit up and decorated with Christmas trees and little chalets.  Place de la Bastille and Place de la Concorde are illuminated with light projections, and a glittering Christmas forest has sprung up at the foot of the July Column and the Obelisk. What's more, the lights extend along the Rives de Seine, Avenue Victoria and Rue d'Arcole.

And as of December 4, all Parisians are invited to make Paris sparkle from home. Everyone can share the loveliest photos of their balconies or windows with the hashtag #ParisScintille. The most beautiful photos will be shared on the @Paris account on December 24. The opportunity to join in on making Paris a magical city at this festive time of year!

 

Illuminations de Noël, avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ON THE AVENUE DES CHAMPS-ELYSEES

From 22 November 2020 to 6 January 2021
From 5pm to 2am. All night on 24 and 31 December

From Arc de Triomphe to place de la Concorde, Paris 8th

The lights will be switched on by singer Louane on 22 November.

 More details on how to take part remotely in the inauguration of the illuminations

Sapin de Noël 2020, Bercy Village, Paris

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AT BERCY VILLAGE

From 12 November 2020 to 17 January 2021
Bercy Village - Cour Saint-Émilion, Paris 12th

Illuminations Noël, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, RUE DU FAUBOURG SAINT-HONORE

From 18 November 2020
Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris 8th

Illuminations devant la tour Eiffel © DR

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, AVENUE MONTAIGNE

From 19 November 2020
From Champs-Elysées to place de l'Alma, Paris 8th

Place Vendôme - Illuminations, Paris

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ON AND AROUND PLACE VENDÔME

From 19 November 2020
Place Vendôme, Paris 1st

Illuminations de Noël dans le quartier Saint-Germain-des-Prés au niveau des deux Magots

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IN SAINT GERMAIN-DES-PRÉS

From 28 November 2020 to 10 January 2021
Saint-Germain-des-Prés District, Paris 6th

Illuminations et sapin de Noël 2020 au Forum des Halles, Paris

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AT WESTFIELD FORUM DES HALLES

From November 2020
Westfield Forum des Halles - 101 Porte Berger, Paris 1st

Viaduc des Arts Noël illuminations

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AT THE VIADUC DES ARTS

From 1 December 2020
Viaduc des Arts - 1-129 avenue Daumesnil, Paris 12th