Christmas window displays at the big department stores

Christmas window displays at the big department stores are works of art, ever more inventive and surprising

Vitrines de Noël 2019 des Galeries Lafayette, Paris

In keeping with tradition, the facades of Parisian department stores (Printemps HaussmannGaleries LafayetteBHV MARAIS) are adorned with the most stunning festive decorations.

Shop windows also put on a show with amazing theatre sets featuring animated figures and magical decor in an interactive world … great fun to watch! Enchanting universes, devised and created by gifted artists and designers, are still a source of wonder for both children and grown-ups


Décorations de Noël sur la façade du BHV Marais, Paris

The authentic Bazar Christmas Market invites young and old to experience a traditional and cosy Christmas at the BHV Marais.

For the festive season, the store’s facade is decorated with illuminated fir trees and glittering stars. On rue de Rivoli, pretty, wooden chalets are set up in front of the store and crafts people offer ideas for decorations, gifts and delicious foodstuffs to taste.

An animated window display illustrating a ‘mini Christmas market’, and festive activities (storytelling, making an Advent calendar ...) showcase the city of Strasbourg. Christmas carols, DIY workshops and Santa's photo studio round off this seasonal bonanza.

From 13 November 2019

BHV Marais - 52 rue de Rivoli, Paris 4th

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Sapin de Noël 2019 Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette turns itself into a Christmas beehive for the end of the year. Under the department store’s dome, a huge fir tree in golden colours decorated with winter flowers and huge Xmas baubles is topped with a Queen Bee. Every 30 minutes, the fir tree comes to life with a flight of bees.

Enchanting too are the 11 window displays of this Haussmann department store. Little scenes feature bees who are busy preparing an exceptional Christmas hive for New Year's Eve. Lots of entertainment (colouring workshops and Santa Claus' photo studio) await tiny tots.

From 20 November 2019

Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann - 40 boulevard Haussmann, Paris 9th

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Vitrine de Noël 2018 du Printemps Haussmann, Paris

This department store on Boulevard Haussmann invites you to get into the festive spirit and discover the many surprises in its spaces and windows. Two huge conifers decorate the Atrium while colourful scenes feature The Queen of the Reindeers, the hard to cook Turkeys, the crazy parrots ... adorable, eccentric animals with a madcap touch that are as good as anything out of a manga.

From 7 November 2019 to 6 January 2020

Printemps Paris Haussmann - 64 boulevard Haussmann, Paris 9th

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Beaugrenelle Paris - Atrium, Paris © OTCP

At Christmas time, Beaugrenelle Paris is decked out with magical white lights. The highlight of these festive decorations is a luminous 13-metre high air balloon suspended in the atrium of the shopping centre. Not to miss: the celestial parade and a Christmas show by choreographer Aurore Stauder, plus of course the opportunity to meet Father Christmas.

Throughout the month of December 2019

Beaugrenelle Paris - 12 rue Linois, Paris 15e

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Vitrines Bon Marché Rive Gauche | 630x405 | © DR Bon Marché

The Bon Marché Rive Gauche is decked out in a stunning array of decorations and invites kids and grown-ups to discover its animated shop windows. This year, fir trees, ‘the king of the forest’, are the focus. Trees, some with a childhood theme, some in shimmering colours, are a cosy refuge for small wild animals ... The department store’s trees will enthral many an observer!

From 1 November to 31 December 2019

Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche - 24 rue de Sèvres, Paris 7th

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