Christmas window displays 2020 at the big department stores

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

In keeping with tradition, the facades of Parisian department stores (Printemps HaussmannGaleries LafayetteBHV MARAIS, Bon Marché Rive Gauche) 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. The 2021 edition will amaze many!

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Christmas window displays at Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette Haussmann - Sapin de Noël 2021, Paris

Galeries Lafayette Haussmann has teamed up with Atelier Bournillat for its 2021 Christmas window displays. This year’s theme is 1, 2, 3 Christmas!’ The adventure starts as toys come to life and set out in Santa’s sleigh for lots of merriment. See the department store’s majestic domed ceiling, and the huge, decorated Christmas tree, which every 30 minutes is magically animated - a delight for kids and grown-ups. 

From November 9 to December 31, 2021

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

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Christmas window displays at Printemps Haussmann Department Store

This year, the Printemps Haussmann Christmas window displays create a Christmas story illustrated by Aurelia Fronty. In this story, production at Santa’s factory is halted by a snowstorm. The elves set off in search of a new workshop and enchanted spectators follow them in their adventures recounted in 6 tableaux: a flight over the Printemps dome, the making of the famous Chanel n°5 perfume, the creation of iconic Prada items … Will the elves succeed in their mission? You’ll find out on a visit to Printemps Haussmann. There are also 180 Christmas trees to discover inside the department store.

From November 10, 2021

Printemps Paris Haussmann - 64 boulevard Haussmann, Paris 9th

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Christmas window displays at BHV Marais

For the end of year festivities, the BHV Marais puts the spotlight on Switzerland in its Christmas window displays with the theme ’Christmas at the summit’. On the programme:  wonder, eco-responsibility, the Chalet des Marmottes to enjoy great Swiss cheeses in lots of ways (in slices, in sandwiches, in a fondue …). The famous Swiss chocolate brand Lindt can also be found at the BHV Marais Observatory.

From November 10 until December 31, 2021

BHV Marais - 52 rue de Rivoli, Paris 4th

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Christmas window displays at Bon Marché Rive Gauche

The Bon Marché Rive Gauche flaunts its finest decorations and invites kids and grown-ups to discover its animated window displays. This year it is the gingerbread man Aristide (his name is a tribute to the founder of Bon Marché Rive Gauche) who accompanies kids and grown-ups. The festive, musical, and animated window displays of the only department store on the Left Bank are populated with deliciously old-fashioned gingerbread men and candy cane. You are certain to come across one of the 5 mascots distributing candy cane to kids.

From 30 October 2021 to 2 January 2022

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

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Christmas window displays Samaritaine Paris Pont-Neuf

An event we've been waiting to see for 15 years: the return of the Samaritaine’s Christmas window displays. The iconic department store in central Paris, which reopened in 2021, makes its great comeback for the festive season. The theme for this new edition: ‘the art of the French-style garden’. Enchantment and surprises continue in the store with notably a giant advent calendar and Santa accompanied by amazing lady Christmas trees!

From 9 November 2021 to 3 January 2022

La Samaritaine Paris Pont-Neuf - 9 rue de la Monnaie, Paris 1st

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