A Magical Christmas at the Galeries Lafayette, Paris

Christmas in Paris is a uniquely special experience. While the City of Lights tempts and charms you with its alluring illuminations, warm Christmas markets, stunning window displays et al, we give you 5 reasons why a visit to the magical Galeries Lafayette festive universe should also be part of your Christmas checklist in Paris!

Experience firsthand this year’s unique festive theme - 1,2,3 Christmas!

Galeries Lafayette adds a creative touch to your Christmas in Paris celebrations with their fairytale theme of 1,2,3, Christmas which is based around the exciting adventure of a group of iconic Galeries Lafayette toys. This is how the story goes: In the days preceding Christmas while the world sleeps outside, the toys of Galeries Lafayette are all up and awake and playing their favourite game; 1,2,3 Christmas. One night they stumble upon a door that leads them to a fascinating village in the North Pole where they are welcomed by none other than Father Christmas and his elves. All of a sudden, dolls, teddy bears, robots, superheros, recycled toys and crazy, futuristic inventions come to life and join the elves to play their favourite game: 1, 2, 3, Christmas! Encircling the giant tree in the centre of the square, the toys start the music: 1, on goes the tinsel, 2, up go the decorations in all their pretty colours, 3, throw on the glitter, it’s Christmas!

Of A Giant Christmas Tree and Charming window displays

Christmas in Paris and especially at the Galeries Lafayette is made special with its magnificent Christmas tree that embodies the 1,2,3 Christmas theme this year. The décor is made up of toys from the theme and an astronaut Santa greets visitors while spinning around its iconic dome. The surreal vintage world of 1,2,3 Christmas also finds expression in the window displays of this iconic department store. Each of the 11 scenes bring to life the exciting adventure: from the Toys’ Awakening to Santa’s Sleigh, via the Toys’ Banquet and the Christmas Choir. Keep an eye out for other popular characters from Disney, Marvel, Pixar alongside the iconic toys and a rockstar Santa!

Culinary Workshops

Add creativity and cuisine to your Christmas in Paris with any of Galeries Lafayette’s culinary workshop. Learn the fascinating art of macron making with the entire family under the expert guidance of a pastry chef. If cooking is your joie de vivre, then sign up for gastronomic cooking classes at the Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussman brought to you in collaboration with the prestigious Ferrandi school. Don’t forget to reserve in advance!

Immersive Experiences

Galeries Lafayette invites you to a rendezvous with Santa! Head over to the Santa’s Grotto where kids and adults alike can meet and take a selfie with Father Christmas. There’s also the department store’s first ever roller disco (1-23rd December) where you can roller skate and listen to cult songs from Disney’s biggest movies and series! It sure is going to be a rocking Christmas in Paris!

One Voucher – many benefits

Make the most of your Christmas in Paris shopping experience at the Galeries Lafayette with this special voucher! Use it to book your macron making classes or other workshops, present it at the concierge for a special gift, get yourself a Kiehl’s makeup bag on purchases of over 200 Euros, claim your VAT refund at the store, and much more! *Terms and conditions apply. Voucher available here Link: https://assets.france.fr/in/Galeries_Lafayette_Paris_Voucher.pdf

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