Paris December Events: Christmas Markets, Dégustation Bulles and Champagne & More

by Erin Dahl
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 The holiday season has officially hit Paris with the city’s first snowfall arriving on the first day of the month. Even though the annual Champs-Elysées market won’t take place this year – as City Hall Tourism Lead, Jean-François Martins, claimed, “it wasn’t good enough for Paris.” – there are plenty of other enticing options that deserve support.

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Art lovers can head to L’Atelier Singulier which is featuring its handmade home goods at their Concept Store de Noël from December 6 – 30.

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L’Atelier Singulier

Foodies will enjoy the Marché de Noël at the Mandarin Oriental from December 16-23, where Thierry Marx is bringing his favorite producers (think Cadoret oysters and Caviar de Neuvic) together in the hotel’s enchanted interior garden.

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Marché de Noël

For eco-conscious shoppers, there’s the market at funky Grands Voisins on December 17th, which will be selling second-hand goods, original art, and local food items.

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Les Grands Voisins

From December 22 – 24, we have Le Marché de Noël Africain, organized by A Nous La Culture. Admission is free and visitors can expect to find wax clothing, jewelry, accessories, decorations, literature, and more.

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Le Marché de Noël Africain

For the tech-lovers on your list, Le Noël de la French Tech is a must. Two hundred of France’s most promising startups are selling their products at L’Atelier Renault until December 24th. Snatch up a creative gift and support Paris’ vibrant startup scene.

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Le Noël de la French Tech

Paris seems to be on a plant-sale kick lately, and this month is no exception. From December 15-17, Gang de Cactus is hosting its own at Atelier V. Plants and cacti start at just 2€, so we recommend arriving early.

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 Gang de Cactus/ Cameron Kirby

Contemporary art enthusiasts should plan to head to Carreau du Temple next weekend. From December 9-10, the space is hosting Galeristes, a gallery-style exhibition meant to promote exchanges between current gallerists and collectors, and encourage amateurs to consider the professions.

Nothing fuels the holiday spirit like a little festive music. On December 15, the Académie de Musique de Paris will be playing Haendel’s The Messiah and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto at the Église de la Sainte-Trinité de Paris.

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Haendel’s The Messiah 

Get in the mood for New Years with a glass full of bubbly. On the 16th, La cave du Barav in the Marais is hosting a Dégustation Bulles & Champagne.

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Dégustation Bulles & Champagne.

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Written by Erin Dahl  for HiP Paris. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, London, Provence, Tuscany, Umbria or Liguria? Check out Haven In.

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Erin Dahl

Erin's had a whimsical affair with Paris since her first trip as a wide-eyed teenager. She is Editor for the HiP Paris Blog as well as Co-founder of Content Coopérative, Paris's first English-native content agency. View Erin Dahl's Website

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