This week, shop for unique Christmas gifts, indulge in a weekend of contemporary art and attend a horse-lover’s dream event.
One-of-a-kind Holiday Gifts
Christmas is coming, and Santa says it’s time to start looking for gifts for everyone on your list. For excellent bargains on used books, toys, vintage clothing and more, check out the annual AAWE Holiday Bazaar, the best community-based rummage sale in Paris. This one-day event, which also features handmade crafts and homemade treats, has been giving expats the chance to mingle, shop and enjoy holiday good cheer for the past 40 years. For even more original gift ideas, stop by the Japanese Christmas Market. Enjoy a Japanese tea and pastry while perusing over 50 stands filled with artisanal objects: ceramics, decorations, paper crafts, clothing, accessories and more. Visit the wellness area and DIY workshops to take a relaxing break from your holiday shopping.
When: December 2, 2017, 9:30am-5pm
Where: American Church in Paris, 65 Quai d’Orsay, 75007 Paris
Japanese Christmas Market
When:December 6-9, 2017, 11:30am-19:30pm
Where: Passage Choiseul, Paris 75002
For more inspiring gift ideas, see INSPIRELLE’s Holiday Gift Guide
Unique Weekend at Palais de Tokyo
One of the coolest museums in Paris is hosting Un Weekend au Palais, a festive, three-day event to celebrate contemporary art during the holiday season. Enjoy reduced-priced tickets to the museum’s exhibits, take part in family-friendly workshops, dance to DJ sets, and indulge in gourmet tastings at the museum’s restaurants and snack bar. Created in collaboration with performers-in-residence La Manutention, it’s sure to be a weekend full of spectacle and surprises.
When: December 3-6, 2017, see WEBSITE for details
Where: Palais de Tokyo, 13 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
A galloping good time
The rendez-vous of the year for all things equestrian, the Salon du Cheval de Paris returns for more sports, performances and fun. Each day, visitors can take part in introductory events, initiations, demonstrations and workshops while learning from experts the A-Z of animal well-being. This year, don’t miss the special “Battle in the Saddle” Western competition or the Club Elite Pony Games, which are sure to thrill riders and horse-lovers of all ages
When: Through December 3, 2017, see WEBSITE for details
Where: Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition center, ZAC Paris Nord 2 93420 Villepinte 2