What’s IN: Things to Do This Week in Paris

What’s IN: Things to Do This Week in Paris

December 8-14, 2016

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Palais des Glaces
Palais des Glaces. © Didier Lefevre

Winter FUN! Ice skating, holiday musicals or comfort cooking, there are so many things to do this week in Paris!

Winter Wonderland

Paris sparkles around the holidays, from the Christmas markets to the seasonal ice rinks that pop up throughout the city of light. One of the most spectacular settings is under the glass dome of the Grand Palais. By day, the Grand Palais des Glaces is a 2700 m2 ice rink playground for the whole family. At night, it becomes a giant disco dance floor with a lightshow and DJ to get you grooving until 2am.

When: December 14, 2016 – January 2, 2017, hours vary, check WEBSITE for daytime and night time openings
Where: Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris

To find the best Christmas activities in town, check out our 7 FESTIVE WAYS TO ENJOY CHRISTMAS in Paris. 

Winter in Paris is also circus season. For a mind-blowing entertaining escape, treat yourself to the Cirque du Soleil’s latest daring feats in their new mesmerizing show, Varekai. It’s guaranteed to leave you breathless.

When: December 7 – 11, 2016. See WEBSITE for details and bookings
Where: Accor Hotels Arena, 8 boulevard de Bercy, 75012 Paris

Mimi Thorisson
© Oddur Thorisson

Fairy Tales Do Come true

Mimi Thorisson is back in Paris! The food blogger turned overnight cooking sensation – not to mention expat mother of eight children – returns to the American Library in Paris for an “Evening with an Author” to share stories from her latest cookbook, French Country Cooking: Meals and Moments from a Village in the Vineyards. Ideal for foodies and book lovers alike.

When: December 13, 2016, 7:30pm
Where: American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris

UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Mimi Thorisson’s Library evening program scheduled for Tuesday, December 13 has been postponed to Wednesday, February, 8, 2017 at 19h30.                    

42nd Street Chatelet Theater
Courtesy of Châtelet Theater

The Show Must Go On

Make the holiday season special and step out for an evening at the Théâtre du Chatelet to enjoy an English-language production of “42nd Street.” This classic backstage musical is sure to get your toes tapping, so don’t miss your chance before the theater closes for 2 years of renovations.

When: December 4, 2016 – January 8, 2017
Where: 2 rue Edouard Colonne, 75001 Paris                 

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