Temperatures are dropping, but that won’t stop the warm holiday spirit lining the streets of Paris this month. From ice skating to photography, Paris is keeping the fun and art alive with a series of new exhibitions, concerts, and your favorite wintertime activities. So wrap yourself in your warmest scarf and enjoy this winter wonderland that is Paris.

kurt vile

Event: Kurt Vile Concert

Kurt Vile, former front man of indie rock band The War on Drugs, is coming to Paris! Experience the Neil Young sound-a-like play a live set at La Gaté Lyrique, located in the colorful Marais neighborhood. Get your tickets ahead of time, this indie rocker is sure to sell out soon.

Where: La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France, 75003

When : December 19th at 20 :00

More : http://www.songkick.com/concerts/17275089-kurt-vile-at-la-gaite-lyrique

alain buu

Event : Alain Buu photographie exhibition

Alain Buu, winner of the French Development Agency Award is well known for his honest depiction of social issues around the world. His most recent project to date focuses on the overpopulation threatening the well-being of citizens in India. See the unedited images this month at the European House of Photography.

Where: La Maison Européenne de la Photographie

When: Until January 16th

More: http://www.mep-fr.org/evenement/alain-buu-laureat-du-prix-photo-de-lafd-2012/

ice skating

Event : Ice Skating

Every winter Paris sets up a series of ice rinks around in the city’s most scenic spots. Skate the night away on the Champs-Elysees, at the Hotel de Ville, or even under the Eiffel Tower. Dust off your old skates and bring your loved ones along for the fun.

Where: Various Locations

When: Not yet determined

More: http://goparis.about.com/od/christmasinparis/a/Ice-Skating-Rinks-In-Paris.htm

Event : Cinema in the Suburbs

cineastes

Four filmmakers create a divide between what is imaginary and what is real in their attempt to capture their experiences in the city of Buenos Aires. The experimental performance reveals how everyday situations might actually be a portal to more complex dimensions of the unknown.

Where: Maison des Arts, Place Salvador Allende – 94000 Creteil

When: Decemeber 11th – 14th at 20h30

More: http://www.festival-automne.com/mariano-pensotti-show1599.html

Event : Théâtre de la Ville

peter pan

Peter Pan gets an unconventional twist in this theatrical version of the beloved childhood story. Join Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, and the rest of the musical ensemble in the dark glam spectacle reminiscent of a young David Bowie.

Where: 2, Place du Chatelet – 75004 paris

When: December 12th-20th at 20h30

More: http://www.theatredelaville-paris.com/spectacle-PeterPan-588

Event : Christmas Markets

xmas market

Each year these series of markets offer traditional holiday treats like mulled wine, gingerbread,

sausages, and other specialties from the many regions of France. Enjoy a quaint stroll with family and friends through these festive markets and pick up some toys or treats to make your holiday sweet.

Where: Various locations

When: Various times

More: http://goparis.about.com/od/shopping/a/parischristmasmarkets.htm

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