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Marchés de Noël - Christmas Markets are well underway! 
There are lots of them, and they're in full swing.  The two largest are opening mid-month this year:

- till January 8 on the Avenue des Champs Elysées
- till December 27 at the Esplanade de La Défense

Other Christmas Markets will be opening around Paris in December, see the full list (en françaishere. Click through to our full calendar to get more details.  

December 15-early January 
All of the Manèges, aka Carrousels de Paris, in the 3rd through 20th arrondissements of Paris are free for children for the holidays (my favorite is in the Jardins du Trocadéro, but the lines are longest). See the full list here. Open daily 11am-9pm.

December 7-11
Winter is circus time in Paris! Lots of options--for example the Cirque du Soleil (Dec. 7-11) with this year's Varekai performance. At the Accorhotels arena (12e), seats from 37€ to 80€. But there are lots of others. See the complete list for other circus and circus-like spectacles. 

Click here to see the full calendar of events...

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Dec202010

Christmas in Paris: Village de Noël 

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Reader Comments (3)

Wow, thanks for posting the video. Very neat! I have to make sure my husband and I go there before they close for the season. I could really use some of that chili right now! It's freezing here in Seattle! And that was a HUGE vat of it, too.
December 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley M
nice video! :) i really enjoyed viewing it. The stand owners seemed to be in a merry mood too~
December 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteralivepixel
lol so cute and fun! Makes me want to be there! Thanks for posting!!!!! xoxo joyeaux noel!
December 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterchristine

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