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November 11, 2017
December 29, 2017
Christmas glass balls
MEISENTHAL. MOSELLE DEPARTMENT A little village located in Lorraine, in the Vosges Mountains, Goetzenbruck is said to be the place where, in 1858, a glass blower created the first glass Christmas ornaments because there was a drought and so no fruits to decorate the trees. Throughout December, a few km away, the Meisenthal International Center of Glass Art exhibit glass Christmas glass balls that have been created since this time and ball-making demonstrations by glass-blowers take place several times per day. The Center’s glass museum also hosts an exhibition presenting Christmas balls made of various materials produced in Germany between 1870 and 1930. Centre International d'Art Verrier. Place Robert Schuman, 57960 Meisenthal. Open daily from 2pm to 6pm except on December 24th and 25th. Admission to the exhibition : €5. Admission to the glass blowing demonstration : free of charge. Information : 0387969151
December 01, 2017
December 23, 2017
Cultural Christmas in Alsace
ALSACE REGION. Created in 2003, The Noëlies are held all over Alsace and comprise a broad range of entertainment and events. Shows, exhibitions, classical music concerts and choir performances carry audiences off on a spiritual voyage through the heart of the Alsatian Christmas. Musicians and bands giving concerts include the Boni Pueri Maitrise from Prague rendering works by Mozart, Haendel and John Lennon, the Bratislava Boys choir performing works by Couperin, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Duruflé, Hortus Musicalis an ensemble that renders Christmas pieces by Charpentier, Daquin and Balbastre, the Magnificat Girls choir from Budapest that will perform works by Zoltan Kodaly and other Hungarian composers, the Ksang 6 Ensemble that will perform works by British and contemporary composers, and the Prague Gentlemen Singers that will render English, German, Danish, Polish and Czech Christmas pieces. Information and bookings : 0390410202
December 02, 2017
January 07, 2018
Christmas equestrian show
CHANTILLY. This year, the Christmas show of the Domaine de Chantilly is based upon the Swan lake, the most performed ballet in the world. Titled «The Prince & The Swan", combining tales, acrobatics, dance and equestrian acts, it tells the story of eighteen years old prince Como whose castle stood tall above the Black Forest. Domaine de Chantilly. Grandes Ecuries. Show at 2.30pm except on December 5th, 8th, 12th, 15th, 19th, 22nd, 25th and January 1st. Show at 4.30 pm on some days. Admission : €21 for adults, €17 for 3 to 17 years old children. Information and bookings : 0344273180
December 2017
December 16, 2017 Skiing and free concert
VARS. ALPS. To celebrate the opening of its ski area, the ski resort of Vars hosts a free concert by French rock band BB Brunes. Free ski and snowboard introductory courses, guided tours of the ski area and snowshoe treks are also on the agenda of this weekend. Concert at 6pm. Information : 0492465131
December 25, 2017
January 05, 2018
Winter sports in town
PARIS. The Charléty stadium becomes a ski resort where kids from 3 to 16 years old can discover many winter sports such as downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, sledge and ice skating. Called “Charléty sur Neige”, this event also features a snow garden, rope slides, climbing activities, trampolines, merry-go-rounds and a video game room. Charléty stadium. 99 boulevard Kellermann, 75013 Paris. Open every day from 11am to 6pm. Entrance gates close at 5pm. Admission free. Information :
December 26, 2017
January 07, 2018
Ancient funfair
PARIS. Usually accessible by booking for groups only, the Museum of Fairground Arts is exceptionally open to the public during Christmas holidays. This museum boasts one of the world most extensive collections of restored merry-go-rounds, fairground stalls and attractions from 1850 to 1950 that are displayed in order to recreate a funfair. Old and young alike are allowed to touch and play on the attractions, like taking a ride on restored merry-go-rounds. In addition, storytellers, mimes, acrobats and other artists offer various shows every thirty minutes. Musée des Arts Forains. 53 avenue des Terroirs de France, 75 012 Paris. Open every day from 10am to 6pm. Admission fees : adults : €14/€, children less than 12 years old : €6, free for under 2. Information : 0143406344
December 28, 2017
January 03, 2018
Children film festival
LANS EN VERCORS. ISERE. More than fifty long features and short films including premieres and films released just before Christmas are on the agenda of the 30th Children Film Festival called “Jeunes Bobines”. This edition offers a selection of films aimed at 3 year old children and also features workshops and shows. Admission : €6.50 / €4 per film, €40 for ten films. Information and bookings : 0476954262