This week’s entry will be a short one, just wanted to wish all those who celebrate it a very happy Christmas. Over the past few weeks I’ve tried to capture the spirit of Christmas in Paris but the pictures don’t really do it justice.
Since I haven’t seen snow since I was 2, I was very excited by the first snowfall of winter!
My first venture into the snow was not very comfortable – snowflakes stuck to my eyelashes and even went up my nose. But once I learnt not to walk against the wind, I was fine!
The snow in central Paris itself is not that heavy, but I visited some friends who live a bit out of Paris where the snow was quite a bit more.
I had a great time trudging through the thick snow!
I even got to make my first ever snowman with some help from a little friend. Can I just say, building a snowman is HARD WORK!! This one is really small but as soon as it snows heavily enough again, I shall be back at it!
I also made my first ever snow angel:
The picture looks like I was pushed out of a window but rest assured I wasn’t! Although, I wouldn’t put it past my roommate…
The snow really blanketed everything and made for a picture perfect walk around town. Back in central Paris, Christmas decorations are everywhere – shop windows, apartment balconies, shopping malls etc.
Performances take place in a number of areas. The following picture is of a Santa parade at the Champs-Élysées, where a sleigh rode up and down above the Christmas market stalls at night.
Paris, being the stylish place it is, has even remodelled Santa! Looking pretty good here I must say…
In addition to decorations, celebrations and harmony, Christmas is of course the time for food! Besides the mulled wine, abundance of crepes and waffles and various other goodies, I found this edible snowman amongst other treats:
Another cleverly constructed treat:
While walking around the area of the Eiffel Tower, I came across more Christmas markets, and even more exciting – an outdoor ice-skating rink! I’ve heard that there is one on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower during winter but I haven’t seen it yet. I’ll be sure to put up pics if I do visit it!
Right next to it was this:
As you can see, Paris is bustling with Christmas activity, made all the more complete with a coating of snow. While it looks good in the pictures, it really is a breathtaking sight when you see all of this in reality. I’ve kept this short as mentioned, but there will be more next time!
Wishing you all a happy Christmas, and safe holidays. Till next week!