Another wonderful post from Eye Prefer Paris. I already have some of the events on my To do list :)
December 2012 Eye Need to Do’s: Dali, Christmas Concerts St. Chapelle, Ice Skating Grand Palais, and Cinderella
The first major tribute to the king of Surrealism, Salvador Dali, since 1979 is now open at the Centre Pompidou. This extensive exhibit shows over 200 works, which are shown chronologically in three themed categories. Also on display are rare drawings, photos, objets, and excerpts from film and television shows. The show promises to be a blockbuster, as the show in 1979 was the most attended show in the history of the museum, so be prepared for long lines. My recommendation is to go at night after 6PM as the museum is open till 9PM on most nights.
Till March 25
Centre Pompidou - Rue Beaubourg, 75004
Metro: Hotel de Ville or Rambuteau
Open 11AM till 9PM except Tuesday, Thursday till 11PM
The quintessential Christmas event in Paris is the holiday concert series at Saint Chapelle. Listen to gorgeous music surrounded by the equally gorgeous stained glass windows.
December 8, 9, 15, 15, 21–31
The grandest structure in all of Paris will now have the grandest ice skating rink in the city, measuring 1800 meters in size, the largest rink in France ever created. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights the rink goes nocturnal from 8PM to 2AM with a special light show and a DJ. Skate rentals are available.
December 13 to January 6
3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008
Metro: Champs Elysees- Clemenceau
Jean Pierre Ponnelle, one of the great opera directors of the 20th century, made his mark with this magical version of the classic Cinderella story put to music by the master Rossini.
December 7,10,13,23,26, 27