In the past week, Parisians were given a major mood booster in the midst of the late-autumn dark and rain: the city came back to life with light and holiday-inspired cheer. From the Champs-Elysées to Saint-Germain-des-Prés (yes, it rhymes), major thoroughfares around the city were trimmed and adorned in the festive holiday spirit that December in Paris represents so well. And if you're planning to be in town on or around the 25th, Christmas in Paris can be a memorable and relaxed experience, provided you plan well by following our tips for a stress-free Noel. For those of you celebrating Hannukah, several festive events are planned at the Kehilat Gesher center in Paris, and menorah lightings make the city even brighter this month.
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Pictured: A Christmas market in Paris in 2011. Jacob Kleinman/Licensed to About.com.