My Dream Christmas: The Best Shopping Experience at Galeries Lafayette

My Dream Christmas: The Perfect Christmas Retail Experience at Galeries Lafayette

Christmas shopping was never this memorable!

The holidays are just around the corner! This means the start of the year-end travel period and plenty of Christmas shopping! If you’re looking for a special location for your year-end shopping trip, look no further than the ever-popular Galeries Lafayette in Paris, France! 

Known for their annual Christmas shopping experience, Galeries Lafayette always delivers when it comes to creating an ambient retail haven for the holidays. This year, the famous department store is collaborating with artist and designer, Charles de Vilmorin, to bring a fashion-focused festive celebration to shoppers and avid travellers around the world. 

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My Dream Christmas, happening from now till 31 Dec 2023, is a seasonal event that promises mesmerising Christmas motifs and decorations, unforgettable events, and a range of exclusive merchandise to shop for. Read on to find out more about what to expect when you go Christmas shopping at Galeries Lafayette! 

Nobody does Christmas celebrations quite like Galeries Lafayette. From whimsical decorations and ambience to a multitude of fantastic retail options, avid shoppers have loads to look forward to during the My Dream Christmas festive event from now till 31 Dec 2023!

What’s more, from now till 31 Dec 2023, you can enjoy 10 OFF on activities and experiences at Galeries Lafayette! Simply use the code GLATFASE to redeem the rebates!

And, that’s not all! This festive season, the more you shop at Galeries Lafayette, the more you’re rewarded! Spend a minimum of €50, €650, €1,200, and €2,500 to get a special gift ranging from a Galeries Lafayette exclusive shopping bag to a Clinique Beauty Box and S.T. Dupont Pen, and more! Simply present these E-vouchers to the concierge along with your receipt!


Be dazzled by the whimsical Christmas ambience and decorations

One of the best things about visiting Galeries Lafayette during the holiday season is undoubtedly the whimsical Christmas decor and festive atmosphere. In particular, this popular retail haven in Paris is famous for its memorable window displays and majestic Christmas trees under the iconic art nouveau dome. 

This year, be prepared to be siphoned away into an enticing tale of artful creativity by the window displays at Galeries Lafayette. Created by artist Charles de Vilmorin in collaboration with Atelier Bournillat, the magnificent artworks showcase the coming together of both contemporary fashion and legendary artisans in a captivating tale of Christmas told through art. 

Of course, one should also remember to stop by the Giant Christmas Tree under the art nouveau dome. Inspired by a heartwarming childhood story of Charles de Vilmorin, the Insta-worthy tree features a bedazzling array of lights and decorations, all twirled around the centrepiece tree, akin to a concerto in motion. Even from up close, the tree looks as though it is floating, thanks to the multitude of shimmering tassels. Truly it is arguably one of the most spectacular sights to behold!

Browse through an intimately curated Christmas collection

Get dressed for the holidays

What’s Christmas at the top retail destination in Paris without a range of holiday-themed collections to pique your interest? Throughout My Dream Christmas at Galeries Lafayette, avid shoppers have a chance to browse through a curated selection of Charles de Vilmorin’s favourite brands, each boasting exclusive, limited-edition merchandise that complement the theme of this festive event. 

Among all the curated collections, Galeries Lafayette’s very own capsule collection of apparel and fashion — specially designed by Charles de Vilmorin, stands out as the main must-haves of the season. After all, the collection features elegant and classy designs with vibrant colours and hand-painted patterns that elevate any Christmas wardrobe. 

Pair the apparel with a Clinique lipstick-blush combo that boasts an intense shade of red, similar to the colours of the Flower Lady in the My Dream Christmas window displays, and what you have is the perfect look for the holidays. What’s more, thanks to the ongoing promo from now till 31 Dec, you can get 10% off on selected experiences by using the code GLATFASE! 

Elevate the ambience of your home

For those who want to bring home a spectre of Galeries Lafayette’s Christmas ambience, you can elevate the elegance of your home with some of the diverse room decor on sale during the festive event. 

The home decor collection created by Charles de Vilmorin in collaboration with La Redoute Intérieurs is a must-have. Inspired by the Flower Lady of the My Dream Christmas story, the collection features a lampshade and carpet featuring floral patterns and vibrant colours that befit the character. More importantly, the carpet is made using different weaving techniques which give it a relief and comfy effect. 

In addition, you can add a bit of artistic flare to your room with the special-edition Marcel Travel Poster (designed in collaboration with Julien Veril) featuring the My Dream Christmas motifs. Alternatively, unleash your creativity with an elegant MOLESKINE notebook featuring red and white origami birds and an S.T. DUPONT pen, featuring a bright yellow colour and black sleeve. 

Satiate your Christmas cravings

When it comes to celebrating the holidays, one of the best things to do is to treat yourself to some delectable seasonal treats. At Galeries Lafayette, during the My Dream Christmas events, shoppers and foodies alike will be delighted to find a range of artisanal treats on sale. 

Choose from delicious Le Chocolat des Français chocolate bars with caramel chips to artisanal Pierre Marcolini orangettes and chocolate rocks, packed in an eye-catching box featuring timeless French-inspired designs. Those looking for a gift to commemorate the season can get their hands on a  Confiture Parisienne gift set containing two different chocolate flavours. 

Speaking of seasonal treats, don’t forget to head to the Gourmet Food Hall at Galeries Lafayette to indulge in some truly delicious and artfully decorated artisanal confections made by well-known brands like Pierre Hermé, Maison Philippe Conticini, Il Gelato Del Marchese, And L’éclair De Génie. 

You could also get some exclusive Christmas trinkets and decorations inspired by the tale of My Dream Christmas, some of which are also found on the Giant Christmas Tree! 

Apart from enjoying the sumptuous seasonal snacks, don’t forget to check out other experiences at Galeries Lafayette, and to use the promo code GLATFASE for a 10% discount! 

Shop at exciting pop-up stores throughout the festive season

Beyond the carefully curated collection of Christmas merchandise, expect to also find limited-time pop-up stores of your favourite luxury brands during My Dream Christmas at Galeries Lafayette, offering an exceptional selection of accessories and apparel to choose from. 

Some of the beloved brands making an appearance include De Beers, known for their mesmerising diamonds and jewellery featuring eye-catching designs; Gucci which will be showing off its Horsebit model featuring a festive twist; Burberry with its first-ever French pop-up store selling a collection of the brand’s signature patterns; and legendary Italian and French brands Colmar and Lacoste will also be on hand at their pop-up stores respectively to show off their seasonal pieces. 

What’s more, Galeries Lafayette will also have its pop-up store, Cashmere by Galeries Lafayette, offering a mix-and-match collection that’s suitable for both men and women. It includes an exclusive unisex jumper and a wide range of fashionable pieces at affordable prices. 

For more information on the pop-up stores during My Dream Christmas and other experiences at Galeries Lafayette, click here. Plus, enjoy 10% off on selected experiences by using the promo code “GLATFASE”! 

Get in the holiday spirit with meaningful in-store events

Apart from the Christmas ambience and a range of seasonal collections and offerings, Galeries Lafayette will also be organising a whole host of events during the My Dream Christmas period. 

Arguably the most exciting event is the My Dream Advent Calendar Event from 1 to 24 Dec 2023, where shoppers can redeem luxury handbags, exclusive beauty products, and more daily. 

Plus, there’s a grand prize of an overseas trip to be won on Christmas Eve! In addition, visitors to Paris’s most popular department store can enjoy plenty of fun-filled games from 8 to 30 Nov 2023, as Galeries Lafayette celebrates the release of Disney’s newest animated film, Wish. And yes, there are prizes to be won, including a trip for two to Granada, Spain! 

Apart from exciting games to drum up excitement for the holidays, there will also be a meaningful event that epitomises the spirit of giving during the holidays. A Christmas for Giving is a collaborative charity event between Galeries Lafayette and CéKeduBonheur (CKDB) to raise funds to support children in hospitals to spread Christmas joy during the holidays. 

Shoppers at Galeries Lafayette can choose to round up their purchases to the nearest Euro at the cash desk to make a quick and easy donation. All proceeds will be used to fund initiatives for the children, including creative, artistic, and culinary events for over 42,000 patients across 125 hospitals. 

So as you do your Christmas shopping, take the opportunity to bring the magic of Christmas to those who need it most too! 

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Ready to elevate your Christmas shopping experience? Then don’t miss the My Dream Christmas retail event at Galeries Lafayette in Paris, France! Check out the whimsical Christmas decorations and shop to your heart’s content! 

And remember, you can use the promo code GLATFASE from now till 31 Dec 2023 to redeem a 10% discount on selected experiences and activities!

What’s more, spend a minimum of €50, €650, €1,200, and €2,500 at Galeries Lafayette and you’ll be able to redeem a special gift ranging from a Galeries Lafayette exclusive shopping bag to a Clinique Beauty Box and S.T. Dupont Pen, and more! Simply present these E-vouchers to the concierge along with your receipt!


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Darren Yeoh
Darren Yeoh

Darren enjoys the finer things in life and loves exploring unfamiliar places on foot, guided with nothing but instinct and a good-old fashioned map. He enjoys cultural experiences and exciting adventures and is not a stranger to travelling alone. When he's not putting his travel experiences into words, he's probably sitting behind his laptop, planning his upcoming adventure.