Samaritaine has lined up a host of activities to entice both young and old, and make the fun last until Christmas.
Santa Claus is looking a little younger this year! No more traditional get-up; at Samaritaine, he cuts an urban-looking figure. This is a modern-day Santa who can perform several different dances – so don't be surprised if you bump into him strutting his funky stuff in the aisles! Rest assured, he will still be performing his primary duties, including posing with your children to give them memories that will last a lifetime.
Every weekend from November 26 through December 24, and Fridays on December 9 and December 16
Pont-Neuf and Rivoli building
If you're worried Santa might forget you, why not drop your Christmas list in our mailbox? Write your contact details and the Samaritaine gift of your dreams on a card. If your name is pulled out, your wish will come true...provided you've been good, of course!
From November 9 through December 20
Pont-Neuf building, 1st floor
Flashback: A History of Dance
To get you inspired, the Centre Nationale de la Danse (French national center of dance) has filled the window displays on the Rue de la Monnaie with archive photos and footage tracing the evolution of different dances over time. And that's not all! The exhibition continues in the Flashback space on the 4th floor, displaying classic advertisements for Samaritaine. Stick to the beat as you work your way up the store.
From November 9
Pont-Neuf building, 4th floor and display windows
A Dancefloor on Every Level
To get you on your feet, the store has partnered with Ubisoft and its legendary game Just Dance to install an interactive dance floor. Learn the moves to your favorite tracks! Put in the training so you can wow your family during Christmas dinner!
From November 9, available from Thursday to Sunday until December 25
Rivoli building, Ground floor
Nicely warmed up? Head to the 5th floor, next to the Voyage restaurant, for dance classes delivered by the Dancefloor Paris studio. For €33, learn a few jazz, classical or pop dance steps and enjoy a non-alcoholic cocktail. What's it all about? Moving, gaining confidence and having fun.
Every Sunday from November 20 through December 18, from 10:00–11:30
€29 per person, dance class and mocktail included
Voyage restaurant, Pont-Neuf building, 5th floor
Reservations available at www.dancefloor-paris.com