I met a friend, Lisa, late one afternoon to see the Champs Elysees. It was bitterly cold and we had to stop for hot wine at one point and then hot chocolate later on just to keep warm. The Christmas market was set up along the avenue with mostly food for sale but there were other things to see.


These sausages with onions looked good. There was soup for sale too.


They had the red candy apples for sale but I thought these with the chocolate looked better.


There was a long trail for ice skaters to explore that zig zagged back and forth instead of having to go in circles. It was so cold that they didn’t have to worry about it melting although I read the temperatures are going to get up into the 50’s in a couple of days so I imagine it will be slushy.


There were a couple of Santas available for photos with a child. This one in a giant globe.


We stayed until the sun set to see some lights. This was near the restaurant where we had hot chocolate.


These were at the Rond Point, the round about at the lower level of the Champs Elysees. Note the reflection of the lights not off water, but ice.


And, of course, all of the trees going up the avenue were covered in lights. I’m not sure if I like these round circles on the trees, but they didn’t ask me.