Merry Monsters: Galeries Lafayette Unveils Monster Mischeif this Holiday Season

Published on October 09, 2014
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  • © Galeries Lafayette

  • © Galeries Lafayette

  • © Galeries Lafayette

Merry Monsters: Galeries Lafayette Unveils Monster Mischeif this Holiday Season 40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris, France fr

Galeries Lafayette has a Monster Christmas in store
for you in 2014!

A gang of cheeky monsters lurks mischievously amid the
festive theatrical décor, plotting a topsy-turvy Christmas! Some have sneaked
into the shop windows, others wander brazenly about in the departments – the naughty things have even turned the Christmas tree upside down!

Come and share their festive joy with lots of surprises at Galeries Lafayette’s Monster Christmas.

Upending the Christmas Tree – a Masterstroke of Mischief:

Galeries Lafayette is the first in the world to proudly display a Christmas tree turned on its head!

Canopied by the Boulevard Haussmann’s famous century-old Coupole, the festive tree takes root overhead in the architectural tracery of the sumptuous Art Nouveau dome – all the better to dazzle 150,000 daily visitors expected during the season of goodwill.

The novel Christmas tree at Galeries Lafayette points its tip towards the ground, inviting visitors to stay put and watch a sublime light show washing over it once an hour, with music and illuminations flooding across the branches down its full 80-foot length!

 Merry Monster and a Happy New Year!

Hilariously wicked and full of pranks, Gustave the Monster and his oddball band are cooking up a very surprising Christmas behind the scenes. Their unruly invasion of the stunning Boulevard Haussmann window displays has bystanders of all ages chuckling merrily.

 All along the boulevard, shop windows are transformed into a madcap playground for Gustave the Monster and his furry friends.

Big hairy paws with a perfect manicure steal around the edge of a heavy curtain to mess up the display, two big round eyes peer at the spectators on the pavement, one hand pulls open a curtain, and then another – a funny little creature bashfully gets ready to climb onto the stage.

The show begins and each window becomes a little scene, with Norma the tightrope walker and her sidekick Norbert the worm, Zoe the budding magician, an army of rebelious rabbits, a popcorn war in the auditorium...

These meddling monsters are getting up to all kinds of mischief inside the windows, with no holds barred!

 Don't miss the Galeries Lafayettes' famous Christmas windows, on display from November 5, 2014 to January 3, 2015.


    Les Galeries Lafayette

    40, boulevard Haussmann 
    75009 Paris 
    Tél : +33 (0)1 42 82 34 56



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