France usually undergoes a transformation throughout the festive season. The city of Paris, for instance, and its most beautiful monuments are illuminated, Christmas decorations adorn the streets, and department store windows are all filled with animated displays. Markets, Nativity scenes, open-air ice rinks, merry-go-rounds and a host of other activities and events take over the city of lights, offering fun for all. Parisians and visitors are the ones that keep the festive spirit alive all the way into the New Year, with special events for an unforgettable and cautious holiday season. Check out our top 10 French Christmas Stories, Facts and Events you should know even as you celebrate in 2016.