Christmas and New Year in Monaco – Monte-Carlo


A dream schedule for celebrating Christmas and New Year in Monaco

On Saturday 5th December, the switching on of the Christmas lights in the Principality of Monaco, marks its entry to the magical festive season. Draped in red, white and gold, Casino Square will be decked out in a fairy-tale cloak of lights. Against this glimmering backdrop, we have a dream schedule for you to celebrate Christmas and New Year in Monaco, with your family or as a couple.




Christmas Monaco, New Year's Eve Monaco

Originality, gourmet food and well-being combine for a magical family Christmas

Between 4th December 2015 and 3rd January 2016, the Christmas Market takes up its winter quarters in Port Hercule. There’s lots of entertainment for children and adults alike in a magnificent Christmas Village: chalets selling crafts and regional products, a panoramic big wheel, a skating rink, games, parades and workshops.


On 24th December, take advantage of the warm, intimate atmosphere of the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo to spend a proper family Christmas. In the afternoon, while the children take part in creative workshops and climb aboard Santa’s sleigh, parents can relax for a warming “afternoon tea”. In the evening, the gala Christmas dinner takes place in the Belle Epoque Room from an outstanding menu.


In order to top off your Christmas meal in delicious fashion, treat yourself to the Yule log created by the Master Pastry Chef at the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, Nicolas Baygourry. This year’s gourmet creation celebrates the curved, futuristic shapes of the Monte-Carlo Pavilions. You can take advantage of this fresh, light mild weather between 25th November and 31st December 2015.


Finally, for a day offering a subtle blend of luxury and well-being, give in to the temptation of an Essential Experience day at our fabulous Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo spa.

Gourmet food, entertainment and clubbing for an unforgettable New Year in Monaco with friend


On Thursday 31st December, see the old year out in style with a firework display of flavours and festivities.




In the Belle Epoque Room at the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, savour a grand gala dinner where your every course is filled with festive magic.


The White Room at the Casino de Monte-Carlo will also open its doors for the New Year’s Eve celebrations offering an outstanding evening of gourmet food and music. Dinner is served from a sophisticated menu. To treat your taste-buds, there will be lobster, asparagus and pumpkin consommé, creamed black truffle and whole roast filet of beef…


In the “cool & chic” vibe at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, enjoy a festive dinner at the Blue Bay or a fantastic evening’s entertainment at theSalle des Etoiles. This legendary venue will be hosting the internationally-acclaimed show, New Jersey Nights; an unforgettable musical journey featuring the greatest hits of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.


For a relaxed, festive atmosphere, head for the Buddha Bar where the New Year’s Eve celebration dinner has a 60’s theme. Continue the festivities into the night at the Lounge bar where the famous DJ PAPA will supply the vibe with electro and tribal beats.


The magical Monegasque night continues at prestigious venues such as the Blue Gin, where the Printemps des Arts festival and cocktails will be celebrated under the theme “Spring Break”. Jimmy’z Sporting Monte-Carlo will be turning up the heat on the cold winter nights. La Rascasse, the Principality’s leading lounge bar, will be putting on DJ and live acoustic sets to go with its stunning views over Monaco’s port.




Look through all our festive season gift ideas.