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Christmas shopping in and around the Place du Casino: events and entertainment

Let the holidays begin !
From Thursday 2 December 2021 to Sunday 9 January 2022

December is finally here, and with it plenty of long-awaited festive spirit: the time for merrymaking has come and the Place du Casino is looking its festive best, ready to welcome you for shopping, fun, and Christmas magic.

We’re bringing you a full-on feast for the senses this year, with a whole host of activities in and around the Place du Casino throughout December – perfect for a festive shopping spree and a highlight not to be missed with a special shopping evening on December 2nd ! 

  • Date: 2 December 2021 to 9 January.
  • Locations: Place du Casino, One Monte-Carlo and Avenue de Monte-Carlo
  • Shopping Evening - Thursday 2 December 2021 with a special opening until 9pm.

A magical sight to behold from 2 December!  


When it dons its glittering holiday best on 2 December 2021, the iconic Place du Casino is sure to leave you speechless. With the twinkling lights illuminating the renowned Casino de Monte-Carlo, Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo and the magnificent Christmas tree in the middle of the square, the magic of Christmas will start slowly captivating your every sense. Why not celebrate with some open-air shopping on Thursday 2 December 2021! The Carré d’Or awaits, bringing you an enchanting shopping experience with stores opening until 21:00 especially for the occasion. From the Avenue de Monte-Carlo to One Monte-Carlo, you’ll get to peruse the city’s most prestigious stores and their finest collections of all your favourite labels and iconic brands, including ready-to-wear fashion, leather, jewellery and watches – it’s the ultimate in festive fun! Awaken your inner Christmas elf, and surprise your nearest and dearest with gifts lovingly selected in the most exclusive shopping destination on the Riviera.

All that’s left to do before the big day is pop your purchases under the tree – or, for the fashionistas among you, put together the perfect party outfit!


The aroma of one of Alain Ducasse’s hot chocolates!


Give in to the temptation of one of Alain Ducasse’s signature hot chocolate on the Patio of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo.

From 2 December, the warm, comforting smell of roasted cocoa beans will lead you straight to the Patio Monte-Carlo for our famous hot chocolate – a must during any shopping spree or hunt for Father Christmas! Any excuse to enjoy Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse’s expertly crafted creations is a good one: and this Christmas, he has created the dreamiest hot chocolate ever – a mouth-watering blend of childhood memories and classic flavours only to be tasted at Le Bar à Chocolat. 

You can find it served all day long in the equally sumptuous surroundings of the historic Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo.


Monte-Carlo Christmas Shopping Promenade... 


It’s official: the holidays are upon us! And the Christmas Shopping Promenade cabins will be lining the Avenue de Monte-Carlo all month long, ready to welcome you every day with the very best of Monte-Carlo craftsmanship!

To make this year’s holidays truly unforgettable, check out the brand-new Chefs’ Gourmet Christmas Cabin, where you’ll find a selection of signature dishes from our Michelin-starred chefs, sweet and savoury treats, sharing nibbles and traditional Christmas chocolates and desserts – all to take away! This year, the consummate skill of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer is coming to you!

The Boutique Cabin also stocks a range of souvenirs that would make the perfect Monaco-inspired present – because the Principality is always a great gift idea!


Glowing igloos: the home of magic!


Picture this: bubble-shaped igloos filled with poetry and prose, where you can snuggle up and listen to stories in different languages, discover the Monte-Carlo archives under a blanket of snow, marvel at Christmases around the world, and even leave your very best poem with Santa to enter a Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer competition for a chance to win a stay at the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo

Make the most of your experience with a moment of indulgence at the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo, a veritable Monaco institution. Whether you're just after something sweet or a classic wintry treat, this is the perfect place to pick up something to enjoy on-the-go during the rest of your day out.


A visit from Santa on Christmas Eve!


A highlight of the festive period, Santa will be visiting the Place du Casino on the afternoon of 24 December.

For it just wouldn’t be Christmas without him and his smiling face! 

Once the twinkling lights of the Place du Casino have been lit, the wishes granted, tables set and guests entertained, head to the heart of the Principality with your little ones from 14:30, and he might well be there…sat in his splendid chair, wearing red from head to toe, and ready to listen to your children whisper secrets in his ear as you take a photo you’ll treasure forever. That’s not all...a little elf has told us that there’s a spectacular show in store too, with plenty of surprises that will add the perfect finishing touches to your unique and utterly memorable Monte-Carlo Christmas...


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