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

Let the holidays begin !
From Friday 2 December 2022 to Sunday 8 January 2023

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 highlights not to be missed for unlimited shopping on December 11 and 18!

  • Date: 3 December 2022 to 8 January 2023.
  • Locations: Place du Casino, One Monte-Carlo and Avenue de Monte-Carlo
  • Shopping Sundays - 11 & 18 December 2022 with a special opening

A magical sight to behold from 3 December!  


When it dons its glittering holiday best on 2 December 2022, 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 for the first time, a rollers skating trail 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 from Friday 2 December 2022! The Carré d’Or awaits, bringing you an enchanting shopping experience on Sunday 11 and Sunday 18 December 2022 with stores exceptionally open. 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 3 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 from November 17, 2022 to January 8, 2023, ready to welcome you every day from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm with the very best of Monte-Carlo craftsmanship!


The enchanted rollers skating trail!


For the first time, Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer is offering young and old alike the chance to slide down a rollers skating trail on Place du Casino! From December 2, 2022 to January 8, 2023 a trail will wind between the white fir trees adorned with gold and white balls and light garlands on the Place du Casino. Everyone will be able to get skates from the chalet erected at the entrance to the track and get started and skate between the illuminated facades around the Place du Casino. Enough to experience rare thrills and bring back even rarer photos!

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 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, 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...


An unforgettable New Year's Eve...


Like every year, the end of year celebrations in Monaco are the most magical. And to welcome the New Year in the most beautiful way, the Société des Bains de Mer promises you an unforgettable New Year's Eve.


Discover the details of the New Year's Eve activities:


  • From 6pm: Cartography on the Casino facade  
  • 8pm: New Year's Eve Rollers Skating Show 
  • From 10pm: Live music at the Jardins des Boulingrins
    • DJ Claire Rubia
  • 11pm: New Year's Eve Rollers Skating Show 
  • 11.55pm: Cartography & Countdown until midnight  
  • 1am: End of the animations
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Christmas & New Year Eve

For Christmas and New Year's Eve, Monaco is adorned with its most beautiful clothes of light. Discover the events and activities of the end-of-year celebrations in the magical setting of the Principality.


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