As the Christmas season approaches, Monaco transforms into a winter wonderland. Let yourself be transported by "Comme un enfant": the twinkling ambiance conjured up when classic Christmas traditions meet Monte-Carlo’s inimitable style. From December to January, wander through the Christmas markets in Monaco, admire the grand decorations that adorn shop fronts and streets, and marvel at the glittering illuminations. From iconic squares to sumptuous hotels, discover places in Monaco where you can enjoy a magical Christmas time in true festive fashion.
A premium Christmas shopping experience awaits you at the Christmas Promenade Monte-Carlo Shopping, from December 3rd to January 8th. Near the Place du Casino, shop under the wonderful illuminations on Sundays 11 and 18 December! This is the perfect opportunity to find a dazzling party outfit in one of the designer boutiques, or perhaps some sumptuous gift ideas and superb holiday season decorations. Not far from Port Hercules, you’ll also find Monaco’s Christmas village. Traditionally open from early December to early January, it has an enchanting vibe that visitors of all ages love. Strolling through the chalets, riding the Ferris wheel or taking part in children’s activities are just some of Monaco’s essential festive activities.
At Christmas, Monaco’s illuminations bring a special glow to the Riviera. You will be amazed to see the twinkling golden reflections of the snow-covered fir trees and garlands of light on the Place du Casino. All around, an ice trail will wind between the fir trees. Take the time to admire this iconic square as you enjoy a pancake or a waffle at the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo chalet and celebrate the magic of Christmas. The Principality's top hotels and restaurants also put on their Sunday best during the holidays. Majestic Christmas trees adorn the lobbies of the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo and Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort. As for the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, don’t miss its exceptional decorations, which include a tree designed by Chopard.
Have you ever seen a Mediterranean patio decked out in its festive finery? You must go to the Christmas Garden in the Patio at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo. This chic and elegant winter garden with fairy lights is located in between Monaco’s great jewelry establishments. Open from December 3rd to January 8th, it is a great place to meet up and enjoy an exquisite hot chocolate by Alain Ducasse or take part in creative workshops. The winter holiday season schedule includes an introduction to various arts and crafts, including tasty Christmas treats, holiday decorations and floral arrangements. In the evening, this enchanting venue can be booked for a private celebratory dinner under the stars.
Whether you are visiting with your family or significant other, there are some quite exceptional Christmas holidays to be had in our hotels, because their Christmas entertainment is second to none. For a sparkling and delicious moment of rest and relaxation, visit the Square Beaumarchais. The Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo has set up its own Christmas chalet, which is the ideal place to sip a merry glass of champagne.
From December 20th to December 23th, children and their parents are invited for a Christmas snack at Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo. A moment to share with the family, since a buffet and a games room are specially dedicated to children.
At the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, the Blue Gin Bar has a warm, cozy winter setting known as L’Etoile des Neiges. You can spend the festive season wrapped up in an alpine atmosphere, nestled in comfortable blankets or on a heated covered terrace, as you take in a breathtaking view over the Mediterranean. Board games, pool, magic shows and a live DJ set the mood on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Every Thursday in December, the Winter Party raises the temperature a little more so you can jump into winter in the most festive way.
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