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Christmas market and illuminations: when magic takes over Monaco

As the Christmas season approaches, Monaco transforms into a winter wonderland. Let yourself be transported by 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.

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Chic or traditional: Monaco's Christmas markets

A premium Christmas shopping experience awaits you at the Christmas Promenade Monte-Carlo Shopping, from November 18th to January 9th. Explore charming Christmas huts not far from the Place du Casino. 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, taking part in children’s activities or skating on an open-air ice rink are just some of Monaco’s essential festive activities.


The most beautiful Christmas decorations are in Monaco

At Christmas, Monaco’s illuminations bring a special glow to the Riviera. You will be amazed to see the twinkling golden reflections of the gigantic Christmas tree on the Place du Casino. Glowing igloos dotted all around are the perfect spot for taking the time to admire this iconic square as you sip a glass of champagne at the Café de Paris 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.

Celebrate Christmas in a winter garden in Monaco

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 2nd to January 9th, it is a great place to meet up and enjoy an exquisite hot chocolate 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.


A magical gourmet Christmas in Monaco’s hotels

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 Square Beaumarchais from December 9th to January 6th. The Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo has set up its own Christmas chalet, which is the ideal place to sip a merry glass of champagne and enjoy caviar and foie gras every day from noon to 7 pm.

From December 21st to Christmas eve, children and their parents are invited for a Christmas snack at Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo. In the gilded Salle Empire filled with a delicious buffet, Santa is one of the guests at this Christmas event packed with activities for young children.

The magic of Christmas fits the cosy atmosphere of the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo perfectly. Go for a Christmas aperitif on Christmas eve at the Crystal Bar and savor cocktails and petit fours, or head for a New Year's Eve dinner at Limun.


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Vivre un Noël féerique à Monaco
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Unmissable illuminations at the Casino de Monte-Carlo

Just after Christmas, three special holiday events await you at the Place du Casino. At dusk on December 29th, 30th and 31st, the Casino de Monte-Carlo will host a fabulous sound and light show. At the heart of one of Monaco’s most beautiful neighborhoods ringed with Christmas lights, this iconic building’s facade is subtly decked out in light and color. You will find Monaco twinkling with magic and enchantment right up to the close of the year.



Magical festivities at L’Etoile des Neiges

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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