Christmas entertainment, illuminations: when magic takes over Monaco

Published on October 22, 2021Updated on December 21, 2023

The Christmas season is upon us and Monaco has transformed into a winter wonderland. Be transported to a fairytale land where sparkling 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 boulevards, and marvel at the glittering illuminations. From iconic squares to sumptuous hotels, discover all places in Monaco where you can enjoy a magical Christmas time in true festive fashion.

Christmas snow globes | Place du Casino

From the 7th December, marvel at the Place du Casino and its "A Christmas Carol" decorations. This year, discover giant snow globes that illustrate mythical scenes from Charles Dickens' fairytale and evoke the spirit of generosity, kindness and Christmas. It's the perfect time to enjoy unforgettable moments with friends or family!



Meet Father Christmas | Place du Casino & Carré d'Or

Before taking off on his annual grand tour, Father Christmas has planned a few stops in the Place du Casino, our hotels and at our Christmas chalet on 17, 20, 23, 24 and 25 December from 1pm to 5pm. Put on your best smile for a special photo!



Christmas Carousel | Jardin des Boulingrins

Be dazzled by the beauty of the enchanting Christmas Carousel and its Chalet in the Jardin des Boulingrins, opposite the Casino de Monte-Carlo. The ideal place for a magical family moment . Take a break for a sweet snack at the Chalet which offers crêpes, churros and hot drinks!

Don't wait any longer to come and celebrate your festive season in the Principality!


Christmas Choir | Place du Casino & Carré d'Or

Joy to the world, it's Christmas! The magic of this wonderful time of the year is set to music with the choir performing on 17, 20, 23, 24 and 25 December 2023 from 1p.m. to 5p.m.


"Phantom of the Opera" Art Installation | Atrium Casino de Monte-Carlo

Immerse yourself in a world where detective fiction meets fantasy! From Saturday 16 December to Sunday 31 December 2023, the Atrium of the Casino de Monte-Carlo will be transformed to amaze its visitors with a dazzling installation inspired by "The Phantom of the Opera" in celebration of the musical that will take up residency at the Opéra Garnier over the same dates.



Chic or traditional: Monaco's Boutiques & Christmas markets

An upmarket shopping experience awaits you on the Christmas Promenade Monte-Carlo Shopping. This is your chance to find a stylish festive outfit in one of the designer boutiques, sumptuous gifts or superb festive decorations.

On the Avenue de Monte-Carlo, you'll be spoilt for choice in our Christmas chalets. From Christmas comfort food to unique gift ideas, there's no shortage of festive cheer. This year, you can also put together your own gourmet hampers at the "Monte-Carlo Catering" chalet: salmon, foie gras, chocolates... come and discover our prestigious products to make your festive season a real foodie celebration.

Monaco's Christmas village is also located on the Port Hercule. Traditionally held from early December to early January, it delights young and old alike. Strolling past the chalets, taking a ride on the Ferris wheel or taking part in the activities organised for children are all part of the Monaco Christmas experience.

Vivre un Noël féerique à Monaco

The most beautiful Christmas decorations are in Monaco

At Christmas, Monaco’s illuminations bring a special glow to the Riviera. Marvel at the Place du Casino and let yourself be tempted by "A Christmas Carol". This year, discover snow globes that illustrate mythical scenes from Charles Dickens' fairytale. A walk that evokes the spirit of generosity, kindness and Christmas. It's the perfect time to enjoy unforgettable moments with friends or family! 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.

Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo - Décorations de Noël

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