The Christmas spirit is taking over Monaco, and the city is starting to sparkle. From admiring the lights to wining, dining, and browsing the luxury boutiques along the Monte-Carlo Shopping Promenade, here are the incredible ways to enjoy an unforgettable, starry-eyed Christmas in Monaco.
#1 A relaxing Christmas: mountain vibes in Monaco
Tranquil luxury and exquisite pleasure are the order of the day over at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, where the patio will transform into an elegant winter garden from 3 December 2020 to 10 January 2021. Enjoy delicious treats by Monte-Carlo Catering amongst the sparkling fir trees, or take them away to savour later.
#2 A magical Christmas: the decorations of dreams in the Place du Casino
Experience the magic of Christmas in Monaco, in the kind of surroundings that dreams are made of. From 3 December 2020 to 10 January 2021, the new Place du Casino will once again be swathed in the most beautiful finery, complete with a towering Christmas tree over 18 metres high and the sparkle of a thousand lights.
Every evening from 28 to 31 December, the front of the Casino will be getting all dressed up in a magnificent sound and light show that’s not to be missed! Or venture into the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo just next door to keep the magic of Christmas alive even longer.
#3 A gourmet Christmas: Christmas treats and fine dining
In Monaco, Christmas is delicious! Enjoy some mouth-watering moments with family at the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, which will be holding Christmas Afternoon Tea in the magical surroundings of the Salle Belle Epoque on 19, 22, 23 and 24 December. Treat yourself to a buffet of scrumptious cakes and pastries whilst the little ones play at being budding chefs during creative workshops. Share gourmet Christmas dinners with your friends, family or loved ones in the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer restaurants.
Does dinner under the stars sound good to you? Then why not see in the New Year looking out over the Mediterranean at Le Grill in the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo! Or celebrate Christmas on 25 December with Champagne and Mediterranean flavours during lunch at the Blue Bay at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort.
#4 A cultural Christmas: Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo and New Year Gala
Experience some of the Principality’s finest artistry during the holiday season in Monaco, and treat yourself to a moving performance by Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo: Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, or maybe even LAC.
On Sunday 20 December, come and hear works by Bach, Mozart, Gounod and Franck performed by some of Monaco's young singers and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra in Monaco Cathedral, or take a look at the orchestra's full calendar of upcoming concerts.
On 29 December, finish off Christmas in style with the New Year Gala brought to you by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yvan Cassar with Natalie Dessay, Neïma Naouri and Hugh Coltman performing some of the greatest songs from American musical comedies in ‘From Broadway to Hollywood’.