Events17 December 2018

Magic Holidays end of the year in Côte d'Azur [Video gallery]

From December, the French Riviera twinkles with thousands of lights and pretty musical notes to celebrate with dignity the arrival of Santa Claus.

Nice Place Massena, credit Hermes from mars

Nice Place Massena, credit Hermes from mars

Christmas in Menton:

For this great occasion, the Biovès Gardens will be transformed into a real fairy country where grown-ups, and especially young ones, will be able to hope in front of Santa's mailbox, linger, wide-eyed, in front of wonderful shows, salivating greedy in front of the stands. or vibrate on the attractive rides.

A huge ice rink of 500m2 installed on the forecourt of the Jean Cocteau museum will delight the amateurs of gliding not far from the traditional Christmas market of the Francis-Palmero esplanade. The public will find 30 chalets for dozens of original gift ideas to surprise and please.

Parades also on the program, many activities, workshops, nurseries provided in the four corners of the city, rides in a carriage, or donkey ride or small train, colorful dragons or fairy candles ...

After all these beautiful emotions to live with family or friends, a night walk in the streets of the city and on the seafront is essential to discover a magical light, unique in the region.

Detailed programme in the file hereby.

Christmas in Nice:

Because nothing will harm the magic of Christmas on the Côte d'Azur, the city of Nice goes big and prepares you to live exceptional holidays. The Christmas lights are becoming more and more majestic each year ... A giant Christmas ball on the Place Garibaldi, a luminous reproduction of the Casino de la Jetée on the Promenade du Paillon and a sound and light show on the MAMAC facade ... An appointment that Nice and visitors are happy to see every year.

From December, the Christmas market took up residence in the Albert 1er garden with about sixty chalets sheltering artisans of local products, Christmas specialties and gift ideas for young and old. Oyster bars, champagne, mulled wine and other sweets will delight the most greedy of us. A new location this year that will ensure the tranquility and safety of visitors, a fenced but larger and more airy place to stroll freely between the gingerbread stalls and Provençal santons.

The Ferris wheel will rise as usual on Place Masséna and will offer you a panoramic view of the whole city which has for the occasion dressed its most beautiful coat of light. Nearby, there will be another year of professional and amateur free shows on the large open skating rink.

Every day from 11am to 8pm (9pm on Fridays and Saturdays), the city of Nice will be the most magical to make you experience excellent end of year festivities with many events, shows and playgrounds.

In addition, giant mailboxes have been made available throughout the city so that children can send their wishes more easily to Santa Claus. On the shopping side, like the Boulevard Haussmann in Paris, the Galeries Lafayette in Nice will decorate their windows with automatons and magic version 2.0 with this year's theme.

Detailed programme in the file hereby.

Similar events in the other cities like Monaco, Cannes, Mouans Sartoux, .....

So are you ready to immerse yourself this year even more than ever in the magic of Christmas?

 Fêtes à Nice (493 kB)

Judit Neuberger

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