Weekend in Monaco

#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on December 14th and December 15th

We hope you’ve already picked and decorated the most beautiful Christmas tree and now have time to go out and relax.

3rd Monaco Mineral and Fossil Exhibition

You can start your Saturday with the 3rd Monaco Mineral and Fossil Exhibition on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 December 2019 in the Grimaldi Forum Monaco.

Fossils dating 500 million years with exceptional pieces: crane of tiger will be presented to the public (huge Ammonites, bones of dinosaurs, reptiles etc.). Crystals of the whole world, the infinitely colored minerals, the shells, the jewels, the fascinating precious stones and the rare gemstones … Exhibitors: coming from Pakistan, Morocco, Spain, Madagascar, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Mexico, Brazil who propose to the public of real marvels. Price: €6,00 – free access under 7 years.

And if you like shopping don’t miss the Grand Monaco Street Sale open from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 December 2019, in Espace Fontvieille.

“Bal de Noël”
Illustration : Elizabeth Wessel

This year, the “Bal de Noël” will take place on Saturday 14th December 2019 at 8.30pm under the High Patronage of S.A.S the Princesse Charlène of Monaco in the Salle Belle Empire of the fabulous Hôtel de Paris, recently renovated. The traditional and inevitable “Bal de Noël” will launch as per usual the festivities of December in Monte-Carlo.

The 14th edition of the “Bal de Noël” will revolve around the theme of “Dolce Vita”, inspired by Fellini’s famous film. The guests will be immersed in a magical and enchanted Christmas. Sandrine Knoell Garbagnati, founder of the event, will be surrounded by the sublime presenter Victoria SILVSTEDT who will animate the prestigious tombola.

During this beautiful evening, funds will be raised for the benefit of the Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco thanks to an auction by Sotheby’s.

The “Bal de Noël” by Five Stars Events is limited to 250 guests, by paid invitation only. For any information or reservation, please contact Five Stars Events : +377 97 70 78 75 or events@5starsevents.com.
The musical “La planète magique Todes”

On the eve of the Christmas holidays, in collaboration with the group Société des Bains de Mer, the “Le Petit Elfe” store will organize a concert for children and their parents on December 14th at the Opera Garnier Monte Carlo.

The famous Russian ballet troupe of Alla Duhova “Todes” will participate in this show. They won the admiration of the whole world, including the Monegasques with their participation in the Cabaret of Monte Carlo and in several concerts at the Salle des Etoiles.

Theatrical performance: "Désiré"
It is quite a theatrical weekend. To begin with there is a theatrical performance: “Désiré” presents a play by Sacha Guitry, in aid of the Humanitarian Association S.E.B. on Saturday 14 December 2019, at 8 pm Théâtre des Variétés.
"Signé Dumas", a play by Cyril Gély and Eric Rouquette
“Signé Dumas”, a play by Cyril Gély and Eric Rouquette on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 at 8.30 pm, Sunday 15 December 2019 at 2.30 pm and 5 pm, Théâtre des Muses.
If you prefer music, go to the “Messiah” by George Friedrich Handel, performed by the Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble Ristretto with Elenor Bowers-Jolley, soprano, Laura Margaret Smith, alto, Gavan Ring, tenor and Simon Bailey, bass, organised by the Association Musique de Chambre Monaco on Saturday 14 December 2019, at 7 pm St. Paul’s Church.
Organ recital
Christmas organ concert “In Dulci Jubilo”, as part of the In Tempore Organi Fesitval, in collaboration with the Eglise Sainte Dévote on Saturday 14 December 2019, at 8.30 pm Eglise Sainte-Dévote.
"La Damnation de Faust" ("The Damnation of Faust")
“La Damnation de Faust” (“The Damnation of Faust”) (concert version) by Hector Berlioz with Sophie Koch, Jean-François Borras, Erwin Schrott, Frédéric Caton, the Chorus of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kazuki Yamada, organised by the Opéra de Monte-Carlo on Sunday 15 December, at 3 pm and Tuesday 17 December 2019, at 8 pm Auditorium Rainier III – Salle Yakov Kreizberg.
U Giru de Natale
And on Sunday put your sneakers on for “U Giru de Natale” (a 10 km race through Monaco) organised by ASSP, the Sporting Association of the Monaco Police Department on Sunday 15 December 2019, at 10:30 am, Port de Monaco.
Monaco vs Pau Lacq Orthez
 Also for sports fans there is “Jeep Elite” Basketball: Monaco – Boulogne-Levallois on Sunday 15 December 2019, at 4 pm, Louis II Stadium – Salle Omnisports Gaston Médecin.
The Art of the Cinema - screening of the film "The Ball" by Ettore Scola
The Art of the Cinema – is screening the film “The Ball” by Ettore Scola, organised by the audiovisual Institute of Monaco on Sunday 15 December 2019, at 11 am in Grimaldi Forum Monaco.

The Ball by Ettore Scola is magnificent evidence that the history of the world may be told in the language of dance. Characters of this unique art drama dance straight through epochs and styles and modern history goes before our eyes.

And if you want to learn more about other events and exhibitions that take place in Monaco these days visit our Calendar.

So have fun and enjoy your weekend!

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