Weekend in Monaco

#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on December 23rd and December 24th

This holiday weekend Monaco offers its residents and visitors a variety of things to do, they are spoiled for choice between many luxurious and beautiful places, including among them Casino Square, the Port, the Bay and the Sporting.

Monaco has traditionally a lot to offer for the festivities at the end of the year. We have made you a list of the best parties and the most delightful dinners for New Year’s Eve. However now it’s time to celebrate Christmas.

Christmas masses

Eight Monegasque places plan to celebrate Christmas on December 24 and 25 starting with the Monaco Cathedral.

Christmas Village: "Rainier III, a Passionate Prince"
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You can begin your day with a walk in the Christmas Village. The theme this year is “Rainier III, a Passionate Prince”. There will be specially created decorations for all ages to enjoy, showcasing Prince Rainier III’s greatest passions, namely the sea, the arts, wildlife, and sport.

The Sports Village

In addition to the “Rainier III, Passionate Prince” Christmas Village on the Quai Albert I, a vast area of fun and sporting activities will take up residence on the South Dock of the Port of Monaco, from Friday December 15, 2023 at 4 p.m. to Sunday January 7, 2024 at 10:30 p.m.

Several flagship installations:

  • a treetop adventure course (from 8 years old)
  • a climbing structure, made up of several colored routes representing different levels of difficulty (from 6 years old)
  • 3 obstacle courses of increasing difficulty inspired by the famous TV game Ninja Warrior: “P’tit Ninja” for children aged 3 to 6; “Ninja Kid” for ages 6-12 and “Ninja Hero” for teens ages 12 and up. These last two courses will be more than 50 meters long.
  • Finally, something new in the Principality… a 180 meter long zip line will allow the bravest to fly over the Swimming Pool Route, starting from the highest diving board of the Stade Nautique Rainier swimming pool.

The Sports Village is organized by the Mairie de Monaco from December 15, 2023 to January 7, 2024.

Casino Square

Experience the magic of A Christmas Carol at the iconic Casino Square, with giant snowballs illustrating scenes from Charles Dickens’ famous fairytale from Thursday 7 December 2023 to Sunday 7 January 2024, at the Place du Casino. Soak up the spirit of Christmas, generosity, and goodwill to all men! You’ll also find the legendary Christmas Carousel and Chalet in the Jardin des Boulingrins gardens opposite the Casino de Monte-Carlo. The perfect place for an enchanting time with all the family! The Chalet will be serving traditional crêpes, churros, and comforting hot drinks.

The Principality's Nativity Trail

The Principality’s Nativity Trail, founded in 2014 in Monaco’s Old Town, to bring festive Christmas cheer and convey the culture and values embodied by nativity scenes from every continent, will be held this year from Friday 8 December 2023 to Monday 8 January 2024 in Monaco-Ville. Each year, nativity scenes are displayed all along the trail, set up in specially installed chalets and in the various State buildings in the Old Town district.

Hotel de Paris

Experience the spirit of Christmas at the Patio of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo from Saturday 9 December 2023 to Sunday 7 January 2024. This year, the iconic prestige hotel invites you to soak up the magic of the festive season with traditional English-style celebrations and decorations in its winter garden, Le Patio, for a Christmas full of luxury and sparkle.

Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology of Monaco

Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology of Monaco organized a special event before Christmas on December 23 from 2.30 pm to 4 pm!

Exhibition: "Rainier III, The Builder Prince"


There are many interesting exhibition held in Monaco now. For example you can visit “Rainier III, the Builder Prince – An ambition for Monaco” is organized as part of the Prince Rainier III centenary celebrations from Thursday 20 July to Sunday 31 December 2023, Salle d’Exposition du Quai Antoine Ier.

Of course there are other interesting events taking place in Monaco. If you want to learn more about them visit our Calendar.

So have fun and enjoy your weekend!

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