Weekend in Monaco

#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on December 5th and December 6th

The first winter weekend is here. The holiday season is already in the air and beautiful decorations are in the streets and homes.

Monaco Christmas Village
The big wheel at Monaco Christmas Village (Port Hercules, New Year’s Eve 2018-2019).© Maurizio Abbati

This week opened the Christmas village, on the theme of Canada. It is smaller than previous years as it is launched with the public’s safety in mind. From 4 December 2020 to 3 January 2021, four children’s attractions will be available: Hook-a-duck, the traditional Carrousel ride, a new merry-go-round called the “balade en caribou” and another ride in the shape of a tree. The ice rink is also slated to open on 4 December.

This year’s Christmas village will be decorated with real trees of various sizes which will give the Quai Albert 1er a holiday atmosphere. Finally, a chalet will offer pancakes and waffles to be consumed only on the tables provided. The Christmas Village will be freely accessible, with the wearing of a compulsory mask.

Monaco Ice Skating Champions: Olympic Medallists of the Future

The Stade Nautique Rainier III swimming baths was transformed into an open-air skating rink from till Sunday 7 March 2021, Port de Monaco.

"I due Foscari" by Giuseppe Verdi

There are several fantastic music events this weekend. To begin with, there is I due Foscari” by Giuseppe Verdi, performed by the Chorus of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Massimo Zanetti, organised by the Opéra de Monte-Carlo on Saturday 5 December 2020, at 8 pm Grimaldi Forum Monaco – Salle des Princes.

Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Karol BEFFA@www.opmc.mc

Also there is a cine-Concert for all the Family with screenings of the silent films “The Rink”, “The Fireman” and “The Pawnshop”, with improvised piano accompaniment by Karol Beffa, organised by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra on Sunday 6 December 2020, at 3 pm in Auditorium Rainier III.

Jazz at the Opera Garnier Monte-Carlo

Don’t miss “Jazz at the Opera Garnier Monte-Carlo” with thirteen of the greatest French jazzmen on December 6 at 5 pm in the Opera Garnier Monte-Carlo!

As part of a television broadcast recorded by Mezzo, Culturebox and Monaco Info, thirteen of the most talented jazz musicians and singers in France, meet to symbolically mark the fifteenth edition of the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival.

Gad Elmaleh

5 years after «Sans tambour» and an international tour in more than 15 countries, Gad Elmaleh will perform during four intimate shows in the Salle Prince Pierre. A unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a show mixing stand-up and characters.

Monegasque Day of the Red Nose

16th Monegasque Red Nose Day organised by the charity “Les enfants de Frankie” in aid of sick and disadvantaged children in Monaco and the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region is on Sunday 6 December 2020, Principality of Monaco. Foam balls in the colours of the Principality will be on sale from 2 November, to attach to your vehicle.

The day of support for children in difficulty in the region is the day of Saint Nicholas, December 6th. Every person wanting to testify of his solidarity by affixing a ‘nose’ on his vehicle that day, is welcome.

The funny “Red and white Nose”, represent the nose and the optimistic temperament of the clown Frankie, the mascot of the association. They are available, for 2 € symbolic, within the Carrefour Monaco  and in various post offices of the Principality.

And there are of course a few exhibitions open in Monaco. So if you want to learn more about other events and exhibitions that are taking place in Monaco these days visit our Calendar.

So have fun and enjoy your weekend!

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