Even the Principality of Monaco is not safe from unforeseen circumstances. The sanitary crisis associated with the global Covid-19 epidemic has also affected Monaco, making significant changes not only in its usual life, but also in the cultural and business program of this year and probably the next one. Cancellation of many high-profile events for the residents of the Côte d’Azur, was an unexpected turn. HelloMonaco hopes that the leisure and business program will return to your calendars very soon. And we promise that long-term waiting will be justified! So, we are inviting you to check out our selection of the best winter-spring 2020–2021 events in Monaco.
Bal de Noël
December 12, 2020
The 15th edition of the Bal de Noël will take place with the magic of a Fairytale on Saturday December 12th 2020 at 8.30pm in the Salle Empire of the fabulous Hôtel de Paris. Under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Princess Charlène of Monaco, the traditional and inevitable Bal de Noël will launch as per usual the Christmas festivities, this year together with the jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels. On this beautiful evening, the guests will be immersed in a magical and enchanted Christmas decoration, enlightened by shows and singers. In this Christmas spirit, funds will be raised for the benefit of the Princess Charlène of Monaco Foundation with an auction by Sotheby’s. During the event for the «happy few» this year, Sandrine Knoell, founder of the event, will be surrounded by the sublime presenter Victoria Silvstedt and the brilliant International Action Committee. With the generous support of Lady Monika del Campo of Bayfield Hall of Monaco, the stylist Oscar Scirè. And the precious participation of Cote Magazine, MonteCarloSociety and the florist decorator Stanislas Ducreux. The Bal de Noël by Five Stars Events will follow all the Monegasque sanitary measures for the prevention of COVID-19.
Salle Empire, Hôtel de Paris
Club Vivanova Gala Dinner
December 12, 2020
On Saturday December, 12, 2020, the Fairmont Monte-Carlo, Salle d’Or, will be hosting the 6th Vivanova Club Gala Dinner, also featuring a charity auction. All profits will go to the Chances for Children foundation and the Animal Fund, TAF.
Tickets ranging from €200 per person include: Premier Cru Champagne Aperitif at the Galérie Cristal, a Four Course Gourmet Wine Dinner by a chef recognized «Meilleur Ouvrier de France» (Best in France in his/her profession); LAKEMAKELD Dinner Fashion Show; live charity auction with VIP partners and the Ultimate Live Music Experience by HIGH ON HEELS, a collective of talented female musicians.
«We only achieve great things in life by giving back and our gala is organised annually to appreciate the best things in life, whilst offering attendees the chance to donate to worthy, local and life-changing charities», Club Vivanova founder Bradley Mitton says.
Salle d’Or, Fairmont Monte-Carlo
89th Monte-Carlo Rally
January 18–24, 2021
The Automobile Club de Monaco has disclosed the route of the 89th edition of the Monte Carlo Rally in advance of this next January. This will also be a noteworthy anniversary, the 110th of the event being held on January 21 to 24, 2021. There are important new features, just reported, impacting much of the course compared to 2020 for what is the major opening round of the World Rally Championship (WRC). Gap still remains a major focus of the Monte-Carlo Rally in 2021. Expect though a permanent return to the foot of the Rock in 2022.
The competitors will set off around the prefecture of Hautes-Alpes on Thursday 21 January for the traditional nocturnal pair of special stages. This is evidenced in particular by the 2nd stage (Friday 22 January) completing the reunion with Drôme Provençale, near the Col du Perty and Chalançon. The next day (Saturday, January 23), the crews will crisscross the Massif du Valgaudemar. The final special stage of each of these two stages will be contested later, using headlights. That’s a total of four «special» nights — an important innovation.
January 19–21, 2021
In January, the French auction house Artcurial is selling a number of exciting lots in various categories. For the lovers of chic and glitter, some unique jewellery, women’s watches and collectibles, as well as the Hermès winter collection leather items will be presented. If you wish to introduce your own lot, please go to the one-click registration on the auction house’s website.
24th Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique
January 30 – February 3, 2021
There will be no Concentration Leg for the 24th edition of Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique, and only one starting city: Monte-Carlo! However, the itinerary that was drawn up for the actual race will be as diverse and as difficult as ever, following the recommendations of the Organizing Committee at the Automobile Club de Monaco. A whole pack of Regularity Stages is on the menu, as always, since they have remained the main features of this special rally and they help to figure out easily which crew really deserves to win. The Historic version of the world’s most ancient road rally is reserved to cars that have entered at least one Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo between 1911, the year when it was created, and 1983, so that a greater number of models are allowed to enter the 2021 edition. The change was made also in order to please numerous car collectors who asked for this evolution.
Last but not least, in keeping with tradition, the Gala Night and Prize Ceremony will happen on the evening of Wednesday February 3 in the Salle des Étoiles of Monte-Carlo Sporting Club (evening dress/dark suit/black tie requested).
Platinum Security Exhibition
February 2–3, 2021
The increase in threats such as robberies, assaults, burglaries, cyberattacks, and break-ins requires finding appropriate answers. For several years, there has been a very strong development of private security services in addition to public security implemented by the States. The Platinum Security Exhibition presents solutions and new technologies adapted to new challenges. Exhibitors from all over the world will provide proven or innovative products and technologies to ensure the security of industrial sites, commercial sites, hotels and restaurants, private properties and personalities. The Platinum Security Exhibition is an exceptional opportunity to meet and establish privileged contacts with all the actors of the sector. The event is held under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.
February 22–24, 2021
Sportel is the world’s leading brand in the Sports Content Media Rights and Technology Convention market place. It is featuring workshops, lectures and meetings with the leaders of sports and the information technology industry. They will present new marketing solutions helping to achieve commercial goals. The 31st edition of the Sportel Convention that will be held on February 22 to 24 at the Grimaldi Forum, will once again bring together more than 3000 sports media professionals to the Principality. Its program features sponsor presentations and press conferences focusing on the trends and issues of the sports media industry.
11th E-Commerce One to One
March, 9–11, 2021
The E-Commerce One to One event brings together professionals in online commerce and conferences, features meetings between merchants and e-merchants, and also service providers in the field of online referencing and web design. One to One Monaco is a real business accelerator and has set a benchmark for experts in the sector. The E-Commerce One to One show in Monaco highlights the exciting possibilities of the future of the digital sector. This edition of the E-Commerce One to One Trade Show will be hosted in the Grimaldi Forum. Featuring one to one meetings, plenary sessions and around 170 Expert Workshops as well as moments of high-end networking — and also distinguished by One to One Off which will bring you solutions to all your business issues.
Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival
March 11 – April 11, 2021
The Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival (Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo) was inspired by Princess Grace in 1970. Princess Caroline of Hanover has been its president since 1984. This unique event, favouring creativity, is holding a number of concerts, lectures, performances and master classes in the Principality’s iconic venues: Opéra Garnier, Oceanographic Museum, Rainier III Auditorium, Amphithéâtre (One Monte-Carlo) and Théâtre des Variétés. After the temporary halt in the current year as a direct consequence of the lockdown imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, a topical programme of first-class concerts, master classes, meetings with maestros and composers with the involvement of young talents from Music Academies will be thrilling all audiences. This amazing kaleidoscope of cultural events will certainly keep you entertained!