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Where to celebrate Christmas and New Year in Monaco? The ultimate guide

Our typical Festive Season question is how to spend Christmas holidays and where to celebrate the New Year’s Eve. Monegasques and visitors of the Principality are spoiled for choice between many luxury and beautiful places, among them are Casino Square, the Port, the Bay and the Sporting. The Principality has traditionally many surprises and exciting activities in store for Monaco guests and residents – even this year when the pandemic has frapped the world, Monaco has 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.

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New Year’s party at Buddha Monte-Carlo

Enjoy a scintillating evening at Buddha-Bar Monte-Carlo! This New Year, share an outstanding dinner in the legendary atmosphere of Buddha-Bar Monte-Carlo. Get ready to finish the year in style with an evening that’s full of surprises!

New Year’s Eve offers: 

Set menu including 1/2 a bottle of “Comte de Champagne 2008″– €390 per person.*

Lounge Menu including 1/2 a bottle of “Amour de Deutz 2010″– €350 per person.*

*Prepayment will be required at time of booking. 

Dress code: informal attire. For more information call: (377) 98 06 19 19

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Hotel Hermitage – Spending Christmas with family

Come and enjoy a magical time which will thrill the young and not so young. Christmas and New Year celebrations unlike any others in a warm and homely atmosphere. Make your stay even more memorable with the special events that the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo has in store: Christmas Tea with Father Christmas, Teatime, and Christmas Dinner on 24 December or a Christmas lunch buffet on 25 December.

For children: Christmas tree in the room and a gift ordered by Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo.

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There are more details on the festivities that are awaiting for you.

From 09 December to 6 January: from midday to 7 p.m.

  • Temporary bar in Square Beaumarchais, taste festive seasonal products: caviar, foie gras, Champagne

Sunday 19 December:

  • Chic Brunch under the majestic cupola of the hotel’s Eiffel Mezzanine, €120 per person (champagne included water and coffee).

Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22, Thursday 23 & Friday 24:

  • Christmas Afternoon Tea in Salle Belle Epoque, in the presence of Santa Claus, children can take part in creative activities, enjoy magician. Sweet and savory buffet, € 90 per person, € 50 for children under 12.

Friday 24 December:

  • Aperitif at the Crystal Bar, cocktail and canapés at €38 per person. From 7.00pm.
  • Dinner at Limùn, menu at €100 per person (starter, main course and dessert). From 7.00pm
  • Christmas Eve dinner at the Belle Epoque room, € 180 per person (1/2 bottle of champagne, water & coffee), € 90 for children under 12. Musical entertainment.
  • Dinner at the restaurant Yannick Alléno à l’Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, 6-course menu at € 320 per person (a glass of champagne included, wine list in addition), musical entertainment.

Saturday 25 December:

  • Christmas buffet lunch in Salle Belle Epoque, €190 per person, (champagne included water and coffee) €90 for under 12 years.
  • Lunch at the Yannick Alléno à l’Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, à la carte.

Friday 31 December:

  • Aperitif at the Crystal Bar, cocktail and canapés at €38 per person. From 7.00pm.
  • Dinner at Limùn, menu at €150 per person (starter, main course and dessert). From 7.00pm
  • New Year’s Eve dinner at the restaurant, Yannick Alléno à l’Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo€750 per person, (glass of champagne included, wine menu in supplement) 
  • New Year’s Eve dinner in Salle Belle Epoque, €550 per person, (1/2 bottle of champagne, water and coffee) €275 for under 12 years.musical entertainment.

Saturday 1 January:

  • New Year brunch in Salle Belle Epoque, €190 per person, (champagne included water and coffee) €90 for under 12 years.
  • New Year’s lunch at the Yannick Alléno à l’Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, à la carte.

For more details and information call: (377) 98 06 19 19.

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Limùn restaurant at the Hermitage

Located in the Beaumarchais lobby, Limùn Lounge is a lush garden resembling the top deck of a transatlantic cruise liner with elegant passengers taking leisurely strolls.

Saint-Sylvester Dinner will cost €150 and the Christmas dinner is at €100.

For information and reservation: +377 98 06 98 48

Jimmy’z Monte-Carlo

Celebrate the New Year’s Eve at the most exclusive club in Monaco. This year Jimmy’z will be staying open to see in the New Year with you! Join resident DJs, Ollie Deejay and Solly Smith, for nights full of surprises from Thursday 30 to Saturday 1 January!

Thursday 30 & Friday 31st: Ollie Deejay & Solly Smith

Saturday 1 January: Ollie Deejay & Solly Smith

For information and reservation: +377 98 06 70 68

Hotel Metropole

For the end of year festivities, a fairytale Christmas will unfold in the Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo to celebrate the season’s enchantment. A unique experience for all guests! On your arrival, you will discover with spell-bound eyes a shower of stars above the alley leading to the hotel. Inside, a warm, cocooning and cosy atmosphere. Young and old alike take their places in front of the life size sled for a souvenir photo session, letting themselves dream and write letters to Santa Claus.

Christophe Cussac, Executive Chef of the Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo and his Pastry Chef Patrick Mesiano are offering this year, a new sweet treat in the lobby bar: the waffle. The absolutely divine pastry with the secret recipe will be sublimated by the pastry chef’s precious touch in a perfect choreography executed under the eyes of the customers. Tender and crunchy at the same time, generous fillings and original recipes are on the menu.

For children:

Children aged 4 to 12 staying at the hotel will be able to participate in two special festive creative workshops organised to make them experience magical moments. For the festive season, the hotel has some wonderful surprises in store for the youngest guests in its enchanting decor. In a space that will be totally reserved for them, children will have the opportunity to express their imagination by creating their own decorations made with “green” materials. To accompany these workshops, a special snack will be served during these two beautiful afternoons. On the menu, homemade waffles made by the pastry chef, Patrick Mesiano.

Friday 24 December, from 18:00

The Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo reserves an unforgettable Christmas Day for its youngest guests! With his real white beard and his beautiful red velvet suit, Father Christmas is waiting for them near his sleigh. Time to take your picture with Santa and create wonderful memories.

Information & Reservation information: +377 93 15 15 75 –

Musical evening for New Year’s Eve

Patrice RAYA will play on a 1⁄4 tail piano with a transparent design and will be able to transport you into his eclectic musical universe: international jazz, french standards, ballads, bossa nova, swing, lounge. For this second part of the evening, Béatrice Ardisson has created a special New Year’s playlist exclusively for the hotel, which will keep you dancing until the end of the year.

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Hotel de Paris Patio, from December 2 to January 9

Chocolate will reign supreme in the heart of the palace at the Patio of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo in its winter garden where luxury and tradition blend.

This winter Le Patio at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo will melt your heart with its new hot chocolate from the Alain Ducasse chocolate factory, which will be proposed exclusively. Delicate and fragrant, this signature hot chocolate will be a true treasure of delicacies.

EWith unique creations, the Patio Chocolate Factory of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, revisits the classics of our childhood for the holidays. Such as the Sparkling Christmas Tree made from dark chocolate, soft caramel, nougat and fruit paste; the Snowman with milk chocolate, and the legendary Santa Claus with sublime dark ebony 72% chocolate. Creations made to be loved, shared and tasted without moderation at any time of the day.

Have fun with friends and family

What’s on the agenda this holiday season? Fun, creative and delicious workshops lasting an hour and a half each, with festive themes such as cooking Christmas treats, flower arranging and making decorations. You’ll leave with your own handmade creation, produced with the help of skilled artisans.

  • Days: from Tuesday to Saturday
  • Hours: from 10.30am to 12.30pm and from 2.30pm to 4pm
  • Price: € 75  per person / Duo Formula ‘Adult-Child’ at € 120
  • Capacity: 8pax maximum
  • Conditions: ‘Health Pass’ mandatory. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent
  • Reservation: +377 98 06 89 99 or

Bar Américain

With its unique decor and cosy ambiance, the legend of Monte Carlo is palpable here. The Bar Américain of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo invites you to relax and enjoy with all your senses. 

With shiny, refined wood, burnished leather armchairs and soft, stylish lighting, the bar looks as if it has come straight out of The Great Gatsby: magnificent yet cosy. This legendary Monaco has a 1920s-style atmosphere that exudes understated glamour and delicate charm.

Friday 31 December:

  • Lunch and dinner à la carte at the Bar American, minimum spend of €500 per person from 10pm onwards with live music group.

Le Grill

To be closer to the heavens, guests should head up to the hotel’s eighth-floor restaurant, Le Grill, for a festive meal above Place du Casino and a panoramic view of the Mediterranean.

At the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, Le Grill offers you a chance to get a bird’s eye view for a Michelin-starred Christmas Eve. In this magical location, chef Franck Cerutti serves a 5-course menu that promises to bring out the best products the Riviera has to offer.

Saturday 25 December:

Christmas lunch at the restaurant, Le Grill, 5-course menu at €240 per person (excluding beverages) or à la carte.

Friday 31 December:

New Year’s Eve dinner at the restaurant, Le Grill, 5-course menu at €850 per person (including one glass of champagne).

Saturday 1 January:

New Year’s lunch at the restaurant, Le Grill, 5-course menu at €240 per person (excluding beverages) or à la carte.

For information and reservation: +377 98 06 88 88

Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort 

This year, the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort is putting on its envelope of light to brighten up your Christmas and New Year celebrations! You’ll be in awe as soon as you enter the lobby when the majestic Christmas tree and sparkling decorations catch your eye. And since Christmas and New Year’s are synonymous with good food and parties, the hotel have a lot more surprises in store. Christmas lunch, dinner, brunch, and of course New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day… There’s something for everyone at the holidays! 

At the Blue Bay, embark on a journey of the senses with Michelin-starred Chef Marcel Ravin’s  amazing cuisine. At the Blue Gin, find refuge in the warm and friendly atmosphere of a mountain chalet “L’étoile des neiges”, and admire from the heated terrace, the fireworks that will mark the arrival of a new year.

For information and reservation: +377 98 06 03 60

Blue Bay

The Christmas dinner at the Blue Bay, the Michelin-starred restaurant at Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, will take you on a culinary journey to explore the Caribbean and Mediterranean. The unforgettable Christmas Eve menu promises a flavorful and colorful experience.

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Friday, 24 December:

Christmas Dinner at the Blue Bay: €220 per person (drinks included). €90 for children aged between 6 to 12 years, €50 for children under 6 years (Bento Box).

Champagne Charles Heidsieck rosé millésime 2008.

Saturday, December 25:

Christmas Brunch at the Blue Bay: €195 per person. €100 for children aged between 6 to 12 years, €50 for children under 6 years.

Including all the Champagne Moët & Chandon grand vintage 2013 you can drink.

Friday, 31 December:

New Year’s Eve Dinner at the Blue Bay: €480 per person. €145 for children aged between 6 to 12 years, €75 for children under 6 years.

1/2 bottle of champagne Bollinger La Grande Année 2012 included.

Animation: Piano & Live Crooner

Saturday, 1 January:

  • New Year’s Day Brunch at the Blue Bay: €195 per person. €100 for children aged between 6 to 12 years, €50 for children under 6 years. Including all the champagne Moët & Chandon grand vintage 2013 you can drink.
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Blue Gin

Nicknamed the “Waterfront” of Monaco, this beachfront space offers breathtaking Mediterranean views all year long from its heated outdoor terrace. Comfortable and cosy indoors, refreshing and full of sea air outdoors, the Blue Gin is a remarkable lounge bar with a creative drink selection and a food menu designed by Chef Marcel Ravin.

This winter, let yourself be lulled by the pleasant winter atmosphere and experience a true “après-ski” atmosphere at The Blue GinCozy blankets, table games, billiards, magic close up, live dj, customized menu but also and above all, a fully covered and heated terrace with a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean! “L’étoile des Neiges” is the concept that will make you love winter. The cocooning atmosphere and a breathtaking view of the sea, in the middle of December.


Live DJ on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays!
Winter Party on Thursdays in December 

Also not to be missed, end of year holidays at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hôtel & Resort which promise to be memorable once again…

On the program: live DJs, brunches, dinners, performers and fireworks at midnight, to be admired from the heated terrace! 

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L’Orange Verte

When it comes to bistronomy, chef Marcel Ravin is setting the tone at L’Orange Verte.

The menu here is a roll call of refined bistro classics – perfect for lunch or dinner on the go in Monaco. Diners can choose from a selection of seasonal starters, beautiful cuts of meat and fish, as well as bistro staples including tartare and burgers.

These delectable dishes can be enjoyed out on the terrace or in the winter garden throughout the day.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at L’Orange Verte: 

€275 per person (drinks not included, one offered glass of champagne of Moet & Chandon Vintage 2013 at midnight).

€105 for children aged between 6 to 12 years, €75 for children under 6 years (Bento Box). Animations: Magic close up & live acoustic Trio Strolling.

For information and reservation: +377 98 06 03 60

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Casino Café de Paris

The Casino Café de Paris has a magical holiday season in store for you this year, with two great games to enjoy all month long! Be in with a chance of winning €40,000 worth of gifts by playing the slot machines with the Casino Café de Paris Advent Calendar, and get caught up in the excitement of our Winter Fantasy Game – head off in search of the mystery word hidden in the casino, and you could bag a Dream Experience for Two in the Resort worth up to €2,000! 

Advent Calendar from 1-25 December 2021

The clock is ticking… from 1 December, the countdown to Christmas is on! Settle down at one of the signposted slot machines in the Casino Café de Paris, insert your My Monte-Carlo card and see if Lady Luck smiles on you – she visits us every day!

  • Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays: €1,475 My Points to win all day long. 
  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays: be in with a chance of winning Free Bets worth up to €500 with every game! 
  • Finally, on Saturday 25 December, 25 lucky gamers will win big! Be in with a chance to win a cascade of My Points up to the value of €1,000. 

Winter Fantasy Game: in search of the magic word! 

A fabulous treasure hunt is coming to the Casino Café de Paris. Arm yourself with an entry form and have a go at piecing together the mystery word! Keep your eyes peeled and stay on your toes – one letter may well hide another! 

The letters of the mystery word are hidden all around your favourite casino. Will you be able to spot them all? Don’t forget to write the word on your entry form before submitting it in the box. All right answers will be entered into a draw and the winner will receive an unforgettable Dream Experience for Two: 

  • 1 night of your dreams in one of the Resort’s luxury hotels
  • 1 drink in the Salle Europe Lounge Bar at the Casino de Monte-Carlo
  • Dinner at Le Grill at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo
  •  €200 credit at the slot machines of the Casino Café de Paris
  •  A photoshoot with a professional photographer
  •  Return limo transfers to and from the hotel

Information and reservation: +377 98 06 77 77

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Café de Paris

Bustling surroundings, a chic and cosy terrace and a warm and elegant indoors: welcome to the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo, a Monaco hotspot featuring a brasserie ambience and the finest quality products.       

An inside look at Monaco life… The Café de Paris on the Place du Casino is where it all happens, where Monaco life is in full swing. The legendary outdoor terrace and the light-filled panoramic Parisian terrace are perfect for breakfast and lunch in the sun, gourmet afternoon tea, and get-togethers and dinners after work and into the night.

For dinner on December 24th and lunch on the 25th, the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo is offering a special Christmas menu. In a warm atmosphere in the heart of the Principality, this renowned brasserie will offer traditional Christmas dishes for everyone to enjoy.

New Year’s Eve menu – Salon Bellevue 350 €/person

New Year’s Eve menu – Brasserie 300 €/person 

Information and reservation: +377 98 06 76 23

Salle des Etoiles

The Jacksons will be performing at the Salle des Etoiles to celebrate the arrival of 2022! 

Probably the most recognizable family in the music industry: The Jacksons will soon celebrate their 55th anniversary. The five brothers, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael, from Gary, Indiana, first became known as Jackson 5, became famous for their incredible musical talent and spectacular choreographies. They were also the huge springboard for the solo career of the King of Pop: Michael Jackson. “I Want You Back”, “ABC”, “I’ll be there” or “Can you feel it”… The Jacksons have sold over 200 million records worldwide. A timeless musical inspiration, their music continually influences the greatest.

There is no doubt that the public will be delighted to see them back on stage at the Salle des Etoiles, where they will perform on 31 December to mark the start of the new year.

For information and reservation: +377 98 06 36 36


Twiga Monte-Carlo

The gold standard for NYE parties will be set right here at Twiga on the 31st of December.

“We’ve got bubbles, classic dishes, decorations and most importantly, the sound of the 70s Italian rock coming to life, courtesy of Alessandro Ristori and the Portofinos”, says restaurant at its Instagram.

On December 31st, you can get Twiga the Midas touch. Informed by elegant black lines and punctuated by gold accents, it sets the stage for a New Year’s Eve you won’t forget. From the decorated space to the curated menu and even the electrifying entertainment, they are working to craft an inimitable experience that will welcome 2022 with the pomp and festivity it deserves. Every good party needs a soundtrack and ours comes, courtesy of a crowd favourite, Alessandro Ristori and the Portofinos. After bringing the funk to our Wednesday nights, they’ve set their sights on kickstarting 2022 with a dazzling, 70s-inspired, Italian rock and roll fest. 

The special menu is also an indulgent celebration with unctuous dishes like our home-made ravioli with the rare White Alba Truffle or the Oro e Cioccolato, the gold standard for sweet endings.

For information and reservation:  +377 99 99 25 50
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Rampoldi Monte-Carlo

Christmas air surrounds the Rampoldi in Monte Carlo. The restaurant look forward to welcoming you and your families to celebrate as we end this year and welcome the New Year.

For information and reservation: +377 93 30 70 65 or

Gaia Monte Carlo

Also Gaia Monte Carlo waits for you for the Celestial Celebration of the New Year’s Eve. The cost of the New Year’s dinner is 700€/pers. The menu is mainly composed of the Greek products in tone with the philosophy of the restaurant.

For information and reservation:  +377 99 99 09 69

Special measures – Holidays celebrations in Monaco

In addition to the health security program implemented and in strict compliance with the rules in force, specific decisions have been taken by the Prince’s Government for the holiday season. Social distancing rules and prevention measures are reinforced. Before your visit or experience Monaco establishments, please make sure to take note of the exceptional measures during this time. (Source:

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