Monaco Government Tourist and Convention Office
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London W1K 2LX
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To enjoy some magical evenings, spend a few hours in the Princess Grace Theatre during the Monte Carlo Magic Stars. Young magicians compete for the Gold and Silver Magic Wands. After the competition, internationally famous magicians perform some of their best acts!
During the reign of HSH Prince of Monaco, the National Day is held on 19 November, Saint-Rainier day. This joyful day starts with a Te Deum in the Monaco Cathedral attended by the Grimaldi family. The Monegasque people take this opportunity to honour their Princes.
Festivities are organised throughout the town, including a magnificent fireworks display, concerts, parades on the Place du Palais and medal ceremonies. The fun fair is in full swing for the delight of children and adults alike; it comes to an end one week after the National Day.
Towards the end of autumn, Port Hercule turns into an entertainment venue in preparation for the End of year festivities. Every year, the town hall produces features around imaginative themes such as "2000-2001 Monaco Lights", "Monaco Nativity" to celebrate the last days of the year. For guaranteed enjoyment an ice skating rink appears opposite the sea in place of the Rainier III swimming pool.
The town boasts a multitude of Christmas decorations and giant Christmas trees, including a fully decorated Place du Casino and Christmas lights as far as the eye can see. Later, to welcome in the New Year, many establishments in the Principality organise special evenings for New Year's Eve.
The Principality always celebrates the arrival of spring with an eclectic programme thanks to the Spring Arts Festival, a unique cultural celebration developed around a different central theme each year. »Read more
Traditionally, the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra performs its summer concerts, under the stars, in the unique and magical setting of the Main Courtyard at the Princely Palace. www.opmc.mc »Read more
Created in 1974 by HSH. Prince Rainier III, the International Circus Festival attracts some of the top international artists under the Fontvieille Big Top. They try to outdo each other in dexterity, agility and humour and the best acts are rewarded by Gold and Silver Clowns. www.montecarlofestivals.com »Read more
Literary Prize, Musical Composition Prize, International Contemporary Art Prize are awarded all year round by the Prince Pierre Foundation of Monaco in order to encourage modern creations. Established in 1966 by HSH. Prince Rainier III in memory of his father, Prince Pierre, a great protector of the Arts an... »Read more