Festive Celebrations

Publication date: 13/12/2019
The festive period us almost upon us! Here is what's going on in Monaco. 


Christmas is approaching! Perhaps you will have family visiting you in the Principality.

After a heart festive lunch, why not take an afternoon or evening stroll around the Christmas Village, sip a glass of mulled wine as you watch the children on the traditional carousel, miniature train or Christmas tree merry-go-round. This year, there will be a White Christmas in the Village, with three specially created areas, each in a different Nordic style:

  • the igloo village, which is lit up at nightfall for a fairytale atmosphere
  • the Inuit village, all made from wood in the style of traditional Inuit dwellings
  • the ice village, with icebergs and frozen totems.

If the weather is inclement, head to the Métropole Shopping Monte-Carlo and see the stunning decorations.
If you are looking for somewhere to have lunch or dinner, the Columbus is offering a menu including foie gras and Yule log.

Or why not head to the Saphir24 for a festive jazz brunch, or to Nobu.

Merry Christmas everyone!

New Year

Still not decided where to see in the New Year? Here are some ideas for a fantastic evening with family or friends.

New Year's Eve

The Bright Lights of the Casino de Monte-Carlo

Place du Casino will play host to a superb sound and light show from 6 pm on 31 December. When the sun goes down, the Casino de Monte-Carlo will be the venue for an unforgettable experience, dressed in its festive best for an exceptional spectacle.

To find out more about the 2019 Christmas Village, visit the City Hall website or call +377 93 15 06 02

At the Christmas Village

To ring in 2020 in style, Monaco City Hall is organising a grand evening of music at the heart of the Christmas Village, with open-air concerts, two DJs and tasty food available from 9 pm to 3 am. There will be a fireworks display at midnight, and the ice rink will be open until 2 am specially.
Find out more about the 2019 Christmas Village

A night at the Blue Gin

The Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort bar will be serving cocktails and musical entertainment courtesy of DJ Nicolas Saad. Throughout the evening, Simeon Wolfgang will be performing close-up magic tricks, and there will of course be fireworks on the stroke of midnight!
Find out more about the Blue Gin

New Year's Eve Dinner at the Blue Bay

An exceptional dining experience at the Blue Bay will also include a thrilling show by Brian Scott Bagley, Crazy Entertainer from the famous Crazy Horse in Paris.
Find out more about the Blue Bay

Afro-Latino New Year's Eve at the StarDeck

The StarDeck will be hosting an evening of great music from 9.30 pm, with DJ Arno, DJ Jérémie and DJ Noël.
To find out more, contact 06 59 14 55 61 or book tickets on +377 97 97 95 95.

The Sass Café Monaco will open from 8 pm

The Sass Café Monaco will be hosting live music from 11 pm, with a DJ set taking guests through into the early hours. The sumptuous menu will include caviar, risotto au foie gras, and plenty of other culinary surprises.
Find out more about New Year's Eve at the Sass Café Monaco 

Sensais for Dinner

The Sensais, at 2 rue du Portier, will be hosting a New Year's Eve dinner with entertainment from singer Marjorie and pianist Sébastien Machado.
To find out more, contact +377 93 30 20 70

An evening with DJ Envy Soul at Nobu

Nobu Monte-Carlo will be serving dinner à la carte or an Omasake menu, with DJ Envy Soul providing the perfect soundtrack.
To book your evening at Nobu

New Year's Eve at La Salle de la Mer

La Salle de la Mer will be serving a Mediterranean buffet with live music by the band Evolution Trio.
To find out more or book a table, call 93 50 65 00 or email [email protected]

Dance the night away at Le Saphir 24 

Le Saphir 24 will be hosting an evening of dancing, with DJ set and live music.
To find out more, call 93 50 65 00 or email [email protected]

La Marée

On 31 December, La Marée will be serving a special four-course menu with entertainment from DJ Sydney and The Gypsy Magician.
To book, email [email protected] or call +377 97 97 80 00.

Le Cipriani Monte-Carlo

The restaurant will be serving three banquet menus to share.
To find out more or to book, call +377 93 25 42 50 or email [email protected].

Le Maya Bay

The restaurant will be serving an Asian menu with Thai starters, Japanese main dishes and many other Asian delicacies.
Find out more about New Year's Eve at the Maya Bay

Nile Rodgers & Chic at the Salle des Étoiles

Nile Rodgers & Chic will be performing live in concert at the Salle des Étoiles. Nile Rodgers is a music legend, a composer, producer, arranger and guitarist who continues to explore new horizons and push the limits of popular music.
Find out more about the concert

New Year's Eve by Joël Robuchon

The restaurant Joël Robuchon Monte-Carlo invites to you savour a menu featuring black truffles, scallops, venison, lobster, homard, bass on spelt with scallions.
Find out more about the menu

L’Orange Verte for dinner and music

L’Orange Verte, the restaurant of the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, will be serving dinner with musical entertainment from the band "My Trio", two guitarists and a singers and a double bass. Their repertoire includes international hits and songs in four languages.
Find out more about L’Orange Verte

Italian style dinner at La Pulcinella

The restaurant will be serving an Italian menu including home-made terrine of foie gras, tortelli stuffed with foie gras and guineafowl stuffed with wild mushrooms and chestnuts.
Find out more about La Pulcinella

On the menu at the Quai des Artistes

Taste a duo of duck foie gras, a lemon granita, scallops and finish with delicious sweets created by the pastry chef.
To find out more, visit the website or +377 97 97 97 77 to book.  

New Year's Eve at the Jimmy’z

This year's New Year's Eve celebration will be compered by DJ Chris Nati and DJ Ollie, on a 1920s theme.
To find out more or book tickets

New Year's Eve at Nonna Maria

The restaurant will be serving exceptional Italian cuisine.
To find out more about the restaurant Nonna Maria and book a table, call +377

Le Pacific Monte-Carlo

Le Pacific Monte-Carlo is serving an exceptional menu for New Year's Eve.
Find out more about the restaurant Pacific Monte-Carlo 

Exceptional dinner at the Buddha-Bar

Dine in a festive atmosphere at the Buddha-Bar Monte-Carlo. On the outdoor terrace there will be a special, cosy cocooning area, and an evening filled with surprises to see out the year in style.
Find out more about the Buddha-Bar 

Italian-style New Year's Eve at Caffè Milano

Caffè Milano will be serving an Italian menu including a vitello tonnato, Fiorentina, tiramisu and a host of other surprises.
Find out more about Caffè Milano 

Twiga Monte-Carlo invites you to New Year's Eve

Twiga will be serving a special menu with entertainment from Alessandro Ristori e Portofino. Booking required, by phone on +377 99 99 25 50 or email to [email protected].
Find out more 

In the lobby of the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort

A pop-up champagne bar will be created specially for the occasion, while there will also be music from DJ Nicolas Saad from 6 pm, and Simeon Wolfgang will take your breath away with his magic.
To find out more or book tickets

3 Tapas Monaco
The restaurant and tapas bar on the Rock will be serving a special menu for New Year's Eve, including home-made cocktails and appetisers, an assortment of tapas, fillet of sea bream and sides, lemon sorbet with Manzanita liqueur and home-made dessert. 

Find out more about 3 Tapas Monaco

1st January 2020

New Year's Day brunch at L'Intempo

The restaurant Intempo by Laurent Colin and Jérôme Legras will be serving brunch on New Year's Day, including gourmet starters and salads, a selected of matured cheeses, delicious sweets and a host of other surprises. There will also be a buffet from 4 pm to 10.30 pm.
To find out more or to book, call +377. or email [email protected]

Jazz brunch at the Horizon Deck

With jazz music and a children's play area, the New Year's jazz brunch will take place from 12 pm to 4 pm.  
Lunch is free for children under 6, and half-price for ages 6 to 12.
Find out more about the Jazz brunch

Nobu Fairmont Monte-Carlo
On 1st January, the Nobu will be serving dinner with music from 6.30 pm.
Find out more about New Year at Nobu


A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Photo credits: © Direction de la Communication / Michael Alesi