Cap d’Ail to celebrate Christmas early with a weekend of joy, laughter and magic

‘Tis the season to be jolly and Monaco’s neighbour of Cap d’Ail is gearing up to spread the magic of Christmas far and wide with lots of enchanting events planned for this coming weekend.

The streets of Cap d’Ail will come alive on the evening of Friday 15th December as Santa Claus takes centre stage in a musical parade. His journey begins at 4.30pm and he will weave through the town, from the École André Malraux to Place de la Liberté, Les Salines and Beaverbrook, to meet and greet the children of Cap d’Ail. 

Out on the Place de la Liberté, the Cap d’Ail Parents’ Association has curated a delightful array of activities to accompany Santa’s visit. From 4.30pm to 7pm, children can partake in the art of cookie decoration, get their faces painted, savour homemade pastries and warm up with a festive hot chocolate. The CCAS of Cap d’Ail will also be hosting a carboot sale, the proceeds of which will go towards funding end-of-year school outings. 

From farmyard fun to magical workshops 

The next day, on Saturday 16th December, revellers can step into the magical realm of the Château des Terrasses for a day filled with surprises and festive activities.

From 10am to 1pm and then again from 2pm to 7pm, a farm from Une Ferme Chez Vous will await families, offering a hands-on experience with sheep, Shetland ponies, goats, chickens and more. 

Starting at 4pm, children can participate in a variety of workshops, including crafts and Christmas letter writing sessions. The park will host a wandering magician and musicians, ensuring an atmosphere of enchantment for all. 

At 5pm, visitors will be invited to enjoy a cup of rich hot chocolate or vin chaud at the traditional Christmas aperitif at the Château des Terrasses. The event will culminate with a spread of delectable desserts, adding a sweet note to the festive day. 

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