Christmas in Monaco: Families welcomed warmly to the Fairmont’s Winter Wonderland

It’s all about the food this Christmas at the Fairmont Monte-Carlo, which is laying on a delicious spread of gourmet meals and menus for guests of all ages. There’s a Kids Club with a baby-sitting service too!  

From 5th December to 8th January, the Fairmont hotel will be transformed into a veritable Winter Wonderland complete with Santa’s sleigh on the concourse and a majestic tree in the lobby.

Festive meals 

Great food is the main focus of this year’s festive programme at the hotel, and the Lobby Lounge will be hosting a Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner menu for €95 per person. It features foie gras with quince and pistachio, seabass glazed with champagne and a sumptuous chocolate mandarin dessert. An à la carte menu is also available.

On 25th December, there will be a special Christmas Day brunch of unlimited champagne and vast buffet selection for €195.

New Year menus 

The Grand Salon will be hosting a “grand buffet” dinner party on 31st December. Expect everything from lobster to truffles, scallop carpaccio, free-range capon done Cocotte-style, beef Wellington, as well as plenty of vegetarian options. The dessert menu is crammed with treats like a chestnut and blueberry tartlet, a Norwegian omelette flambé, a tangy lemon-lime tart and a chocolate cream dome as well as an extensive cheese board. 

A live band and DJ will round out the night in the Lobby Lounge. The experience costs €485 for unlimited servings and half a bottle of champagne.  

A magnificent gold-themed tree fills the lobby of the Fairmont this Christmas. Photo credit: Cedou

Finally, the New Year’s Day brunch will serve up a feast along with free flowing Taittinger champagne in the Galerie Cristal. Oysters, herb-crusted sea bass, lamb confit and saffron rice pilaf are amongst some of the delicious options available. Desserts include holiday favourites such as gingerbread along with more exotic choices like pistachio and Amarena tiramisu, as well as tempting cheese selections. The brunch costs €195.  


At each of the lunches and dinners, children aged six to 12 can join in for €65, while under-fives are free. The Fairmont will also be laying on a baby-minding service and Kids Club.  

Patisserie Chef Fabrice Didier’s Bûche de Noël

During the month of December, Pastry Chef Fabrice Didier is reinventing the traditional bûche de Noël with a delectable chocolate biscuit and caramel with fleur de sel. Sprinkled with pecan nuts and smothered in delicious 72% dark chocolate from Venezuela, a light vanilla mousse and a tonka bean cream finish off this proper Christmas treat. It’s the ideal sharing dessert to enjoy after a hard day of shopping in town: individual slices cost €12 while a full six-to-eight Yule log costs €85. 

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All photo credits: Cedou