With a theme fit for a prince, Monaco’s much-loved Village de Noël will be returning to Port Hercule in just over two weeks’ time. Here are all the details on the 2023 Christmas Village.
This year’s Christmas Village is set to open on 7th December with a theme dedicated to Prince Albert II’s late father: Prince Rainier III.
For a full month, until 7th January 2024, the festive market and fairground will highlight the many interests and passions of the Prince, from the arts and the sea to animals and motor sports. By all accounts, this much-loved Christmastime attraction will be a blending of all things good and great about the Principality.
The entrances to the Village will feature grand arches reaching several metres high that will represent Prince Rainier’s life-long loves of sport, the circus and navigation, while inside the Village de Noël, animated scenes will be juxtaposed with archival images for a wonderful immersion into Monaco’s heritage.
There will be seven thrilling rides to choose from on the Quai Albert I, including the ferris wheel, the toboggan run and three new attractions: flying chairs, a children’s roller coaster and Santa’s sleigh ride.
Visitors will also find dozens of stands and stalls selling festive gifts and snacks that will be open from 11am every day.
A series of special events are on the schedule too, such as parades, live music concerts by night and theatrical shows. There will also be arts and crafts workshops for children aged five and up, where they can make garlands and hanging decorations, from 2pm to 6pm daily.
For a full list of the events planned as well as dates and times, click here.
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