It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

With Christmas only 72 days away, the Principality is getting a jump start on holiday decorating.

Since 25th September, the ADAGE Company and Service Animations of the City have been busy at work putting up lights, sure to get everyone in the festive spirit.

In all, there are 122 transverse decorations, 19 holiday-themed scenes and 615 designs on candelabra that need to be set up around the Principality by the end of November. The job is immense, as nearly every street in Monaco will benefit from some kind of adornment.

In keeping with Monaco’s commitment to the environment and ecologically sustainable options, most of the decorations are made from biological substances and are certified to be GMO-free. When the holidays are over, these biodegradable installations will be composted, either by natural or industrial means.

Some innovations will also be added to this year’s illuminations, including lighting and extinguishing by remote to enable better control of energy consumption, and the launch of two new apps. The first will allow users to change the colour of the trees set up on Place d’Armes and at the Christmas Village. The second is an augmented reality application that will be placed on Promenade Honoré II.

The official lighting ceremony will take place on 22nd November at 6pm at Place du Marché in the Condamine.