Monaco’s Christmas Village blanketed in ‘snow’

The theme of this year’s Christmas Village, White Christmas, will be played out in three different ‘Nordic’ villages at Port Hercule in Quai Albert 1er.

From Friday 6th December until Sunday 5th January 2020, the magic of Christmas will be on display for young and old to enjoy. The annual Monaco Christmas Village will feature all the well-loved aspects from years gone by, such as the wooden kiosks with vendors selling gifts, hot chocolate, food and, of course, mulled wine. There will also be fun fair rides for the kids and the iconic ice skating rink fashioned over the municipal swimming pool.  

In addition, this year there will be three ‘villages’ set up for everyone to enjoy. The first is called the Igloo Village, meant to evoke life on the ice floes of the far north. The igloos light up at night, giving off a welcoming glow, and are accompanied by sled dogs and a delightful animated whale.

Next there is the Inuit Village, which in contrast to the others, is brightly coloured and fashioned from wood. The style is typical of Inuit homes and offers visitors a glimpse into their world. Father Christmas will be stationed in this area, so make sure to keep an eye out for him.

The last is the Ice Village, the wildest and most natural section, where icebergs meet frozen totems in a nod to the frozen lands near the top of the world.

Opening hours are from Sunday to Thursday from 11am to 9pm, Friday and Saturdays from 11am to 10pm. Christmas Eve will be open from 11pm to 7:30pm, Christmas and New Year’s Day from 2:30pm to 9pm.