Monaco’s Winter Carnival returns to the city’s markets

It’s carnival month and Monaco is getting into the spirit with the return of the Winter Carnival celebrations to be held at the Principality’s markets.

The Monaco Mairie is organising a series of events on Wednesday 21st February (changed from the original date of 14th February) for children and adults at the Monte-Carlo and Condamine markets, including stilt walkers, balloon animals, make-up workshops, giant bubbles and more.

To make the party as fun as possible, the public is encouraged to come dressed up.

“As an elected official, I consider that the organisation of these Winter Carnivals in our two markets is essential for our country because they strengthen our social fabric, stimulate the local economy and celebrate our unique cultural heritage,” says Axelle Amalberti Verdino, local councillor in charge of Entertainment and Leisure. “It is also important to point out that it has been a long time since Monaco organised a winter carnival in the city, which is a shame for a city of our size.”

Festivities kick off on 21st February from 11.15am and run to 2pm. Entertainment is free and open to all.

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