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Towards the end of the day on Saturday, December 9, Mayor Georges Marsan and several members of the Communal Council welcomed the Princely Couple and their Children to the Christmas Village on Port Hercule. Also in attendance were Baroness Massy, her daughter Mélanie-Antoinette, and many representatives of the high authorities of the Principality.
Following the traditional La Palladienne dance, Mayor Marsan addressed a special wish to Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella who were celebrating their third birthday the next day.
He praised the success achieved each year by the Christmas Village, one of the most important annual events organised by the Monaco City Council, and warmly congratulated all the municipal staff, and more particularly the various teams of the Entertainment Services and the elected officials who collaborate each year on this popular project.
The Sovereign Prince and Princess Charlene admired the many decorations and showcases centred on the theme “The Workshops of Santa Claus”. As usual, wooden chalets and natural spruces are in place on Quai Albert I, as well as the many activities and workshops for children.
By Saturday, many skaters had already found their way to the outdoor skating rink in the heart of the Village, while the more intrepid were trying the joys of free fall in the new wind tunnel installed at the Rainier III swimming pool.
The Monaco City Hall has again ensured complete safety by renewing last year’s security measures so that visitors can enjoy the Christmas Village to the full.
Monaco’s Christmas Village runs until January 7, 2018, while the skating rink is open until March 11.
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