Nice 2023 Christmas program

From December 7, 2023 to January 7, 2024, Nice’s Jardin Albert 1er will be transformed into an enchanted haven to celebrate the festive season. Discover a range of activities and entertainment to brighten your days during this joyous season with the 2023 program.

The Christmas Market and its delights

Explore the 45 Christmas market chalets, offering a variety of festive products from gourmet delights to unique gifts. Immerse yourself in the warm atmosphere of the food and crafts area, where mulled wine, Christmas beers, cold meats, cheeses, socca, waffles and many other delicacies are waiting to tantalize your taste buds.

  • Open Sunday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (entrance closes at 8 p.m.)
  • Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (entrance closes at 10 p.m.)
  • December 24 and 31, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (entrances close at 6 p.m.)

The Sugar Shack for Kids

Let the magic happen for your little treasures at Cabane en Sucre. Give them the chance to transform themselves into iconic Christmas characters with make-up of their choice, all at affordable prices. On weekends and during school vacations, from 2pm to 7pm, your children will enjoy a magical experience.

After Work Evenings with Music

Don’t miss the “After Work” parties with DJ on the stage area on December 14, 15, 21, 22 and 28, 2023, and on January 4, 2024 from 6pm until the village closes. DJ Ergo, famous for his vibrant performances, and DJ Afroman, whose music soars from the port of Nice, will liven up these festive evenings with lively rhythms.

Swedish Festival of Light on December 13

Join in the celebration of Saint Lucia, the Swedish Festival of Light, on Wednesday December 13. Enjoy traditional Swedish carols, gourmet delights in partnership with the Swedish Consulate, and immerse yourself in the warm atmosphere of the Christmas scene.

Musical Ambiences in the Heart of the Village

From December 7 to January 6, 2024, the heart of the village will resound with enchanting melodies every day from 2pm. Talented bands such as The Big Lebowswing, Karma, Duke & Coco, Marjorie Martinez, Soulseption, Nils Indjein, Swing with the Ladies, Merry Mood, The Gobi’s, and Chris Cadillac will offer a variety of performances to suit all tastes.

Practical Information and Activities for Children

The Christmas Village is open Sunday to Thursday from 11am to 9pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 11pm, and December 24th and 31st from 11am to 7pm. Children’s entertainment includes Santa’s House, open daily from 11am to 8pm, with photo opportunities and free shows at 3pm on weekends.

Children’s shows in the Christmas Village

Free admission subject to availability – Jardin Albert 1er

The 1001 Christmases
Saturday, December 23, 2023
Clown and circus show by Compagnie Eklabul

Theater: Christmas on Earth
Sunday, December 24, 2023
Theatrical creation 2023 by Compagnie BAL

C Magique
Monday, december 25, 2023
Magic show by Xavier Chatel

L’École des Lutins
Wednesday, December 27, 2023
Clown and circus show by Compagnie Eklabul

Saturday, December 30, 2023
Theater by Compagnie BAL

The chocolate ogre
Sunday, December 31, 2023
Puppet show by Compagnie Ménestrel, Lionel CAROLI

Mr Kaplan’s World
Monday, January 01, 2024
Michel KAPLAN’s magic show

A funny tale
Tuesday, January 2, 2024
Theater by Compagnie MIRANDA

The Magic Brothers
Wednesday, January 3, 2024
Magic Brothers magic show and Grand Illusions win Merlin Award in New York for “Best Illusionist Duo 2021”.

The bird and the samurai child
Saturday, January 6, 2024
Theater by Compagnie BAL

Oscar and Aunt Leopoldine’s attic
Sunday, January 7, 2024
Puppet show by Compagnie MIRANDA

Christmas in AnimaNice

Free admission, on reservation

Christmas invitation
Wednesday, December 13 at 3 p.m.
AnimaNice Cimiez / Espace Grappelli

Noel féerique Disney – Ciboulette and Oscar
Saturday, December 16 at 3 p.m.
AnimaNice Saint Pancrace

3 little Christmas tales
Wednesday, December 20 at 3:30 p.m.
AnimaNice Bon Voyage / Black Box Room
Théâtre de Lumière Company

Wednesday, December 20 at 3 p.m.
AnimaNice Gorbella

Friday, December 22 at 5:30 p.m.
Animanice Las Planas

Special Events and Gift Ideas

Discover Eco-Noël at the Maison de l’Environnement, make natural decorations and explore the many events organized by the city’s cultural establishments. Find unique gifts to offer, reflecting Nice’s charm and cultural richness.

Immerse yourself in the magic of Nice’s Christmas Village and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones. Let the festive season begin!

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