A magical festive season awaits for all the family in Monaco

Publication date: 10/12/2023
Looking for somewhere truly enchanting to spend the holidays with the whole family? Look no further! The Principality’s hotels have pulled out all the stops to guarantee a dazzling Christmas you’ll never forget.


Family holidays in Monaco are an experience like nowhere else. The many hotels across the Principality are decked out in all their finest festive decorations, with a multitude of special seasonal events and activities to put a smile on the kids’ faces and stars in their eyes.

At the Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo, the magic of Christmas starts working as soon as you step inside, with a magnificent tree standing proudly in the lobby, topped with an incredible red ribbon that stretches all the way to the Lobby Bar.

There’s more magic for youngsters in a " Just for Kids " suite specially designed for families and elegantly decorated to feel like a real home from home.

To keep the kids occupied while they wait for Santa to arrive, they can have fun decorating their own hanging pine cones from 3.30 pm on 24 December. The great man himself will then appear later in the afternoon.
There will be plenty to keep younger visitors amused on New Year’s Eve too, with a festive selection of activities for kids including the chance to make their own wish box.
For precious shared family moments, try the range of experiences "Just For You", including LA VIE EN BLEU, LITTLE GREEN CHEFS, AND FRESCOES AT THE PRINCE’S PALACE, while budding gourmets will find special festive menus created just for them, with magic in every mouthful.


At the Hôtel Fairmont Monte-Carlo, there are mountains of yuletide delight to be found! 
The Alpine ambiance starts with the huge Christmas tree in the middle of the lobby.  At the foot of the majestic pine are a collection of cosy chalets, ready to welcome visitors by the warmth of the fireside.  

In the midst of the chalets you’ll find the ski lift, taking you all the way up to the top of the tree, overlooking the spectacular Christmas landscape of the Principality of Monaco. A fairytale world awaits children at the Fairmont Monte-Carlo.
To take full advantage, check out the special family offers to ensure your stay is perfect in every way.
While you wait for midnight to arrive, the kids can start preparing their (no doubt long) Christmas lists to send to Santa, then pop their precious letters in a special postbox.

And there will be brunches and festive menus on Christmas and New Year’s Day to celebrate in gourmet style.


Welcome to the magical land of Société des Bains de Mer (*SBM)…

The establishments of the SBM resort are a must for any family holiday in Monaco, offering a host of activities, top-class facilities, and special benefits that are sure to be a hit with all ages.  Every little detail is carefully chosen to create an aura of magic and enchantment from the very first moment, with sumptuous, glittering decorations that will take your breath away.

The Hôtel Hermitage will transport you back to childhood with a splendid kids’ room for over 6s, with specialist staff on hand to look after the youngsters, a variety of things to do including video games, board games, and even crafts and creative activities to keep boredom at bay and maintain those Christmas excitement levels! 

When your munchkins need to recharge their batteries, head to the Salle Belle Epoque for a special afternoon Christmas snack on 20, 22, 23, and 24 December.

And for fine festive family dining, choose from one of SBM’s many superb restaurants!


At the Hôtel Columbus Monte-Carlo, guests are transported into the classic fairytale world of the Nutcracker. The hotel is perfect for families, in a quiet location near the seafront and the Princess Grace Rose Garden, and the beautifully landscaped Fontvieille Park with its children’s play area.

The hotel offers a range of benefits for families. To get into the Christmas spirit, creative “Happy You” workshops are available on 7, 12 and 21 December, where you’ll make your own crown out of plants, festive macramé creations, and more...

To warm up the whole family, settle down around a brasero, get cosy with a mug of hot chocolate and relive the magical events of the day by the fireside. 


In the heart of the bustling Monte-Carlo district, you’ll find a warm and cosy welcome for all the family at the Hôtel Novotel Monte-Carlo.

The magic of Christmas has taken over the Novotel’s kitchens! Get together with the whole family around a delicious fondue or a generous raclette at the pop-up restaurant "Tradiswiss", in the style of a typical Swiss chalet serving hearty and traditional Alpine fare. What better way to warm up your budding explorers? (from 22 December).

For bigger family groups, the new concept "Eat,Learn, Live" is perfect for a convivial, joyous shared moment around the table, including fun games for learning about the environment.


A family trip to Monaco for Christmas and New Year is a magical experience for all ages, a chance for kids to make wonderful memories they’ll never forget, and for parents to relive the most incredible festive celebrations from their childhood.

Photo credits: Fotografías: Société des Bains de Mer Montecarlo / Studio Phenix / Turismo y Congresos de Mónaco / Métropole Montecarlo / Cedou - Fairmont Montecarlo /Columbus Montecarlo / Méridien Beach Plaza / Novotel Montecarlo