While winter in Nice is not your typical woolly hats, gloves and scarves weather and a chance to sit in a cozy pub with family and friends next to a roaring log fire, there’s certainly still a Christmassy ambience along the French Riviera ! With a plethora of things to see and do, why not spend this festive season somewhere different!
Christmas is not complete without a Christmas market!
Don’t miss the wonderful Christmas market at Place Massena, starting on 6th December 2019, open until 5th January. While it may be small (50 stalls), the market still provides a festive atmosphere with an ice skating rink, a large Ferris wheel, providing you with a 360° stunning view of Nice and over the Baie des Anges, as well as a chance to try French holiday cuisine! At night the whole city becomes illuminated with thousands of lights. Nice’s city council have spent €900,000 on Christmas lights in previous years. More than 800 different light decorations and over 320 garlands will decorate the city.
For the theme park enthusiasts
Nice only indoor amusement park in Europe – Luna Park is back in its usual location of ‘Esplanade de Lattre de Tassigny’ as it does each year. Running from Friday 6th December to Sunday 5th January 2020, you are guaranteed a family fun day for both Children and Adults! Enjoy the endless amounts of rides and stalls!
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New Years Eve in Nice
Nice Acropolis throws a huge New Years Eve concert with music courtesy of the Philharmonique de Nice. Many clubs and restaurants also celebrate the New Year by hosting concerts including pop, electro and classical music.
You can join the crowds at Massena for the biggest New Years countdown in Nice at midnight. Or, why not head down to see the impressive fireworks display on the Promenade? Be sure to bring a blanket and a bottle of champagne!
Where to stay!
Why not enjoy a family Christmas in one of our five star luxury apartments? We have a range of properties to suit everyone’s needs – whether it’s the size, the location or if you’re looking for something extra special… we’ve got it covered! Our locations include Nice, Villefranche-sur-mer, Antibes, Cagnes-sur-mer.