DECOUVRIR CANNES DESTINATION
Animazioni natalizie a Cannes
The Christmas period in Cannes is always magical and exceptional thanks to the numerous activities proposed in all the districts of the city, but also to the workshops and shows dedicated to children.
The youngest will have the chance to meet Father Christmas and to close the year, young and old will be able to admire the traditional and majestic fireworks which will be fired in the bay of Cannes on Friday 31st December at midnight.
Like every year-end, the City of Cannes is adorned with splendid illuminations, and proposes to families numerous Christmas animations.
The famous Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes will be decked out in lights from Wednesday 15th December.
Cannes, an open-air shopping centre, gathers in a restricted perimeter the greatest fashion, luxury and art of living brands; an embarrassment of choice to fill Santa's sack with precision, diversity and originality.
This is the perfect way to start the festive period that will celebrate Christmas and the New Year.
The Christmas village of Cannes is here!
The Christmas Village on the Allées de la Liberté
Young and old are invited to celebrate the end of year festivities on the Allées de la Liberté with lots of surprises (ice rink, children's workshops). The Christmas village will be illuminated with an entrance arch and luminous skies located in the central alleys as well as a scenography under the bandstand "In the land of reindeers, Father Christmas is king".
From Saturday 27 November 2021 to Sunday 2 January 2022, you will find Santa's Chalet, the ice rink, shows and creative workshops for children.
Free access and free entertainment.
- Sunday to Thursday from 10am to 9pm.
- Friday and Saturday from 10am to 10pm.
- Closing on 31 December at 10pm
Free entry subject to health pass (to be confirmed)
Saturday 27 November 2021 at 6pm: inauguration of the Christmas Village and lighting of the town with the launch of the Christmas illuminations - Ice show "Join The Circus" - Musical entertainment with the Espérance de Cannes.
The Cannes Christmas tree is back at the foot of the steps of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.
Day and night, it lights up the sky from the top of its 33 metres.
The ice rink
400m² natural ice rink
Opening hours: from 27 November 2021 to 02 January 2022
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: 10am to 9pm,
- Friday and Saturday: 10am to 10pm,
- mornings from 10am to 1pm: free access reserved exclusively for children aged 4 to 10.
Admission fee: 3 € (including skate rental),
In the morning, free access reserved for children from 4 to 10 years old - Fee for accompanying persons (3€).
An instructor will be present every morning and initiations will be offered to beginners.
Meeting with Father Christmas
A Father Christmas with his legendary kindness will meet children on Saturday 27 November from 5pm to 9pm as well as on Saturday 11, Sunday 12, Wednesday 15 December and from Saturday 18 to Friday 24 December from 2pm to 6pm.
The Christmas Fair takes place from Saturday 27 November 2021 to Sunday 2 January 2022 on the Pantiero esplanade.
Opening hours :
Outside school holidays :
- from 2pm to 9pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
- from 2pm to 11pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays;
During school holidays: from 2pm to 11pm every day.
Christmas Village Chalet
Traditional Provencal cot with more than 150 Provencal santons.
New Year's Eve Fireworks
Bay of Cannes - Friday 31st December at midnight
Activities at the Christmas Market
Scenography of the Bandstand: "In the land of reindeers, Father Christmas is king".
Make-up by the pupils of the "Elysées Marbeuf" school from 10am to 1pm on Saturday 27 November, 4 December, and Sunday 28 November, 5, 12 and 19 December.
From 10am to 1pm and from 5pm to 7.30pm on Saturday 11 December
Light parades in Cours Félix Faure, Rue Meynadier, Rue Hoche, Rue d'Antibes from 5pm.
Saturday 4 December: "La Chevauchée de la Steppe
Inspired by the Russian steppe, the troupe searches for its native steppe to find Santa's way to Lapland
A troupe composed of 12 white elves, 4 riding elves, 2 stilt walkers and 6 jazz band musicians.
Saturday 11 December: "The Light Snatchers
A fairy tale parade made up of 20 characters (musicians, jugglers, dancers, stilt walkers) straight out of the imagination.
Saturday 18 December: "Santa's Brigade
A troupe of 23 characters: dancers, circus artists, actors, Father Christmas, Little Biscuit Man and Jazz Band musicians wander around and challenge the public.
Christmas Parade 24th December from 3pm: rue d'Antibes, Hoche, Meynadier and cours Félix.
Friday 24th December at 3pm: Christmas parade
What could be more wonderful than to meet the famous Christmas characters on Christmas Eve in the streets of Cannes: 16 magical characters dressed up as magical characters: Mother Christmas, Santa's elves, Christmas mascots, Christmas stilt walkers, Santa on his scooter - mascots....
Musical entertainment with the Espérance de Cannes Sunday 12 December from 3.30 pm.
Show on ice " Champagne " on the theme of Christmas Monday 20th December at 7pm.
Christmas in République
Salle Gilbert Fort Rue Mimont (former Salle des Mutilés)
Wednesday 15 December 2021 at 3pm
Santa's suit" show
Santa's suit has disappeared! His daughter takes it upon herself to find it, but when her path crosses that of the son of the bogeyman, it's certainly funny and explosive!
Marie-Noëlle is appalled... Someone has dared to steal the Santa suit she was preparing for the big day! Her suspicions soon turn to Jean-Balthazar! But he doesn't cooperate easily, and Marie-Noëlle will have to be very persuasive and even threatening to impose herself... fortunately the audience is there to help her.
This show is a lovely, freely inspired Christmas fable that is as funny and offbeat as it is poetic and touching. Circus and comedy are the basis of this funny, dynamic and touching show for all audiences with a lot of humour and poetry, all sprinkled with magic.
Father Christmas will be present for the photo session
Followed by a snack offered by AMIREAN (shopkeepers' association).
Free entry subject to availability
Christmas in Cannes la Bocca Place du Marché
From Saturday 18 December 2021 to Saturday 24 December from 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm.
Canadian shows and animations: The Sugar Shack and taffy on snow tasting - Canadian musical animations
Elves, fairies and storytellers with cheerful and warm personalities will welcome and offer children workshops and stories about the Magic of Christmas. Father Christmas will receive the children in his chalet until December 24th 2021 and will wander on the avenue F. Tonner.
Inauguration Saturday 18 December at 3pm followed by a snack offered by ABECCO (shopkeepers' association)
Saturday 18 December from 3pm
From 3pm to 5pm: entertainment for children: inflatable structures, make-up stands on the theme of Christmas, sound system, entertainment and distribution of goodies and gifts.
From 5 to 8 pm: 1st part: young talent contest; 2nd part: artists' stage
Commercial fortnight organised by ABECCO
ABECCO is organising a "commercial fortnight" from 13 to 26 December 2021. 20,000 scratch tickets will be distributed by the shopkeepers of Cannes la Bocca in order to make their customers win prizes. On January 6th 2022, a cocktail party will be organised with the winners and the retailers who have offered gifts.
Pedestrianisation of the Rue d'Antibes
Saturdays 4, 11, 18 December and Sundays 5, 12, 19 and Fridays 24 and 31 December from 2pm to 7pm
Sound system with music and carols
Weekends of 4 & 5, 11 & 12, 18 & 19 December and every day from 20 to 31 December 2021 from 2pm to 6pm - except on 25 December.
Parade of Santas and elves on rue d'Antibes on 12 & 19 December from 2.30 pm (Cannes Centre Commerces Association).
Sound system from rue Meynadier to rue Vénizelos
Saturdays 4, 11, 18 December from 10am to 7pm
Sundays 5, 12, 19, 26 December from 10am to 7pm
Then every day from 20 to 31 December from 10am to 7pm - except on 25 December
Concert on rue Meynadier, corner of rue Emile Négrin on 23 and 30 December between 2pm and 6pm.
Cannes, my shopping city
For Christmas, Cannes is decked out in its most beautiful lights and decorations to welcome you to its shops, businesses and restaurants... The best gifts are in Cannes.
To help you park easily when shopping, find the exceptional rates of the eight municipal car parks Cannes Parking.
And if you don't drive or prefer to leave your car in the garage, think of the buses! (schedules on www.palmbus.fr )
Happy shopping and happy holidays!
Shows and parties in Cannes
Irish Celtic - Le chemin des Légendes - Palais des Festivals
Friday 31st December, show from 8.30pm
and show on Saturday 1st January at 4pm.
New Year's Eve Fireworks - Bay of Cannes at midnight
Friday 31st December, the city offers 20 minutes of an exceptional fireworks show.
Give the gift of shows!
With our gift card, you can choose from all the shows offered by the Palais des Festivals Box Office for 1 year!
Are you looking for a unique and prestigious gift? Our gift card is made for you!
- The gift card is valid for all the shows of the Palais des Festivals Ticket Office
- The " loading " of the card is done with a minimum of 10€ of credit
- It is valid for 1 year after the date of purchase
Buy the gift card
For any information, contact the Tourist Office
Tourist Office - Main Office - Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes : Located at the foot of the famous Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, this office welcomes you every day without interruption from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm from November to February, from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm from March to October and from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm in July and August.
The Tourist Office is exceptionally closed on 25 December and 1 January.
Open on 24 December and 31 December from 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 18:00.
1, boulevard de la Croisette
Tél. : + 33 (0) 4 92 99 84 22
Fax : + 33 (0) 4 92 99 84 23