SCOPRIRE CANNES DESTINAZIONE
Natale a Cannes
The Christmas festive period in Cannes is always magical and exceptional, thanks to the many events offered in every district of the town, but also to the workshops and shows dedicated to children.
The little ones will have the chance to meet Father Christmas, and to end the year both young and old will be able to admire the traditional and majestic firework display on the theme “Cannes is Magic!” that will be held in the Bay of Cannes at midnight on Monday 31 December.
Just like the end of every year, the Town of Cannes dons splendid illuminations and offers families a multitude of Christmas entertainment.
From 30 November 2019 to 5 January 2020, discover Father Christmas’ Chalet, the Skating Rink, the shows and creative workshops for children.
Free entry and events.
Cannes, the open-air shopping centre, groups the greatest brands in fashion, luxury and the art of living within a narrow perimeter; the ultimate in choices for filling Father Christmas’ sack with precision, diversity and originality.
The famous Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes will re-deck its façades in lights from Tuesday 10 December.
Everyone is welcome to come and take the most beautiful photos and share these on social media: #cannesisyours!
Below are some ideas for kicking off this festive period, celebrating Christmas and the New Year.
The Christmas Village on the Allées de la Liberté
Young and old are invited to celebrate a surprise-filled end of year holidays on the Allées de la Liberté (skating rink, children’s workshops).
Opening times: from Saturday 30 November 2019 to Sunday 5 January 2020
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 to 21:00
Craft and gourmet food chalets
In this warm and rustic area made up of some fifty chalets, visitors will find a multitude of items and sweet treats, and of course the traditional roasted chestnuts and mulled wine.
My beautiful Christmas tree
Standing 33 metres tall, the biggest stylised Christmas tree in the Alpes-Maritimes returns to Cannes, on the forecourt of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.
The skating rink
A huge, open-air, natural-ice skating rink measuring 400 m² in the heart of the Christmas Village welcomes you every day on the Allées de la Liberté. Open to the public from Sunday 1 December 2019 to Sunday 5 January 2020.
Free entry for children aged 4-10 - From 10:00 to 13:00
A supervisor will be in attendance every morning with lessons offered to beginners.
Access for all
Sunday to Thursday from 13:00 to 21:00, Friday and Saturday from 13:00 to 22:00
Brian Joubert at the skating rink
The 2007 World Figure Skating Champion, three-times world runner-up, three-times European champion and eight-times French champion will be in attendance to give a beautiful demonstration of his talent on the ice.
Sunday 1 December 2019 from 12:00 to 13:00
Meet Father Christmas
Father Christmas welcomes children and their parents in his chalet in the Allées de la Liberté.
Saturday 30 November 2019: from 17:00 to 21:0
For the greatest pleasure of funfair lovers, the Cannes Christmas Fair will welcome the public on the Esplanade de la Pantiero. Gourmet food stands, rides and a multitude of games await you for a fun time with family or friends!
From 11:00 to 23:00
The Nativity scenes
Notre-Dame d’Espérance church
Exhibition: Sunday 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 December 2019: from 15:00 to 17:00
Christmas Village chalet
See the opening times for the Christmas village above.
New Year’s Eve fireworks on the theme “Cannes is Magic!”
Bay of Cannes - At midnight on Tuesday 31 December
Free workshops for children (face painting and balloon modelling) from 14:00 to 18:00
Musical entertainment from Espérance de Cannes. Saturday 21 December 2019 at 16:00
Pedestrianization of the Rue d’Antibes for your Christmas shopping…
Saturday 7, 14 and 21 December 2019: from 14:00 to 18:00
Every day from Saturday 21 December 2019 to Sunday 5 January 2020 from 14:00 to 18:00. Christmas Parade
Sound system from Rue Meynadier to Rue Vénizelos.
Saturday 7 and 14 December 2019: from 14:00 to 18:00
Every day from Saturday 21 December 2019 to Sunday 5 January 2020 from 14:00 to 18:00, except on Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00
Father Christmas’ chalet
From Saturday 21 December 20019 to Saturday 4 January 2020 from 15:00 to 19:00
Opening of Father Christmas’ chalet
Opening followed by a snack and free toy giveaway to children courtesy of the UBACI.
From Saturday 21 December 2019 to Saturday 4 January 2020 - From 15:00 to 19:00 (except Christmas Day)
Christmas on La République
Salle Gilbert Fort (formerly the Salle des Mutilés)
Children’s’ workshops offering face painting and fun crafting (Christmas origami, Christmas tree decorations made with Hama beads, etc.). Wednesday 18 December 2019 from 14:00 to 16:00
“Mystère et boule de neige” show (Mystery and snowball)
Cannes, my shopping town
Cannes is donning its most beautiful lights and decorations for Christmas, to welcome you in its shops, businesses and restaurants, etc. The most beautiful gifts are in Cannes.
To help you to park easily when shopping, you can enjoy exceptional rates in the eight Cannes Parking municipal car parks
And if you don’t drive, or prefer to leave your car in the garage, consider taking the bus! (timetables on www.palmbus.fr)
Enjoy your shopping and Happy Holidays!
Enjoy the magic of the holidays with shows for the whole family!
Dani Lary - Magic Show - Palais des Festivals - on 31 December at 20:30 and 1 January at 16:00
A talented illusionist, Dani Lary is famous for creating his own tricks himself. With his show “Tic-Tac”, he will take us into the new year with famous numbers such as the flying piano, walking through solid matter and double levitation. Mentalism, great illusions and close-ups, this magician of boundless imagination has been performing for over 20 years in the show “Le plus grand cabaret du monde” (The greatest cabaret on earth), and we will have the chance to discover all his creativity and magic on the stage of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, on 31 December and 1 January.
From €10 to €50 - All audiences - Duration: 2 hours
Compagnie Wanted Posse - Dance Show - Palais des Festivals - on 11 January at 20:30
The global reference in French hip-hop is touching down in Cannes on 11 January! The Wanted Posse group, the famous hip-hop world champions of 2001, offer us an unexpected mix with their show “Dance N’ Speak Easy”. Set in the Prohibition era in the United States, they combine the swing dances of the 1930s, the footwork of house dance, the frenzied steps of the Charleston, the performance of breakdance and the speed of the Lindy Hop! Carried by perfectly punctuated sounds and rhythms, six men and one woman perform a portrait gallery based on the Mafia, alcohol and rivalry.
From €10 to €25 - Ages 6 and over - Duration: 1 hour
New Year’s Eve with the Stars - Palais des Festivals
New Year’s fireworks - At midnight in the Bay of Cannes
Tuesday 31 December, the town is putting on an exceptional 20-minute pyrotechnic show on the theme “Cannes is Magic!”
Offer a show!
The gift card is valid for all shows available from the Palais des Festivals ticket office / The card is “loaded” with a minimum €10 credit / It is valid for 1 year after the date of purchase
Contact the Tourist Information Centre for all information