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2022-11-30T09:27:58.892Z

Wooden huts, local and regional products, creative workshops, Ferris wheel or even the visit of Santa Claus... Christmas markets are making a comeback in Nice and throughout the department, to the delight of young and old.



Le Figaro Nice

The end of year celebrations are approaching.

In addition to the cold that has gradually set in lately on the Baie des Anges and the shorter days, the launch of numerous events in Nice and elsewhere in the department is raising awareness.

In Nice, the traditional Christmas market in Place Masséna

Heralding the end-of-year celebrations, it has been delighting young and old for more than 20 years: the traditional Christmas market (and its large wooden huts) will open its doors

on Thursday, for a period of a month, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

, in the heart of Nice, between Place Masséna and the Albert 1er garden.

No less than fifty chalets combining regional and artisanal products will be installed there.

Not to mention the entertainment offered for the occasion and the presence of a Ferris wheel (price: 5 to 8 euros), to enjoy a magical view of the Christmas village and the decorations of Place Masséna.

Until December 24, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., children will of course be able to meet Santa Claus, and even visit his house until January 1, every day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

And because Christmas is also an opportunity to highlight local specialties, the chalet of Roland de Zordo, a earthy character well known to the people of Nice, will offer visitors the famous Socca, made from chickpea flour and 'olive oil.

“The best in the country of Nice!

“, we breathe.

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Elsewhere in Nice: shows, giant nativity scene and parade

  • From December 17 to 25, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Place Rosseti

    : 17 life-size automatons will animate a giant nativity scene: Jesus, Mary, Joseph, the donkey, the ox, the sheep, the shepherd and his dog, the dromedaries as well as the Magi.


  • Saturday December 10, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., avenue Jean Médecin:

    the Nice Shopping Christmas parade, made up of more than 200 street artists, acrobats, dancers, mascots, musical troupes, DJs... Entertainment, gifts and showcase from 11 a.m. on the Nice Shopping podium Free access and 100% free entertainment.


  • Saturday 3 December from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Parc du Ray

     : show “Coat of stories and very warm gloves”.


  • Wednesday 7 December from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rue de Suisse

     : Show “Seeking Father Christmas desperately”.


  • Wednesday 21 December from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Parc Vigier

    : “A thousand and one Christmas tales” show.

In Antibes

From December 10 to January 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays)

, the town of Antibes Juan-les-Pins will be illuminated with hundreds of magical LED decorations for the Christmas holidays.

Numerous activities for children, creative workshops, a small educational farm, shows and even an ice rink will be offered in the Christmas village, between the gourmet chalets.

Without forgetting the traditional arrival of Santa Claus on water skis.

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At Cannes

From November 26 to January 2

, the city of Cannes is adorned with illuminations, and offers families many Christmas activities.

A Christmas market first, which starts from the Cours Félix Faure and continues on the Allées de la Liberté, open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays) with its 46 chalets of decorative objects, ideas gifts, jewelry, and treats.

But also a 350 square meter ice rink, shows and entertainment for children, as well as several parades.

In Menton

From December 3 to January 1

, Christmas events in Menton will bring warmth and good humor to the four corners of the city.

On the theme "Santa's workshop", a magical universe will take children from surprise to surprise, between parades, free shows and entertainment of all kinds.

From Friday, from 6 p.m., the launch of the illuminations will open the ball.

Just like the opening on the same day, and until January 1,

of the Christmas market, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Mail du Bastion and Esplanade Francis Palmero

.

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About thirty chalets will be installed, as well as rides, trampolines, an ice rink and a Ferris wheel.

For 5 euros, from December 4, children can also enjoy a ride in the air aboard Santa's sleigh.

A 5D animation larger than life.

And in the hinterland of Nice

  • In Luceram

From January 3 to 8

 : 25th Luceram/Peira-Cava crèche circuit.


More than 450 nativity scenes exhibited in the streets, cellars, church, chapels, oven, museums, shops, Ferme du Val Del Prat, Peïra-Cava, Camp D'Argent, Turini.

Also exhibited at the Crèche museum in Lucéram.

  • In Vence

From December 10 to January 2:

children's village, place Clemenceau, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with games of skill, little train, trampoline, tree climbing, gourmet chalets.

  • In Levens

Christmas market from December 11 to January 1, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

, Hall du Rivet.

Numerous stands: regional products, jewellery, decoration, chocolates, arts and crafts, culinary specialties and local products.

For children: pony rides, arrival of Father Christmas with photos, entertainment, Christmas raffle.

  • In Saint-Martin-Vésubie

Christmas market from December 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Local artisans and designers, musical entertainment all day, horse-drawn carriage rides.

From 4 p.m.: mulled wine and hot chocolate offered with chestnut and bush tasting.

December 24: live nativity scene with the participation of children, place de Gaulle, from 3 to 4 p.m.

  • In Roquebilliere

Christmas market from Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., place de la Mairie.

Exhibition of artists from the Vesubian arts, local products, craft stands.

For the benefit of the Telethon: nature archery stand, circus entertainment, fire truck, rally cars, trout fishing.

For adults: running "the vertical of castel old" (700m elevation gain, 3km).

Source: lefigaro

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