Tuesday 6

Red Nose Day in Monaco

18th Monegasque Red Nose Day organised by the charity “Les Enfants de Frankie” in aid of sick and disadvantaged children from Monaco and across the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. THIS YEAR, THE RED NOSES ARE GOING GREEN! Full article on the website.

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Fashion and its Scenographic Dispositions

15th annual scenography symposium, organised by the Pavillon Bosio – higher institute of arts of the city of Monaco, dedicated to fashion scenography, will take place from Tuesday 6 to Wednesday December 7 at the Théâtre des Variétés.

Discover more at the Pavillon Bosio website.

Exhibition homage to Sam Szafran

La Vitrine Contemporaine de Monaco presents a work of two artists: Parisian photographer master Antoine Poupel and Monaco artist Zoia Skoropadenko. The duo is paying tribute to the late friend artist Sam Szafran who passed away in 2019. Poupel, who’s atelier in neighbourhood of Malakoff in Paris was next to Szafran’s and where he spent many wonderful moments surrounded by pastel and glass of wine, created a special series of photos of the incredible atelier of the late artist. One of Szafran’s most prominent subject in his art work was staircases, Skoropadenko, who is a minstrel of the Monaco outside staircases is also sketching and painting around Monaco. The Parisian-Monaco duo join the year of commemoration of Sam Szafran’s art legacy alongside of Musee L’Orangerie in Paris. The exhibition will be till January 10, 2023 at La Vitrine Contemporain de Monaco in Palais de La Scala 1 avenue Henri Dunant. Open 24/7.

Fleurs de Soleil – theatre

Based on The Sunflower published by Schocken Books. Simon Wiesenthal spent his whole life seeking to understand what happened to him, on that sunny morning in 1942. Alone in the darkness of a bedroom, that day he heard the last confession of Karl, who had murdered many innocent during the war, and was begging forgiveness. Adapted by Daniel Cohen and Antoine Mory, directed by Steve Suissa, with Thierry Lhermitte.

On Tuesday, December 6, at 20:00 pm at the Théâtre Princesse Grace. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Wednesday 7

Bats: Princes of the Night

Presentation of the life cycle of European bats, all insectivores: annual cycle, habitats, movements, protection issues, and more, by Catherine Baby, speleologist with the participation of Eric Madelaine, speleologist, President of the Regional Speleology Scientific Committee. On Wednesday, December 7 at 18:00 at the Musée d’Anthropologie Préhistorique.

Roller Party

The Ice Party planned to take place on the skating rink has been replaced by the Roller Party. On the eve of the public holiday, Monaco City Hall is organising an evening’s entertainment on the roller rink at the Stade Nautique Rainier III. The “Roller Party” will be open to schoolchildren and residents of Monaco aged 12 to 17 years. On Wednesday, December 7 from 19:00 to 23:30 at Port Hercule de Monaco.

Friday 8


A three acts opera Lakmé by Léo Delibes with the Chorus of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Laurent Campellone, organised by the Opéra de Monte-Carlo with performances on Friday, December 9 at 20:00 and Sunday December 11, at 15:00 at the Auditorium Rainier III – Salle Yakov Kreizberg. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Kids’ Nite Is Back

A glittering evening of entertainment in store for the youngsters, with fun activities and a special show. A Gala under the High Patronage of H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover, organised by the charity Les enfants de Frankie for the children of the Principality. Thanks to the participation of families, the charity will be able to organise “Frankie’s Christmas” for the benefit of thousands of sick and disadvantaged children across the PACA region, at the Sporting Monte-Carlo. On Friday ,December 9 at 18:30 at Salle des Etoiles. Discover more and book your tickets here.

Saturday 10


Handel’s Messiah will be performed in Monaco on Saturday December 10 at 19:00 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (22 avenue de Grande Bretagne). The concert will be conducted by Errol Girdlestone, with soloists Elenor Bowers-Jolley (soprano), Fleur Barron (mezzo-soprano), Gavan Ring (tenor) et Simon Bailey (bass), and the Ristretto Chamber Choir and Orchestra.  This annual concert, renowned in the region, is one of the essential dates in the calendar of the Principality in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Tickets at 30 euros are available via the FNAC or by reservation @ 06 83 53 23 50, ristrettovoices06@ianbrodie.

The Seven Sins – Monaco Dance Forum

The unmissable event of the season! For classical dance aficionados, the cast alone is enough to set the heart aflutter, as this production brings together seven world-renowned choreographers. Each of them has turned one of the seven deadly sins into a dance piece for Gauthier Dance. The result is a simply astonishing set of seven world premieres. On Saturday, December 10 at 19:30 at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier.

Discover more at the Monte-Carlo Ballets website.

Cosmic Tour – Voca People – show

After traveling to over 40 countries and being seen by more than three million people, the international hit show is back with an exciting new version. The eight talented aliens from Planet VOCA invite you to an unforgettable theatrical experience based around classic pop hits from around the world and a host of new additions. This magical blend of comedy, vocal performance, a capella singing and beatbox will make you laugh, clap, and sing your heart out. On Saturday, December 10, at 20:00 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. Discover more and book your tickets here.

Sunday 11

U Giru de Natale

The ultimate running race in Monaco that is open to all participants, with courses for all ages. Every year, more than 2,000 people gather to run along the Grand Prix circuit and through the magnificent Monegasque streets. This unique event is always a festive occasion! Organised by the Sporting Association of Monaco Police Department. Discover more and sign up here.

La Famille et Le Potager – theatre

Marie and Denis have been in love for forty years. It’s beautiful… But thanks to their son Tom, things will change. He made a dumpling. One of those that can change the next fifty years of a life. To try to get out of this nightmare, it will take composure, hope and alcohol. A lot. Because it’s high time to really laugh… Welcome to this tender, crazy and offbeat farce, with caustic cynicism.

Written by Bob Martet, directed by Anne Bourgeois, starring Marie-Anne Chazel, Régis Laspalès, Jean-Baptiste Shelmerdine, Emma Gamet, and Caroline Maillard. On Sunday, December 11, at 17:00 at the Grimaldi Forum. Discover more and book your tickets here.

Monday 12

Swayambhu – Monaco Dance Forum

Béjart, Peter Brook, Bartabas, Pina Bausch… Shantala Shivalingappa has had the privilege of working with these great names thanks to her total mastery of the Indian dance, Kuchipudi. Her palette of tools is today famous throughout the world. Movements, gestures, facial expressions, finger positioning, etc.. Everything is crafted to the extreme with this artist who is looking to present a purity of expression.

On Monday, December 12 at 7:30 PM, Salle Garnier de l’Opéra de Monte-Carlo. Discover more and reserve your tickets at the Monte Carlo Ballets website.


Monaco on Stage – 100 ans de concerts à Monaco

The immersive exhibition includes corridors marked with autographs, reconstructions of dressing rooms, and some exclusive, never-before-seen content on stars who have performed in Monaco. It is also an opportunity to discover music from the ‘inside’.

Visitors will be able to listen to guitars vibrating to the sound of iconic riffs, enjoy an astounding and unique version of the famous song ‘My Way’, experience the feelings of being onstage as well as learning the ties that bind Ella Fitzgerald and Alicia Keys, or what Céline Dion, Mariah Carey and Josephine Baker have in common. Monaco Onstage – 100 ans de concerts à Monaco – promises a musical and visual experience like no other. Until Saturday December 31, from 13:00 to 19:00 at Salle d’Exposition du Quai Antoine Ier. Free admission, tours with commentary (information available on site). Closed December 25, 2022.