Exceptional Grand Vins Dinner

Join the Club Vivanova in partnership with SKAL Monaco and the Fairmont Monte Carlo for an exclusive limited tasting of eleven fabulous vintages, accompanied by a gourmet menu prepared by executive sous-chef Laurent Smuelders. On Tuesday, December 12 at 19:00 at the Hôtel Fairmont Monte Carlo. Discover more here.

Salve! Marc-Antoine Charpentier – Ensemble Marguerite Louise – Baroque Music

In the 17th century, “Marian Devotions” were the dominant form of religious expression, driven by the climate of piety that had reigned in the Kingdom of France since the Council of Trent and the Catholic Counter-Reformation. This work by Marc-Antoine Charpentier bears witness to this particular attraction to the cult of the virgin. The programme includes a collection of intimately moving motets, drawing on an extraordinary palette of emotions with a theatrical style that inspires and exults spirituality. Gaétan Jarry, conductor and organist, Romain Champion, contra-tenor, François-Olivier Jean, tenor, Geoffroy Buffière, bass, Camille Aubret, violin, Clotilde Sors, violin, Robin Pharo, viola, Stéphane Tamby, bassoon, Marc Wolff, theorbo. On Tuesday, December 12 at 19:00 at Chapelle de la Miséricorde.

Festive Christmas Networking Lunch

Join Club Vivanova for our finale event of a fabulous year – at Maya Bay Monaco. A three course gourmet festive lunch will be showcased with premium wines paired with our gourmet menu. Celebrate and network in true Vivanova style with our club friends, members and partners! On Wednesday, December 13 at 12.30 at Maya Bay Monaco. Discover more here.

Father’s Eyes – Talk

How does a man see his child? What does he imagine, before his offspring is born, with no choice but to remain an outside observer of the mother’s pregnancy? And later, how does he “recognise” the child who has just emerged into the world? Le regard du père, a talk in French with Pierre Péju, philosopher, novelist, and essayist. On Wednesday, December 13 from 17:30 to 19:00 at the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace. Discover more here.

Action Innocence’s Christmas Trees

Popular and prestigious charity auction of Christmas trees in aid of the association Action Innocence Monaco. Christmas carols sung by the choir Les Petits Chanteurs de Monaco conducted by Pierre Debat. Christmas tree display starts on the evening of Monday, December 11. On Wednesday, December 13 at 18:00 at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo.

BAM Christmas Lunch

British Association of Monaco is organising a festive get together lunch at Norma, Place d’Armes. There will also be a superb raffle with a holiday offered as 1st prize and also a chance also to purchase Christmas goodies remaining from the BAM Christmas stand at the Kermesse. On Thursday, December 14 at 12:30, Closing date December 10. BOOKING FORM – BOOK Now (PDF)  – Members €90, non-members €100. Pay by cheque or bank transfer. No cash or cards can be taken on the day.

Cyrano – Theatre

Cyrano! Need we say more? Together with Roxane and Christian, they form a legendary trio. But hasn’t this classic work been done to death by now? Surely, you might think, there’s nothing left to be done with it. Well you’d be wrong. Blending baroque tradition with a modern style, three actors have challenged themselves to walk the fine line between the classic and the contemporary, taking us with them on a joyous journey.

On Thursday , December 14, Friday , December 15, Saturday, December 16 at 20:00 and Sunday, December 17 at 16:30 at the Théâtre des Muses. Discover more here.

Monaco Christmas Rendez-Vous

40 businesses, ranging from boutiques to popular restaurants and the Principality’s liveliest bars transform the Condamine neighborhood into a festive place, offering an unforgettable experience filled with entertainment, exclusive offers, tempting discounts and offers from participating businesses, music and delicious surprises. On Thursday, December 14 at La Condamine. All day, starting at 6:30 am! Discover more here.

To Have a Voice – a Talk

Conversation introduced by Robert Maggiori, philosopher and founder member, with Pr. Florence Askenazy, psychiatrist and professor of psychiatry, and Peter Szendy, philosopher, with the participation of Clara Ysé, singer, accompanied on the piano by Gael Rakotondrabe.On Thursday, December 14 from 19:00 to 21:00 at the Théâtre Princesse Grace. Discover more here.

C’EST BEAU ! – Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo

DK-BEL and 6eSens offer shows which put dancers with and without disabilities onstage. Often, the feedback from spectators is simply: “How beautiful… .” We therefore wanted to explore the notion of beauty, by seeking to understand what makes it a carrier for personal, collective or even universal emotion. On Thursday, December 14 at 19:30 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. Discover more and rerserve your tickets here.

Cinderella – The Pantomime

By The Drama Group of Monaco, a small amateur theatre company based in Monaco performing shows in English. “Our members are drama enthusiasts of all ages and from very varied backgrounds and experience. We aim to entertain our audiences and have as much fun ourselves.” On Thursday, December 14 and Friday, December 15 at 20:00 at the Theatre Variétés. Reserve your tickets here.

SOL INVICTUS – Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo

“Halfway between hip-hop physicality and classical elevation, Sol Invictus is a declaration of love, my declaration of love for dance, for its past, for its present, for its future.” Hervé KOUBI, Choreography. From Friday, December 15 to Saturday, December 16 at 19:30 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

The Phantom of the Opera – Musical

One of the most iconic musicals of all time. Experience the magical atmosphere of the magnificent Salle Garnier, and discover Ramin Karimloo in the role of the Phantom. A performance not to be missed! From Saturday, December 16 to Sunday, December 31 at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier. Reserve your tickets here.

Le fabuleux voyage de la fée Mélodie – Theatre for Children

An interative musical mix of theatre, song, shadows and illusion. Catastrophe in noteland: Mélodie the musical fairy has lost her “La”! She sets off to find it on an epic quest through multiple worlds filled with extraordinary encounters. But look out, the Barbarian Ogre is waiting, and it will take all Mélodie’s courage to face him. From Saturday, December 16 to Sunday, December 17 from 14:30 to 16:30 at the Théâtre des Muses. Discover more here.

Carmen Jones – the Art of the Cinema

Dance and cinema – Carmen Jones, Otto Preminger (1954). The charisma of Dorothy Dandridge and the virtuoso talent of Otto Preminger combine for the perfect screen portrayal of Carmen. Screening in partnership with Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, as part of the Monaco Dance Forum in colaboration with the Audiovisuel Institute de Monaco. On Sunday, December 17 at 11:00 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

The Pieter and Olga Dreesmann Collection of Works by Pablo Picasso – Exhibition

This touring selling exhibition, presented by Ward Moretti at Moretti Fine Art, displays an exceptional collection of works on paper, unique ceramics and sculptures, carefully assembled over more than 25 years by Pieter and Olga Dreesmann. From Wednesday, December 6 to Friday December 22, from Monday to Friday, from 10:00 to 18:00 at Moretti Fine Art. Discover more here

Le Prince au cœur du cirque – Exhibition

See a vast treasure trove of circus exhibits, including still photographs, moving picture footage, artists’ costumes, previously unseen documents, posters, and more, as part of celebrations marking the centenary of Prince Rainier III. Curated by HSH Princess Stéphanie and Dr Alain Frère, the scenography and curatorship were guided by the words of Prince Rainier III, who said that “the circus is experienced with the senses and that it is above all a living art”. His writings and testimonies accompany the visitor on a journey combining video extracts from emblematic acts, unpublished documents from the Palais de Monaco Archives, numerous costumes from the collection of Dr Alain Frère and works brought together for the first time , in order to experience and discover the history of the most prestigious Festival in the circus world. Until January 28, 11:00 till 19:00 at the Terrasses de Fontvieille in the former Automobile Museum. Discover more here.

December Light – Exhibition

La Società delle Api (The Bee Society) hosts the first solo exhibition in Monaco by Yu Nishimura. With the title December Light, Yu Nishimura’s paintings depict an everyday environment with his specific ability to bring out the light that emanates from the surfaces. At Le QUAI 8, quai Antoine 1er, 4th floor, until January 19, 2024, by appointment only. To book a visit, please write to contact@lasocietadelleapi.mc.


Lecture by Irish author Patrick O’Sullivan Greene

Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will give a lecture at the Princess Grace Irish Library in Monaco. Patrick’s new book ‘Revolution at the Waldorf: America and the Irish War of Independence’ tells the real history of the money, power and political battles that defined Irish-America for a generation. On Wednesday, January 24 at 19:00. Discover more here.

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