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Christmas in Pays de Grasse

Dates of Christmas events and markets organised by the towns of the Pays de Grasse region.

christmas in GRASSE

The magic of Christmas is back in the City of Perfume. On the programme are a range of activities to enjoy with the family: rides and an ice rink, markets, creative workshops, colourful parades, guided tours, concerts…

Christmas rides – 9 December 2023 to 7 January 2024

Cours Honoré Cresp

The Christmas market – 15 to 17 December 2023

The ice rink – 22 December 2023 to 7 January 2024

Cours Honoré Cresp – From 10.00am to 8.00pm. The ice rink is accessible to adults and children aged 4 and above. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Price: skate hire €3 / Gloves required

Pony rides – 23 December 2023 to 7 January 2024

from 23/12 to 07/01 every day (except 24, 25, 31/12 and 01/01)

Botanical garden – from 10.00am to 5.00pm

Free – Provided by the Town Hall

The arrival of Santa Claus – 23 December 2023

Arrival of Santa Claus by carriage

Place aux Aires – 11.00am

Photographs in front of Santa’s cabin

CHRISTMAS IS COMING, LET THE PARTY BEGIN!

Inauguration of the festivities – Friday 22 December 2023

6.00pm: Torchlight parade – Departing from Notre-Dame du Puy Cathedral, Rue de l’Oratoire, Rue des Fabreries, Place aux Aires, Place du Lieutenant Georges Morel, Rue Amiral de Grasse, arriving at Cours Honoré Cresp. Accompanied by the Provence Orchestra of the Conservatory.

6.45pm: Inauguration of the ice rink by the Mayor, followed by drinks

Cours Honoré Cresp – With the participation of the Children’s Choir led by Anne THAL from the Grasse Music Conservatory, followed by a skating demonstration by mascots Mickey and Minnie.

From 7.00pm to 8.30pm: Plascassier Jazz Band Concert

40TH SANTON FAIR

It’s the unmissable event in Pays de Grasse, the 40th Santon Fair will take place from 3 November to 24 December at the Media Library – La Strada.

The Mouans-Sartoux Santon Fair is the oldest and most important fair in the Alpes-Maritimes department, with 23 santon makers from Provence taking part.

The fair also offers nativity scene accessories, books on santon history and art, figurines to paint, Provençal houses.

Timings

Open every day from 2.00pm to 6.00pm.

Sunday 10 December, Christmas market day, open from 10.00am to 6.00pm, as well as Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December, fair trade M.C.E. Christmas market days.

Free admission.

Organised by the Centre Culturel des Cèdres.

CHRISTMAS IN pays de GRASSE, THE WEEKEND OF SATURDAY 9 AND SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER

Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey
Saturday 9 December: Craft market from 10.00am to 6.00pm (market for art, crafts and local products)

Sunday 10 December : Christmas concert by the Synergie choir at 5.00pm at the church of Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey

Pégomas
Saturday 9 from 4.00pm to 8.00pm and Sunday 10 December from 10.00am to 5.00pm:Christmas craft market in PégomasStock up on gift ideas from the many stands: craft products, tasty treats, Christmas decorations, jewellery…

Mouans-Sartoux
Saturday 9 December from 7.00pm: Festival of light and fireworks – place des Anciens Combattants (près du cinéma) distribution de lampions, proposés à la vente à 1€

Sunday 10 December : Christmas market –  on all village squares from 10.00am to 6.00pm.

Escragnolles

Sunday 10 December: Christmas marketin the streets of the village from 10.00am to 5.00pm.

The entire Pays de Grasse weekend schedule HERE

CHRISTMAS IN pays de GRASSE, THE WEEKEND OF SATURDAY 16 AND SUNDAY 17 DECEMBER

Saint-Cézaire-sur-Siagne
From Friday 15 to Sunday 17 December from 10.00am to 5.00pm: Christmas in Saint-Cézaire-sur-Siagne – All end-of-year festivities in Saint-Cézaire-sur-Siagne. You’ll find a light show and fireworks on Friday and the Christmas market and its activities on Saturday and Sunday

Le Mas
Saturday 16 December from 10.00am to 5.00pm: Noël du Coeur, an incredible day in partnership with Le Mas Town Hall and the Christ’Ô du Coeur Association: pony rides, face painting, bouncy castle, workshops, market and snacks with the special attendance of Father and Mother Christmas!

La Roquette-sur-Siagne

Sunday 17 December from 10.00am to 6.00pm: Christmas market et animations – Place du Coeur Saint-Georges

Cabris

Sunday 17 December from 9.00am to 6.00pm : Christmas market – In the main streets of the village

EVEN MORE DATES....

the entire schedule for PAYS DE GRASSE

Dive into the magic of the season with our complete calendar of Christmas festivities in the beautiful Pays de Grasse. Discover all the activities planned to immerse yourself in the festive spirit and joy of this enchanted period.

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