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Christmas in the countryside in Menton!

Come to Menton, Riviera & Merveilles for a Christmas combining magic, tradition and self-indulgence!

Throughout the month of December, discover our Christmas markets, wander the streets of the village of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin to enjoy the nativity trail, join our creative workshops…


This year, the Menton Christmas market takes you to the countryside!

From 8 December 2023 to 7 January 2023

Come and discover the Menton Christmas market, stroll around, find gift ideas or enjoy a gourmet break. More than 30 cabins await, as well as numerous activities.

Ice rink: every day from 10.00am to 7.00pm except Saturdays until 10.00pm

On the square in front of the Cocteau Museum

Santa’s sleigh: on Esplanade Francis Palmero from 10.00am to 7.00pm

Christmas trampolines: on Esplanade Francis Palmero from 10.00am to 7.00pm

Rides at the Biovès Gardens

Mini-educational farm

Donkey rides

Magic festival from 20 to 23 December on Esplanade Francis Palmero


  • Christmas Parade – 23 to 30 December at 4.30pm
  • White Symphony – 31 December at 4.30pm
  • Lady Winter – 5 January at 3.00pm
  • Super Heroes – 6 January at 3.00pm

Find out more about the Christmas market in Menton


When strings of lights, Christmas trees and other joyful traditions take over town.

Forget the grey and the cold, viruses and gloom – the Town of Menton is working to warm the hearts of its residents young and old by celebrating Christmas the right way.

Like every year, the City of Lemons will put on its wonderful light display.

From the valleys to the town centre, through the impressive and always popular starry sky and its some 2.2km of magic by the sea, there are 440 images that brighten up your evenings thanks to the officials from the municipal technical centre. It’s an opportunity to do a tour of the town and its roundabouts to take in the sights, following one of our festive routes.

The Biovès Gardens, for their part, host lots of decorations for everyone to enjoy.

A little train takes children to discover Santa’s workshops, where the elves are all busy for the big evening. In the lower gardens, discover our giant Father Christmas, with some magnificent family photos on offer!

The atmosphere is just as magical at the Christmas market, on Esplanade Francis Palmero and the Bastion mall, as well as at Sablettes, where gifts, treats and activities will delight young and old.

Menton hopes you have a wonderful Christmas!

-> Find out more about the illuminations in Menton

magic in store…

… and entertainment for adults and children alike!

Throughout the holidays, music, theatre, magic and stories will take you on real enchanted adventures, which can end with a few magical moments, thanks to the rides installed in the Biovès Gardens.

Don’t forget to take a quick detour to Santa’s mailbox to drop off your little elves’ precious lists.

-> Find out more about Santa’s mailbox

around MENTON…

Discover the magic of Christmas through a multitude of captivating activities at Menton Riviera & Merveilles. Each village has its own share of festive events to celebrate this enchanted period.


Saorge presents its Christmas Market: crafts and products from local producers, offering an authentic taste of the culture and traditions of the region – 3 December 2023

La Turbie

La Turbie organises its festivities from 1 to 25 December, with a Christmas market on 16 December 2023

Breil sur Roya

Christmas market with local, unique products, perfect for filling your Christmas stocking! – 9 December 2023


The village dresses up in all its finery to host its big Christmas Market – 10 December 2023

Roquebrune Cap-Martin

Roquebrune Cap-Martin brings its medieval streets to life with its Nativity Route from 16 December 2023 to 6 January 2024, featuring more than 300 nativity scenes.

You’ll also find Santa Claus’ funfair, which promises moments of joy and fun for young and old alike, adding a playful touch to this festive season – 23 December from 2.00pm to 6.00pm.

All the entertainment at Menton Riviera & Merveilles