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Shining a light on christmas events in Cannes!

From Saturday 27 November 2021 to Sunday 2 January 2022, the Town of Cannes is adorning itself with splendid lights and offers numerous Christmas events throughout the town!



Opening times:

  • Sunday to Thursday from 10:00 to 21:00
  • Friday and Saturday from 10:00 to 22:00
  • Closes on 31 December at 22:00

Free entry subject to the health pass (to be confirmed)


The Christmas village will be bathed in light, with an entrance archway and illuminated heavens in the central lanes, as well as a set staged below the music Kiosk, “In the land of the reindeer, Father Christmas is king”


The Christmas Fair will take place between Saturday 27 November 2021 and Sunday 2 January 2022 on the Esplanade Pantiero.

Opening times:

Outside of the school holidays:

  • Monday to Thursday from 14:00 to 21:00
  • Friday to Sunday from 14:00 to 23:00

During the school holidays, every day from 14:00 to 23:00.


Saturday 27 November 2021 at 18:00: opening of the Christmas Village and switch on of the town’s Christmas lights – Spectacle on ice “Join The Circus” – Musical atmosphere with Espérance de Cannes –


Opening times: from Saturday 27 November 2021 to Sunday 2 January 2022

  • Sunday to Thursday from 10:00 to 21:00
  • Friday and Saturday from 10:00 to 22:00
  • mornings from 10:00 to 13:00 – free entry for children aged between 4 and 10 only.


Single entry fee: €3 (including skate hire),

Free entry in the morning for children aged 4 to 10 only – Charge for accompanying adults (€3).

A supervisor will be in attendance every morning with lessons offered to beginners.

  • Traditional Provencal nativity scene with 150 figures

Father Christmas

Father Christmas in attendance: A traditional Father Christmas will meet children on Saturday 27 November from 17:00 to 21:00, as well as on Saturday 11, Sunday 12 and Wednesday 15 December, and from Saturday 18 to Friday 24 December from 14:00 to 18:00.

Music Kiosk Scene:

“In the land of the reindeer, Father Christmas is king”

Face painting by pupils from the “Elysées Marbeuf” school from 10:00 to 13:00 on Saturdays 27 November, 4 December and Sundays 28 November, 5, 12 and 19 December.

From 10:00 to 13:00 and from 17:00 to 19:30 on Saturday 11 December

♫ Illuminated parades along Cours Félix Faure, and Rues Meynadier, Hoche, and d’Antibes from 17:00


Inspired by the Russian steppe, the troupe seeks the steppe of its birth to find Father Christmas’ path to Lapland


Troupe comprising 12 white elves, 4 mounted elves, 2 stilt walkers and 6 jazz musicians


Magical parade of 20 characters (musicians, jugglers, dancers and stilt walkers) from the depths of fantasy.


Troupe comprising 23 characters: dancers, circus artistes and actors, Father Christmas, the gingerbread Man, and jazz musicians strolling through and hailing the public


What could be more enchanting than meeting the famous Christmas figures in the streets of Cannes on Christmas Eve: 16 enchanting and magical costumed characters: Mother Christmas, Father Christmas’ Elves, Christmas Mascots, Christmas stilt walkers, Father Christmas and his delivery trike – mascots, etc.

♫   Musical entertainment with Espérance de Cannes on Sunday 12 December as of 15:30

“Champagne” show on ice on a Christmas theme on Monday 20 December at 19:00


Wednesday 15 December 2021 at 15:00

RÉPUBLIQUE – Gilbert Fort Auditorium in Rue Mimont

Father Christmas’ suit has disappeared! His daughter is responsible for finding it, but when her path crosses that of the son of Père Fouettard, it’s sure to be funny and explosive!

Marie-Noëlle is dismayed… Someone has dared to steal Father Christmas’ suit, which she was getting ready for the big day! Her suspicions quickly turn towards Jean-Balthazar! But the latter does not cooperate easily, and Marie-Noëlle must therefore be very persuasive and even threatening in order to prevail… happily the public are there to help her.

This show is a wonderful, freely inspired Christmas fable that is as funny and offbeat as it is poetic and touching. Circus and comedy form the basis of this funny, energetic and touching show for all audiences… with a lot of poetic humour and a sprinkling of magic!!!

Father Christmas present for the photo session

Followed by tea and biscuits offered by AMIREAN (retailers’ association).

Free entry within the limit of available seats

CANNES LA BOCCA Place du Marché


From Saturday 18 December to Saturday 24 December 2021 from 14:30 to 18:30

Shows and activities from Canada: The Sugar Shack and tastings of maple taffy – Musical entertainment from Canada

Elves, fairies and storytellers with warm and joyful dispositions will welcome children and offer them workshops and tales on the theme of the Magic of Christmas.  Father Christmas will meet children in his chalet until 24 December 2021 and will stroll along Avenue F. Tonner.


Grand opening on Saturday 18 December at 15:00 followed by tea and biscuits offered by ABECCO (retailers’ association)

Saturday 18 December from 15:00

Activities for children from 15:00 to 17:00: inflatables, Christmas-themed face-painting stands, sound system, activities and distribution of goodies and gifts.

From 17:00 to 20:00: part 1: young talent competition; part 2: artistes set

Free activities


Commercial fortnight organized by ABECCO

ABECCO is organizing a “commercial fortnight” from 13 to 26 December 2021. 20,000 scratch cards will be distributed by retailers in Cannes la Bocca in order to have their customers win prizes. On 6 January 2022, a cocktail will be organized with the winners and the retailers who have donated the gifts


Fireworks on 31 December at midnight on La Croisette




Rue d’Antibes pedestrianized

Saturdays 4, 11 and 18 December, Sundays 5, 12 and 19 December and Fridays 24 and 31 December from 14:00 to 19:00


Sound system with Christmas music and carols

The weekends of 4 & 5, 11 & 12 and 18 & 19 December, then every day from 20 to 31 December 2021 from 14:00 to 18:00 – except 25 December

♫   Parade of Father Christmases and elves on Rue d’Antibes on 12 & 19 December as of 14:30 (Association Cannes Centre Commerces).




Sound system from Rue Meynadier to Rue Vénizelos.

  • From 10:00 to 19:00 on Saturdays 4, 11 and 18 December
  • From 10:00 to 19:00 on Sundays 5, 12, 19 and 26 December
  • Then every day from 20 to 31 December 2021 from 10:00 to 19:00 – except 25 December

♫   Concert on the corner of Rue Meynadier and Rue Emile Négrin on 23 and 30 December between 14:00 and 18:00 by the Rue Meynadier retailers’ association

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