Vence celebrates Christmas

Christmas in Vence is magical. Here are all the key things to do during this end-of-year holiday period!

christmas highlights

From Wednesday 20 December to Saturday 6 January

From 10.00am, Place Maréchal Juin, you’ll find the vintage Carousel open, along with the food chalet to try some Christmas sweet treats.

Open from 20 December to 6 January, from 10.00am to 1.00pm, and 2.00pm to 6.00pm.

Paying attraction.

During the holidays

You’ll find hands-on activities at Place Clémenceau every morning

From Wednesday 27 December to Saturday 6 January

Experience the unusual side of Christmas with live shows, musicals, workshops, giant games for children and lots of other activities.

Friday 5 January

Let’s celebrate the kings together! Meet at 3.30pm in the Parish Hall. On the programme: magic show, snacks and workshop.

the christmas market

To prepare for Christmas the right way, go and do your shopping at the Vence Christmas market to prepare a festive meal or find some gift ideas! You still have time, there are a few days left!

Here, the smell of food and mulled wine will thrill your nostrils. Christmas markets are also the ideal opportunity to go out with your family and enjoy the magic of Christmas.

Launched on Saturday 10 December at Place du Grand Jardin, the Christmas village welcomes you every day at 10.00am until 24 December!


The unusual side of Christmas, a free event not to be missed for the curious, lovers of good humour and artistic shows from Wednesday 27 December to Saturday 6 January! Actors, musicians, dancers and magicians provide a unique experience made up of surprising and amusing encounters. And it’s also a great way to experience the town to the full: workshops, rides, games in town, guided tours and even exploring the Col de Vence.

The Treasure Hunt every Wednesday and Saturday in December

Discover Vence’s heritage through Christmas traditions. One hour of play followed by handing out the treasure. €7/child | Minimum 4 children. Info and reservations: Des livres et du Rêve +33 (0)6 76 52 67 71

“Nature” workshops from Wednesday 27 December to Saturday 6 January (except Monday 1 January)

You’ll find several creative workshops based around plants, nature and homemade. Every day has its own theme!

Giant Laser Game 27 December and 3 January 

The basic rules of outdoor Laser Game: spread out across the terrain, keep your distance to protect your team/partner, hide to surprise the opposing team and aim with your laser! 20-minute session with a facilitator. From 9.30am to 5.00pm, Place du Grand Jardin

Check out all the unusual things to do this Christmas

free events

Wednesday 20 December 

Freinet Media Library

  • 10.00am: very little cinema “Christmas with the Koala brothers” This year, Christmas will be unforgettable in the Australian desert: the Koala brothers have invited everyone they love, even Penny who lives in Antarctica… From 3 years old, 46 min.
  • 3.00pm: little cinema “Minions 2”. From 6 years old, 1 hour 28.

Place Clemenceau 11.30am | Place Maréchal Juin 3.30pm| Place du Grand Jardin 5.00pm:

  • Balloon sculpture workshop: come and have fun and make some great sculptures.
  • Christmas show: “The Christmas fairies”. Santa has sent the fairies Patabelle and Tamaline to find his Christmas sleigh with 2 elves. Twists, antics and laughter guaranteed!

Musée de Vence 3.00pm: “Christmas good enough to eat”: workshop of mini-sculptures in sugar paste and sweets.

Micro-Folie 5.00pm: candlelight storytelling evening based on the snow.

Friday 22 December 

Place du Grand Jardin 5.00pm: come and see some cute cartoons in the run-up to Christmas.

Saturday 23 December 

  • Micro-Folie all day: virtual reality, Mont Blanc in 360°.
  • Freinet Media Library 10.30am: fifteen minutes of reading in the run-up to Christmas.
  • Musée de Vence 3.00pm: “The little family Christmas workshop”. Creating Christmas cards.
  • Place Clemenceau 11.30am: bear, reindeer and snowman to delight children.
  • Place du Grand Jardin 5.00pm: be amazed by a lyrical show. Poetry set in motion by dancers and acrobats. A show created exclusively for Vence!