Las Vegas is so last year. Literally… we covered Christmas in Las Vegas last year.
Where Las Vegas is showy, Monte Carlo is elegant. Where Las Vegas is supersized, Monte Carlo is opulent. The gambling industry in Monte Carlo was built by the royal family, rather than the mob after all. If you wanted a more refined Christmas casino experience (and a shorter flight!) the home of elite European gambling is the place to be!
But what would you expect? NetBet has been keeping an eye out for the best things to do during a Monaco winter.
Casino Square in bright lights
The Monte Carlo casino will not be your first stop when you make your festive trip to Monaco. First you will see the wonders of the Casino Square before you’ve even bought your chips. Each year there’s a new theme for the Christmas decorations that surround the glamorous fountain. Expect to see loads of glittery snow and enormous Christmas trees full of casino-themed decorations.
Midnight in Monte Carlo- Casino Royale
Every year, the Casino Monte Carlo puts on its most lavish party for the best and the brightest at Christmas. They put on a night full of music, dancing, and entertainment of the highest quality. Dine in style while a stellar floor show keeps you captivated. Not to mention, there are table games and slots to play all night and there’s always a host of distractions to keep the party going like bumper cars and photo booths. You may be a little late for booking your spot this year, but Christmas 2019 will be here before you know it.
Christmas Markets at Monaco Harbour
Your trip doesn’t have to be all about gambling! The world-famous Monaco Harbour has a delightful Christmas Village every year. And it’s not just stall after stall filled with beautiful gifts, there’s all the light displays to take in too. For stunning views of the ocean, take a trip on the Ferris Wheel. Make sure to wrap up warm though, it can get chilly up top.
New Years Fireworks at Port de Monaco
The festivities are also about welcoming the new year and saying goodbye to 2018. If you extend your stay after Christmas, you might as well stay for the New Year Party. There will be DJs leading the festivities, but the real show is at midnight. Over the bay, hundreds of fireworks will light the sky, and be reflected in the waters below. Your next choice is deciding whether to party on until the small hours.