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    Christmas in Cagnes-sur-Mer

    Important note about this holiday guide: Below are the anticipated 2021 Christmas events for Cagnes-sur-Mer, France and we update the list as new information is released. Please make sure to double-check with the local tourism office before going to an event, because events may get cancelled due to the current COVID19 situation. Make sure to also check our complete guide to spending your Christmas season holidays on the French Riviera.

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    Want to know what to see in Cagnes-sur-Mer this Christmas? The following are the details of events you do not want to miss.

    Christmas Holiday Events for Kids

    This town is packed with events for kids. Santa Claus’ mailbox will be on the Cagnes Grand Center.

    Enjoy the pony rides on rue des Palmiers and take your family and kids in a carriage ride around town from Cros-des-Cagnes departing from Place de la Marine .

    Christmas Village for Kids

    Enjoy the free entertainment in the pedestrianized city center. Have fun with the inflatable structures, mini Ferris wheel, trampoline, and giant wooden games for kids.

    • Location: Place de la Marine
    • Timing: December 14 to December 31 from 2pm to 7pm every day

    Santa’s Forest

    You and your family can take a look in Santa’s Forest with trees, decorative lighting, wood carvings, and moving animations.

    • Location: Place de Gaulle at the Commerçants Cagnes Grand Center
    • Timing: From December 21 to January 5, all day.

    Lantern & Disney Parades

    Your kids will love the Disney Parade where Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daizy, and Olaf will meet the children in the city center at 10am and then perform a parade several times each afternoon.

    • Location: Place de la Marine
    • Timing: December 14 to December 31

    Join the lantern parade accompanied by Chabada and the Disney Parade with free lanterns and free hot chocolate for participating children.

    • Location: Place de Gaulle at the Commerçants Cagnes Grand Center
    • Timing: The lantern parade starts at 5pm, and from 2:30pm to 4:30pm you can get your free lanterns.

    Animal Farm & Workshops

    Learn while having fun in the animal farm and enjoying educational workshops.

    • Location: Place Bérenger
    • Timing: December 14 to December 31 from 10am to 5pm each day

    Christmas Markets & Villages

    Santon (figurines of saints) Market, with a workshop for making and modeling Santon figures.

    • Location: Square Balloux, Cros-de-Cagnes
    • Timing: December 14 and 15 from 9am to 5pm

    There will be a Christmas market for gift ideas and food delicacies, with a large aerial ride.

    • Location: Parking de la Villette in city center
    • Timing: December 14 to 24 from 10am to 7pm

    Celebrate Christmas at Polygone Riviera (see the full program) with its enchanting magical decorations, Santa Claus village and 300m2 ice rink!

    • Location: Place des Arcades, Polygone Riviera, around toboggan track and the ice skating rink or the dancing fountain
    • Timing: November 27 to January 2 from 11am to 7pm
    • Brian Joubert, world figure skating champion, inaugurates the Christmas events at Polygone Riviera on Saturday December 4 from 3pm to 5pm with a figure skating show and a signing session. Meet at the Dancing Fontaine.

    Fir tree market, where you can buy your Christmas tree.

    • Location: Parking de la Rotonde, city center
    • Timing: December 1 to 24 from 9am to 7pm

    Christmas Masses

    There are several traditional Christmas Mass events in Cagnes-sur-Mer. Make sure to double-check with the church before planning to attend, as the timing may change.

    For December 24 (Christmas Eve)

    Notre-Dame de la Mer Church Mass:

    • Location: Notre-Dame de la Mer Church in Cros-de-Cagnes
    • Timing: Starts at 6pm

    Christmas Eve of Haut-de-Cagnes, Christmas Mass:

    • Location: Church of St-Peter St-Paul in Haut-de-Cagnes
    • Timing: Starts at 9pm

    Tasting of the 13 desserts:

    • Location: Grimaldi square
    • Timing: Come after the mass

    December 25

    Notre-Dame de la Mer Church Mass:

    • Location: Notre-Dame de la Mer Church in Cros-de-Cagnes
    • Timing: Starts at 9am

    Saint-Famille Church Mass:

    • Location: Saint-Famille Church in Centerville
    • Timing: There are two events, at 10:30am and 6pm

    Nativity Mass at St-Pierre Chapel:

    • Location: St-Pierre Chapel in Cros-de-Cagnes
    • Timing: Starts at 5:45pm

    Hear the wonderful performance of the (free) Conservatory concert for Christmas:

    • Location: Saint-Famille Church
    • Timing: December 25 at 8pm

    Enjoy your Christmas Holiday in Cagnes-sur-Mer!

    One of the best places to visit with kids during the holidays, you’ll be sure to have a very, merry Christmas in Cagnes-sur-Mer in the French Riviera.

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