Christmas in Antibes and Juan-les-Pins

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In this guide, we will give you the best things to see and do as you stay in the exciting city of Antibes and Juan-les-Pins during this Christmas season: learn where to see the Christmas market, village, parades, rides, concerts, and many more!

With the traditional chalets and Christmas ice-skating rink, you will definitely enjoy the holiday season in Antibes. Kids will love the Ferris wheels, carousels, and Santa’s Christmas shack as they eat their favorite Christmas treat from the stalls.

And what better place to be in this festive part of the year than the partyish Antibes and Juan-les-Pins? With all the entertainment available year-round, it is not surprising how Antibes Juan-les-Pins charms every Christmas!

In this post, Iconic Riviera will give you a rundown of what to see in this year’s Christmas in Antibes. See the exciting activities that await you and your family.

The Christmas Villages

There are a few Christmas Villages / Markets in this area:

Christmas village and market in Esplanade Pré-aux-Pêcheurs

This is the main Christmas village and market and the highlight of the celebration of the season in Antibes and Juan-les-Pins.

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The Esplanade Pré-aux-Pêcheurs will turn into a lovely Antibes’ Christmas village and market with the traditional chalets. It is a good place to look around for local delicacies and specially-made handcrafts you can make as gifts.

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Skating rink at ESPLANADE PRÉ-AUX-PÊCHEURS

There will also be a Ferris wheel, carousel, musical rides, and an ice-skating rink for kids to enjoy. See the lights if the city and the spectacular Mediterranean view from above the Ferris wheel. It rises up to 27 meters high! The 450 m2 ice-skating rink is free for children up to 11 years old. It will cost €3 for teens and for adults. Do not forget to bring your own gloves!

  • Date & Time: December 14 to January 5 from 10:30 am to 7:30 pm

Christmas Village in Place Nationale

There will be another Antibes’ Christmas village in Place Nationale where children can have fun in the rides, with music and food from the stalls all over the square.

A lot of workshops with enjoyable activities where kids can participate are present. There will be rides, trampolines, inflatables, and a car circuit. See the drawings of Christmas from a contest’s winning group in an exhibit from one of the kiosks.

  • Date & Time: December 14 to January 5 from 10:30 am to 7:30 pm

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE IN PLACE DE-GAULLE

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On Place de-Gaulle, families can enjoy the riding circuit and food chalets. Kids will also love the big interactive display of moving characters:

  • Date & Time: December 14 to January 5 from 10:30 am to 7:30 pm

More Antibes Juan-les-Pins Christmas Spectacles

A show of fountain dancing with rhythmic music and animated lights will take place on the show “Les Dances da ‘Eau!”

  • Location: Place des Martyrs de la Résistance
  • Date & Time: Every day from December 14, and starts ever 5:30 pm with intervals of 20 minutes

Kids can have fun and learn from the small animals’ farm in the city’s pines park! Have them ride a pony and pet the donkeys, goats, sheep, geese, ducks, chicken, rabbits, and other cute farm animals.

  • Location: Pinède Gould
  • Date & Time: December 22, 2019, to January 4, 2020, from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm and on December 25 and January 1, from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

See Santa arrive on the water skis:

  • Location: Promenade du Soleil, Juan-les-Pins
  • Date & Time: December 22, 10:30 am
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There will also be a “Crèches’ Road” in Sanctuary of the Garoupe with the beautiful scenes of Christmas:

  • Date & Time: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and on December 25 and January 1 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

The Antibes Juan-les-Pins Christmas Workshops

Have some fun with these creative workshops in Antibes:

The Santa Claus workshop will have greeting cards making activity using old presses. There will be engraving, coloring, and printing using beautiful papers and envelopes:

  • Location: Atelier du Fafranier
  • Date & Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Cost: Activities by appointment; free for children 4 to 12 years old and €5  for older and adults

Make your own Christmas balls on the workshop and see the “Night of Fire” at gallery Dibier Saba:

  • Location: Gallery Dibier Saba
  • ‘Night of Fire’ Date & Time: December 21 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Workshop Date & Time: December 22 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

See a public gallery and have your kids learn in the painting workshop:

  • Jean Jacques Venturini public painting gallery:
    • December 14, 2019, to January 5, 2020, from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Annie Lacomme Dartcho painting activities for children up to 12 years old:
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday from 10:30 am to 10:00 pm

Enjoy your Christmas Vacation in Antibes and Juan-les-Pins!

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French Riviera‘s Christmas never lacks in luster and vibrancy. With all the cheerful lights and displays, and the lively activities, Antibes and Juan-les-Pins this season will be one of your unforgettable sojourns to cherish for a lifetime.

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