Christmas in St. Tropez

Want to know what to see in Saint-Tropez this Christmas? You’ve come to the right place! Check out our complete guide to the Christmas holidays in St Tropez:

Schedule of Saint Tropez Holiday Events

December 6, 2019, to February 20, 2020
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See the Nativity scenes on the Crèche Provençale exhibit. Come and admire the meticulous work with attention to detail by volunteers of the association that highlights the scenes of Provençal life in a very realistic manner.

  • Location: Chapelle de la Miséricorde, rue Gambetta
  • Timing: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Join the festive celebration in the heart of the village to kick off the Christmas festivities!

The St Tropez Christmas market will give you ideas for gifts and other specialties, delicacies, and crafts for the season:

Find the gourmet chalets and the sale of santons (figurines) of ‘l’Association Passions Traditions’ in the Place des Lices. Tempt yourself with the appetizers and Christmas treats of pancakes, waffles, chocolates, and mulled wine for older children.

  • Location: Rue Gambetta, Chapelle de la Miséricorde
  • Every Tuesday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
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Experience the fairy-tale scenery, skating rink, and gourmet chalets. Put on your skates and be on the outdoor rink. A great place to share a good time with family or between friends. €2 for the skate rental.

  • Timing: Starts at 6:00 pm
  • Location: Ice rink on the Place des Lices

TELETHON Day

December 7, 2019

View the telethon entertainment in town. Come and support the telethon by taking part in the sporting challenges and the many fun events (giant barbecue, garage sale, etc.)

  • Location: Place de Lices
  • Timing: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

THEATER FESTIVAL

Free theater festival organized by the Tréteaux de St Tropez.

  • Location: Cinéma-théâtre la Renaissance
  • Timing: Starts at 5:00 pm
December 7, 2019

“LA GRANDE BAGARRE DE DON CAMILLO.” By the Compagnie Le Verseau de Cannes:

Don Camillo discusses with Christ about the event that stirs the small village of Brescello: the Communist mayor, Peppone, is present at the deputation. But in order to do so, he has to pass his certificate of studies. The brave Peppone will, fortunately, receive during his exam an interested helping hand of donation Camillo, and win the election.

  • Entry 10€ for the Telethon
December 8, 2019

“CHARLIE BAUER EST AMOUREUX” By the Compagnie Pleins Feux d’Aubagne (Hervé Fassy) by Alain Guyard:

A prison of twenty-five years suffering because of the French Revolution struggles to find his way back and to have a new love, for a French teacher.

December 14, 2019

“PANIQUE AU MINISTÈRE” By the Compagnie la Crau’K en scène de la Crau:

The concern of a minister attracted by a young woman and whose wife refuses to get a divorce. This is a comedy without political correctness. Louis, the minister in love of a young girl, his wife who refuses of divorce, and a reform that’s impossible to implement… Gabrielle, the chief of staff who has a crush on the young factotum. Not to mention Cecile, Gabrielle’s mother, a 60-year-old woman… totally insane. Panic indeed!

December 15, 2019

“L’HUISSIER SONNE TOUJOURS TROIS FOIS” By l’Estelle Londaise de Jean-Paul Cantineaux:

Gilbert: So if I summarize, let’s see… My mistress is asking her best friend, who is my ex-wife’s ex-wife’s best friend, to sleep with me to break up my marriage by making me hated by her husband, a bailiff, who is her best friend’s lover. My woman takes the opportunity to get away with my best friend, who is her lover and then becomes my ex-best friend. In the end, I end up with the bailiff’s wife, the bailiff ends up with my best friend’s ex, which ends up with my wife. That’s crazy!

More Saint Tropez Christmas Holiday Events

December 21 and 22, 2019

SALON DES RENCONTRES GOURMANDES (free admission). Convivial and gastronomic, the lounge brings together many craftsmen and producers. Ideal to prepare the end of the year celebrations of the year. It offers a wide range of regional products from here and elsewhere, delicatessen, the art of the table and decoration. You have a wide range of choices to make your holiday meals and find Christmas gift ideas:

  • Location: Jean-Despas room
  • From 10:00 am to 7:00 pm 
December 21, 2019

TALE IN THE MUSEUM” SHOW AND WORKSHOP in collaboration with the Youth Municipal Library. Free entrance for children and one accompanying person. Pay 4 euros for additional accompanying persons. During the Christmas school holidays, there are spaces for young visitors. Registration for the Annunciation Museum (20 people) maximum:

  • Location: Musée de l’Annonciade
  • Timing: 2:30 to 4:30 pm 
December 22, 2019

LA PASTORALE DU RAMPÈU (free admission)

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La Pastorale du Rampeu

Sung and spoken wordplay in Provençal, the Pastorale du Rampèu is traditionally played in Provence during the holiday season. A true institution, “La Meravihouso Veihado” was written by Charles Martin back in the ’50s. The “Lou Rampèu de Sant-Troupès” troupe honors her and invites you to discover the ancient Christmases with respect for Provençal traditions”

  • Location: Cinéma-théâtre la Renaissance
  • Timing: Starts at 3:00 pm

PROVENCAL NATIVITY VIGIL and MIDNIGHT MASS, led by the choir of the Rampèu:

  • Location: Parish church
  • Timing: Starts at 11:30 pm

For the Kids

December 24, 2019

See Santa Claus arrives at the sea! At 6:30 pm, Santa Claus will arrive by sea on-board the Tartan. Follow his sled to the Place de la Garonne, a magical moment not to be missed.

  • Location: Quai Suffren
  • Timing: Starts at 6:30 pm

Horse-drawn carriage rides including tours, free animations, and surprises for children:

  • Location: Place des Lices
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December 21, 2019 to January 5, 2020

Climbing wall for children age 7, children can make progress in stages on a secure 8-meter wall.

  • Location: Place des Lices

The little white Christmas train takes you on a journey of a fairy-tale adventure of the bright lights of the streets and the old port.

  • Departure from Quai Suffren

5th FESTIVAL DÉCLARATIONS D’HUMOUR SPÉCIAL DUOS (Comedy Shows)

December 27 – 29, 2019

Make reservations for comedy shows by calling +33 6 14 80 92 91 or online:

  • Location: Cinéma-théâtre la Renaissance
  • Timing: Starts at 8:00 pm

27 December: LES GLANDEURS NATURE:

The Nature Glanders, it’s the story of a true friendship… between a total moron and a big jerk… that deploy treasures of energy to get… to nothing!

28 December: IDEM ET PAPAREIL:

The characters will take us at high speed in a whirlwind of comical situations in our daily lives. From withdrawal of license on the suspension of benefits unemployment, to a “banal” game of Scrabble, they always have the words to laugh, whether they are rather acidic or downright smashing. And then there are the men! The crux of the matter… As evidenced by a tasty parade of characters who have nothing to do with the “top” glossy magazines: “They have all the faults, but we can’t do without them!”

29 December: EFFETS INDÉSIRABLES:

More effective than a capsule, better syrup, cheaper than a vaccine, the sketch show of the two masters of ridiculousness. Their inspirations: cinema, sports, the Belgian surrealism, improvised skidding and all that, of course, in rhythm and choreographed movements. But beware, like every medicine, this show includes some side effects. Sensitive spleens, keep out!

Yet More Saint Tropez Christmas Holiday events!

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December 26 – 28, 2019

Go to THE ABALONE FLEA MARKET for bargains and great finds:

  • Location: Place de l’Ormeau
  • Timing: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 
From December 28 to January 5, 2020

Participate in the Saint Tropez ANTIQUE DEALERS’ CHRISTMAS:

  • Location: Salle Jean-Despas
  • Timing: 10:00 am to 7:30 pm
December 28 and 29, 2019

See the BÀRRI NÒU CHRISTMAS CONCERT. Let yourself be carried away by the traditional tempos and the Christmas spirit:

  • Location: St Tropez chapel outside the walls (of the Convent)
  • Timing: Starts at 6:00 pm

Experience the ORGAN CONCERT featuring Laurent Jochum (organ), Philippe Brocard (baritone), and Sabine Roy (storyteller):

  • Location: Parish church
  • Timing: Starts at 5:00 pm

Have a very merry Christmas in St Tropez and the French Riviera!

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