While living in Nice, we’ve taken the scenic 45 minute bus ride to Monaco multiple times. But experiencing Christmas in Monaco is an entirely new adventure. The Monaco Christmas Market or Le Village de Noël de Monaco is huge. Much bigger than I would have expected. It is a tiny country, after all.
Each year the Monaco Christmas Market depicts a new theme. This years Russian theme, un Noël Russe, is truly magical. Huge Christmas trees are surrounded by figures in traditional Russian garb, two large Russian palaces grace the market entrances and life-size Matryoshka nesting dolls adorn the area as picture perfect props.
My kids were fascinated by the two scenes representing the traditional tales of “The Firebird” and “Peter and the Wolf.” The wolf was bigger than me!