Celebrating Christmas in Nice is similar to celebrating in the United States. The sprit of the season is all about family and traditions.
How We Celebrated Christmas in Nice
Although it may not have met our abnormally sophisticated expectations, there was some level of holiday decorating throughout Old Town Nice and some decorations on apartment balconies. The most popular outdoor decoration was a climbing Santa which seemed to be present on 4 out of every 5 apartments. Old Town and the main squares were decked out with a fair amount of lights and other decorations. But we did miss being in the US and seeing all the houses lit up as if in a competition. It was our little tradition to drive around trying to find the gaudiest light displays or to take walks in the evening to see which of our neighbors put out the tackiest Santa.