Antibes is an absolutely gorgeous little town at Christmas time, with its cobbled streets strung with blue and white lights, its spinning Ferris wheel and quaint Christmas villages lighting up the port and its jumble of medieval buildings shining below a stunning backdrop of snow-capped Alps. In this beautiful setting, Antibes offers a wonderful lineup of festive Christmas activities for visitors and locals alike.
There are plenty of Christmas-themed events planned for December, including a Santa fun run on December 21st, lots of activities for children and English and French carol and Christmas services. When it comes to New Year’s Eve Antibes is really rather quiet. There are pockets of activity and a few restaurants offering set menus and events, but those looking for a wildly festive atmosphere of crowds and fireworks should look to Cannes or Nice. However, there are some activities scheduled on New Year’s Day in the area, with a communal beach swim at the Plage de la Salis, a New Year’s Day concert and a fireworks display in the adjoining town of Juan les Pins.
Here’s our summary of the most exciting events to attend during your Antibes Christmas and New Year getaway.