Things to Do in January in and around Nice

New Year’s Day Free Symphony Concert with The Nice Philharmonic Orchestra, 11am – Get your free ticket well in advance from the Nice Opera

Galette du Roi – Pick one up from any bakery in town during the first week of January; it’s a tradition to share this delicious almond paste filled cake with friends, and whomever finds (ie.; chips a tooth on!) the little ceramic figurine (from the Christmas nativity scene, called a santon) is the ‘king’ and wears the crown.

Prom Classic 10k Run January 8, 2017.  One of the world’s most picturesque 10ks, held along the seaside on the gorgeous Promenade des Anglais.

Winter Wine Tasting:  The Fete de Saint-Vincent, patron saint of Nice’s wine region, Bellet, is the occasion to head up to Nice’s wine country for free tastings and winery tours. Normally held on the 3rd Sunday of January, it centers around the church square (Place de l’Eglise) and starts right after mass, with tastings and animations going all afternoon.  Best yet, no need to drink and drive: you can get there in 15 minutes on Bus 62 which leaves Nice every hour on the hour!  (Catch it on rue Gubernatis, just off the Promenade du Paillon, near tram stop ‘Opera’).

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Attention Bargain Hunters!  The massive 2016 Annual French Winter Sales kick off January 11 until February 21, 2017.


See Related Pages:

  • What to do on Sundays in Nice – free afternoon concerts, free museum days, Catholic masses, special family Opera matinees, plus a Sunday night open-air drag show in the Old Town…
  • Nice by Nite – concerts, jazz clubs, salsa and tango venues, pub quiz nights, English-language theater and movie venues…

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