Fun things to do in Grimaud in december 2023

Friday, December 1st: Friday Nights at the Table des Oliviers

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Every first Friday of the month, the restaurant La Table des Oliviers in Grimaud hosts a captivating evening. This Friday, immerse yourself in a Crime and Palate Night with a retro Chicago atmosphere.

Join us for this thrilling investigation during a dinner show at La Table des Oliviers. You’ll have to uncover the identity of the murderer and the motive behind the crime…

On the menu: Tapas aperitif, duck confit parmentier & winter salad, salted butter tarte tatin.

If you embrace the theme, the restaurant will treat you to a complimentary aperitif. Reservations are recommended.

Tuesday, December 5th: Grimaud Europe’s Advent Evening

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Every year, Grimaud Europe celebrates the tradition of Advent, the period leading up to Christmas, with a grand and convivial evening.

Everyone brings dishes, savory or sweet treats, traditional from their region or country, to enjoy together with friends. It’s a delightful way to get to know each other better and share our customs as well as those of our neighbors.

This is the mission of the Grimaud Europe Extra Municipal Commission!
Join us at Salle Beausoleil at 6:30 PM.

Friday, December 8th: Festival of Lights

Copyright Cyril Carpentier

To celebrate the start of the Christmas lights, the Saint-Jean Fire Association invites you to enjoy a delightful moment in Grimaud.

Join the children’s torchlight procession through the village streets, followed by a grand spectacle at Place Neuve.

And, of course, we will indulge in roasted chestnuts, hot chocolate, and mulled wine!

On the agenda: a violin and electric harp duo, a luminous juggling duo, and stilt walkers’ procession. Meet at Place Vieille at 6:00 PM.

Saturday, December 9th: L’heure du conte

Every second Saturday of the month, join us at the Media Library where a book is read and interpreted by Isabelle to introduce the world of stories to the youngest ones (from 2 years old).

Since September, the Media Library has been temporarily relocated to Rue du Pré de Foire.

Book reading: « Le Bonnet Rouge » at 10:30 AM.

Saturday, December 9th: Rugby Club du Golfe’s Bingo Night

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Enjoy camaraderie and a rugby atmosphere at the Rugby Club du Golfe’s Bingo Night.

Be a sponsor for the evening to support our young players in their personal and collective development through our club and this wonderful sport, the school of life… Rugby.

Numerous prizes to be won, with refreshments and food available on-site.

21 bingo games – 7 full cards – 1 empty card.

Reservation via SMS (see the number here) is recommended. Doors open at the Blaquières sports complex at 6:00 PM.

Tuesday, December 12th: L’heure du conte ou tout conte fait (French pun)

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Christmas tale for children aged 2 and above.
Come and witness the theatrical adaptation of the famous tale of Pinocchio!
Take part in the story by interacting with the actors. Salle Beausoleil at 6:30 PM.

Tuesday, December 19th: Shepherd’s Christmas

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Christmas at the Musée du Patrimoine.

Presentation of the 13 desserts with mulled wine starting at 6:30 PM.
Come and admire the Nativity scene!
Reservation is mandatory at 04 94 55 57 37.

Friday, December 22nd, and Saturday, December 23rd: Christmas in Canada

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A beautiful family moment with a Christmas theme in Grimaud for 2 days under the banner of Canada.

On the Place du Village during 2 days of magical celebrations, enjoy numerous activities: authentic Canadian chalets, one transformed into Santa’s house with the star of the day inside, a campfire with musicians, demonstrations of « tire-sur-neige » (the famous maple syrup lollipops melted and poured onto snow), a pancake workshop, Canadian story readings, and many more surprises!

And, of course, the now-traditional fireworks above the Château de Grimaud, even more magical and enchanting, longer and more intense, set off on Saturday, December 23rd, at 6:30 PM! As in previous years, the optimal viewing spot is from the Moulin Saint-Roch, with complimentary mulled wine, hot chocolate, and roasted marshmallows!


Friday, December 22, 2023, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

– All day long: Canadian chalets; live Canadian music around the campfire; sugar shack; demonstrations and tastings of « tire-sur-neige » (maple syrup lollipops melted and poured onto snow); presence of Santa Claus in his chalet; Christmas workshops: writing a letter to Santa, creative workshops (making Christmas decorations for the tree), maple syrup pancake workshop and giant wooden games.

– At 4:00 PM & 6:00 PM: Canadian story readings

– At 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM & 6:30 PM: Village scavenger hunt, exploring the wonders of Canada!

Saturday, December 23, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

– All day long: Canadian chalets; live Canadian music around the campfire; sugar shack; demonstrations and tastings of « tire-sur-neige » (maple syrup lollipops melted and poured onto snow); presence of Santa Claus in his chalet; Christmas workshops: writing a letter to Santa, creative workshops (making Christmas decorations for the tree), maple syrup pancake workshop; face painting; wood sculpture demonstration by Willy Niodo…

– At 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM & 5:00 PM: Canadian story readings

– At 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM & 4:30 PM: Village scavenger hunt, exploring the wonders of Canada!

– At 11:00 AM, 2:30 PM & 4:00 PM: Parade of our Christmas Batucada and its 8 musicians!

– From 12:30 PM: Christmas lunch in the heart of our Canadian village, or take it away: Quebec specialties, maple syrup pancakes, drinks… (payment on-site, cash only, no reservation needed)

– At 3:00 PM: Children’s Christmas show: « Le coffre magique de Noël » by Julien Sigalas. An initiatory and interactive tale, alternately funny, touching, and quirky. The adventures of Firmin, a spoiled little boy who, thanks to a magic chest, will travel from the Himalayas to Canada and learn the essentials. He will keep a memory… His most beautiful Christmas present. Whimsical characters, far-fetched situations, a dash of adventure, and lots of tenderness are all woven into this story that exudes the magic of Christmas.

– At 6:00 PM: Christmas parade through the village, from the Church Square to Moulin Saint-Roch!

– At 6:30 PM: Grand musical fireworks above Château de Grimaud, visible from Moulin Saint-Roch! Mulled wine, hot chocolate, and roasted marshmallows offered by Grimaud Animations around the mill.

Join us for two days of celebration on the Church Square and around Moulin Saint-Roch on Friday, December 22, and Saturday, December 23, 2023!

Free, open-access activities (except for Saturday lunch, payable in cash, on-site). The complete program is available at the Grimaud Tourist Office.

Sunday, December 24th: Christmas Mass

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Open air markets

Sunday, December 10th: Organic Market

The first 100% organic market in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez will take place in Grimaud on the church square from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM.

The program includes certified organic producers, zero-waste artisans, a « gratiféria » (give-and-take area), a disco soup, and vegetable juice made from surplus produce. There will also be a « shared kitchen » space to raise awareness about food waste.

Come and experience a market like no other, an exemplary market in waste management that highlights a different way of consuming—more responsible and ethical.
Organized by the associations La Vie Autrement.

Saturday, December 16th: Farmer’s Market at Ranch de la Mène

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Discover producers, artisans, and creators from Var within the educational farm of the Ranch de la Mène.

Enjoy horseback or pony rides as well as the mini-farm between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

Every Thursday: Market in Grimaud Village

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Discover the Provencal market in Grimaud every Thursday morning from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM on the church square.