The Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort is going all out this Christmas in the hopes of bringing a little extra cheer to patrons of its well-known bar. Starting December 6th, the bar known as “Blue Gin” will be christened with a new name, “L’Etoile des Neiges” (Snow Star in English). For one month until January 6th, the menu will be adapted to this new theme and the space will host a bevy of events. This is the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel’s way of bringing the cozy mountain vibe to Monaco.

The concept is mountain chalet chic. For a spell, the Blue Gin is no more, and in its place stands L’Etoile des Neiges in all of its wintry goodness. The space (at 40 Grace Avenue) has been remodeled on purpose, to evoking the best elements of the après-ski experience meant to warm your body and soul on a cool winter’s eve. Cozy throws and board games (chess, backgammon), eggnog and nibbles. The hotel has even set out a heated covered terrace. They plan to present a number of themed animations will transform these winter weeks into cheery future memories “by the fireside.”

Time to party mountain-style!

The bar, which will be exceptionally open every day from 1 PM to 1:30 AM, will also change its menu in homage to establishments at higher altitudes. From 3 PM to 5:30 PM, Christmas teas, hot chocolates, and pastries will be served at “Christmas tea time” to get patrons in the festive spirit. After 6:30 PM, seasonal cocktails and a “mountain” menu will be offered during the Christmas-themed aperitif. The month will be dedicated to making the Blue Gin one of the Principality’s can’t-miss event spaces during the holiday season.

Special “Winter Parties” will be held on December 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th with a live DJ playing every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. To top it all off,  a gala evening on New Year’s Eve (with a magic show by Simeon Wolfgang, a DJ set and fireworks). Whoever said a mountain lover was out of place in Monaco?

*Originally reported on the French version of the Monaco Tribune by Thomas Chouanière.