Good times to share
There’s no shortage of places to get together and create lasting memories as a family during the Saint Nicholas festivities. Every year, Place Simone Veil is transformed into a giant outdoor ice skating rink. Figure skating, tricks, or a couple of turns around the rink, it’s up to you!
To perk up after skating, gather around a table to share a delicious cheese fondue or a snack of sweet treats and hot drinks.
During this festive season, both young and old will love visiting the oldest village in the city, the Grand Village of Saint Nicholas on Place Charles III, for a ride on the carousel. Standing tall in the centre of the square, the carousel’s decor presents the heritage of the city.
Every evening, discover the sound and light show “Les Rendez-vous de Saint-Nicolas” on Place Stanislas, voted France’s favourite monument in 2021 and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The 10-minute video projected on the façade of City Hall tells the legend of Saint Nicholas with a colourful and musical display for the whole family.
During the main Saint Nicholas weekend, the whole city comes alive to celebrate, with two days of street performances, concerts, colourful rides, and of course the long-awaited parade with the floats of the city and the characters of the legend of Saint Nicholas.
Let yourself be carried away by the warm-hearted, friendly, and festive atmosphere of Nancy’s Saint Nicholas festivities!