As the soft tropical dusk envelops Place des Cocotiers, a magic world of Christmas enchantment springs into being, with paths and gardens shimmering in bejewelled splendour. The irresistible charm of the “Fairytale Nouméa” event is guaranteed to get you in a festive mood of good cheer and lighthearted fun.
Every evening at 6 p.m. throughout the first half of December, the City of Nouméa invites one and all to performances of music, mime, circus acts and drama at the historic Bandstand, featuring inspired street performers from New Caledonia and around the world. In the second half of December, it’s Festival of Light time. Place des Cocotiers is transformed into a faerie vision every evening from 7 to 11 p.m. with a magic rainbow of light sculptures and light shows and a giant Christmas tree.
The extravaganza reaches its height on New Year’s Day with a spectacular firework display set to music in Sainte Marie Bay (Promenade Pierre Vernier) to welcome in the New Year. Bring along a picnic and enjoy the show!
Fairyland Nouméa, 1st to 31 December
Place des Cocotiers, downtown Nouméa
New Year's Day: grand firework display at 8 p.m., Sainte Marie Bay, Nouméa