Help Frankie’s Children celebrate Christmas in wonderland!

KIDS’NITE Gala for children – Friday, December 15, 2017

The annual charity Gala Evening Kids Nite in Wonderland, planned by the association Les Enfants de Frankie, will take place in the magnificent Salle des Etoiles of the Sporting Monte-Carlo, on Friday, December 15 at 18:30, organized under the High Patronage of H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover, welcoming around 600 guests. It will be an exceptional party not to be missed where all profits will benefit the association The Children of Frankie (Les Enfants de Frankie), enabling them to organize their 21st Frankie’s Christmas for children in need in the same place the day after. You and your sons and daughters will enjoy this Christmas extravaganza, while at the same time helping disadvantaged children have their own holiday celebration. It is the gift that keeps on giving! 

Guests will enjoy a delicious dinner with dishes specially adapted for the children and prepared for the occasion by no other than Chef Alain Cavanna. Children and their parents will have the pleasure of entering a fairy tale world with plenty of animations. The evening will debut with a family photo shooting, then children will enjoy diverse ateliers: Make up, Tattooing, Toboggan, Bouncy Castle. There will be giant mascots, balloons sculpture, stilt-walkers and more.

A show made to measure will mix magic and humor, with a unique visual act if “black art” by Chapeaux Blancs, telling the marvelous adventures of two characters in white on a black background, a true moment of magic made only in black and white. Magic Brothers, the illusionists from the Cote d’Azur , Mickael Szaniel with his funny singer performance, the acrobat dancers Joyeux Pirates, and clowns Bluey et Conk. To culminate the evening children will be able to get on the dance floor to practice their moves to the tunes of DJ Guillaume.

Chapeaux Blancs

Magic Brothers

Joyeux Pirates

Book your tickets

  • Gold category: €1,500 for Table of 10 people
  • Silver category: €100 per person
  • Blue category: €60 per person
  • Reservation online: under the rubric “Evenements annuels”
  • Information: Les Enfants de Frankie, Telephone +377 93 300 800
  • Dress code: Tenue Chic

Monegasque Day of Red Noses/Smileys – Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Monegasque Day of Red Noses turned into Yellow Smileys takes place every year on December 6, to coincide with Saint Nicolas, patron of children. This year marks the 13th anniversary of this initiative by the association The Children of Frankie, placed under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, and the continuous support of EFG Bank Monaco and the Smiley World Limited. This innovative charity fundraiser has not changed its name even if the little red balls have been replaced by yellow smileys.

Monegasques, residents and people working in the region are invited to buy the little ball of yellow mousse to place on their vehicles, antenna, hood or interior windshield, to show the support to children in need, a simple way to practice solidarity. Proceeds benefit The Children of Frankie association, and are entirely dedicated to ailing and underprivileged children to improve their daily lives.

The Yellow Smileys represent Frankie the Clown, mascot of the association, are sold at a symbolic price of € 2 at post offices, pharmacies and newsstands, as well as the Carrefour Commercial Gallery in Fontvieille and the FNAC. For information call: +377 93 300 800.

Frankie the clown turns 21 on Saturday, December 16, 2017

The Children of Frankie organizes, under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert of Monaco, its 21st Frankie’s Christmas on Saturday, December 16, 217 in the afternoon, in the Salle des Etoiles of the Sporting Monte-Carlo, inviting 4,000 ailing and underprivileged children in the region. A highly anticipated afternoon where thousands of children will leave their sorrows behind, to celebrate the joy of the holiday season in all its magic and under the stars.

This special Christmas extravaganza is made possible thanks to the funds raised during the Kids Nite Gala the night before, the sale of Smileys, and loyal donors. Thanks to those generous souls, thousands of ailing and underprivileged children will be a able to participate free of charge in a fantastic Christmas extravaganza that will include the same program of the Kids Nite Gala, where Frankie’s mascot will come accompanied by Santa Claus. All the children will receive a Christmas gift adapted to his or her age, as well as delicious snack.

The Children of Frankie created by Francien Giraudi 

Created and presided by Francien Giraudi in 1997, The Children of Frankie has an objective to organize projects and pedagogic activities for ailing and underprivileged youngsters in Monaco and throughout the Provence and French Riviera region, better known as PACA, with a small but very dedicated staff and with the help of more than 150 caring volunteers.  It has been recognized by the United Nations as an NGO (non-governmental organization) since 2008. They collaborates with hospitals, social services, and more than two hundred institutions that help underprivileged children.

Since its inception the association has assisted more than hundreds of thousands children in need. Even their office building rhymes with their objectives as it is housed in the “Golden Sun” (Le Soleil d’Or), with a team that works long hours so that ideas may turn into projects and ultimately become a reality, bringing smiles to the faces of thousands of suffering children.

Their projects go from organizing the participation of ailing and underprivileged children in sports events like the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, AS Monaco football matches, the International Monaco Jumping Competition, the Herculis Athletic competition; or cultural events in the Principality like visits to the Oceanographic Museum, the Exotic Garden, the International TV Festival, as well as playful outings like Easter Egg Hunting and much more. The events are so many and varied that they issue a regular Newsletter called “The Little Journal of Frankie” with all the details to encourage children and their families to participate. For more information go to

Today’s Quote

“As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one person.” Paul Shane Spear


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