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Enjoy Christmas in Ticino!

Starting from the 1st of December, the City of Lugano will be transformed with Christmas lights, colours and perfumes. Don't miss the official "switching on" of the Christmas tree in Piazza Riforma at 17.30 and the events planned to celebrate this Holiday:

The Christmas Market

From 01.12 to 23.12.2018 stroll through the streets of Lugano and look for the perfect gift in the Christmas market stands!

The Christmas Village

From 01.12.18 to 06.01.2019 breathe in the magical atmosphere of a traditional food village with its giant Father Christmas and many surprise for everybody!

Shopping: Special Opening Hours

On the 09.12, 16.12 and 23.12 the shops will be open from 10am until 6pm.

Weihnachten im Tessin

Music and New Year’s Eve in the Piazza

Christmas in Ticino

New Year’s Eve Celebrations

On Sunday 31st December 2018 starting from 11pm, welcome the New Year with the big party of RETE TRE, its famous DJs and the Vad Buc band as special guest.

New Year’s Day Ceremony

Celebrate the New Year with the city authorities and the parade at 11am in Piazza Riforma. Aperitif offered to everyone.



Mendrisio on Ice

Feel like a child again and enjoy the skating rink at Piazzale alla Valle in Mendrisio, open from 1.12.2018 to 6.1.2019 with many musical entertainments and live performances for alla ages!

The Christmas market

On Sunday, 16th of december 2018 get lost in the alleys of Mendrisio and look for the perfect gift through the Christmas market stands. Don't miss the Santa Claus on Harley Davidson's parade at 11am!

With Ticino Ticket and the train station just 50 meter away from our hotel, you can discover Christmas in Ticino with every confort by using free public transportation!

Mendrisio sul ghiaccio ©ETMBC

Are you ready to live the Christmas magic in Ticino?