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Enjoy Christmas in Ticino!

Starting from the 30th of November, 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 18:00 and the many events planned to celebrate this Holiday!

The Christmas Market

From 30.11 to 23.12.2018 stroll through the streets of Lugano and look for the perfect gift in the Christmas market stands!

The Gnome Christmas Village

From 30.11.19 to 06.01.2020 breathe the Christmas air and walk in the traditional village where many little gnomes have come to decorate and prepare the Christmas time with many surprises for everybody!

Shopping: Special Opening Hours

On the 08.12, 15.12 and 22.12 the shops will be open from 10am until 6pm.

Ice rink and toboggan slide

From 6.12.2019 to 6.01.2020 rediscover your inner child on the ice rink with a spectacular view of Lugano lake or with the sleds' slide and snow tube, where the little ones can throw themselves on the snow-covered track on rubber dinghies.


Music and New Year’s Eve in the Piazza

Natale in Piazza – ©Lugano-Turismo2

Lighting decorations

From 12.12 to 06.01, Piazza della Riforma and its buildings will be involved in a spectacular and evocative festival of architectural projections. Enchanting effects that will light up your evenings and allow you to immerse yourself in the colors of Christmas magic!

New Year’s Eve Celebrations

On Tuesday 31st December 2019 starting from 9.30pm, welcome the New Year with the big party of RETE TRE, its famous DJs and the Make Plain 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 1.12.2019 to 6.1.2020 with many musical entertainments and live performances for alla ages!

The Christmas market

On Sunday, 15th of December 2019 get lost in the alleys of Mendrisio and look for the perfect gift through the Christmas market stands. Don't miss the Santa Claus "Momò" Bikers' 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

Are you ready to live the Christmas magic in Ticino?