Christmas 2022

From 1 December, the magic of Christmas returns to Lugano.

Around the traditional tree decorated in Piazza della Riforma, there will be many moments to enjoy together with the Christmas markets that will animate the streets of the city centre, gastronomy, live music, entertainment proposals, festive Christmas decorations and the awaited New Year’s Eve Party in the square.
Ciani Park will also light up and shine with magic, hosting the Enchanted Forest with many corners of light to discover. A magic to be experienced also thanks to the fun digital initiatives with which you can win fantastic prizes.

Book your room now at the Tresa Bay Hotel: idyllically located on the lake, close to Italy for shopping (e.g. at the market on Wednesdays in Luino and on Saturdays in Ponte Tresa) and well connected to Lugano by shuttle train (free thanks to the Ticino ticket for public transport).

The Christmas Market
01.12 – 24.12.2022 | City centre
11:00-19:00, on 24.12 closing at 17:00
With more than 60 traditional wooden huts, the Christmas market will animate the city centre, offering local handicrafts, Christmas decorations, and seasonal gastronomic specialities. The market will animate Piazza Manzoni, Via Nassa, Piazzetta Maraini, Piazza San Carlo and Piazza Dante.

Chalet of taste
01.12.2022 – 01.01.2023 | Piazza della Riforma
Monday-Thursday, 15:00-24:00
Friday and public holidays 15:00-01:00
Saturday 11:00-01:00
Sunday 11:00-24:00
A date under the tree dedicated to gastronomy. An ideal destination for savouring winter delicacies, accompanied by pleasant background music.

Enchanted forest
01.12.2022 – 08.01.2023 | Ciani Park
Lighting from 17:00, park closure at 21:00
The Ciani Park will be the setting for the atmospheric Enchanted Forest. A luminous path through trees and flower beds will accompany adults and children on a walk to discover wonderful corners of light. A unique experience just a few steps from the centre to experience the magic of Christmas in contact with nature.

City centre
Take advantage of the extraordinary openings of the shops in the centre for your Christmas shopping.
Sunday 4 December 2022, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday 8 December 2022, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 11 December 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 18 December 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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