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Winter in Lugano

Winter in the region of Lugano can be truly magical. The gold and red colours of autumn give way to frost-covered glens and snow-capped peaks, the chill in the air makes your cheeks glow and nose tingle, while shimmering lights of cities beckon.

It's a season that lets you see places in a new light and offers new experiences that you just can't enjoy at any other time of year.



Christmas breaks

The lights of the bustling stalls shine like jewels. You catch the aroma of warm mulled wine drifting through the chill night air. Laughter echoes from the ice rink. For a magical atmosphere, you can't beat a Christmas market.

CHRISTMAS IS IN THE AIR
LUGANO CITY TOUR (FREE)


A city that transforms itself and provides unforgettable experiences… A Christmas market, the scent of cinnamon, the majestic Christmas tree in Piazza Riforma and the holiday lights making everything magic. The market made up of wooden chalets creates a warm and magical Christmassy atmosphere and is the perfect place to pick up Christmas decorations, festive objects, regional produce and arts & crafts. You will certainly find decorations for your Christmas tree, some original ideas for Christmas presents and ingredients to make your Christmas meals even more delicious.

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TASTE MY SWISS CITY
LUGANO

True food and drink indulgence off the beaten track: discover the taste of Swiss cities by following recommendations from the locals. This city tour is definitely not in any travel guide (yet). It is a chance to decide for yourself – by choosing the local scene expert to suit your individual taste. Discover their favourite restaurants and be inspired by little delicacies in a rather different way.

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Natale in Piazza

30 November 2019 - 06 Januar 2020, Lugano

Christmas in Lugano starts with the lighting of the tree in Riforma Square. From that moment, the heart of the city becomes a bright village, bestowing opportunities for entertainment, musical performances, a market and surprises until the Epiphany.

From 30 November, the City will be transformed with Christmas lights, sounds and colours. The most beautiful festival of the year is celebrated with a children’s village, concerts, entertainment, the New Year’s Eve open-air party and many other events that will fill the city with the magic of Christmas up until 6 January.

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MELIDEICE ON THE LAKE

23 November - 05 January 2020, Melide

The Christmas village on the shore of the lake, inside the splendid area of the Lido Comunale of Melide. Visitors can skate on the 510 square-foot ice rink benefiting from the most spectacular view of the Ceresio and combining sporting activities with the wide gastronomic offer of the Lounge Bar & Restaurant Baja, with its comfortable and heated veranda overlooking the lake. In addition you can stop by at the Igloo bar, with its appreciated offer of drinks and the magical "afterski" atmosphere that has always characterized the Christmas village of MelideICE.

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Restaurants, shopping and relaxion

Shopping for Christmas gifts, hearty food and, in between, a spa trip - one way of spending the day in the Region of Lugano. Here are our recommendations for shopping trips, restaurants or grottos for Christmas time and welnness & spa.

 

Extra opening of the shops during the pre-Christmas period 2019:

  • Sunday 8 December, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Sunday 15 December, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Sunday 22 December, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Restaurants & Grotto

Especially at Christmas time, the chefs are happy to create something very special for you. In one of the elegant, festively decorated restaurants or grottos you can enjoy a special Christmas menu.

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Shopping

Whether you’re looking for international designer fashion or a cheap bargain, you’ll be sure to find just the thing in the shopping centres, small shops and high-class boutiques.

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Wellness & SPA

When you need a break from shopping and sightseeing, head to one of the excellent wellness center in the region.

 

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Thursday 14 November 2019

Accensione della facciata di Natale

Manor Lugano, Lugano
14 November 2019

Accensione dell'illuminazione della facciata della Manor di Lugano.

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Saturday 16 November 2019

Mostra Natalizia

Salone Piazza Grande, Curio
16 - 17 November 2019

Sette artigiani espongono le loro creazioni.

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Harley-Davidson Club Ticino Christmas Tree

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Piazza della Riforma, Lugano
16 November 2019

Santa Claus Parade and free concert.

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Craft and antiques market

Quartiere Maghetti, Lugano
05 January 2019 - 04 January 2020

Lovers of antique, vintage or craft items can find unique and original pieces.

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Sunday 17 November 2019

Mostra Natalizia

Salone Piazza Grande, Curio
16 - 17 November 2019

Sette artigiani espongono le loro creazioni.

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Mercatino natalizio

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Parco Comunale, Bioggio
17 November 2019

130 espositori che presenteranno articoli variegati in tema natalizio e di artigianato.

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Saturday 23 November 2019

MelideICE on the lake

Lido Comunale, Melide
23 November 2019 - 06 January 2020

Melide’s Christmas village is back, with its 510-square-foot ice rink, the igloo bar, the heated tent and the Lounge Bar & Restaurant Baja.

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Craft and antiques market

Quartiere Maghetti, Lugano
05 January 2019 - 04 January 2020

Lovers of antique, vintage or craft items can find unique and original pieces.

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Sunday 24 November 2019

MelideICE on the lake

Lido Comunale, Melide
23 November 2019 - 06 January 2020

Melide’s Christmas village is back, with its 510-square-foot ice rink, the igloo bar, the heated tent and the Lounge Bar & Restaurant Baja.

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Mercatino di Natale

Nel Nucleo del Paese, Piazza Lago e Piazza Crocetta, Caslano
24 November 2019

La manifestazione si terrà con qualsiasi tempo, 80 bancarelle con artigiani ed espositori ticinesi.

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Monday 25 November 2019

MelideICE on the lake

Lido Comunale, Melide
23 November 2019 - 06 January 2020

Melide’s Christmas village is back, with its 510-square-foot ice rink, the igloo bar, the heated tent and the Lounge Bar & Restaurant Baja.

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Tuesday 26 November 2019

MelideICE on the lake

Lido Comunale, Melide
23 November 2019 - 06 January 2020

Melide’s Christmas village is back, with its 510-square-foot ice rink, the igloo bar, the heated tent and the Lounge Bar & Restaurant Baja.

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Wednesday 27 November 2019

MelideICE on the lake

Lido Comunale, Melide
23 November 2019 - 06 January 2020

Melide’s Christmas village is back, with its 510-square-foot ice rink, the igloo bar, the heated tent and the Lounge Bar & Restaurant Baja.

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Thursday 28 November 2019

MelideICE on the lake

Lido Comunale, Melide
23 November 2019 - 06 January 2020

Melide’s Christmas village is back, with its 510-square-foot ice rink, the igloo bar, the heated tent and the Lounge Bar & Restaurant Baja.

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Friday 29 November 2019

MelideICE on the lake

Lido Comunale, Melide
23 November 2019 - 06 January 2020

Melide’s Christmas village is back, with its 510-square-foot ice rink, the igloo bar, the heated tent and the Lounge Bar & Restaurant Baja.

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Saturday 30 November 2019

Natale in Piazza

Centro cittadino, Lugano
30 November 2019 - 06 January 2020

Christmas in Lugano starts with the lighting of the tree in Riforma Square. From that moment, the heart of the city becomes a bright village, bestowing opportunities for entertainment, musical performances, a market and surprises until the Epiphany.

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MelideICE on the lake

Lido Comunale, Melide
23 November 2019 - 06 January 2020

Melide’s Christmas village is back, with its 510-square-foot ice rink, the igloo bar, the heated tent and the Lounge Bar & Restaurant Baja.

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Presepio Natalizio

Chiesa dei Santi Giorgio e Andrea, Carona
30 November 2019 - 11 January 2020

La Parrocchia di Carona poserà il presepio natalizio sulla piazza della Chiesa dei Santi Giorgio e Andrea.

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Mercatino di Natale

Piazzale Scuole Probello, Pregassona
30 November 2019

Il Circolo Anziani di Pregassona organizza un mercatino di Natale.

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Craft and antiques market

Quartiere Maghetti, Lugano
05 January 2019 - 04 January 2020

Lovers of antique, vintage or craft items can find unique and original pieces.

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Sunday 01 December 2019

Natale in Piazza

Centro cittadino, Lugano
30 November 2019 - 06 January 2020

Christmas in Lugano starts with the lighting of the tree in Riforma Square. From that moment, the heart of the city becomes a bright village, bestowing opportunities for entertainment, musical performances, a market and surprises until the Epiphany.

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