Christmas markets, lively chalets, warm tastes and the warmth of friendship and family: all this is ready and waiting for you during the warmest time of the year in the warmest region of Switzerland: Christmas in the Lugano region.
A city with a lively spirit, festively illuminated by candles and plays of light, between the streets of the city centre and the Parco Ciani, culminating in the Christmas market and the chalets on the Piazza Riforma: in December, the majestic tree is lit up in all its beauty, surrounded by a characteristic Christmas market, where you can smell the scent of cinnamon and mulled wine, while your eyes admire the magic of the Christmas lights adorning the buildings.
Experience the magic of Christmas in typical Lugano style, amidst festive markets, lively cafés and colourful lights. Vin brûle, raclette, sparkling wine: everything you need to spend a cheerful evening in the company of friends and loved ones.
The Christmas atmosphere becomes even more magical in the enchanted forest of Parco Ciani, where among brightly lit paths, glittering trees and decorated flowerbeds adults and children alike can go on a discovery tour of evocative glimpses of nature in the middle of the city centre, between the city centre streets and the lake.
Piazza Riforma comes alive to toast the New Year at the stroke of midnight. The people of Lugano, the Ticino inhabitants and festive visitors will greet 2023 and welcome 2024 in the special setting of Lugano's main square.
Don't miss the Christmas market in the village streets of Tesserete: with more than 100 stalls, two heated halls, bars, refreshment stands with raclette and chestnuts, children's shows and Santa's village, Capriasca awaits you.
From 1 December to 14 January experience the Christmas village by the lake in Melide, with its markets, ice rink and gastronomic offerings. The magic of Melide On Ice awaits you, fun is guaranteed!
What to do in the Lugano Region and promotions
OSI New Year's Concert
On 31.12.2023 Krzystof Urbanski conducts the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana at the LAC in Lugano.
Christmas is in the air
"Christmas is in the air": a guided tour that will allow you to discover the Christmas atmosphere and the most hidden corners of Lugano.
Switzerland Tourism's 2-for-1 Christmas market offer,
With Switzerland Tourism's 2-for-1 Christmas market offer, visit Lugano's Christmas markets from Italy with Eurocity while spending just half.
01.12 – 23.12.2023
Christmas Showcase reaches its 11th edition!
For Christmas, offer an unforgettable experience to live in the Lugano Region
Here are some ideas for the perfect gift to experience in the region of Lugano.
Over 50 activities and places to experience with your family in Ticino, packed in a boxed set.
Numerous local and sustainable experiences in Ticino.
BeFree Go Green
Tailor-made activities and experiences that enhance the environment and the region.
Swiss Wine Tour
Carefully selected wine tourism activities based on a national quality concept.
Guided Tours Lugano Region
A rich program of guided tours and unusual excursions organized by Lugano Region.
An urban treasure hunt in Lugano.
A place to encounter science while having fun and experimenting.
The escape room through the City of Lugano.
A mountain of fun for the whole family.
Funicolare Monte San Salvatore
Since 1890 has led from Paradise to Paradise!
LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura
For an evening at the theater, a concert or a visit to the museum
Splash & Spa Tamaro
A day of fun and wellness.
A trip through the whole of Switzerland within an hour.
Taste my Swiss City Lugano
A Self Guided Food and Wine Tour in the City.
Bubble Suite Parco San Grato
Sleep under the stars.
A gift idea for every taste.
Regala un soggiorno da favola nella Regione del Luganese
Lugano à la Carte
An offer, which gives you the opportunity to choose from the Hospitality and gastronomic excellences of Ticino Region.
Christmas in Lugano special offer
Book your Christmas holiday and take advantage of the 20% discount: Lugano Region offers you a free ticket to Splash & Spa Tamaro and a cruise on Lake Lugano.
Art & Culture offer
By booking two nights in the Lugano Region at a participating accommodations, you will receive a 20 percent discount on your stay and get a free pass to access several museums.