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Christmas in Town

Natale in Città

24 November 2022 to 8 January 2023
Piazza del Sole | Bellinzona


From 24 December, the Christmas Village will once again come alive with proposals for all ages: from the screening of the World Cup football matches, to aperitifs with DJ sets and live music on Friday and Saturday evenings and, from 2 December, the eagerly awaited ice rink.

A fox in town
During the four Sundays of Advent, at dusk, Andrea Fazioli will unveil a chapter of the fox's adventures and Antoine Déprez will capture its darting and lively movements in a live-painting performance. Accompanying words and images will be music, of course, with Zeno Gabaglio and the Duo Kirsch.
An itinerary intended for everyone, from adults to children, that wants to stimulate us to reflect on the meaning of Christmas and, at the same time, encourage us to rediscover the wonders of our historic centre.

An opportunity to get together before the festivities and spend a moment in company, immersed in a different atmosphere that has the flavour of Christmas in the past.
Each event will last approximately 30 minutes, during which you will be able to sip mulled wine on offer.
In the event of bad weather, you are invited to visit the www.nataleincitta.ch website for a replacement location.

Where will the fox stop?

  • 27 November 2022, 5.30 p.m., Piazza Collegiata
  • 4 December 2022, 5.30 p.m. Castel Grande
  • 11 December 2022, 5.30 p.m., Teatro Sociale Bellinzona
  • 18th December 2022, 5.30 p.m., Palazzo Civico

Christmas at the cinema
In addition, "Christmas at the Cinema" this year offers 5 screenings at the Cinema Forum, at an entrance fee of CHF 5 (for information: www.cinemaforum.ch) .

The Artù Train
Once again this year, the Artù train will run free of charge every Wednesday and Saturday from 3rd December to 4th January (except 24.12 and 31.12) from 14.00 to 17.00, making the tour of the old town centre with departure from Largo Elvezia.

Supporting local commerce
Finally, in each district a decorated Christmas tree will make the atmosphere even more magical! While in the historic centre the focus will be on supporting the local economy, with the now traditional 'Iosostengobellinzona' sticker and the respective hashtag. Finally, the eagerly awaited competition for the best Christmas shop window in the city will be back again this year: rich prizes will be up for grabs for all participants!

In support of local commerce, the shops will be open:

  • Thursday 8 December from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday 11 December from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday 18 December from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

On Sundays 11th and 18th December, the barriers of the two car parks in the historic centre, Piazza del Sole and Cervia, will be raised from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and parking will be free.

Football World Cup
The matches of the World Cup Qatar 2022 will be screened inside the tensile structure in Piazza del Sole.

For further information: www.nataleincitta.ch


  • CATEGORIES Music , Get-togethers