10 tips for getting the very best out of December

Enjoy the festive season in the mild climate of the south

Tips for December and around Christmas

The month of December is an exciting time in Ticino. The south of Switzerland is known for its sunny weather, mild climate and Mediterranean winters. Both Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano sparkle in the winter sun, with the lights of the beautifully decorated Christmas trees vying to outdo each other to brighten up the regions’ town centres. And although the days may be getting shorter, there’s still plenty of time to walk around the colourful stands of Ticino’s Christmas markets to find that perfect gift for a loved one and to enjoy a handful of hot, aromatic roast chestnuts. The run-up to Christmas sees a packed calendar full of events, concerts and exhibitions that are well-worth taking a few moments out of your Christmas preparations to enjoy. Here are a few tips and experiences that visitors can experience in Ticino in December. It’ll be difficult to choose between them all! 

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