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Natale in Piazza

The magic of Christmas will return to Lugano from 1 December.

There will be plenty of opportunities to spend time in the company of friends around the traditional Christmas tree in the Piazza della Riforma, with the Christmas market bringing the streets of the city centre to life, together with food, live music, entertainment, festive Christmas decorations and the eagerly-awaited New Year's Eve Party. Parco Ciani will also be lit up and shimmering with magic, hosting the Enchanted Forest with many different illuminations to be discovered. Experience the magic also with fun opportunities to win fantastic prizes online. Full programme on nataleinpiazza.ch.

Christmas Market

01.12 – 24.12.2022, City centre

With more than 60 traditional wooden huts, the Christmas market will brighten up the city centre, offering local handicrafts, Christmas decorations and delicious seasonal food. The market will be held at Piazza Manzoni, Via Nassa, Piazzetta Maraini, Piazza San Carlo and Piazza Dante.

Chalet del gusto

01.12.2022 – 01.01.2023, Piazza della Riforma

A meeting place around the Christmas tree dedicated to food. An ideal location for savouring winter specialities, accompanied by festive background music.

Advent Calendar

Discover our digital advent calendar, with many fun opportunities to win fantastic prizes. The calendar is available online: nataleinpiazza.ch.


City centre

Take advantage of the special opening hours of city centre stores to do your Christmas shopping.

-Sunday, 4 December 2022, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
-Thursday, 8 December 2022, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
-Sunday, 11 December 2022, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
-Sunday, 18 December 2022, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Enchanted Forest

01.12.2022 – 08.01.2023, Parco Ciani

Parco Ciani will be the setting for a beautiful Enchanted Forest. A well-lit path through the trees and flowerbeds will take adults and children on a walk to discover many magical illuminations. A unique experience a stone's throw from the city centre to experience the magic of Christmas in contact with nature.



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