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Christmas in Lugano

The lighting of the Christmas tree in Lugano marks the beginning of the Christmas period. From that moment on, in the city centre you can breathe the magical atmosphere of Christmas with lights, perfumes and markets.

Book your room at Colorado, at the best price guaranteed on our website or by contacting us directly, to experience the atmosphere of Christmas a few steps from the city center in a family atmosphere!

01.12 | 17:30 
Piazza della Riforma

As per tradition, the first of December will be lit the Christmas tree in Piazza della Riforma. For all the children present there will be a nice gift and will follow the concert of the Gospel group "Harmony Gospel Choir" until the time to light the tree together.

01.12 – 23.12 | 11:00 – 19:00 
24.12 | 11:00 – 17:00 

Christmas shopping in a typical Ticino and Christmas atmosphere, with the usual scent of mulled wine in the air and spicy sweets. The heart of the market will be Piazza Manzoni with more than 40 wooden houses offering handicrafts and ideas for your Christmas gifts. But the market continues along the whole of Via Nassa, so make sure you visit the entire pedestrian area so you don't miss the best gift possible!

01.12 - 06.01 | from 16:00 
Piazza della Riforma

The culinary fulcrum of the one-month long festival, plus the chalets in Piazza della Riforma where you can enjoy the excellent Ticinese Merlot, hot mulled wine and other delicious seasonal culinary specialties.

01.12 – 06.01
Manzoni Square

For the little ones always in Piazza Manzoni a fantastic fairytale landscape with Santa Claus, horses on wheels, surprises but also workshops, music and many attractions for the happiness of adults and children.

02.12 - 09.01 
Luini LAC Square

Don't miss out on the LAC square, just 350 metres from Colorado, this large installation with rotating glass prisms that project multicoloured lights in different directions and produce a musical track.

23.12 – 06.01
Riva Albertolli

If you are in Lugano for Christmas come and admire this particular submerged crib in Lake Lugano.