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Christmas balls. Author and copyright M. R.
Christmas balls. Author and copyright M. R.

Canton Ticino Christmas markets

Ticino is the southernmost canton of Switzerland and is the only exclusively Italian-speaking canton. The territory of the Canton Ticino is surrounded on three sides by Italy, to the north are the Alps and to the south some sections of Lake Lugano and Lake Maggiore belong to the Canton Ticino. The Christmas markets of Lugano and Bellinzona are the most beautiful in the Canton of Ticino.

Here is a selection of the most beautiful Christmas markets in the region.


Bellinzona Christmas Market

Lugano Christmas Market

Arogno Christmas market

Christmas market in the village of Arogno which usually consists of 40 craft stalls arranged along the Stráda Végia, which connects Piázza Valécc to Piázza Gránda. In addition to various sweets and drinks, it will be possible to buy numerous products – handcrafted gifts. An unmissable appointment in our calendar, the event which is always a huge success, aims to be a showcase of local products skilfully prepared by local people. Musical entertainment and square theater for the little ones.

Ascona Christmas Market

Christmas market in the village and lakefront with eighty stalls with regional gastronomic and handicraft products, souvenirs and small gift items. Live music and refreshments.

Locarno on Ice

Locarno on Ice usually takes place in the Piazza Grande which transforms into a spectacular ice rink surrounded by red carpets, a partially covered and heated terrace, a stage for live concerts, four large transparent igloo bars and a series of small chalets where you can taste different gastronomic specialities.

Mendrisio Christmas Market

Christmas market with over 40 stalls which usually takes place in the streets of the historic center of Mendrisio.

Monte Carasso Christmas Market

In the beautiful setting of the convent of Monte Carasso, numerous stalls with handicraft products, gastronomic delights and Christmas decorations usually await you.

Rancate Christmas Market

Christmas market in the historic center of Rancate, a stone’s throw from the center of Mendrisio. The market is made up of about 40 carefully selected exhibitors.

Christmas market in Sonvico

Christmas market made up of around 40 stalls. You will find local products and handcrafted objects, a wide range of refreshments (raclette, luganighetta, panettone, mulled wine) – various parking spaces nearby.


ATTENTION: We recommend that you check the opening of the Christmas markets with the organizers.