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

Lugano Christmas Market

Lugano, the main center of the Canton of Ticino, thanks to its splendid position along the lake of the same name, is a very popular tourist and holiday resort. The city is also known for the richness of its artistic and cultural proposal, there are the Museum of Cultures, with works of the cultures of the Pacific islands in particular Melanesian; and the Museo Cantonale d’Arte, dedicated to 19th- and 20th-century art.


Lugano usually presents the “Natale in Piazza” event during the Christmas holidays, two markets and numerous side events, including jazz concerts, a village for children, entertainment, a large New Year’s party and many other events, you will find also a skating rink in Ciani Park. The shops in Lugano will also be open on public holidays in December.

Chalet of taste in Piazza della Riforma.

Christmas village in Piazza Manzoni.

2) The Christmas market in the city centre. Christmas market usually in the pedestrian center (Via Magatti, Via Soave, Via Pessina and Piazza Dante) of Lugano. Classic Christmas market made up of over 150 stalls offering all types of typical crafts and gastronomic proposals, it will be possible to taste different products and buy objects of the local tradition.

Skating rink in Parco Ciani. About 500 meters from Piazza Riforma, in Parco Ciani, the city park, a skating rink is usually set up.


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