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"Natale in Piazza"

Natale in Piazza

Lugano, 01 December 2014 – 06 January 2015

With numerous entertainments and events, the Christmas holidays are a fabulous time to spend in Lugano.

Christmas events

From December 1st to January 6th

A magical world for children, which even adults love to partake in. The joy of being together, without necessarily having to stay in one's home living room. The pleasure of buying presents at the market or in boutiques. This is the kind of Christmas that the City proposes and which will feature 37 very special days in the streets of the city centre so that the Christmas season can reach out to everyone.

Programme 2013

Sunday 1.12, at 5.00 p.m.

Lighting of the Christmas Tree

Riforma Square

Accompanied by music, Julie Arlin will host the lighting of the city's tallest Christmas tree. A really exciting event, especially for children.

Sunday 1.12, at 5.30 p.m.
Every day until Monday 23.12 from 11.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Tuesday 24.12 from 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

The Advent Village

Riforma Square

During Advent, Riforma Square will be populated by charming wooden houses, where you can find all sorts of Christmas specialties, decorations and original gift ideas. In other words, we don't want you to be reminded of the Christmas season, just by the cold December weather!

From Sunday 1.12 to Monday 6.1 2014
On Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00 a.m.
Mondays to Fridays from 11.00 a.m.

Gastronomy and Music

Manzoni Square/Riforma Square

The village with its tent and small chalets will become a warm and pleasant place of encounter to sip an aperitif, listen to good music and to enjoy the company of friends. The gastronomic chalets will delight both adults and children offering sweets, vin brûlé, pretzels and lots more. Gourmets will appreciate a very special chalet with dishes prepared by the most renowned chefs of the Canton. And all this so that the cold December weather won’t be the only element contributing to the Christmas spirit.

From Sunday 1.12 to Monday 6.1 2014
Every Wednesday from 2.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
As of 21.12 to 6.1. 2014, every day from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. enjoy

Christmas Entertainment for Families

Manzoni Square

From December 1st to January 6th enjoy the new attraction in Manzoni Square: come visit the magical Christmas tent that’ll be hosting lots of different events for adults and children: ateliers, performances, projections, the telling of fairy tales and a games’ corner to share the enchanting magic of Christmas.

Saturay 14.12, from 11.00 a.m.
Every day until Monday 23.12 from 11.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Tuesday 24.12 from 11.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

The Christmas Market

In the town centre's main streets

10 days before Christmas, the market will take over the pedestrian area of the town centre, with stalls, which will offer a rich ware of goods such as gastronomic specialties, arts and crafts items, precious fabrics, oriental scents and charitable initiatives.

Saturday 14.12, from 17.30 p.m.
Every day until 24.12 from 17.30 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.

Lights and Sounds at Palazzo Civico

Riforma Square

Even Palazzo Civico bedecks itself for the holidays. For 11 days the historical facades will be animated by lights, sounds and colours, as if the Town Hall were to become the stage set of another world for a while.

Saturday 14. and Sunday 15.12 from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

A Children's Christmas: Candles

Manzoni Square

Manzoni Square becomes a small children's workshop. Through the expert help of teachers, they will be able to create their own hand-made special Christmas gift: candles of any shape and colour that they may decide to choose from.

From Wednesday 18.12 to Sunday 22.12

The popular Christmas market

Quartiere Maghetti

An Arts and Crafts Market for your Christmas presents

Tuesday 31.12, 11.00 p.m.

Celebrating New Year's Eve

Riforma Square

Don't stay home, come celebrate in Riforma Square! The actual celebration starts at 11.00 with Channel 3's best DJs re-proposing the most famous musical pieces of the last 30 years, accompanied by lights and images. Towards midnight the exciting countdown.

Wednesday 1.1 2014 from 11.00 a.m.

New Year’s Day Ceremony

at the Congress Hall

The city will welcome in the new year with a lively programme at The Congress Hall, where the traditional greetings ceremony will be held followed by an aperitif offered to the whole town. Besides the local authorities, citizens  will be welcomed by the historical and picturesque Luganese Volunteer Corps.

NOTES
Shopping. Exceptional Opening Hours of Shops
Sunday 8, 15 and 22.12 from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Tuesday 24 and 31.12 stores close at 5.00 p.m.

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Natale in Piazza. Lugano, 01 December 2014 – 06 January 2015 With numerous entertainments and events, the Christmas holidays are a fabulous time to spend in Lugano.

Christmas events

From December 1st to January 6th

A magical world for children, which even adults love to partake in. The joy of being together, without necessarily having to stay in one's home living room. The pleasure of buying presents at the market or in boutiques. This is the kind of Christmas that the City proposes and which will feature 37 very special days in the streets of the city centre so that the Christmas season can reach out to everyone.

Programme 2013

Sunday 1.12, at 5.00 p.m.

Lighting of the Christmas Tree

Riforma Square

Accompanied by music, Julie Arlin will host the lighting of the city's tallest Christmas tree. A really exciting event, especially for children.

Sunday 1.12, at 5.30 p.m.
Every day until Monday 23.12 from 11.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Tuesday 24.12 from 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

The Advent Village

Riforma Square

During Advent, Riforma Square will be populated by charming wooden houses, where you can find all sorts of Christmas specialties, decorations and original gift ideas. In other words, we don't want you to be reminded of the Christmas season, just by the cold December weather!

From Sunday 1.12 to Monday 6.1 2014
On Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00 a.m.
Mondays to Fridays from 11.00 a.m.

Gastronomy and Music

Manzoni Square/Riforma Square

The village with its tent and small chalets will become a warm and pleasant place of encounter to sip an aperitif, listen to good music and to enjoy the company of friends. The gastronomic chalets will delight both adults and children offering sweets, vin brûlé, pretzels and lots more. Gourmets will appreciate a very special chalet with dishes prepared by the most renowned chefs of the Canton. And all this so that the cold December weather won’t be the only element contributing to the Christmas spirit.

From Sunday 1.12 to Monday 6.1 2014
Every Wednesday from 2.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
As of 21.12 to 6.1. 2014, every day from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. enjoy

Christmas Entertainment for Families

Manzoni Square

From December 1st to January 6th enjoy the new attraction in Manzoni Square: come visit the magical Christmas tent that’ll be hosting lots of different events for adults and children: ateliers, performances, projections, the telling of fairy tales and a games’ corner to share the enchanting magic of Christmas.

Saturay 14.12, from 11.00 a.m.
Every day until Monday 23.12 from 11.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Tuesday 24.12 from 11.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

The Christmas Market

In the town centre's main streets

10 days before Christmas, the market will take over the pedestrian area of the town centre, with stalls, which will offer a rich ware of goods such as gastronomic specialties, arts and crafts items, precious fabrics, oriental scents and charitable initiatives.

Saturday 14.12, from 17.30 p.m.
Every day until 24.12 from 17.30 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.

Lights and Sounds at Palazzo Civico

Riforma Square

Even Palazzo Civico bedecks itself for the holidays. For 11 days the historical facades will be animated by lights, sounds and colours, as if the Town Hall were to become the stage set of another world for a while.

Saturday 14. and Sunday 15.12 from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

A Children's Christmas: Candles

Manzoni Square

Manzoni Square becomes a small children's workshop. Through the expert help of teachers, they will be able to create their own hand-made special Christmas gift: candles of any shape and colour that they may decide to choose from.

From Wednesday 18.12 to Sunday 22.12

The popular Christmas market

Quartiere Maghetti

An Arts and Crafts Market for your Christmas presents

Tuesday 31.12, 11.00 p.m.

Celebrating New Year's Eve

Riforma Square

Don't stay home, come celebrate in Riforma Square! The actual celebration starts at 11.00 with Channel 3's best DJs re-proposing the most famous musical pieces of the last 30 years, accompanied by lights and images. Towards midnight the exciting countdown.

Wednesday 1.1 2014 from 11.00 a.m.

New Year’s Day Ceremony

at the Congress Hall

The city will welcome in the new year with a lively programme at The Congress Hall, where the traditional greetings ceremony will be held followed by an aperitif offered to the whole town. Besides the local authorities, citizens  will be welcomed by the historical and picturesque Luganese Volunteer Corps.

Lugano Area Turismo ed Eventi
via Trevano 55
6900 Lugano

Tel. +41 (0)58 866 74 40
eventi@lugano.ch
www.facebook.com/lugano.nataleinpiazza

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