Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Natale in Piazza - Christmas cheer in Lugano

Did you see that yesterday at 6pm in Piazza Riforma the Christmas tree lights were lit by the Mayor Marco Borradori who was accompanied by a gospel choir.

This is an exciting moment especially for children: the lighting of the city’s biggest Christmas tree marks the beginning of Natale in Piazza. The City proposes a magical world for young and old and which features 37 very special days in the streets of the city centre so that the Christmas season can reach out to everyone.

First and foremost the skating rink is back in town at Piazza Manzoni. You'll be able to skate for over a month! The skating rink is open every day until January 6th, 2015. Entrance is free and if you don't have your own skates, you can rent them right there for CHF 5.–.

During Advent, Piazza Riforma will feature gastronomic chalets that 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. Until December 24th  you can find all sorts of Christmas specialties in the charming little wooden huts such as decorations and original gift ideas.

24 days before Christmas, the market will take over the pedestrian area of the town centre as well, 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.

During Advent, every Saturday and Sunday afternoon fun activities for the whole family.
Monday 8.12, at 03:00 p.m. | “Piccoli Cantori di Pura” ’s Concert
Saturday 13.12, from 05:00 p.m. | St. Lucia’s Day  with a Swedish Choir
Saturday 14.12, from 04:00 p.m. | Kolping Singers Lugano’s Concert
Saturday 14.12, at 04:30 p.m. | Arrival of the Peace Light in Lugano
Sunday 21.12, from 02:30 p.m. to 04:30 p.m. | Outdoor Soap-bubbles activity by the group InBolla!

And don't forget the Christmas Mass at San Nicolao’s Church in Via Mons. Angelo Jelmini 4, Besso on Wednesday 24.12, at 10.00 p.m.

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