New Year's eve in Ticino


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With its lights, music, fireworks and aperitifs, the traditions of New Year's Eve in Ticino are numerous and varied. There is something for everyone and every taste, in all the cities of the Canton. A sparkling celebration you shouldn't miss!

In Lugano, during the night of Saint Sylvester thousands of people meet and transform Piazza Riforma in a real Open Air discotheque, waiting for midnight, with music, shows and animations.

In Locarno the celebration takes place on the Piazza Grande, at "Locarno On Ice", with music and lights as a background for the night.

In Bellinzona the most important point to celebrate New Year’s Eve is Piazza del Sole. Lots of music and animation transform the centre of the Capital in a magic place to discover.

In Ascona, the concert of the Locarno Chamber Orchestra and the choir Cantemus, followed by the fireworks along the lake, are the events to celebrate the first day of the new year!



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