An ice rink on Piazza Grande supplies Locarno’s Christmas atmosphere from the end of November until early January.
Beside the icy expanse, igloos are turned into bars: a warm and inviting place, ideal for drinks and meet-ups with friends.
By night, “Locarno on Ice” is transformed into a ballet of colourful lights, which are reflected in the ice, in the igloos’ transparent cupolas and in the baubles hanging above the rink.
Music surrounds the expanse of ice throughout the day, and even takes pride of place when concerts by soloists and groups are on the billing. The entertainment programme comprises numerous events for children and the traditional New Year‘s Eve celebration.