Varese, land of events

From November 2022 to January 2023 | Varese


Don't miss the events organized in Varese for the magical Christmas!

  • From Friday 25th November: Christmas markets and events

Starting from Friday 25th November  the Christmas atmosphere in the city of Varese will begin to be enjoyed! The traditional markets, the lighting of the historic Christmas tree in Piazza Montegrappa and the city's illuminations, and many other magical events promoted by the Municipality of Varese are waiting for you to experience the Christmas anticipation together!

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From Saturday 26th November: Christmas at the Sacro Monte of Varese

Christmas between art and culture: discover the Christmas events at the Sacro Monte of Varese! 

  • Saturday 26th November 2022 to Friday 6th January 2023: "The world for Christmas" Tour of Greensleeves Gospel Choir of Varese

Saturday 26th November 2022 the famous Greensleeves Gospel Choir of Varese returns with an International Christmas tour!

Discover the tour dates and locations!

  • From Saturday 26th November to Saturday 31st December: Christmas in the art of Varese

For the second cycle of guided tours of the programme "Varese, blessed is he who comes here", Archeologistics offers 12 guided tours to discover six iconic nativity sites in Varese and its province. Discover the places involved!

  • Sunday 4th December: "Lights, scents and colours of Christmas in Casbeno"- Casbeno (Varese)

On Sunday 4th December from 9.00  to 19.00 the 19th edition of the charity Christmas Market "Lights, scents and colours of Christmas at Casbeno" will be staged. A day full of activities and delicacies, expressing sensitivity and solidarity through simplicity and a smile. Along Via Montebello and Via Conciliazione there will be hobbyist exhibitors, strictly selected on the basis of the originality and handcrafting of their creations. Like every edition, the Mercatino will also host some local businesses, schools, groups and non-profit associations.

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  • Monday 5th December :Concert for two transverse flutes

From 17.00 at 20.00 at the Sala Montanari of Municipality of Varese a magical concert with music by Giulio Briccialdi,  professors Fiorenzo Filippini and Chiara Imbasciati. The event will be organised by Mazziniana "G. Bertolè Viale" Association.

  • From Wednesday 7th December 2022 to Tuesday 17th January 2023: The Garden of enchantment -  Estensi Gardens of Varese

Let yourself be enchanted by the magic of Christmas lights: the magic of Christmas arrives at the Giardini Estensi in Varese. After the great success of the last edition, "Lucine ai Giardini" returns with a programme full of novelties. Studio Festi, one of the world's most important "festive artists", brings to the Estensi Gardens  in Varese architectures of light inspired by the great festive settings of the 18th century typical of the gardens of the main European courts. In addition, children from Varese primary schools will be the protagonists in the narration of the Winter Tales projected onto the facades of the Palazzo, creating an ideal bridge between the Este past and the future. 
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  • Thursday 8th December: Sant'Ambrogio in the street - Winter Edition 2022- Sant'Ambrogio (Varese)

An exhibition market dedicated to Christmas, promoted by the artisans of Mani Maestre. There will be exhibitions of quality original creations, street entertainment the passage of the Three Magi, lots of music and good food. A fun-filled event in a magical atmosphere. "Sant’Ambrogio in the street "  will be staged on Thursday 8th December from 11.30 to 19.00 between Piazza Milite IgnotoVia Canetta  and Via Sacromonte.

  • Thursday 8th December: Fun charity walk

A backwards walk of about one hour in nature along a 3 km route from Fogliaro di Varese to strengthen the lower back and improve posture. The final stop will be the Bar Milano of Sacro Monte of Varese for a hot chocolate and vin brulè. Event sponsored by Joint Running Club, in support of fundraising for "I BIMBI DE IL PEZZETTINO". The meeting point will be in Via Santa Caterina 15, Località Fogliaro di Varese at 14.30 and the starting will be at 15.00. Event registration required.

  • Thursday 8th December: The Christmas of  the Yak- Bustecche (Varese)

From 15.30 the Associazione culturale Karakorum, in collaboration with residents of Bustecche district will organise an artistic workshop of Christmas decoration with recycled materials. Also there will be a delicious snack for everyone!The event will be organised at the Spazio Yak (Piramide in P.zza De Salvo). 

  • Christmas at Villa Panza

Days dedicated to children, full of creative activities and pure fun, for an unexpected Christmas.

Discover the magical events dedicated to Christmas at Villa Panza!

  • Sunday 11th December:The tree in Santa's grove - Bregazzana (Varese)

On Sunday 11th December Bregazzana will be transformed into a real Christmas village: from 14.00 to 18.00 it's time to decorate the Christmas tree and the path of "Santa Claus Grove". It will possibile to bring your own no-longer-used decorations to be recycled. Meeting point: Piazza Don Essi. Hot chocolate will be served to all children! Event opened to everyone. 

  • Friday 16th December: Gospel Concert | Harmony Gospel Choir

To fully immerse yourself in the Christmas atmosphere, the traditional Christmas Gospel concert will be held at the Salone Estense at 21.00. The concert will be performed by the Harmony Gospel Choir.

  • Friday 16th December: Music in Varese's neighbourhoods in anticipation of Christmas- Bustecche (Varese)

Waiting for Christmas is musical at the neighbourhood of Bustecche! At 21.00 at the Spazio Yak a Christmas Concert will be organised by Orchestra Cameristica of Varese.

  • Saturday 17th  December: "Music tells about Christmas" The Christmas organ concert by Davide Paleari will be staged on Saturday 17, at the Church of San Vittore Martire in Casbeno. Appointment at 21:00, free admission

  • Saturday 17th December: Christmas party of Bobbiate (distric of Varese)

From 10.30 at the Oratorio of San Grato of Bobbiate  the most magical Christmas party will be staged! A rich programme of entertainment and fun as well as tasty treats , organised by Genitori Scuola Primaria Fermi Association of Bobbiate. The party will end with a delicious snack at 16.00.

  • Saturday 17th December: Music in Varese's neighbourhoods in anticipation of Christmas - Bregazzana (Varese)

Second musical appointment organised by Orchestra Cameristica of Varese at the Parish church of Bregazzana. A concert with a guitars duo will be held at 18.00. 

  • Sunday 18th December: Christmas in Bustecche (Varese)

From 15.00 the big Christmas party begins in the Bustecche district: an afternoon full of activities and musical entertainment for a moment together in joy at Spazio Yak and streets of the district . The event will end at 17.15 with a rap show.

  • Sunday 18th December: The Great Christmas Dance

An event to go back in time and relive the emotions of the desired court balls: from  15.00 to 18.00 relive this dream at the Salone Estense where will be stage the Great Christmas Dance, with performances and dances open to all.

  • Sunday 18th December: Christmas at the Cicurs 

An afternoon full of magic and fun: from 16.30 to  19.30 at the Spazio Kabum (Via Guicciardini, 114) will stage the circus-theatre show "The Mother, the Daughter and the Witch - a Christmas from another time".  A show for young and old that explores the Christmas spirit through the eyes of a little girl, by Compagnia "Le Lunanti" of the circus school Spazio Kabum. At the end of the show , exchange of greetings with pandoro, panettone and champagne for everyone!

  • Sunday 18th December:Music in Varese's neighbourhoods in anticipation of Christmas

Third stop of this the musical programme will be the Sala parrocchiale del Lazzaretto of the Church of Madonna della speranza e della pace of Varese at 17.30 with  main protagonists Duo voice and harpsichord!

  • From Tuesday 20 December 2022 to Monday 9 January 2023: Christmas tree in Bizzozzero

Exhibition of a Christmas tree, illuminated and decorated with festoons, to wish happy holidays to all Bizzozeresi by the Municipality of Varese and the Amici di Bizzozero association

  • Friday 23rd December: Living Nativity (Piazza San Vittore and surrounding squares)

From 15.30 will stage the Holy Representation of the Living Nativity in Piazza San Vittore, an event which every year involves the whole city, always attracting a large audience to celebrate the sacred episode of the nativity. At 15.30 there will be village animation in the squares of the centre of Varese, while at 17.00 the performance will begin. The event will end at 17.45.

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