Varese, land of events

From November 2021 to January 2022 | Varese


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

  • Wednesday 10 November: the first Christmas lights in San Martino street

To illuminate the street, lights were installed with music to make passersby sing "At Christmas you can".

  • Also this year returns the Christmas show at the Giardini Estensi. On Friday 26 November at 7.00 pm the 400 thousand LED Christmas lights will be turned on: the courtyard of honor will be illuminated with falling lights and spheres hanging from a height of 6 meters, as well as two large angels. In the park and in the fountain decorations will be set up that include not only bears, already installed, but also light carriages, reindeer, swans and many other installations designed to amaze children, families and anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the magic of a great Christmas show. From 4 December, on weekdays from 15.30 to 19.00 and on holidays from 10.00 to 21.00, a skating rink will be set up until 16 January.

  • Friday 26 November, the Christmas lights are switched on

The appointment is for the late afternoon of Friday 26th; in fact, the lighting is scheduled at 18.30 in Piazza Monte Grappa, where the treee, the market and the streets of Varese will light up. Over 800 thousand LED lights will illuminate the city during the Christmas holidays.

To avoid gatherings, the two public lighting events of the lights are canceled, in Piazza Monte Grappa and in the Estensi Gardens, scheduled for the evening of Friday 26 November.

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  • From Saturday 27 November to Friday 24 December: Face painting

In the HUB of Piazza Montegrappa, former IAT, there will be the animators who will transform all the children into their favorite fairy tale characters.

  • From Saturday 27 November: the Santa Claus Post Office will be "operational"

Sending letters to Santa Claus has never been so simple, thanks to the post office set up in Piazza Montegrappa

  • Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December: Christmas in Casbeno
    The eighteenth edition of Christmas returns to Casbeno; Saturday 4 at 9.00 pm in the church, the Duo Ambra will hold a flute and guitar concert. On Sunday 5th, from 9 to 19, the Hobbyist Market will take place along via Montebello and via Conciliazione. At 4 pm, again at the Church of Casbeno, there will be a new concert by the Sunflower Trio, keyboard, violin and cello.

  • Saturday 4 December: Christmas concert with the "Sibi Consoni" choir

At 8.30 pm at the Kolbe Church in viale Aguggiari in Varese, the Rotaract Club Varese Verbano will organize the Christmas Concert with the “Sibi Consoni” choir directed by Roberta Paraninfo.

The event, organized in collaboration with the sponsoring Rotary Clubs of Varese, Varese Ceresio, Varese Verbano and Sesto Calende Angera, will aim to support the Varese Association "The house of solidarity toys Onlus" in the purchase of Christmas gifts. for children in charge of the same. Entrance allowed only for those in possession of the Green Pass.

Also this year the Sacro Monte di Varese is filled with lights, illuminating the corners and alleys of the village.

  • Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 December: meet Santa Claus in Piazza Monte Grappa. More info will follow.

  • Sunday 12 December: Christmas village in Capolago

The Cooperative of Capolago organizes a "Christmas village" with workshops, songs and a market in the neighborhood oratory. Also foreseen is the passage of the Magi, a theatrical initiative aimed at collecting goods and gifts for the most needy. Throughout the afternoon presence of agri-food and non-food stalls. Green Pass Obligation.

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  • Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 December: Santa Running, the Christmas race

An extraordinary edition for the 11th year of Santa Running: walk or run respecting the anti-Covid regulations in force wherever you are dressed as Santa Claus and support the research of the Umberto Veronesi Foundation. You can participate independently, but you will not be alone, because thanks to your Santa Kit you can share "your" Santa Running on social networks with the hashtag #babborunningforkids and tagging @babborunning.

  • Thursday 23 December: Living Nativity in the streets of the center

starting from 3.00 pm in Piazza San Vittore, Vicolo Canonichetta, Piazza Canonica, Piazzetta San Lorenzo, Piazza Battistero, via Marconi, Piazza del Garibaldino you can attend the event animated by the boys of the Guides and Scout Groups Association. The Sacred Representation will end in the churchyard of the Basilica of San Vittore.

  • Wednesday 29 December: End of year torchlight procession on the Viale delle Cappelle

The departure of the fifth edition of the Torchlight procession is scheduled at the First Chapel at 20.30. Around 9.30 pm, the arrival at the top of Santa Maria del Monte. It will also be possible to use the shuttle service. Throughout the Christmas period, exhibition of nativity scenes in the village of Santa Maria del Monte.

Starting from the afternoon of Friday 26 November, there will be an obligation to wear a mask outdoors on weekends from 15.00 on every Friday to 24.00 on every Sunday included, in the period from 26 November 2021 to 9 January 2022, and from midnight on 7 December 2021 at 24.00 on 8 December 2021.

A mask must be worn outdoors in tourist places and at events, where it may therefore be difficult to maintain interpersonal distancing or where gatherings or crowds are possible.
Access to festivals and fairs, including local ones, is only allowed to subjects with a Covid-19 green certification. The obligation to possess a Covid-19 green certification to access the shows open to the public refers to places that allow, due to their conformation, to limit the entry of spectators (theatrical halls, concert halls, cinemas, entertainment venues and live music and other venues or spaces, even outdoors). The obligation to possess a Covid-19 green certification does not apply, however, in the event that the events take place in outdoor places without specific and unique access gates, such as in public squares, streets or parks, which can also be accessed by individuals for purposes other than to attend the event which is therefore not intended for a predefined audience and contained in spaces exclusively dedicated to the event itself.

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