Lucine di Leggiuno, for a Magical Christmas on Lake Maggiore

Discover the Lucine di Leggiuno, a charming Christmas event on Lake Maggiore. Stroll among twinkling lights and decorations from early December to early January
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The Leggiuno Lights are one of the biggest Christmas events on Lake Maggiore. It is a magical visit inside a pathway totally illuminated and decorated with a Christmas theme. In 1999, the founding father of the event, a Leggiunese decided to decorate his house and garden with countless small lights. The effect was astonishing and was able to attract many visitors. In this way, the actual Leggiuno small lights event on Lake Maggiore was born. It is a bewitching reality where bundles of lights and traditional Christmas carols accompany visitors during the enchanting light walk.

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Sponda Magra Srl
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Via L. Riva, 10, 21038 Leggiuno VA, Italia
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Meeting with Santa Claus and the Befana throughout the Christmas period, with a series of concerts by the Oratory Boys' Choir and the San Giovanni Battista Choir spread between December and January, some of which in collaboration with the Milan Symphony Orchestra.

History of the Lucine of Leggiuno

The story of Leggiuno's Lucine begins in 1999, in the small town on Lake Maggiore in the province of Varese, when a Leggiunese man began, at Christmas time, to decorate and adorn his house with a multitude of small lights and exceptional Christmas decorations.

Over time, particularly in recent years, they have become a point of attraction where families, friends and engaged couples choose to spend a magical time in the Christmas tradition of Lake Maggiore. The success of the event has gradually grown year after year.

The little lights in Leggiuno on Lake Maggiore have become well known because of their prominent feature, which is light: a fundamental element of Christmas as it symbolizes not only the birth of the baby Jesus, but also a kind of rebirth that we all experience every year at Christmas time. In addition, images of Santa Claus on a sleigh, reindeer, polar bears, traditional songs and enchanted carriages are symbols that belong to the common imagination, to a fairy-tale world that unites every person during the Christmas season. The little lights in Leggiuno, on Lake Maggiore, allow these symbols to become reality and immerse people three hundred and sixty degrees into the atmosphere of Christmas.

The Program of the Lucine of Leggiuno

The program of Leggiuno's illuminations consists mainly of visiting the illuminated outdoor path, the Illuminated House, the small church, the crib and the oratory.

The first stage includes the lighted walk in the enchanted forest where you will be welcomed by a red carpet that will introduce you to the path where you will admire the wonderful decorations such as illuminated trees, glittering reindeer, glittering polar bears, the magical igloo and the sleigh with Santa Claus. Wrapping up the visitor's walk will be the enchanted sky with bands of lights and the background of Christmas carols. The activities of the Lucine di Leggiuno are recurring but vary, slightly, depending on the edition of the event.

How to get to Lucine di Leggiuno

Leggiuno is a small town on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the province of Varese. At Christmas time, the town hosts the famous ''Lucine di Leggiuno'' event.

Precisely, the ''Lucine di Leggiuno'' event is hosted in Leggiuno (VA) at Via L. Riva 10, 21038. Reaching the event and the location of Leggiuno (VA) is conveniently possible by car and through public transportation such as bus and train.
  • - By Automobile: from Milan to the province of Varese (Autostrada dei Laghi)
  • - By Train: from Milan Cadorna to Laveno Mombello
  • - By Bus: from line No. 19 of Autolinee Varesine from Varese to Leggiuno (VA)

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Lucine of Leggiuno?
Leggiuno's Lucine are a Christmas attraction.
Where does the Lucine of Leggiuno event take place?
The Lucine di Leggiuno event takes place in Italy in the municipality of Leggiuno (VA) at Via L. Riva, 10, 21038.
When does the Lucine di Leggiuno event take place?
The Lucine di Leggiuno event takes place mainly every year from early December to early January.
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