Christmas Season in Whistler

Whistler during Christmas and New Year’s is a truly magical experience. Twinkling lights, snow-laden trees, jingling sleigh bells and a roaring fireplace are all staples here. Bring your family and friends and spend this special time of year in Whistler, the place that knows how to celebrate winter and the Christmas season.

Stuff To Do in Whistler

During the holidays, there's even more to do in Whistler than ever! Don't miss the annual Whistler Holiday Experience and family festivities on New Year's Eve. 

DRESS LIKE SANTA AND SKI FOR FREE

Date TBD
Dress like Santa and Mrs. Claus and bring the festive fun to the slopes. A free lift ticket will be awarded to the first 75 people to arrive at the Garibaldi Lift Company, at the base of Whistler Mountain, in full Santa or Mrs. Claus attire. All Santa and Mrs. Claus's will upload the Fitzsimmons Express at 8 AM, continue up Garbanzo Express, then ride or ski to the bottom of the Emerald Express for a group photo.

The Whistler Holiday Experience

THE WHISTLER HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE

December 19, 2014 - January 4, 2015 (Closed December 25 & 31)
Hosted in the Whistler Conference Centre from December 19 to January 4 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, this FREE family fun zone is unparalleled for indoor entertainment and festive activities! Enjoy mini-golf, bouncy castles and video games for the whole family to experience.


SKATING WITH SANTA

Date TBD | Whistler Olympic Plaza
Join Santa on the ice at Whistler Olympic Plaza.  Santa will be handing out candy canes and will be available for photo opportunities. Hours of operation for free public skating are 11am - 9pm daily with exceptions on holidays.  Skate rentals are available for $5.00 from 11am - 2 pm and in the evenings from 6pm – 9pm.

Fire and Ice Show

FIRE AND ICE SHOW - FREE!

December 21, 2014 - April 5, 2015
Watch world-class athletes flipping and twisting through a burning ring of fire and finish with a first class fireworks display. The Fire and Ice Show is performed by top members of Whistler Blackcomb's Ski & Snowboard School. This free, legendary show kicks off at 6:30 PM every Sunday (7:30pm for New Year's Eve Special Show) to March 30 in Skier's Plaza at the base of Whistler Mountain. More Information »

CHRISTMAS CAROLING

December 24, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
The 30th annual Christmas Eve Carol Service takes place at 6:30 pm in Whistler village at the Westin Resort and Spa. Hosted by the Whistler Children's Chorus, this interdenominational celebration features traditional carols, choral music sung by the choirs and readings. Come and enjoy the sense of community and 'peace and goodwill toward all' that this carol service creates. this event is by donation. All proceeds go towards continuing to be able to provide this community service.

Whistler Presents - New Years Eve Celebration

WHISTLER PRESENTS: NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION

December 31, 2014 | Whistler Village
Say goodbye to the old and welcome the new at this alcohol-free evening of family entertainment and celebration. Enjoy local arts and entertainment, and family-friendly activities at indoor and outdoor venues in Whistler Village from 7 pm - 11 pm. Between 11 pm - midnight, ring in the New Year in Village Square with free outdoor entertainment and fireworks display. Wristbands will be available to purchase online closer to the date as well as more information.

Coca-Cola Tube Park

COCA-COLA TUBE PARK

Feel the wind in your face as you cruise down our exhilarating tubing hill. Located in the Base 2 Zone on Blackcomb Mountain, the Coca-Cola Tube Park offers great fun for the young and the young at heart. There's no skill or equipment required - just a sense of adventure and a desire for excitement. The perfect family activity over the holidays. More Information »


Sleigh Rides

SLEIGH RIDES

For a truly unforgettable holiday experience, join us on a horse-drawn sleigh ride. Take in Whistler's rugged beauty as our gentle, majestic Clydesdale-Percheron horses guide our beautiful sleigh through acres and acres of pristine wilderness. More Information »



Restaurants

RESTAURANTS

There are more than 90 Whistler restaurants, bars and lounges and fine dining options in Whistler, BC Canada. All the flavours of the world are here - Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, French, Italian, Greek, Indian, Mexican, Korean, - a melting pot of cuisine types. All priced to suit a variety of budgets too. Be sure to book ahead of time as restaurants can book-up quickly over the holidays.
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From your friends at whistler blackcomb:


Get Up and Stay Up – get up the mountains early and enjoy the great morning conditions.

Fresh Tracks – Breakfast at the top and fresh runs – go to Whistler Gondola at 7:15am.

Eat Smart - Enjoy lunch before 12 or after 1 to avoid the crowds and don't forget the mountain huts on Blackcomb (Crystal and Horstman) or Whistler (Ravens Nest, and Chic Pea).

Free Mountain Tours – Get to know new areas – Daily at 11am on both mountains.

Magic Castle (Blackcomb) and Treefort (Whistler) – Kids will love it.

Coca Cola Tube Park
– great evening activity (open until 8:00 nightly).

Fire & Ice Show - Whistler's best skiers and riders, including Whistler Blackcomb Snow School's finest, hit a big air jump through a blazing ring of fire every Sunday night at 6:30pm. Free live entertainment!

Take a Lesson – Nice way to get in on local secret spots and cut the line-ups.

Rent Smart – Try the latest gear and rent the night before (select shops are open until 9pm).

Christmas Never Stops – Shop till you drop and check out the great deals at Whistler's best retailers (Showcase snowboards, Can Ski, Glacier Shop to name a few).

Give the Gift of Whistler – Purchase a Gift Card to give a great present or just so you don't have to carry your wallet. Works at all mountain locations (available at Guest Relations, or participating retailers).

Ski the Great Beyond – branch out and check out the far away spots on the mountain: Crystal Chair, Blackcomb Glacier, Garbanzo Zone, Peak to Creek Zone and the new Symphony Amphitheatre. You'll be sure to find your own piece of Whistler.

To contact us call 604 932-3434 or visit Guest Relations in the Village until 9pm daily.

Snowphone: 604 932-4211.
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