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.

Christmas in Whistler 
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Note: Book by January 21, 2015. *Rates are quoted in CAD funds. Starting from package rate is per person per night based on 2 people in a deluxe studio, valid December 20, 2014 - January 3, 2015. Package includes 5 nights accommodations and a 4 day lift ticket per person. Taxes and fees are extra. Restriction may apply. Other packages available for dates throughout the winter season, please inquire for details.

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. 


December 13, 2014
Dress like Santa and Mrs. Claus and bring the festive fun to the slopes. A free lift ticket will be awarded to the first 100 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 Whistler Village Gondola at 8am, then ride or ski to the bottom of the Emerald Express for a group photo.

The Whistler Holiday Experience


December 19, 2014 - January 4, 2015 | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM | Whistler Conference Centre
This family fun zone is unparalleled for indoor entertainment! Kids can enjoy a mini putt course, table games, bouncy castles, crafts and video games free over the holiday season. Santa often makes an appearance before Christmas along with other performances and entertainers. Parents can relax in the lounge area and enjoy a coffee or hot cocoa while the kids play. Please note The Holiday Experience is usually closed December 25, and December 31 to prepare for the New Year’s Celebrations.


December 21, 2014 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Whistler Olympic Plaza
Join Santa on the ice at Whistler Olympic Plaza with your family.  Santa will be available for photo opportunities and there will be hot chocolate, cookies and holiday crafts to celebrate this festive season. 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, 3pm - 5:30pm and in the evenings from 6pm – 9pm. Push bars available for anyone learning to skate - helmets are encouraged for beginners and are available at no charge.

Fire and Ice Show


December 21, 2014 - March 29, 2015 | Sunday Evenings | FREE
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 (11:30pm for New Year's Eve Special Show followed by fireworks at midnight) to March 30 in Skier's Plaza at the base of Whistler Mountain. More Information »


December 24, 6:30 - 7:30 PM | The Westin Resort & Spa
The 31st 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 and Whistler Singers, 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


December 31, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM, 11:30 PM Special fire & Ice Show, Fireworks at Midnight | Whistler Village
Say goodbye to the old and welcome the new at this alcohol-free evening of family entertainment and celebration in Whistler Village. Wristbands give access to a range of venues with entertainment for all ages including music, arts, crafts, food, dancing and ice skating at Whistler Olympic Plaza. Includes a special party area for kids and a New Year’s Eve Kids Countdown at 9:00 PM. No need to drive - take advantage of the free, extended Whistler Transit Service on New Year’s Eve from 6 PM until late. Advanced ticket prices: Adults $15, children (12 and under) $10 and kids ages 2 and under are free. Purchase early, as on December 31 adult ticket prices go up to $20. . Download New Year's Eve information »

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


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 »



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.