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Christmas and New Year’s Celebrations in Whistler

Whistler is the perfect place to enjoy a white Christmas and New Year's Eve with twinkling lights, a snow covered Village and a calendar full of holiday events and special activities to entertain all the family:

  • Ski and snowboard with both mountains open over Christmas and New Year
  • Fun for all the family with activities like tubing, ice skating and Family Après
  • Book Stay & Ski Packages by November 15, 2014 and Save up to 42%

Annual Holiday Events in Whistler

Whistler Village is a wonderful place to be during the holiday season over Christmas and New Year's. The Village is busy with families coming and going from the slopes, enjoying other winter activities and seasonal events.

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Fire & Ice Show

Sunday evenings during winter from December 14, 2014 - March 29, 2015 | Skier's Plaza
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 Sunday evenings in Skier's Plaza at the base of Whistler Mountain. Don't miss the special Fire & Ice Show on New Year's Eve!

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Family Après

Monday and Wednesdays, December 22, 2014 - March 2015 | 4:30 - 6:30 PM | Whistler Olympic Plaza
Bring your family and friends for free outdoor Canadian winter fun at Whistler Olympic Plaza, with different activities and local entertainment every week. Family Après is weather dependent so please check in with the Village Hosts on the day to confirm if the event is going ahead. Please note Family Après wil not run on New Year's Eve, December 31 as the rink is open to ticket holders for the New Year's Celebration only.

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Bonfire Nights at Whistler Olympic Park

Date and Times TBD | Whistler Olympic Park
Enjoy an evening outdoors exploring Whistler Olympic Park, with a blazing outdoor fire below the Olympic Rings. Parking is just $10 per vehicle.


Dress Like Santa Day

Date and Times TBD | Whistler Blackcomb
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. To qualify, skiers and snowboarders must arrive dressed in their very best Santa or Mrs. Claus costume. The costume must include red or black pants or a skirt for Mrs. Claus, a red jacket with white trim, a black belt, a beard for Santa and of course, a Santa or Mrs. Claus hat.


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.


Skate with Santa at the Plaza

December 21, 2014 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Whistler Olympic Plaza
Join your family on the ice and skate with jolly old St. Nick himself on the outdoor ice skating rink at Whistler Olympic Plaza. Santa will be handing out candy canes and will be available for photo opportunities. If you did not pack skates, rentals are available for $5.00.


Christmas Eve Carol Service

Time TBD | The Westin Resort & Spa
The 31st annual Christmas Eve Carol Service takes place at the Westin Resort & 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 by community members telling the story of the birth of Christ. Come and enjoy the sense of community and 'peace and goodwill toward all' that this carol service creates. Entry is by donation.


Holiday Craft Stations

Dates and Times TBD | Millennium Place
Get into the festive spirit by doing fun holiday arts and crafts as a family. Visit the free, indoor craft station where friendly crafters will help turn everyday items into snowmen, reindeer, penguins and other winter creatures. Suitable for children aged 3+ with parental supervision.


Whistler Presents: New Year’s Celebrations

Wednesday December 31, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM, 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 (13 and up) $15 Kid’s (12 and under) $10. On December 31 adult ticket prices are $20. More information on where to purchase coming soon.


New Year's Eve Fireworks

December 31, 2104 | Midnight | Skier's Plaza
Wristbands are not required to see this event. It wouldn't be a New Year without a dazzling display of lights and sounds over snow! Fireworks are best viewed from Skier's Plaza located at the base of Whistler Mountain.


Whistler Village Festive Lights

All Season | Whistler
Every holiday seasons trees and buildings in Whistler Village and Creekside are decorated with thousands of festive twinkling lights, combining to create a seemingly endless display. Wander a different section of the Village Stroll each night and immerse yourself in the magic of the snow-covered Village. Stop off at a local cafe for a hot chocolate on the way!

Plan the Perfect Holiday

There is so much to see and do in Whistler over the holiday season. Here are some suggestions for making the most of the winter wonderland and spending quality time with friends and family:

Outdoor Adventures

  • Ski or snowboard over Christmas and New Years on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains
  • Try your skills at ice skating at Whistler Olympic Plaza
  • Plan a winter sightseeing experience on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola
  • Add a little romance with a gentle horse drawn sleigh ride followed by a fondue dinner
  • Explore the winter landscape by snowshoeing or cross country skiing in Lost Lake Park
  • Choose from several different activities with Whistler Activity Combos

The Best of the Season

  • Pick up last minute gifts and enjoy the holiday atmosphere in Whistler Village
  • Attend a church service with residents and international visitors
  • Enjoy Christmas Dinner at one of Whistlers many restaurants – reservations recommended!

Book Early and Save Christmas/New Year Package

$162 per person, per night

Package includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation in a moderate rated hotel room for 2 adults
  • 5 day lift ticket for 2 adults
  • Offer valid for arrivals from December 20, 2014 - January 3, 2015
  • Subject to availability. Rates are exclusive of taxes & fees.
  • Shorter and longer duration packages are available
  • Must book by November 15, 2014

Kids 12 and under will receive free rental equipment & airport transfers with each paying adult.

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Snowmobile Fondue Dinner

Mountain Top Fondue & Snowmobile Tour
from $189 per person

Ride a snowmobile or take a snowcat to this exclusive dining experience.

Family Ski Day on Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Winter Itinerary:
Family Friendly Fun

For a family holiday to remember, just add snow. Our itinerary is packed with activities, travel tips and special holiday ideas to help you plan.

Whistler Book Early and Save Offers

Book By November 15, 2014
Save Up To 42%
on Winter Stay & Ski Packages

Plus Kids Stay, Ski, Rent and Airport Transfer for Free


Photos of Whistler Around the Holidays