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 people enjoying skiing, snowboarding and other winter activities plus plenty of seasonal events to keep the family entertained.
Check back closer to Christmas 2014 for more information about the following annual events:
Fire & Ice Show
Sunday evenings all winter long | 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!
Mondays and Wednesday nights all winter long | 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.
Bonfire Nights at Whistler Olympic Park
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 and a special Fire & Ice Show on New Year's Eve from 11 PM to 12 AM. No need to drive - take advantage of the free, extended Whistler Transit Service on New Year's Eve from 6 PM until late.
Wristbands will be available to purchase online closer to the event. Check back for more information closer to the date.
New Year's Eve Fire & Ice Show
Wristbands are not required to see this event. A special show for New Year's Eve. As the countdown approaches, watch the Whistler Blackcomb Ski School instructors hit the big jump in the Plaza on their skis and snowboards in a special New Year's Eve Fire & Ice Show.
New Year's Eve Fireworks
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!