Holiday Events in Whistler
Whistler Village is a wonderful place to be during holiday season. In addition to many winter activities, the Village is busy with events for all ages, many of them free.
Here is a taste of the wide variety of events that took place over the holiday season in 2012/2013:
The Whistler Holiday Experience
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 for 16 days over the holiday season. Parents can relax in the lounge area and enjoy a coffee or hot cocoa while the kids play. Whistler Holiday Experience takes place at the Whistler Conference Centre.
Whistler Presents: New Years Celebrations
Say goodbye to the old and welcome the new at this alcohol-free evening of family entertainment and celebration in Whistler Village. Tickets 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.
Festival of Lights
The Whistler Arts Council presented the third annual Whistler Festival of Lights at Scotia Creek Gallery in Millennium Place featuring the ambient glow of lanterns, light sculptures and a local artist exhibit.
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 througout winter.
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.
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre Holiday Market
The perfect opportunity to get those last minute Christmas gifts. Visit the beautiful Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre for a selection of First Nations and local artists, artisans and baked goods.
Give the Gift of Whistler for Christmas: Whistler.com Gift Certificates available.