Christmas and New Year’s in Whistler

Whistler is the perfect place to enjoy a Canadian white Christmas with twinkling lights, a snow covered Village and holiday events and activities to entertain all the family:

  • Ski and snowboard every day with both mountains open over Christmas and New Year and extended hours in the Village
  • A host of special events to get into the spirit of the season, many of them free
  • Fun activities for the whole family like tubing, ice skating and snowmobiling

Annual Holiday Events

From Christmas to New Year’s, there are plenty of things happening to entertain people young and old from favourites like the the weekly Fire & Ice Show and Family Après to indoor playgrounds for the kids. Stay tuned for more information on future events.

2017 Christmas Events in Whistler

Here is a list of confirmed events happening in Whistler over Christmas and New Year’s - check back regularly as more events will be added as the date draws closer.

Whistler Presents New Year's Eve

Description: A family-style celebration at two unique ticketed venues within Whistler Village. Each venue will be filled with lively entertainment, games, crafts, activities and early kids NYE countdowns. Bundle up and join us in Skier’s Plaza for a special edition Fire & Ice show plus a dazzling fireworks at midnight.

The Whistler New Year’s Eve Celebration is an alcohol-free event. There is no consumption of alcohol outside of licensed venues permitted.

Location: Two indoor venues jammed with family entertainment and activities.

Purchase tickets in advance and save!


December 1 – 29, $12.50 per person
Price increase: December 30 & 31, $15.00 per person
Free for kids 2 and under. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Where to Buy Advanced Tickets

  • Right here! - Search below to purchase tickets online

In person - Starting in December

  • Maury Young Arts Centre (formerly Millennium Place)
  • Meadow Park Sports Centre
  • Whistler Visitor Centre
  • The Holiday Information kiosk within the Whistler Conference Centre

Where to Buy Tickets on December 31

  • The Holiday Information kiosk beside the Whistler Conference Centre

Will Call

Will Call location will be at the Holiday Information kiosk beside the Whistler Conference Centre. Open from noon - 10:00 PM

What’s included with the wristband:

  • Ticket holders get six hours of exclusive, family friendly fun
  • Two venues: Whistler Conference Centre and The Arts Centre (formally Millennium Place) .
  • They will feature arts, crafts, entertainment, a teen dance for ages 13 – 17, music and exciting performances, and much more!
  • Special kids’ early countdowns
  • The Whistler NYE Celebration venues are recommended for ages 3 – 12
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The venues will be open from 6:00 – 11:00 PM

More New Year’s Eve Fun (no wristbands required):

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New Years Eve Tickets

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New Year's Events at Whistler Nightclubs, Pubs and Bars

Thanks to Whistler's rocking nightlife, there are parties guaranteed at every pub and club in town. Check back as more New Year's parties are added closer to the date.

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Christmas Meals

Sitting down with friends and family for a special meal is a tradition for many people over the holiday season. Many of the restaurants in Whistler offer special Christmas and New Year’s dinners, brunches, lunches and catering options to make you feel right at home.

View our Insider’s Guide to Christmas Dinner in Whistler

We will be adding more dining options below as the date draws closer. There are many more restaurants in Whistler - view our dining guide and contact them directly for reservations.

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