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's 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 more special events like storytime with Santa, holiday crafts and carolling.

2018 Christmas Events in Whistler

Here is a list of events happening in Whistler over Christmas and New Year’s – please check back as new events are added for 2018.

Whistler Presents New Year's Eve 2018

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 a family-friendly, alcohol-free event. There is no consumption of alcohol outside of licensed venues permitted.

Please check back for updates on 2018 events.


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 closer to the date for 2018 New Year's parties.

2017 New Year's Parties in Whistler

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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