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
  • Book your white Christmas today. 2018/19 Winter Stay & Ski packages are available now!

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.

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.

Whistler Presents New Year's Eve 2018

Ring in the New Year in Whistler Village with a family-style celebration at several venues within the Village. Brought to you by the Resort Municipality of Whistler and the Province of British Columbia, each venue is filled with lively entertainment, games, crafts, activities and early kids NYE countdowns.

The festivities begin in Whistler Olympic Plaza at noon with a special Family Après and you can also enjoy a variety of indoor activities at the Whistler Conference Centre. Later in the evening, bundle up and join us in Skier’s Plaza for a special edition Fire & Ice show, plus a dazzling fireworks display at midnight.

The Whistler New Year’s Eve Celebration is a free event that's family-friendly and alcohol-free. There is no consumption of alcohol permitted outside of licensed venues.

Free Transit

No need to drive – take free public transit within the Village from 6 PM to 4 AM thanks to the Resort Municipality of Whistler.


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 all 2018 New Year's Eve parties.

2018 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.

Stay tuned for more information on festive meals in Whistler. We will add more dining options below as the date draws closer. View our dining guide for a full listing of restaurants and please contact them directly for reservations. Also, consider dining in with meal delivery and catering options.


Meal Delivery and Catering

Stay in and cozy by the fire and have a festive dinner delivered to you.

Whistler Insider Tips

For the best experience and to dine at your preferred time, we recommend making reservations in advance.

Winter Stay and Ski Packages

Explore winter packages for the best deals on accommodation, rentals and ski school during the festive season.

Whistler Village at Christmas

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Aava Hotel Whistler
5-night, 4-day Stay & Ski package
from $164 per person, per night

Deluxe Hotel
Valid for winter stays. Rate subject to availability.


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