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 Holiday Fun 2016/17

Whistler New Year’s Eve Celebration

One wristband = two venues with hours of fun at each one!

Location: Multiple venues in Whistler Village - wristbands required
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.

Where to Buy Tickets


December 1 – 29, $12.50 per person (GST Included in price)
December 30 & 31, $15.00 per person (GST Included in price)
Free for kids 2 and under. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Where to Buy Advanced Tickets

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

Where to Buy Tickets on December 31

  • 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

Event Details

Put on your NYE wristband and head out with your family to explore two unique venues that are within walking distance of each other in Whistler Village. You might catch some roving street characters and entertainment along the way.

What’s included with the wristband:

  • Ticket holders get six hours of exclusive, family friendly fun
  • Two venues, full of lively entertainment, music, games, crafts and activities
  • Special kids’ early countdowns
  • The Whistler NYE Celebration venues are recommended for ages 3 – 13. Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The venues will be open from 6 – 11 PM and will feature arts, crafts, entertainment, a teen dance for ages 13 – 17, music and exciting performances, to name a few

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

Whistler Presents: New Year’s Eve 2016


Venues are open from 6:00 PM until close, tickets required.

Maury Young Arts Centre (formerly Millennium Place): On New Year’s Eve all three levels of the Centre will come alive with sparkling entertainment, live music and two kids’ countdowns that include a giant bubble wrap and balloon stomp. Expect nothing short of bedazzlement and awe with an explosion of creative arts and crafts, cartoons, face painting, dress-up storytelling and surprises – all in the name of family fun.

Whistler Conference Centre: The Whistler Conference Center transforms from an indoor play zone to a variety of new and exciting activities, games, and entertainment. The Youth Dance is the place for teenage music lovers to shake it.

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. We'll add a list of New Year's parties here closer to the date.

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.

Home Delivery and Catering

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