Christmas and New Year’s in Whistler

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

  • Ski and snowboard every day – both mountains are open on Christmas and New Year's
  • 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
  • Enjoy festive dining in the Village or a holiday meal kit to go

Annual Holiday Events

From Christmas to New Year’s, there are plenty of things to entertain people young and old, with festive light displays and ice skating in the Village and winter favourites like dog sledding and snow tubing.

Here's a look at some of the events that happened during the 2021 Christmas holidays and into the New Year. Please check back closer to Christmas 2022 for updates.

2021 Christmas Events in Whistler


Festive 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 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.

Know Before You Go: Winter Dining and Après in Whistler

New Year's Eve in Whistler

Ring in the New Year in Whistler Village at a free celebration of lights, sounds and activities. Brought to you by the Resort Municipality of Whistler.

Please check back later in 2022 for updated festive information.

Winter Stay and Ski Packages

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

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Photos of Whistler at Christmas and New Year's