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 with 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 – 2020/21 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 Family Après to outdoor ice skating and even a visit from Santa.
Whistler Holiday Experience: TBA
This experience will be reimagined for the 2020/21 holiday season. Please check back soon for more information.
Whistler Presents: New Year's Eve Celebrations
2020 celebrations are TBA. Please check back, new information will be added as soon as it's available.
Ring in the New Year in Whistler Village with a free and family-style celebration at several venues within the Village happening from noon to midnight. Brought to you by the Resort Municipality of Whistler and the Province of British Columbia, each venue is filled with lively entertainment, games, crafts, and activities.
The Whistler New Year’s Eve Celebration is a family-friendly and alcohol-free event. The consumption of alcohol is only permitted at licensed venues.
No need to drive – take free public transit within the Village from 6 PM to 4 AM. More information can be found at the Resort Municipality of Whistler website.
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.
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.