Christmas and New Year’s in Whistler

Whistler is the perfect place to enjoy a truly Canadian Christmas with twinkling lights, a snow globe-inspired 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
  • Get into the spirit of the season with a variety of special events, many of them free
  • Experience fun, outdoor activities for the whole family like snow tubing, ice skating and snowmobiling
  • Enjoy traditional 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 what's happening for the 2022 festive season. See our full Calendar of Events for a listing of all events in Whistler.

View All 2022 Christmas Events in Whistler

Wintersphere, A Whistler Winter Celebration

Date: December 17 – 31 (closed December 25)
Time: 9:30 AM – 5 PM daily, except 12 – 8 PM on December 31
Location: Whistler Conference Centre
Cost: Free

The ultimate winter wonderland experience awaits you this holiday season. Wintersphere celebrates this magical time of year with festive activities for the entire family! Join in the fun with visits from Santa, entertainers, a holiday café*, kids crafts, Wintersphere's signature holiday maze and much more. This spectacular, festive pop-up is a true holiday favourite for locals and visitors alike.

*Café open from 11 AM to 3 PM daily.

Festive Meals

Sitting down with friends and family for a special meal is a tradition for many people over the holiday season. Many Whistler restaurants 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: Dining in Whistler

New Year's Eve in Whistler

Date: December 31
Time: 11 AM – 9 PM
Location: Whistler Village
Cost: Free

A full-day of entertainment and activities that wraps up with a celebration in Skiers Plaza that includes a special edition Fire & Ice Show, early countdown and a dazzling fireworks display. A schedule of events is coming soon.

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.

New Year's Dining and Parties

Thanks to Whistler's eclectic culinary and nightlife scene, there are delicious New Year's Eve dinners and celebrations available at many local restaurants and clubs. Please check back often as more events are being added closer to the festive period.

2022 New Year's Events in Whistler

Free Transit

No need to drive – take free public transit within the Village from 6 PM to end of service. More information can be found on the Resort Municipality of Whistler website.

Winter Stay and Ski Packages

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

Whistler Village all lit up for the holidays

Early Festive Feels
and Deals

Find out why early season is such a special time to visit Whistler. From sparkling lights to shopping, skiing and movies, it’s a jolly holly time!

Sightseeing in Whistler

Whistler Winter Itinerary:
Iconic Sightseeing

Craft an incredible stay with our iconic-attractions-and-things-to-do itinerary. It's the heart of Whistler in winter, all wrapped up in a handy guide.

Sundial Hotel

Sundial Boutique Hotel
Save up to 25%

Well appointed suites in the heart of the village. Save up to 25% at Sundial Hotel this winter.

Photos of Whistler at Christmas and New Year's