While a white Christmas can’t be guaranteed everywhere, you can be almost certain of snow on the big day in Whistler, BC. This Canadian winter wonderland boasts Christmas card scenes as standard as well as some of the best ski and snowboard opportunities in the world. Aside from snow sports, Whistler has lots to offer families and groups seeking a festive getaway. We take a look at the best events and activities to enjoy in Whistler this Christmas.
Dress like Santa and head for the slopes…(December 16th)
What better way to bring Christmas to the slopes than with the traditional Dress Like Santa Day?! The first 100 people to arrive at the Garibaldi Lift Company dressed in full Santa or Mrs. Claus attire traditionally enjoy a free lift ticket too. Upload starts at 8.00am so get down there early donning your finest Claus costume!
Sing carols at the 35th Christmas Eve Carol Service (December 24th)
The 35th annual Christmas Eve Carol Service will take place at the Westin Resort & Spa, hosted by the Whistler Children’s Chorus and Whistler Singers. Traditional carols, choral music and readings by community members are sure to get you in the mood.
See the Christmas lights…
Stroll through the village to check out over 280,000 lights and decorations. Don’t forget to take plenty of photographs to brighten up that social media feed.
Get competitive and learn to axe throw!
Forget the board games this Christmas and give axe throwing a go instead. This quintessentially Canadian pastime sees participants throw axes at a target with the hope of hitting a bullseye. What better way to test your aim and fire up the competitive spirit? Forged Axe Throwing has all you need to get started and will provide all the training and guidance you need.
Enjoy an indulgent Christmas feast…
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a hearty dinner on the big day. Whether you opt for a traditional roast turkey dinner or feel like mixing it up, there’s an abundance of dining options from which to choose. For a classic roast, Hunter Gather offers three serving times on the big day, while Araxi, 21 Steps and Basalt are also great choices for a turkey meal with all the trimmings.
Go ice skating…
Head to Olympic Plaza to enjoy everyone’s favourite winter activity. Once the skates are off, grab a hot chocolate and soak up the atmosphere.
Watch the Fire & Ice Show…
Take the family to Skier’s Plaza every Sunday night to witness a spectacular display of ski and snowboard skills as part of the legendary Fire & Ice Show.
Ring in 2019…
Spend New Year’s Eve in Whistler and ring in 2019 in style. While there are plenty of pubs and bars for those looking to party the night away, the strolls and plazas cater for families with over six hours of entertainment, music, crafts, games, and a Fire & Ice Show.
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