The Whistler winter is about skiing and snowboarding. It’s also about eating, drinking and being merry over the holidays. Whistler is the perfect place to enjoy a white Christmas and New Year’s, in a bustling, snow covered Village lit up by twinkling lights and smiley-happy people.
With a calendar full of holiday events and special activities, and restaurants stepping up their game to make your meals away from home some of the most delicious you’ll ever have —Whistler is the place to be over the holidays.
Dress Like Santa Day
December 14, 2013 | All day | Whistler Blackcomb | FREE
This event brings festive fun to the slopes. Got a Santa or Mrs. Claus suit tucked away in the garage? Break it out for Whistler’s annual Dress Like Santa Day!
Fire and Ice Show
Sunday evenings from December 15, 2013 – March 30, 2014 | 6:30PM | Skiers Plaza | FREE
Watch fire spinners and hula hoop dancers perform, while Whistler’s best skiers and riders flip and jump through a blazing ring of fire!
The Whistler Holiday Experience
December 20, 2013 – January 5, 2014 | 10AM-6PM | Whistler Conference Centre | FREE
Kids and parents can enjoy a mini putt course, bouncy castles, crafts, games, and hot chocolate for 16 days over the holidays.
New Year’s Celebrations and Fireworks
December 31, 2013 | 6PM – Midnight | Whistler Village and Skiers Plaza
Welcome the New Year at this alcohol-free evening of family entertainment, and be dazzled by a display of epic lights over the most beautiful winter backdrop!
Year-round | 8AM – 5:30PM | Carleton Lodge
Your Christmas spirits will certainly be running high as you sail 2,300ft through the air, dropping over 20 stories from start to finish!
Winter | Departs 8PM | Whistler’s Alpine Crystal Hut
Enjoy a guided evening snowmobile or SnowCat ride up Whistler Mountain to approximately 6000ft for a delicious holiday fondue dinner.
Winter | 30min – 3hrs | Whistler
Sit back, relax and watch the Whistler Winter Wonderland go by to the sound of jingling sleigh bells.
Being a resort town, the restaurants in Whistler don’t close down for the Christmas season; especially when there are an abundance of Red Seal chefs ready to wow you with delicious holiday meals. So take advantage of “conveniently” missing your mother-in-law’s dry turkey and lumpy gravy by making reservations at 21 Steps or Ric’s Grill. Mix up the holiday tradition by calling on Whistler Cooks Catering or Bearfoot Bistro to cater your holiday dinner. Nothing beats walking into your vacation home, after a day on the slopes to the smell of browning turkey and roast potatoes.
For more information about holiday events, activities, dining and accommodations in Whistler give us a call at Toll Free 1.877.932.2285. Happy Holidays from the folks at Whistler Hotels!