We’re all dreaming of a white Christmas and that’s usually because snow makes us feel festive. But in Whistler, a white Christmas is the norm so how do we go about creating those same joyful feelings that the sight of snow brings about? Well, in addition to there being a ton of holiday activities to join in the village, there are a few special things to do that can multiply the merriment. We have gathered a list of things to do in Whistler during the holidays to get you feelin’ christmassy!
Grab a hot chocolate
Warm and cozy are adjectives that we often hear during the holiday season. And nothing quite sums those up like a hot chocolate! Try one flavored with gingerbread, peppermint, eggnog, caramel brulée or toffee nut while sitting in one of Whistler’s many coffee shops.
Where to go: Try Gone, Lift Coffee Shop or Purebread to get your cup of joy!
Buy a sweater
Wrap yourself in Christmas cheer by wearing a snug sweater. Not only will this keep you toasty warm on a chilly winter day but it will also have you thinking of the winter holidays.
Where to go: Visit one of Whistler’s many retail establishments like McCoo’s, Artitzia, The Beach, or Roots.
Build a snowman
Songs were written about this age-old pastime and it is a great way to click right into Christmas mode. Pick up a carrot for Frosty’s nose and a scarf at a local retailer for his neck!
Where to go: Skiers Plaza or Whistler Olympic Plaza are perfect places to build Frosty.
A classic winter tradition, ice skating with friends is sure to be good old-fashion fun! What’s more, there’s guaranteed to be Christmas carols playing in the background and festive lights flickering as you glide around the ice.
Where to go: There is ice skating on at the Olympic Plaza every day. Here, you can rent skates and a helmet if you didn’t bring them with you on your trip to Whistler
Listen to Christmas carols
Deck the halls with bows of holly, fa-la-la-la! As soon as you hear one of these festive favorites, you’re well on your way to being in the holiday spirit.
Where to go: A Whistler Christmas — Whistler Singers at the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre on Dec. 22nd from 7-9pm.
Shopping for gifts for others is just part of the holiday season. What’s even more special is picking up something in Whistler- added sentimental value!
Where to go: The Village Stroll is lined with shops of all varieties. If you are looking for a gift that is quintessentially Whistler, try the Made In Whistler Winter Artisan Market at the Westin Resort & Spa Time on Dec. 23rd from 12-6pm.
Christmas in Whistler is a special time and there is a number of really fun ways to get into the spirit of the holidays. It’s not too late to experience the winter season in the mountains, book your last minute stay in Whistler now with the help of Whistler Reservations!