It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the holidays! The holidays are extra special in Whistler. Why, there are thousands of twinkling lights, snow, and so many exciting activities as well as events to get you into the spirit of the season. Every day is something special. From indoor family friendly events to an Ugly Sweater race, there’s countless things to do. To help you plan out your holiday season in the mountains, we selected some of our must-do events.
Whistler Holiday Experience
Date: December 21 – January 5
Time: 12 – 7 PM
Escape the chill by spending some time indoors at this family friendly event. Kids and parents alike can enjoy a mini putt course, table games, bouncy castles, crafts and video games free for 15 days over Christmas and the New Year. Parents can take to the lounge area for a much needed break from the holiday action.
Made in Whistler Winter Artisan Market
Date: December 23
Time: 12 – 5 PM
Grab some last minute artisan presents at the Made in Whistler Artisan Market. Located in the Westin Resort & Spa Whistler, walk through stands containing handcrafted jewellery, pottery, fine art, unique fashions and foods to find the perfect gifts for yourself and the ones you love.
We Run Whistler – Ugly Christmas Sweater Dash
Date: December 23
Time: 5:55 PM
Put on by We Run Whistler, meet at the Fitzsimmons Pub wearing your own ugly sweater for the Ugly Christmas Sweater Dash. Stick around for the festivities afterwards. Click here for more information.
Christmas Eve Church Service
Date: December 24
Time: 10:30 PM
Attendees will enjoy carolling and a Christmas vigil hosted by Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church.
Fire & Ice Show
Date: December 29
Time: Practice 6:30 PM & Show 7 PM
One of our favourite holiday events that extends into the New Year is the Fire & Ice show. Watch professional athletes show off their skills while also jumping through a ring of fire!
Buffalo Bills NYE Masquerade Ball
Date: December 31
Dance into the new decade at Buffalo Bills. Wear your best masquerade mask. When the clock chimes midnight, unveil your masks and party with a champagne toast. Click here for tickets.
Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar’s New Year’s Eve Celebrations
Date: December 31st
Ring in a new decade in style at the Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar’s New Year’s Eve Celebrations! Pair a delicious farm-to-table tasting menu with a cellar of wines to indulge and enjoy. $139 per person (early seating) and $209 per person (late seating)
It’s not too late to be in Whistler to experience all of the exciting and festive holiday events. Visit Whistler Reservations and book your ski package now before the most wonderful time of the year is over!