Why Spend Holidays In The Mountains

It's safe to say, there's no place like Whistler for the holidays. Revellers will find holiday lights, events, and of course, snow! But there's more than just the obvious. There's the jolly atmosphere, tasty places to enjoy a family or friend filled meal and a chance to start a life long tradition. The Mountains truly embody the holiday season. If you're feeling the need to get festive, then here are all the reasons why to spend the holidays in Whistler!

Ice Skating

Is there anything more fitting of the holiday season than outdoor ice skating? Especially in the heart of Whistler Village and surrounded by thousands of twinkling lights. What's more, participants can enjoy a cup of hot cocoa in-between laps. Admission is free and rental skates are available for $7. 

Date: November 29, 2019 until late March 2020

Time: 11 AM - 8:30 PM

Note: Availability is weather dependant

Festive Cheer

There are a number of events that promote festive cheer occurring during the month of December. Grab your Santa hat and make plans to attend one or all of the following:

Mountain FM & Westin Christmas Breakfast

Date: December 5th, 2019

Time: 6 - 9 AM

Refresh Holiday Market

Date: December 7th, 2019

Time: 10 AM - 5 PM

Family Après

Date: December 9, 2019 until March 25, 2020

Time: 3 - 6 PM

We Run Whistler - Ugly Christmas Sweater Dash

Date: December 23rd, 2019

Time: 5:55 PM

Ugly Christmas Jumper Bingo at Tapley's

Date: December 24th, 2019

Time: 8 PM - 2 AM


Dreaming of a white Christmas? If you're in Whistler, you'll have one. December boasts between 150 cm and 300 cm of snowfall and is considered a great month if you're looking for snow specifically. Enjoy walking through the village as the snow falls or one of the many snow-related activities found in Whistler, including tubing and zip lining. 

Skiing and Snowboarding

Go up the gondola and breathe in views straight out a Christmas card. Once you're done riding Whistler's world-class terrain, head down the mountain to the picturesque village made up of holiday lights and adorable alpine chalets for a après session not soon to be forgotten. 

Christmas Trees...Lots Of Them!

Rockin' around the Christmas tree, let the Christmas spirit ring! Look around, there's a whole lot of Christmas trees. Some of them around the village are already decked out in lights but if you look to the mountains, there's whole hill-sides covered in them. Charlie Brown would be very happy!

What are you waiting for? Come join us for the holidays in Whistler, it will be your most festive season yet!