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Spending The Holiday Season In Whistler

Spending The Holiday Season In Whistler

Photo: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane

Are you dreaming of spending your holidays in a winter wonderland? Look no further. All the magic of the festive season can be found in Whistler. Afterall, nothing quite ignites the holiday spirit like snow! In addition to on-mountain activities, revelers will enjoy thousands of twinkling lights and plenty of holly jolly events. Here’s what’s happening in town if you’re thinking of spending the holiday season in Whistler.

Ice Skating


Enjoy skating on an outdoor rink in the heart of Whistler. Photo: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane

Opening for the winter season on December 8th, the Whistler Olympic Plaza skating rink lets you skate against a beautiful mountain backdrop. Once you’ve spent enough time on the ice, warm-up with a hot chocolate from one of the surrounding establishments. Admission is free! Rental skates available for $6.

Dress Like Santa Day


Hit the slopes alongside hundreds of Santa Claus’. Photo: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane

On December 16th, dress like and receive a complimentary lift ticket for the day. Passes will be awarded to the first 100 people that arrive at the Garibaldi Lift Company dressed in Santa attire. The passes are handed out starting at 8 am so plan to be there with plenty of time to spare. Didn’t bring your Santa suit? Spend the day on the slopes enjoying all the red and white characters.

Family Après


With Family Après, everyone can celebrate a great day on the hill. Photo: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

Taking place at the Olympic Plaza, this free activity is fun for the whole family. Every Monday and Wednesday starting on December 17th from 3-6 pm, families can partake in various activities and entertainment.

Whistler Holiday Experience


Need a break from the outdoors? The Whistler Holiday Experience is indoors and a ton of fun! Photo: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane

The Whistler Holiday Experience offers a wide range of fun, indoor activities and entertainment for children and their parents during the holiday season. It’s free for all ages. Parents are welcome to enjoy the lounge and a complimentary hot cocoa while their kids play.

Fire And Ice Show


Before your very eyes, watch Whistler’s best skiers and snowboarders jump through a ring of fire. Just one of the exciting part of the Fire And Ice Show. Photo: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane

Every Sunday and occasional Wednesday starting December 23rd, come to watch local athletes in action. And by action, we mean jumping through a ring of fire. In addition, spectators can expect to see fire spinners, a DJ and fireworks. The Fire And Ice Show is free to all and takes place at Skier’s Plaza in Whistler Village.

The holiday season is a magical time to be in Whistler. Hurry to reserve your stay in order to experience all the festivities that come with being in the mountains!