Going to Whistler for the holidays is one of the most amazing experiences you can have. World class skiing, snowboarding and stunning views make Whistler the best place on earth for thousands of visitors every year.
Of course, most of these visitors come here to ski and snowboard. But Whistler has a lot more to offer for those times when you don’t want to hit the slopes.
Especially during the holidays, Whistler comes to life with many events. Here are ten suggestions for you to consider:
Location: Whistler Conference Centre. Dec 22, 2017, to Jan 4, 2018. 10 am – 6 pm (check website for exceptions)
In this family fun zone, kids and parents alike can enjoy many attractions. From table games to bouncy castles there is something for everyone to enjoy. You can even capture a picture with Santa on December 23rd and 24th.
Arts Whistler invites us to a special Canada 150 celebration of lights. Grab a lantern, a flashlight or a glow stick and join us on December 21st at 5 pm near the Olympic Rings in the village. Look for the giant robots that will lead a parade through the village. Don’t forget your camera! It’s going to be magical.
Holiday music and singing Christmas carols are an essential part of the holidays. On December 21st from 3:30 – 4:30 pm the Whistler Public Library invites you for an afternoon of carol singing and holiday cheer, led by well-known Whistler musician Laura Nedelak.
Whistler is home to a large number of talented artisans that gather each Saturday at the Westin Resort & Spa to show and sell their handmade wares. This is a great opportunity to find that special present for someone in your party or at home. Check the Facebook page for updates.
at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
Vancouver’s foremost Jazz Harmony group is coming to Whistler on December 24th and 25th to enchant us.
A free air event with big air jumps, fire spinners and fireworks is a treat to watch for all. See Whistler’s best skiers showing off their skill at the Skier’s Plaza on December 24th at 6:30 pm.
On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, there are many services in all of the Whistler churches and some of the hotels. Click here to download a listing to find the service you would like to attend.
Every Monday and Wednesday join other families for a variety of fun family outdoor activities on the Olympic Plaza 3 – 6 pm. There is tobogganing, storytelling, music, mini hockey, snacks, hot beverages and much more.
If you are looking for a change of pace for your school-aged children, a visit to the Library might be just the ticket. This drop-in program takes place on Saturdays from 3 – 4 pm.
Put on your New Year’s Eve wristband and head out with your family to explore venues within walking distance of the Conference Centre and the Arts Centre. You can get your wristbands in advance at several points in the village from now until the big day.
Click here to download a schedule of all the fun things going on in Whistler for the holidays.
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I look forward to going beyond your expectations. Let's go play outside!