Christmas events in Whistler


Are you dreaming of a white Christmas in Canada? With snow-filled fun for all the family, Whistler is truly a winter wonderland during the festive season, making it one of the most popular times of year to visit.

Its close proximity to Vancouver (around a two-hour drive) makes Whistler the perfect addition to a Vancouver holiday, with both destinations offering an abundance of magical events and activities—from a weekly Fire & Ice Show in Whistler to Vancouver’s annual Christmas market.

Both mountains in Whistler are open Christmas and New Year’s, giving visitors the chance to ski and snowboard every day if they please. Those who don’t ski can choose from the likes of tubing, ice skating and snowmobiling—and if you don’t have time to visit this Christmas, the resort’s winter season conveniently runs until 19th April 2020.

Read on for some of the exciting events happening around Whistler across the festive period.

Monday 23rd December 2019
Tuesday 24th December 2019
  • Christmas Eve Church Service (Fairmont Chateau Whistler Macdonald Ballroom, 6:30-7:30 pm)
  • Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols (Westin Resort & Spa, 6:30 pm)
Wednesday 25th December 2019
  • Christmas at The Lodge (Aura Restaurant, 4:30 pm)
Friday 27th December 2019
  • Art After Dark: Carr Trees for the Holidays – Clay Sculpture (Audain Art Museum, 3:30-8:30 pm)
Saturday 28th December 2019
  • Made in Whistler Winter Artisan Market (as above)
Sunday 29th December 2019
  • Made in Whistler Winter Artisan Market (as above)
  • <Fire & Ice Show (Skier’s Plaza, practice 6:30 pm & show 7 pm)
Monday 30th December 2019
  • Family Après (as above)
Tuesday 31st December 2019
  • Great Gatsby NYE Party (Longhorn Saloon & Grill, 9 pm-3 am)
  • Whistler Presents: New Year’s Eve Celebrations (various venues in Whistler, noon to midnight)


Popular Vancouver festive events

  • Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting (29th November)
  • Candytown – A Yaletown Holiday Festival (30th November)
  • Kitsilano Winter Market (30th November)
  • Festival of Lights (1st December)
  • Vancouver Santa Claus Parade (1st December)
  • Vancouver Holiday Bazaar (13th December)


Book your white Christmas in Whistler today and get in touch with our Canada Experts for more information.

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