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2014/2015 Winter Season will see new cabins for the Whistler Village Gondola that will allow eight passengers to sit comfortably with their gear in outside racks.
Treat the family to a white magical Whistler Christmas this year. Whistler is truly a winter wonderland during the Christmas Holidays and over New Years Eve. The village comes to life during the festive season with Christmas caroling and a winter white blanket of snow and twinkling lights covering the trees and buildings.
Whistler Platinum offers Christmas Trees and Festive decorating packages to make you feel more at home while you are on vacation. To have your decorated tree waiting for you when you arrive, please place your order as soon as possible.
Let someone else do the cooking this holiday! Have your pre-cooked Christmas dinner delivered the day of complete with simple re-heat instructions. Bearfoot Bistro's Turkey-To-Go. Or book your Christmas Dinner at one of over 90 restaurants Whistler has to offer. Whistler is home to some of the finest dining in North America and offers a wonderful variety of restaurants to suit every palate. Be sure to book early! Whistler Restaurants.
For a true holiday experience, join us on a horse-drawn sleigh ride. Enjoy Whistler's beauty as our gentle, majestic Clydesdale-Percheron horses guide our beautiful sleigh through acres and acres of pristine wilderness. Book your Christmas Eve or Christmas Day family sleigh ride well in advance - this will sell out by early October. Read More.
Join us and sing with us traditional Christmas carols as well as your favourite holiday tunes around the tree. Come and enjoy the sense of community and the peace and goodwill this carol service creates. The annual Christmas Eve Carol Service takes place at the Westin Resort and Spa (Date and time to be announced). Hosted by the Whistler Children's Chorus, this interdenominational celebration features traditional carols, choral music sung by the choirs and readings. This event is by donation. All proceeds go towards continuing to be able to provide this community service.
Date to be announced | Whistler Olympic Plaza
Join Santa on the ice at Whistler Olympic Plaza. Santa will be handing out candy canes and will be available for photo opportunities. Hours of operation for free public skating are 11am - 9pm daily with exceptions on holidays. Skate rentals are available for $5.00 from 11am - 2 pm and in the evenings from 6pm - 9pm.
December 21, 2014 - March 29, 2015 - FREE
Watch world-class athletes flipping and twisting through a burning ring of fire and finish with a first class fireworks display. The Fire and Ice Show is performed by top members of Whistler Blackcomb's Ski & Snowboard School. This free, legendary show kicks off at 6:30 PM every Sunday (7:30pm for New Year's Eve Special Show) to March 29 in Skier's Plaza at the base of Whistler Mountain.
December 19, 2014 to January 4, 2015
Whistler Conference Centre
10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Closed Christmas Day
This FREE family fun zone is unparalleled for indoor entertainment and festive activities! Enjoy mini-golf, bouncy castles and video games for the whole family to experience; Santa Claus will also be visiting the Whistler Holiday Experience.
Whistler's First Night is a family-friendly, no alcohol New Year's Eve celebration that takes over Whistler's pedestrian only Village Stroll and the Whistler Conference Center. There is always plenty of live music, interactive arts and street entertainment for people of all ages to ring in the new year! With a zero tolerance policy toward alcohol and a great showcasing of talented musicians, actors, comedians and local artists, this is one of the top family holiday celebrations in British Columbia that blends a fun and exciting mix of performing and participatory arts !
The lively energy that is First Night gets underway at 6pm on December 31st which leaves enough time to explore and experience the celebration in its entirety before the new year is upon us. You could keep it cozy, and head to one of two indoor parties (one of which includes a Youth Dance), a New Year's Eve kid's countdown (at 9pm) or opt instead to take it outside for skating at Whistler Olympic Plaza, views of the Fire and Ice show and a Village Square dance celebration that's topped off with a dazzling fireworks display at midnight.
Areas of the Village will be secured to host this family celebrations and you must buy a ticket to enter: $15 adults/ $10 - 12 years and under. Don't miss out on your chance to ring in the new year with all of the fun and excitement that only Whistler Blackcomb Mountains can offer.
Tickets are valid for 6 hours of endless entertainment. Music, arts, crafts, entertainment, food, ice skating, dancing, Fire and Ice Show, fireworks and more! Venues include Whistler Conference Centre, Millennium Place, Whistler Olympic Plaza and Village Square.