Christmas Holidays In Whistler

It’s officially December and Santa will be sliding down the chimney at the end of this month. Are you celebrating the Holidays in Whistler?

Whistler is a special place, but during the holidays, Whistler becomes a magical snowy village. Whether you are a local or a tourist there are lots of festive events to get you into the holiday spirit.


Explore an enchanted forest filled with hidden wonders. Vallea Lumina is an immersive experience, created by Moment Factory,  that words cannot truly describe. It is a multimedia experience that will ignite your senses and your playful side. The show starts nightly at sundown and departs every half hour.

Local’s tip: Extend your experience by enjoying hot chocolate and smores by the fire out at Cougar Mountain basecamp.

Explore the Whistler backcountry by sky or land with The Adventure Group. Soar through the air on Superfly Ziplines,  recharge in the peacefulness of the forest on a snowshoe tour, or experience the thrill of ripping through old-growth forests on a snowmobile.

Local’s tip: Can’t decide which activity to do? Book a combo tour and save!


Santa Claus is hitting the slopes! On December 15, 2023 it’s time to hit the slopes, with 100’s of other Mr and Misses Clauses for Ski with Santa Day at Whistler Blackcomb. After you’ve had your fill of dashing through the snow, jingle your way to The Firerock Lounge and warm up with a winter cocktail.

Ski with Santa Day

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler | Mike Crane

Locals Tip: The first 100 people dressed in full Santa or Mrs. Clause attire will receive a complimentary lift ticket. The meeting location is at GLC patio at 7:30 am at the base of Whistler Mountain.


Looking for a place to dine on Christmas day? Stonesedge Whistler and Black’s Pub are both doing a festive feast on December 24 – 26, 2022. The warm handcrafted cocktails will have you singing Fa La La La as you watch the snow outside.

Locals tip: Make sure to make a reservation as these are popular restaurants in Whistler, especially for Christmas dinner.


The tree isn’t the only thing getting lit this holiday season. The Bangers & Mash crew will be dropping XMAS Bangers at Garfinkel’s Whistler on December 26h and it’s going to be one to remember – so Merry Bassmas ya filthy animals!

Local’s tip: Make sure to show up early as these shows tend to sell out!


December 26th – 31st – this is the time of year when everyone is full of yule log and mulled wine. It’s time to rest and rejuvenate (we recommend the spa at whistler) and do some online shopping (hello boxing day sales) and get ready to say goodbye to 2022 in style.

Here are some of the best NYE parties in Whistler to finish off the holidays in Whistler. There are so many we had to dedicate a whole separate blog just for them.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Brittia Thompson