The snow is falling and the winter activities are in full swing. Holiday vibes are in the air, it’s a time to be together, (while all still doing activities you enjoy). Stroll through the Village, feel the warmth of the outdoor fires. The feeling of holiday cheer in the air is palpable. Lights dance on the trees and specks of motion can be seen descending the Mountain. Whistler has something for everyone in your ‘crew’ to enjoy.  

Where to Stay 

Penthouse living is prime for the holiday season!

Ready to take the holiday you all deserve? You might wonder where in Whistler to stay?  Gibbons Penthouse has you covered, the modern luxurious accommodation, boasts of space to accommodate the whole crowd (it sleeps 12) and the social layout keeps your connected and cozy without feeling cramped. Located right at the base of Whistler Mountain, you are ready to do the holidays in Whistler. The high ceilings can even accommodate a tree if your heart desires.

How to do the Holidays in Whistler 

With a wide array of activities for all, you might be wondering where to start… 

Gibbons Concierge service can set you up with an experience never to be forgotten or follow these hot tips and ideas to plan the Holidays in Whistler.  

Take the whole family or just a date to Vallea lumina, the evening light show experience is enchanting and leaves you feeling filled with wonder.  

Local tip: Do plan to book ahead, to ensure you can start the story walk at your desired time. Also, be sure to dress for the elements. 

The new winter addition of Vallea Lumina is open for the Holidays in Whistler!

Feeling the need to zoom? Coca-Cola tube park at the base of Blackcomb Mountain is the place to go. With no experience needed, this is a great activity for kids or those looking to let their inner-kid out. Perhaps you’re looking for something a little more low-key, where the adults can either be involved or take a moment to sip their coffee? The Village has you covered with the snow-zone sledding area, this is perfect for the wee tots and to use before or après skating at the Winter Olympic Plaza skating rink.   

Wander over to take a Sleigh Ride for either a romantic activity or you can pile in the whole crew!

For those who want to turn in early, wrap up the day by watching the free Fire and Ice show, or alternatively kick your night off with it. Located at the base of Whistler Mountain you’ll surely be tempted by the pulsing music from The Longhorn Saloon patio following the show.

If Partying is on the agenda for your holidays in Whistler, Gibbons Whistler has your back, be sure to check out Garfinkels on any night or specifically on Dec 23rd to see Bangers and Mash, a night of epic dancing and fun awaits. Maybe a night out is still in the cards, but with a little less dancing and if that’s the case, head to Tapley’s Pub any time or specifically on Dec 24th for “Not your Grandma’s Bingo Night”. The Longhorn Saloon will be bustling all holiday season and will be having Santa’s Ho Ho Hoedown, a country night to be enjoyed by those 19+. 

We can’t forget the holidays extend into New Year and we’ve got ample parties for you to choose from, read our NYE in Whistler blog for every ounce or party details your heart could desire!

The party never stops here! Garfinkels Whistler.

Why Do the Holidays in Whistler 

There is nothing quite like time over the holidays spent in Whistler, it really is an enchanted wonderland. Simply take in the breathtaking scenery and vibe. Or actively dive into Whistler’s Winter activities, Whistler is waiting to welcome you and offer an experience that will not soon be forgotten. 

Cozy Christmas Vibes in the Penthouse all holiday season long. Photo by Abby Cooper.

Make the holiday magic happen and book your stay with Gibbons Penthouse. Let a new annual holiday tradition begin!

Brittia Thompson