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Our Guide to Christmas in Whistler

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Christmas is special wherever you spend it, but there is something extra special about spending it in Whistler.

It could well be down to the fact that the village resembles a picturesque festive scene, complete with twinkling lights and a blanket of snow. But, whatever the reason it’s hard not to get into the holiday spirit!

We asked our agents for their favourite things about Christmas in Whistler, this is what they said:

The snow

When most people think of Christmas they will picture snow, and that is something Whistler has plenty of. December usually sees large amounts of snowfall all the way down to the village, meaning that your dreams of a white Christmas will likely come true!

The snow also means incredible on-mountain conditions, so for those who love all things snow sports you are in for a treat! Regularly voted the number 1 ski resort in North America, Whistler is the place to be for skiing and snowboarding.

Winter events

There are tons of events all year round in Whistler, and the Christmas period is no different. With fairs, markets, carols, après events, and more, you are really spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do.

Not only are there lots of Christmas events, you can also find all the usual on-going events that Whistler has to offer from the Fire & Ice show, to Fresh Tracks Breakfast and a plethora of après events.

You can find a full list of events on the Tourism Whistler website.

A family affair

Whistler is a place for the whole family. There is such a big range of events and activities that there really is something for everyone. From fantastic learning facilities and the Coca-Cola Tube Park on the mountain, to events like the regular Family Apres in the village, you will always find something to do.

Over Christmas there are lots of events for children to enjoy, not to mention plenty of opportunities to meet Santa!

Holiday traditions

Everywhere has its own holiday traditions and Whistler is no different. Many residents love to spend Christmas morning on the mountain (and with plenty of snow, why wouldn’t you?).

One of the most famous and popular holiday traditions is Santa Day, which takes place the weekend before Christmas. Here you will see hundreds of Santas skiing and snowboarding on the mountain.

Discover more holiday activities and traditions HERE.