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December Holiday Events in Whistler

Looking for the perfect place to spend the holidays this December? Winter in Whistler is a wondrous time, mix it with the holidays, and it’s a literal winter wonderland. From the vast amount of outdoor winter activities to Whistler’s annual holiday events, December is a great time to visit Whistler!

Check out some fun holiday events coming up in Whistler this December:

Whistler Christmas Lights

Orphans' Christmas Party

December 11 | 6 PM | Whistler Public Library

Are you spending December alone in Whistler? Come out and celebrate the holidays at the Whistler Public Library's Orphan's Christmas Party! Start a new holiday tradition and make some new friends in the process. This free night of holiday fun includes a gingerbread house decorating contest, Christmas songs, delicious treats, and a classic holiday film.

Whistler Blackcomb Santa Day

Whistler Blackcomb Dress Like Santa Day

December 16 | 8 AM | Whistler Village Gondola

The annual Dress Like Santa Day is back at Whistler Blackcomb this December. You can bring the festive fun to the slopes by dressing up in a Santa or Mrs Claus costume for the day.If you’re really looking to get into the holiday spirit, the first 100 people to arrive at the GLC, at the base of Whistler Mountain in full Santa or Mrs Claus attire usually get a free lift ticket. Upload begins at 8 AM, so if you want that free ticket, make sure you get there bright and early!

Whistler Holiday Events

Santa’s Sleigh & Boot Drive with Whistler Firefighters

December 21 & 23 | 3 - 6 PM | Mountain Square

Enjoy a visit from Santa in Whistler this December at Santa's Sleigh and Boot Drive. You can join him in his sleigh, high atop a vintage 1974 Thibault Fire Truck for a chat and a photo with the Jolly Old Saint Nick himself. Donations raised go directly to the BC Professional Firefighters Burn Fund.

Whistler Holiday Experience

December 22 - January 6 | 10 AM - 6 PM (with exceptions) | Whistler Conference Centre

The ultimate kids holiday experience is back at the Whistler Conference Centre for another year of festive fun. The Whistler Holiday Experience has a variety of different indoor entertainment and activities for children including crafts, mini putt, board games, bouncy castles, video games, and much more.

This free holiday event also comes with a convenient lounge area for parents to enjoy a hot chocolate or coffee while the kids play. The Whistler Holiday Experience will be closed on December 25th & 31st.

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane