The Holidays in Whistler
There is no better place to be during this holiday season than right here in Whistler. From skating with Santa to the renowned Whistler Presents: New Years Eve Celebration, the children will run out of steam before the activities do.
This past weekend marked the opening of the Whistler Olympic Plaza Ice Skating Rink, the Tube Park, and the first Fire and Ice show. Those few activities could keep any child busy for a number of days but we here in Whistler want to make sure that you leave having gotten the most out of your winter vacation.
What better way to get the Christmas season started than with a reading of Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Story" starting at 7:30pm in the Whistler Library on December 18th. Follow it up by joining legendary Vancouver Canuck, Kirk McLean and Fin the official mascot, at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler on December 20th at 5:00pm for an autograph session. Afterwards head over to the Whistler Conference Center for the start of the 15 day Whistler Holiday Experience. There will be a mini putt course, table games, bouncy castles, crafts and video games for the kids For the adults, there is also a relaxing lounge area set up where you can enjoy a coffee or hot chocolate while the kids play.
The holiday season is just not the same without a visit from the big jolly old man himself, Santa. Join your family on the ice and skate with jolly old St. Nick himself on the outdoor rink at Whistler Olympic Plaza on December 22nd starting at 1:00pm and then after dark head to the Fire and Ice show located in the main village. But don’t worry if you can’t make the skate because Santa will also be making an appearance at our very own hotel on Christmas Eve from 3:00pm – 7:00pm. Bring your cameras to capture all of the special moments and stay for a delicious cup of hot chocolate.
There are a number of ways to help you and your family ring in the New Year, Whistler Presents: New Year’s Eve Celebration is a great place to start. The purchase of your wristband opens up a world of celebration for kids of all ages. Everything from a New Years Eve Kids Countdown, to bouncy castles, to a bubble wrap stomp and even a youth dance for the young adults. If you feel a bit more daring you can take the party outside and enjoy some skating and a special Fire and Ice show followed by a dazzling midnight fireworks display.
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Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane
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