Christmas Events in Whistler 2012/13

The Whistler Holiday Experience – FREE

December 21, 2012 to January 6, 2013

This family fun zone is unparalleled for indoor entertainment! Kids can enjoy a mini putt course, table games, bouncy castles, crafts and video games free for 16 days over the holiday season. Parents can relax in the lounge area and enjoy a coffee or hot cocoa while the kids play. Whistler Holiday Experience takes place at the Whistler Conference Centre between 10 AM – 6 PM daily excluding December 25 and 31.

Whistler Presents: New Year’s Eve Celebrations

December 31, 2012 – Buy Tickets

Say goodbye to the old and welcome the new at this alcohol-free evening of family entertainment and celebration in Whistler Village. Tickets give access to a range of venues with entertainment for young and old including family entertainment, music, arts, crafts, food, dancing and ice skating at Whistler Olympic Plaza. Free events on the night include the legendary Fire and Ice Show and a New Years Eve Celebration Festival “Winter Wonderland” at Millennium Place.

Tickets will be available November 22 from the Visitors Center, Millennium Place, Meadow Park Sports Center and online through Prices for advanced tickets (before December 31) are $15 adults, $10 children 12 and under. Prices on December 31 are $20 for individual tickets, $10 children 12 and under. Children 2 and under are free.

Festival of Lights

December 18, 2012 to January 7, 2013

The Whistler Arts Council presents the third annual Whistler Festival of Lights at Scotia Creek Gallery in Millennium Place featuring the ambient glow of lanterns, light sculptures and a local artist exhibit.

Monster Theatre Presents – A Christmas Carol

Saturday, December 22 at 7pm – Buy Tickets

Using puppetry, masks, improv, original songs, physical comedy, satire good old-fashioned storytelling, Monster Theatre will expose young audiences to classics of literature from around the World! Featuring bookish Ryan and clownish Tara, they present the stories in a way that gets kids excited to dive into books themselves, and perhaps even to try and adapt their favourite books in the Monster Theatre style!

Moose in a Top Hat – Magic Show – All Ages & 14+ Shows

Friday, December 28 at 3pm & 8pm- Buy All Ages Show TicketsBuy 14+ Show Tickets

Moose In a Top Hat is a show full of Comedy, Mystery & Magic that will keep you on the edge of your seat! It’s a show that’s reminiscent of a bygone era of Vaudeville variety entertainment. All Ages Show Tickets: Adult $15, Kids $12 & 14+ Evening Show Tickets: Adult $25.

Fire and Ice Show

Every Sunday starting December 16 to March 31

Watch world-class athletes flipping and twisting through a burning ring of fire and finish with a first class fireworks display. The Fire and Ice Show is performed by top members of Whistler Blackcomb’s Ski & Snowboard School. This free, legendary show kicks off at 6:30 PM Sundays in Skier’s Plaza at the base of Whistler Mountain.

Christmas Caroling

December 24, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

The 30th annual Christmas Eve Carol Service takes place at 6:30 PM in Whistler Village at the Westin Resort and Spa. Hosted by the Whistler Children’s Chorus, this interdenominational celebration features traditional carols, choral music sung by the choirs and readings. This event is by donation with all proceeds going towards continuing this community service.

Whistler Olympic Plaza Skating

Opens December 21, 2012

Hours of Operation:

Sunday to Thursday: 11 AM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 9 PM
Friday to Saturday: 11 AM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 10 PM

Holiday Hours:

December 25: 12 PM to 4 PM
December 31: 11 AM to 4 PM
December 31: 6 PM to 11 PM Whistler Presents: New Year’s Eve Celebration ticket holders only.

Rental Shop Hours:

Sunday to Thursday: 11 AM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 9 PM
Friday to Saturday: 11 AM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 10 PM except on holidays.

Experience a Whistler Christmas

Enjoy the Holidays at Summit Lodge & Spa:

» Located in heart of Whistler Village
» Full kitchenettes with granite countertops
» Beautiful cozy fireplaces
» Year-round hot tub and spa

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