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Christmas Festivities

Whistler Christmas

With fresh snow settling on the slopes and more on the way, Whistler is definitely turning into a Winter Wonderland, and is the perfect setting for all the holiday festivities coming down the pipe.

Dress Like Santa Day

December 14, 2013 marks Whistler Blackcomb’s annual “Dress Like Santa Day.” A free lift ticket will be awarded to the first 75 people to arrive in full Santa or Mrs. Claus attire at 8AM sharp at the GLC located at the base of Whistler Mountain. Regardless if you get a free lift ticket or not, you’ll want to be a part of this festive event, because the Christmas spirit will certainly be running high on the slopes.

Fire and Ice Show

If you’re coming to Whistler for the weekend, you’ll want to extend your stay until Monday, because you don’t want to miss the legendary Fire and Ice Show at Skiiers Plaza in Whistler Village. Starting Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 6:30PM, the Fire and Ice Show is a Whistler Winter Must Do, and it runs every Sunday until March 30, 2014.

There is something truly magical about watching fire spinners and hula-hoop dancers performing, while Whistler’s best skiers and riders jump and flip through a blazing ring of fire! And once the DJ and fireworks kick in, well you’ve got yourself and electrifying evening of free, live entertainment to watch with family and friends.

Skate with Santa

Santa is traditionally seen travelling in his sleigh pulled by nine reindeer, but in Whistler, Santa likes to strap on a pair of ice skates and zip around an outdoor rink. Only in Canada eh? On December 22, 2013 from 1PM to 4PM at the Whistler Olympic Plaza, join old St. Nick himself on the outdoor rink, where he will be handing out candy canes and will be available for photo opportunities. If you didn’t pack skates, rentals are available for $5.00.

The Whistler Holiday Experience

We all know the holidays can be expensive, so when good FREE fun is made available, it is important to gather up your family and friends and enjoy it! You can do precisely this at the Whistler Holiday Experience, which runs from December 20, 2013 to January 2, 2014 at the Whistler Conference Centre. This indoor family fun zone provides entertainment for kids and parents alike during the holiday season. How does mini putt, table games, bouncy castles, crafts and video games sound? Amazing, we know! And parents, you can relax in the lounge area and enjoy coffee or hot cocoa while the kids play.

We’d be more than happy to see you and your family over the holidays! So give our friendly and knowledgeable staff at Summit Lodge a call at Toll-free 1 (888) 913.8811.

Whistler for the Holidays

Twinkling lights and snow covered trees, make Whistler so incredibly beautiful this time of year. But it’s the activities and events that really shine! Besides strolling the village and enjoying the epic skiing to be had, what else is there to do? With an events and activities list as long as Santa’s, you are sure to have a fun-filled stay!

Here are just a few of the Must-Dos going on in Whistler over this festive season.

How about experiencing the rush of a lifetime, literally – with the launch of the Skeleton Slide Experiencedoffered at the Whistler Sliding Centre. Participants start at the Maple Leaf Start, about 1/3 of the way up the track, navigating through six corners and reaching a maximum speed of up to 100 kilometres per hour.

This experience of Olympic proportions is expected to book up at record speeds, so hurry and don’t let this amazing opportunity pass you by. All puns intended.

Perhaps pyrotechnics is more your speed?  How about watching world-class athletes flip, jump and twist through rings of fire. If so then you’ll certainly enjoy The Fire & Ice Show. This hot little freebie returns to the base of Whistler Mountain every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. starting December 18.

New for this year is Whistler’s outdoor skating rink, located at the Whistler Olympic Plaza in the heart of the village. Beginning in mid-December, skating at Whistler Olympic Plaza will take place daily between 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Public access to the rink is free and skate rentals are available for $5 between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and in the evenings from 6-9 p.m.  Private functions may be held during the holidays, so check with the visitors centre for specifics.

Whistler Presents: The Whistler Holiday Experience. Back for another season of fun, fun, fun! This event runs from December 16 – January 2 (excluding Christmas day & New Years Eve) and is FREE. Open between 10 AM & 6 PM, features include a mini putt course, table games, bouncy castles – (and not the little ones you find at birthday parties, we are talking BIG here), crafts and video games.

Whistler Presents: New Year’s Eve Celebrations will take place at indoor and outdoor venues between 7-11 p.m. on December 31. This alcohol-free evening of family entertainment and celebration includes a number of activities, concerts and fireworks. Tickets are available in Whistler at the Whistler Visitor Centre, Millennium Place and the Meadow Park Sports Centre.

Whistler First Night 2012. Join visitors and locals and say goodbye to the old and welcome the new. This is an alcohol-free evening which promotes a “Celebration of the Arts”.  The evening will be filled with fun and fantasy, featuring a program of great live music, storytelling, art workshops and street entertainment for people of all ages. Read more about this event.

The Party Goes On, and On…

If you’re a full-grown human without offspring for the night, then you probably want to get down and boogie on New Years Eve – and there’s is no better way to experience Whistler’s legendary nightlife than with Whistler Club Crawl. These professional partiers offer the best deal in town – for $60 you get: 5 drink tickets, free VIP access to 4 or 5 bars/clubs, line bypass & even dinner – plus you get to party the night away with a bunch of new friends! Buy Tickets Here.

Finally, what is Whistler without a little yoga? Check out Loka Yoga School’s New Year’s Eve Celebration and bring in the new year Namaste-style. And don’t forget to ask Summit Lodge about our complimentary Yoga Kits – available for guests to borrow at no charge.

So, whether you plan to enjoy iconic outdoor skating, watching the mountain night sky explode in fireworks, or simply hitting the slopes – Whistler Summit Lodge & Spa is always happy to help plan your activities. Ask for the Holiday Fun Flat Sheet upon arrival. See you soon!

Are you looking for Whistler Hotel accommodation for the holidays?

The Summit Lodge offers a great location in Whistler Village. View our rooms and suites and experience our great amenities.Contact us today for rates and more details.