This five-day international festival, held the first weekend in December, attracts film makers and movie fans from far and wide. Events include the premier of original films by independent Canadian and international film makers, special guest appearances by actors and directors, talent programs, industry summits, and parties.
Visitors can be assured a white Christmas full of holiday cheer at Whistler! The Village, decked in sparkling lights and decadent holiday decorations, offers entertainment for the entire family. Highlights include a Christmas Eve Carol Service, the Festival of Trees, a Holiday Singapalooza, endless shopping, ice skating at the Olympic Plaza, a weekly Fire & Ice Show, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and plenty of holiday activities for the kids.
Fire & Ice Show
Every Sunday evening from the week before Christmas until the end of March, visitors gather at the Skier’s Plaza at the base of Whistler and Excalibur Gondolas, to see free fireworks, and a spectacular display of ski and snowboard skills as topnotch skiers and riders jump through a blazing ring of fire!
Luge World Cup – FIL World Championships
Held in early February at the Whistler Sliding Centre, some of the world’s fastest luge athletes compete for World Cup titles in Men’s, Women’s, Doubles and Sprint races. With more than 100 competitors representing 20 countries, luge athletes travel at speeds up to 140 km/87 mph on Whistler’s 1450 meter/4757 foot track. The event kicks off with opening ceremonies in Whistler Village Square. Spectators can enjoy fireworks, food vendors, beer gardens, and local entertainment throughout the weekend.
Whistler Village Condos hopes you will stay with us for some of the many special events and festivals offered throughout the year at Whistler!