Saturday, December 7, 2013
Christmas is coming early to Banff National Park. Saturday, December 7 brings you the thrills of Christmas in the Rockies with a variety of events catered to the young and young at heart.
Celebrations begin on Bear Street with the annual Christmas in the Courtyard activities. Marvel at the works of a professional ice carver as amazing ice sculptures are created right before your eyes. Let imaginations run free at the "Little Chippers" carving stations for kids.
The flurry of festivities continues in the Cascade Shops with a line-up of kid-friendly, fun-filled activities that are sure to heighten your Christmas spirit. Festive Fun with Santa is a bustling event whose name says it all. Christmas craft making, face painting, balloon twisting, carnival games and photos with Santa himself provide hours of entertainment and memories that last a lifetime.
Finally, enjoy the sweet songs of roaming carolers and watch the magic and glow of the Santa Claus Parade of Lights amongst excited spectators on Banff Avenue.
With a full schedule of events to choose from, get ready to bring holiday cheer to a whole new level.
2013 Parade Winners
1st Place - The Fairmont Banff Springs
2nd Place - Banff Lake Louise Tourism / Alberta Winter Games
3rd Place - Rimrock Resort Hotel