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Christmas

Banff and Lake Louise Christmas Sleigh Ride
Travel Alberta / Mike Seehagel

Celebrate Christmas in Banff and Lake Louise

November 20, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Create new traditions on your holiday escape to Banff and Lake Louise, where you and your loved ones will be enchanted by the breadth of heart-warming activities on offer.  Here you can relish every unforgettable moment with an extraordinary winter retreat in the breathtaking Canadian Rockies.

Our captivating holiday offerings delight guests of all ages, allowing you to celebrate the season the way you’ve always wanted to. The Santa Claus Parade of Lights dazzles us in mid-November, kicking off six weeks of festivities. Drop by the Banff Christmas Market, find magic in the dazzling lights of In Search of Christmas Spirit or feel the warmth as you sip on a specialty hot chocolate.

The stunning experiences of Banff National Park are waiting in the background to complement these festivities. An afternoon snowshoe, a fondue lunch or a gallery expedition could all be a part of your family’s new holiday traditions. 

Nov 20, 2021

Santa Claus Parade

Celebrate holiday festivities in the magical winter wonderland of Banff and Lake Louise.
Nov 20-21 & 27-28, 2021

Banff Christmas Market

Look for unique gifts inspired, enjoy festive entertainment, and indulge in culinary delights.
Nov 24, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022

In Search Of Christmas Spirit

Immerse yourself in an outdoor Christmas story delivered by a sensory extravaganza of light and sound.  
Nov 20, 2022 - Jan 1, 2022

Banff's Hot Chocolate Trail

Sipping on a steaming cup of hot chocolate is a must this Christmas season!
Dec 3 -11, 2021

Banff Craft Beer Festival

Treat your taste buds to delicious samples of craft beer from over 30 vendors from across Alberta.

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Plan Your Stay

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