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Kelly MacDonald
The Real Banff / Published: Wed, 11/01/2017 - 09:07

Guide To Christmas Events in Banff and Lake Louise

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In Banff and Lake Louise, the holidays bring a diverse array of shows, events and festive gatherings for all. Here are all of the must-visit holiday happenings in Banff and Lake Louise: 

Santa Claus Parade of Lights  

The Santa Claus Parade is the official kick-off of the holiday season. Grab a blanket, fill a Thermos and celebrate with friends on Banff Avenue. It’s a must-visit, family-friendly activity featuring floats, performers, and Santa Claus himself. 

Where: Banff Avenue

When: Saturday, November 16, 2019

Cost: Free   

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Photos with Santa 

A true holiday classic! Bring the little elves in your family for a photo with Santa at the Banff Heritage Train Station.    

Where: Banff Heritage Train Station  

When: Saturday, November 16, 2019

Cost: TBC

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Banff Christmas Market  

Get out ahead of your Christmas shopping with some handcrafted, artisan goods at the Banff Christmas Market. Looking for a photo with Santa Claus? You’re in luck! He will be at the market on Friday and Saturday. He’ll be stationed in his own little house outside, so don’t forget to bring a toy or make a donation to support the hamper drive for Santa's Anonymous. 

Where: 1 Sundance Road (Warner Stables) 

When: November 21 - 24, 2019

Cost: TBC 

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Mountaintop Christmas

Load up in your mountaintop sleigh and visit Santa's workshop at the summit of the Banff Gondola. Enjoy Christmas delights and explore the Elk Interpretive Centre straight from the North Pole. All activities are free with gondola admission. 

For more information about Christmas in Banff National Park, including a complete event listing, sample itineraries and more, please visit Christmas in Banff and Lake Louise

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