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A couple walking through Christmas lights at the Cascade Gardens of time in Banff during the holidays
Events & Festivals

Christmas

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.

Event Overview

When
Nov - Dec, 2023
Time
Multiple events daily

Our captivating holiday offerings delight guests of all ages, allowing you to celebrate the season the way you’ve always wanted to. Indulge in the most magical time of year with six weeks of festivities, kicking off in late November. 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.

A family of three stand holding lanterns in front of a winter display with a moose in Banff National ParkA family of three stand holding lanterns in front of a winter display with a moose in Banff National Park

In Search of Christmas Spirit

Events & Festivals
Date
Select dates from Nov 22 - Dec 31, 2023
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Group of friends walking around Banff with hot chocolates in hand.Group of friends walking around Banff with hot chocolates in hand.

Hot Chocolate Trail

Food & Drink
Date
Nov - Dec, 2023
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Couple enjoying the Banff Christmas MarketCouple enjoying the Banff Christmas Market

Banff Christmas Market

Shopping
Date
Nov 17-19, 24-26 & Dec 1-3, 2023
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