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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.

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 with the Santa Claus Celebration of Lights. 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.

More Christmas Events

Event Overview

When
Nov - Dec, 2024
Time
Multiple events daily
Location
Multiple Locations

Christmas Events

A family watches christmas themed stilt walkers in Banff for the Santa Claus Celebration of LightsA family watches christmas themed stilt walkers in Banff for the Santa Claus Celebration of Lights

Santa Claus Celebration of Lights

Events & Festivals
Date
Nov 16 & 17, 2024
See details about Santa Claus Celebration of Lights
A couple walking through a lit up Cascade of Times Garden for In Search of Christmas Spirit in BanffA couple walking through a lit up Cascade of Times Garden for In Search of Christmas Spirit in Banff

In Search of Christmas Spirit

Events & Festivals
Date
Select dates from Nov 15 - Dec 31, 2024
See details about In Search of Christmas Spirit
A couple enjoying hot chocolates for the hot chocolate trail at the Rimrock Resort in BanffA couple enjoying hot chocolates for the hot chocolate trail at the Rimrock Resort in Banff

Hot Chocolate Trail

Food & Drink
Date
Nov 15 - Dec 31, 2024
See details about Hot Chocolate Trail
Couple enjoying the Banff Christmas MarketCouple enjoying the Banff Christmas Market

Banff Christmas Market

Shopping
Date
Nov 14-17, 22-24, 29-Dec 1 & 6-8, 2024
See details about Banff Christmas Market
 A Christmas Carol at Fairmont Banff Springs A Christmas Carol at Fairmont Banff Springs

A Christmas Carol at Fairmont Banff Springs

Culture & Art
Date
December 7 - 31, 2023
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Journey to the North Pole at Fairmont Banff SpringsJourney to the North Pole at Fairmont Banff Springs

Journey to the North Pole at Fairmont Banff Springs

Events & Festivals
Date
Select dates between December 7 - 14, 2023
See details about Journey to the North Pole at Fairmont Banff Springs
Mountaintop ChristmasMountaintop Christmas

Mountaintop Christmas

Events & Festivals
Date
Select dates Dec 2 - 30, 2023
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Sugar Shack at Fairmont Banff Springs Sugar Shack at Fairmont Banff Springs

Sugar Shack at Fairmont Banff Springs

Food & Drink
Date
December 1, 2023 – March 31, 2024
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Country Christmas DinnerCountry Christmas Dinner

Country Christmas Dinner

Events & Festivals
Date
December 23, 27, and 30 2023
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Brunch With SantaBrunch With Santa

Brunch With Santa

Food & Drink
Date
Dec 17, 2023
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Christmas Eve Torch Light Parade at Banff Sunshine VillageChristmas Eve Torch Light Parade at Banff Sunshine Village

Christmas Eve Torch Light Parade at Banff Sunshine Village

Sports
Date
December 24, 2023
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Magical Christmas Feast at Lake Louise Ski ResortMagical Christmas Feast at Lake Louise Ski Resort

Magical Christmas Feast at Lake Louise Ski Resort

Sports
Date
December 23, 2023
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Ski with Santa at Lake Louise Ski ResortSki with Santa at Lake Louise Ski Resort

Ski with Santa at Lake Louise Ski Resort

Events & Festivals
Date
December 23 - 25, 2023
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Christmas Brunch at Juniper BistroChristmas Brunch at Juniper Bistro

Christmas Brunch at Juniper Bistro

Food & Drink
Date
December 25, 2023
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Nightrise at the Banff GondolaNightrise at the Banff Gondola

Nightrise at the Banff Gondola

Events & Festivals
Date
November 18, 2023 - March 30, 2024
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New Year's Eve at Lake Louise Ski ResortNew Year's Eve at Lake Louise Ski Resort

New Year's Eve at Lake Louise Ski Resort

Sports
Date
December 31, 2023
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Mountain Christmas Activities

Bundle up and experience the diverse winter offerings of Banff during Christmas, from ice skating to dog sledding, skiing, tubing and sleigh rides, there's no shortage of things to do!—ensuring a holiday season brimming with a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy.

Winter Adventures