Whistler's nightlife, Shops & Events

Events

November 1 to December 15 - 1923 Carter Townsend Mountaineering Expedition Photo Exhibit - Whistler Museum

November 26 to December 31 - 24th Annual Art of Winter Group Exhibition - Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery

November 30 to December 4 - Whistler Film Festival
Location: Various venues in Whistler Village | Time: Various Times
The Whistler Film Festival welcomes film fans and filmmakers to experience its 16th edition with fresh films, special guests, epic events, innovative industry Summit and talent programs, and time to play in North America’s premiere mountain resort destination. more info

December 2 - Intersecting Visions: The Art of the Moving Image - Location: Audain Art Museum | Time: 7:00 PM

December 3 - Vikram Vij Visits The Roundhouse - Location: Roundhouse Lodge, Whistler Mountain | Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

December 5 - Drink and Draw - Location: | Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

December 8 - Film Movement: Schneider vs. Bax - Location: Whistler Public Library | Time: 7:00 PM

December 8 - Whistler Secondary School Fashion Show - Location: Whistler Secondary School | Time: 7:00 PM

December 9 - Silent Santa - Location: Whistler Community Services Society | Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM

December 10 - Village 8 Cinema's Cans Film Festival - Location: Village 8 Cinemas | Time: 10:00 AM

December 10 - Meet the Artists: Emily Carr - Location: Audain Art Museum | Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

December 10 - Arts Whistler Live! Dufflebag Theatre Presents: A Christmas Carol - Location: Maury Young Arts Centre | Time: 5:00 PM

December 11 - Pet Photos with Santa - Location: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa | Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

December 12 - Drink and Draw - Location: | Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

December 13 - Yoga at the Audain - Location: Audain Art Museum | Time: 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

December 13 - Orphan's Christmas Party: Gingerbread Decorating & Movie Screening - Location: Whistler Public Library | Time: 6:00 PM

December 15 - Kokanee Valley Race Series

December 17 - December 30 - Whistler Holiday Experience
Location: Whistler Conference Centre | Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Exceptions in description)
This indoor family fun zone provides entertainment for kids and parents alike during the holiday season. Kids can enjoy a mini putt course, table games, bouncy castles, crafts and video games free for 14 days over Christmas and the New Year. Parents are catered for too - they can relax in the lounge area and enjoy a coffee or hot cocoa while the kids play. Please note that the Whistler Holiday Experience will be closed December 25. more info

December 17 - Holiday Crafternoon - Location: Whistler Public Library | Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

December 17 - Kids Konnect - Location: Audain Art Museum | Time: 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM

December 17 - Dress Like Santa Day - Location: Whistler Mountain - Whistler Village Gondola

December 18 - Park Rider Ski and Snowboard Slopestyle Event - Location: Terrain Parks

December 18 - Santa Skate
Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza | Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Join jolly old St. Nick himself on the outdoor ice rink at Whistler Olympic Plaza. There will be hot chocolate, festive treats and holiday crafts to celebrate this festive season. If you did not pack skates, rentals are available for $5.00. more info

December 18 - Fire & Ice Show - Location: Skier's Plaza | Time: 6:30 PM
This legendary, free outdoor show is held every Sunday at the base of the mountains in Whistler Village. Dress warm, grab a cup of hot chocolate and prepare to be amazed by the live entertainment including ski and snowboard big air displays, fire spinners, live DJs and fireworks display - it's guaranteed fun for the entire family. Following the show, head over to the Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC) for the notorious Afterburn Party (Adults only after 8 PM). more info

December 19 - Family Après - Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza | Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Whistler knows how to après and now the whole family can celebrate a great day on the slopes with even more fun at Whistler Olympic Plaza. Parents can share stories about their day with a warm beverage while the kids participate in a variety of outdoor, winter activities and entertainment each week. more info

December 19 - Drink and Draw - Location: | Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM December 19 - Japanese Story & Craft - Location: Whistler Public Library | Time: 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM December 19 - January 2 - The Cabin by Hudson's Bay - Location: Four Seasons Resort Whistler | Time: 5:00 PM -10:00 PM
Join us for a new après-ski dining concept with locally-beloved Hudson’s Bay. This adults-only lounge with its heated outdoor terrace and fire pit is a great place to meet up with friends for a cocktail and delicious shared plates. Christmas Day from 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM and closed New Year's Eve. more info

December 20 - Carols & Cheer - Location: Whistler Public Library | Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Bring your holiday spirit and get ready to sing some classic, holiday songs with Libby and Laura on guitar. Children's instruments, song books, a sweet treat and a warm drink will be provided. Everyone welcome! more info

December 21 - Family Après - Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza | Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Whistler knows how to après and now the whole family can celebrate a great day on the slopes with even more fun at Whistler Olympic Plaza. Parents can share stories about their day with a warm beverage while the kids participate in a variety of outdoor, winter activities and entertainment each week. more info

December 23 - December 25 - Santa’s Arrival at Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Catch up with Santa as he visits the lobby of Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Photo opportunities with Old Saint Nick are December 23 from 5:45 PM - 6:00 PM, December 24 from 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM and December 25 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM and again from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. more info

December 23 - Whistler Singers and Whistler Children's Chorus Performance - Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler | Time: 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Celebrate the holidays with the sound of music as the Whistler Children’s Chorus and Whistler Singers fill the lobby of Fairmont Chateau Whistler with Christmas caroling. more info

December 24 - Christmas Eve Carol Service - Location: Westin Resort & Spa | Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The 33rd annual Christmas Eve Carol Service takes place at 6:30 PM at the Westin Resort & Spa. Hosted by the Whistler Children’s Chorus and Whistler Singers, this interdenominational celebration features traditional carols, choral music sung by the choirs and readings by community members telling the story of the birth of Christ. Come and enjoy the sense of community and ‘peace and goodwill toward all’ that this carol service creates. Entry is by donation. more info

December 24 - Christmas Caroling by the ‘Christmas Swing’ trio - Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler | Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Greet the season with a little swing as the Christmas Swing trio perform live in the lobby of Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Christmas Swing’s repertoire includes Classical, Country, Contemporary and Jazz stylings to make your holiday a fun-filled, memorable event. more info

December 25 - Christmas Caroling by the ‘Christmas Swing’ trio - Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler | Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Greet the season with a little swing as the Christmas Swing trio perform live in the lobby of Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Christmas Swing’s repertoire includes Classical, Country, Contemporary and Jazz stylings to make your holiday a fun-filled, memorable event.more info

December 25 - The Chef’s Parade - Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler | Time: 7:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Get your cameras ready! The annual Chef’s Parade of holiday fare will tour through the MacDonald Ballroom and the Wildflower ending with a grand finale in the Lobby. After the parade, enjoy the festive environment of Fairmont Chateau Whistler as the décor promises to be bigger and better than ever before. If you forgot your camera Coast Mountain Photography can help capture the memories as they will be available in the lobby from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM for professional family portraits. more info

December 25 - Fire & Ice Show - Location: Skier's Plaza | Time: 6:30 PM
This legendary, free outdoor show is held every Sunday at the base of the mountains in Whistler Village. Dress warm, grab a cup of hot chocolate and prepare to be amazed by the live entertainment including ski and snowboard big air displays, fire spinners, live DJs and fireworks display - it's guaranteed fun for the entire family. Following the show, head over to the Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC) for the notorious Afterburn Party (Adults only after 8 PM). more info

December 26 - Family Après - Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza | Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Whistler knows how to après and now the whole family can celebrate a great day on the slopes with even more fun at Whistler Olympic Plaza. Parents can share stories about their day with a warm beverage while the kids participate in a variety of outdoor, winter activities and entertainment each week. more info

December 26 - Drink and Draw - Location: | Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

December 28 - Family Après - Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza | Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Whistler knows how to après and now the whole family can celebrate a great day on the slopes with even more fun at Whistler Olympic Plaza. Parents can share stories about their day with a warm beverage while the kids participate in a variety of outdoor, winter activities and entertainment each week. more info

December 31 - Whistler Presents: New Year’s Eve Celebrations - Location: Various venues in Whistler Village | Time: 6:00 PM - Midnight
Put on your NYE wristband and head to enjoy the celebrations in Whistler Village in a family-friendly, alcohol free environment. All venues are within walking distance with roving street characters, sparkling lights and entertainment along the way.
The Whistler New Year’s Eve Celebration venues are recommended for ages 3-13, with a teen dance for ages 13-17. Venues will be open from 6 - 11 PM featuring arts, crafts, entertainment, a teen dance, music and exciting performances. Wristbands are $12.50 per person when purchased between December 1 - 2016 and $15.00 when purchased December 30 & 31, 2016.
Starting at 11:30 PM in Skiers Plaza there will be a special edition Fire & Ice Show plus a dazzling fireworks display to ring in the New Year (wristbands not required).
No need to drive! The Resort Municipality of Whistler is providing free public transit within Whistler from 6 PM December 31, 2016 to 4 AM on January 1, 2017. more info

December 31 - Holiday Crafternoon - Location: Whistler Public Library | Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

December 31 - CÎROC Vodka Presents New Year's Eve at The GLC - Location: Garibaldi Lift Company (GLC) | Time: 9:30 PM
Come celebrate the New Year’s in style at one of Whistler’s best New Year’s Eve parties! Music supplied by DJ Kori K. The evening will feature two welcome drinks, a bubby toast at Midnight and front row seats to the midnight fireworks. Tickets to this event are $75 per person with group rates of $65 per person available for groups of 8 or more. Please call the Whistler Blackcomb Reservation Centre at 1.800.766.0449 for more information. more info

December 31 - Champagne Supernova NYE Party - Location: Longhorn Saloon & Grill | Time: 8:00 PM - 3:00 AM

December 31 - Masquerade in the Mountains - Location: Garfinkel's Night Club | Time: 7:00 PM - 3:00 AM

December 31 - Pop Stars and Rock Legends - Location: Buffalo Bills Bar & Grill | Time: 7:00 PM - 3:00 AM

December 31 - Tapley’s NYE – The Year of Colour - Location: Tapley's Neighbourhood Pub | Time: 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM

December 31 - Roaring 20's NYE Party - Location: Firerock Lounge | Time: 9:00 PM - 3:00 AM

December 31 - New Year’s Eve Celebrations at the Mallard Lounge - Location: Mallard Lounge | Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM | 9:00 PM - 2:30 AM Jun 18-19 - Tough Mudder Whistler (more info)

Jun 25 - Tough Mudder Half - NEW! (more info)

Calling all Shop-o-holics!

Whistler offers a unique shopping experience. Modeled after a Swiss Alpine Village, the Whistler Village is closed off to car traffic, allowing you to stroll comfortably from shop to shop along a cobblestone path.

Whistler's diverse amenities attract the casual weekend golfers to the summer long working students. Whistler has many great local businesses that sell unique clothing and equipment to the Whistler area.

In Whistler you will always be greeted with a huge smile and a cheery hello every time you enter a store. Be sure to spend the day exploring every corner of the Village. There are several great stores that are just off the main Village Stroll.

Sip. Shop. Dance.

When the sun goes down the fun goes way up in Whistler with dozens of clubs, pubs, lounges and live entertainment venues. Shops, art galleries and boutiques are also open late if a little shopping is what you have in mind. Best of all, you'll find all of it on the doorstep of Whistler Village Inn + Suites.

Here are some of the nightlife picks of our staff and guests:

  • Moe Joe's - A favourite of locals and visitors alike, this popular spot features both live music and talented DJs.
  • Longhorn Saloon & Grill - Another favourite of the locals and a great place to shoot some pool and watch the big game.
  • Whistler Brewhouse - The original village brewpub serving up both year-round and seasonal ales and lagers.
  • Savage Beagle - Attracts all ages with both an upscale street level lounge and lively lower level dance club.
  • Garfinkel's - Attracts a younger crowd that likes to dance to hip-hop and R&B. Arrive early and dance the night away.
  • Buffalo Bill's - Attracts the 30+ crowd and features regular comedy nights and hypnotists.
  • 21 Steps - The upstairs Attic Lounge features an extensive beverage menu and comfortable leather couches.
  • The Mountain Club - Enjoy handcrafted cocktails and an extensive Pacific-Northwest wine list.
  • Seven - Cool Martinis and an even cooler decor.
  • The Mix by Ric's - An intimate upbeat lounge featuring fresh fruit cocktails.
  • Maxx Fish - Attracts a younger crowd with dozens of plush booths and a concert quality sound system.

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