Explore Squamish - December 01, 2016

Holiday Activities & Events in Squamish For Kids

Sea to Sky Gondola at Christmas
Photo: Tara O'Grady - Sea to Sky Gondola

’Tis the season to be jolly! Check out this list (and check it twice!) of what to do this season in Squamish with kids.

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1. Polar Express

What: A unique train journey to the North Pole. Kids can arrive in PJ's and sip hot cocoa while being transported to Santa's workshop and the Gingerbread Village. All your Favourite Polar Express characters will be around to ensure every train ride is just as magical as the film. After the ride, Santa and Mrs Claus will make a appearance in Gingerbread Village to meet with all the youngsters who truly believe.
Where: West Coast Railway Heritage Park
When: December 16th and 17th
How much: $35-$59 per ticket

2. Explore the "Spirit of Christmas" Trail at the Sea to Sky Gondola

What: A magical Christmas Forest Walk decorated with thousands of Christmas lights and heaps of seasonal decorations. This mountain-top holiday adventure is guaranteed to get your family into the spirit of the season. Oh, and don’t forget your camera because the photos you’ll get along the trail are beyond cute.
Where: The Sea to Sky Gondola
When: Open Daily
How much: Free with gondola ticket

3. Photos with Santa at the Britannia Mine Museum

What: The absolute best place to get your Santa photos this holiday season. Despite his sleigh being out for repairs, Santa is making a special helicopter visit to the Brittania Mine Museum for a meet and greet with Squamish's West Coast kids. There will be plenty of time for photos, crafting, shopping and of course a full variety of holiday displays to enjoy.
Where: Britania Mine Museum
When: Saturday, December 16th at 11 am
How much: $15 special event pricing

4. Story Time at the Gondola

What: Classic christmas stories for the kids at the Sea to Sky Gondola's Summit Lodge. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served!
Where: Summit Lodge at the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola
When: Tuesday's and Thursday's from 10:30 am - 11:00 am
How much: Free with gondola ticket

5. Family Fun Snow Tobogganing at Ski Callahan

What: A BYOS (bring-your-own-sled) experience that will have your kids crazy carpeting, tobogganing and sliding their way to a good time. For all sled/toboggan-free families, rentals are available at no extra cost! After your full day of sledding, you can warm up in the Day Lodge with a nice cup of hot cocoa.
Where: Whistler Olympic Park
When: Open Daily
How much: $15 on weekends and holidays, $10 midweek and $5 on Wednesday evenings.