Countdown to Christmas In Squamish
The COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS has started! This year, Explore Squamish to get into the holiday spirit. Don’t miss the gift markets, Polar Express, Santa Parade, photos with Santa, eagle viewing and so much more!
What's Happening In Squamish Over The Holiday Season?
Below are some seasonal highlights of things to do in Squamish as part of our Countdown to Christmas. For a complete list, please visit our Squamish Events page.
River Float Tours
Canadian Outback Rafting Co.; Squamish Rafting Co.
Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures
Horseback Riding Tours
Throughout the winter season
Whistler Olympic Park
Stock up on seasonal produce, cheeses, eggs and local artisan-made goods while supporting your local farmers at the winter Squamish Farmers' Market, every other Saturday from 11am-3pm from November through April.
Squamish Adventure Centre
Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Dec 7, 14, 21
Take a ride on everyone’s favourite Christmas train and be treated to hot chocolate, cookies, Christmas carols and stories, followed by a trip to the North Pole where a very special guest awaits.
West Coast Railway Heritage Park
Nov 22, 24, 30; Dec 1, 7, 8, 14, 15
Sea to Sky Gondola Basecamp
Nov 29, 30; Dec 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15
Photos with Santa
Photos with Santa will be on a first-come, first-served basis in a decorated tent at Base Camp.
Outdoor Festive Menu
Pancakes, fresh off the grill, artisan sausages, festive BBQ items and more.
Holiday Happy Hour
Sample craft beers and ciders paired with delicious canapes.
Forest Scavenger Hunt
Explore the trails on your own and visit nearby Shannon Falls on a scavenger hunt.
Enjoy cookie decorating, colouring and other seasonal crafts. *Not available December 15
Get in the Christmas spirit with carollers roaming Cleveland Avenue, a Parade of creative floats and pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
Starting on November 30 and running through until December 20th, there’s an added bonus to shopping local in downtown Squamish.
Nov 30 - Dec 20
Downtown Squamish Annual Holiday Shop & Win
Shop at participating downtown Squamish businesses and collect stamps on your passport card to be entered to win 53 prizes totalling over $3000.
Dec 1 - Dec 21
The second annual Friends of Cheakamus Wintering Bald Eagles Walk offers a close up look at these majestic birds of prey in their natural habitat.
Complete your Christmas shopping while you sip on craft beer and browse through the incredible products from local artisans.
Howe Sound Brewing
Sip cider and browse products created by youth makers. Kid's warm cider & lunch specials available.
Northyards Cider Co.
This traditional market is always busy and filled with unique local vendor treasures to include pottery, jewelry, photography, preserves, cacao products, felted wool and silks, rattles and spiritual tools, aromatherapy, and much more.
Brackendale Art Gallery
Enjoy family-friendly activities, including a train ride and a memorable photo with Santa! All on-site from 11 am to 2 pm
Britannia Mine Museum
Dec 7, 14
Get your Christmas shopping done with handcrafted gifts from local vendors, pony rides for the kids & family-friendly games.
Celebrate the season with live music, door prizes, craft beer and plenty of holiday cheer!
Enjoy a festive holiday brunch with Santa. Pre-booking is required.
Sea to Sky Gondola
Build your very own A-Frame gingerbread cabin while sipping craft beer. Reservations required.
Team up and sip craft beers for an evening of holiday-themed trivia.
Spend an evening singing all your favourite holiday tunes with friends.
Sip cider and design your very own holiday tabletop arrangement with fresh evergreen boughs and plenty of embellishments.
Northyards Cider Co.
Stop by for a half-hour of stories and songs. Children of all ages and their caregivers are welcome to drop in!
Squamish Public Library
Dec 18, 20, 21
Annual Christmas Dinner Buffet
Celebrate the holiday with all your favourite festive foods. A holiday favourite for those looking to skip the dishes this Christmas.
Howe Sound Brewing
Newfie New Year's
Double up your New Years' Eve fun or enjoy an early night by celebrating Newfoundland's New Year at 7:30 pm.
New Year's Eve at Backcountry
Celebrate the end of 2019 with live DJ's tasty treats and everyone's favourite Backcountry brews.
NYE at Match
Enjoy live entertainment, party favours and bubbly at midnight. Head to the casino for $5 slot play and get home safe on the free shuttle.
Match Eatery & Public House
NYE House Party
Free Entry, live DJ and includes complimentary shuttles to and from the venue.