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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, caroling at the Sea to Sky Gondola, eagle viewing and so much more!

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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.

Eagle Viewing

From November through January
Prime Viewing at Eagle Run Park, Brackendale

Eagle Viewing Float Trips

Every day through December
Canadian Outback Rafting Co.; Squamish Rafting Co.

Snow Tubing and Snowshoeing

Throughout the winter season
Sea to Sky Gondola & Ski Callaghan

Christmas Forest Walk

Throughout the winter season
Sea to Sky Gondola

Winter Farmers' Market

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 3, 10, 17, 24; Dec 1, 8, 15, 22

Refresh Market

Shop the curated selection of locally designed and made clothing, ceramics, food, jewelry, dry goods, vintage, and more from 100 local artists, makers and shops, plus food trucks, tin type portraits, music and more in a creative community environment.
West Coast Railway Heritage Park
Nov 16, 17

A Christmas Story

Enjoy a live theatre Christmas performance to kick off your holiday season. This year the Between Shifts Theatre presents A Christmas Story, a Christmas comedy about 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas.
Eagle Eye Community Theatre
Nov 29, 30; Dec 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Polar Express – Ride to the North Pole

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 24, 25; Dec 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16

Santa Parade

This year’s Squamish Santa Claus Parade takes place at 4 PM Saturday, December 1 on Cleveland Avenue. And everyone is invited to join in! 
Downtown Squamish
Dec 1

21 Days Of Christmas

Starting on the day of the Santa Claus Parade, (December 1st) and running through until December 21st, there’s an added bonus to shopping local in downtown Squamish.
Downtown Squamish
Dec 1- 21

Snowshoe & Fondue at the Sea to Sky Gondola

Discover pristine solitude, excitement and enjoy the outdoors this winter on a guided snowshoe and enjoy a chocolate fondue in the cozy Summit Lodge after your outdoor adventure.
Sea to Sky Gondola
Dec 1

Pancakes & Photos With Santa

Visit the Summit Lodge for a pancake breakfast followed by an opportunity to take photos with Santa.
Sea to Sky Gondola
Dec 1, 2, 7, 8, 9

Festive Cookie Decorating

Decorate house-made cookies at the Summit Lodge with your favorite holiday toppings.
Sea to Sky Gondola
Dec 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21

Story Time at the Gondola

Get warm and cozy in the Summit Lodge and share in some of the most beloved stories of the season.
Sea to Sky Gondola
Dec 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20

Community Christmas Dinner

Get into the holiday spirit and enjoy a family style 3-course menu while listening to carolers in the Summit Lodge.
Sea to Sky Gondola
Dec 7
6 - 9pm

Christmas Magic & Photos With Santa at Britannia Mine Museum

Enjoy family-friendly activities, including a train ride and a memorable photo with Santa! All on-site from 10 am to 3pm
Britannia Mine Museum
Dec 8

Brackendale Art Gallery Artisan Craft Market

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
Dec 8

Friends of Cheakamus Eagle Walk and Talk

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.
Cheakamus Centre
Dec 9

Holiday Wine Pairing Dinner

Enjoy a night out with friends for delicious food and wines at the Summit Lodge up the Sea to Sky Gondola.
Sea to Sky Gondola
Dec 14

Holiday Concert at the Sea to Sky Gondola

Get into the Spirit of Christmas through seasonal musical performances at the Sea to Sky Gondola. The all-ages concert will include a Christmas carol sing-along by the tree as well as contemporary holiday favourites and classic carols 
Sea to Sky Gondola
Dec 16


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