Festive Fun in Squamish: Unwrapping the Cheerful Delights of the Season
Posted on: November 16, 2023
The jingle bells are ringing, the snow is smattering the alpine, and the holiday spirit is alive in Squamish! As the season of merriment kicks off, Squamish is buzzing with an array of delightful events to make this winter truly magical.
Holiday Parade - Downtown Squamish
On December 2, the heart of Squamish will come alive with the Downtown Squamish Holiday Parade. Join the community as it lights up the streets with dazzling floats, festive music, and a sprinkle of holiday magic. It's a perfect way to kick-start the season.
When: December 2nd, 5PM
Squamish at Dusk – Rose Park
As the sun sets, Rose Park will transform into a magical wonderland with 'Squamish at Dusk.' The forest will be bathed in the glow of twinkling lights from mesmerizing light installations, creating a picturesque setting that will leave you breathless. Stroll through the park and soak in the enchanting ambiance, a perfect evening for a romantic date or a family outing.
When: Thurs – Sat, November 23rd – December 10th
Festive Hub - Squamish Adventure Centre
For a one-stop-shop for all things festive, head to the Holiday Hub at the Squamish Adventure Centre. Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with a hot beverage, seasonal treats and a chance to connect with the community. It's also the perfect spot to find unique gifts at The Squamish Store while savouring the warm holiday atmosphere.
When: Thurs – Sat, November 23rd – December 10th, 4PM-10PM
North Pole Express- Railway Museum of BC
All aboard the North Pole Express! Take a magical journey at the Railway Museum of BC, where a vintage train ride transports you to the North Pole. Enjoy the festive decorations and music, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of Santa Claus himself. It's a ride that promises joy and wonder for both the young and the young at heart.
When: Weekends only, November 24th – December 17th
Photos with Santa - Britannia Mine Museum
Capture holiday magic with Photos with Santa at the Britannia Mine Museum. Bring the whole family for a memorable photo opportunity with the jolly old man himself, surrounded by the historical charm of the Britannia Mine. After your photos, you can explore the gold panning and exhibits in the lower site.
When: December 9th - 10th and 16th – 17th
Spirit of the Season - Sea to Sky Gondola
Head up the Sea to Sky Gondola for a winter wonderland, including a Decorated Forest Walk and heartwarming Storytime in Nature for the kiddos. Be sure to register for your Photos with Santa session - the breathtaking backdrop of snow-capped mountains provides a festive keepsake that will be forever cherished. This trio of events ensures a day filled with holiday joy. For those looking to gather colleagues, friends and family for a delicious buffet lunch to keep you going this holiday season, consider the Festive Holiday Lunches in the Summit Lodge.
Howe Sound Secondary Winter Market – Howe Sound Secondary
Support youth crafters and entrepreneurs as you tick people off your shopping list at the Howe Sound Secondary Winter Market. Discover their unique handcrafted gifts, festive treats, and the warm community spirit.
When: November 18th
12 Days of Giving Online Auction - Second Chance Cheekye Ranch
Spread the joy of giving - virtually! Participate in the 12 Days of Giving Online Auction for the Second Chance Cheekye Ranch as you bid on fantastic items and experiences, knowing that your generosity goes towards supporting a meaningful cause.
As the festive season unfolds, Squamish becomes a canvas of holiday cheer, offering something for everyone. So, bundle up, bring your loved ones, and let the joyous celebrations begin!
When: December 1 -12th