Explore Squamish - November 28, 2022

Your Squamish Holiday Guide

Photo: Sea to Sky Gondola / Hailey Lorraine

Squamish is here to help get you in the holiday spirit with plenty of festive fun. Read on to discover all the happenings on this holiday season. Throughout December you’ll find activities and outings for everyone young and old, from winter favourites to classic Christmas cheer, we hope you get in on the holly-jolly-ness of it all!

IImage: Downtown Squamish


Holiday Parade

Where: Downtown Squamish

When: December 3rd at 5PM

DETAILS: The Downtown Squamish Holiday Parade returns in 2022 on Saturday December 3rd. At dusk watch as the streets come to life with the magic of the family-friendly parade full of lights, local floats, and festive cheer.


Image: Britannia Mine Museum

Photos With Santa & Festive Winter Forest

Where: Britannia Mine Museum

When: December 3rd & 4th, 10th & 11th, 17th & 18th

Price: $35 per family up to 5 people, and $5 per additional person

DETAILS: Wander through the festive winter forest and enjoy a visit with Santa in his campout. Admission includes a digital image, a visit with Santa, complementary hot chocolate and s'mores and access to the lower site exhibits and gold panning. 


Image: Nicole Gurney - Sea to Sky Gondola


Spirit of the Season at the Sea to Sky Gondola

Where: Sea to Sky Gondola

When: Throughout December

Price: Most activities included with your lift ticket or annual pass. Please see their website for more details

DETAILS: Get festive at the Sea to Sky Gondola with a variety of events such as a visit with Santa, photos with Santa, a decorated forest walk, holiday concerts and more!


Image: Cheekye Ranch

Cheekye Ranch Winter Market

Where: Second Chance Cheekye Ranch

When: Saturday, December 10th from 10AM-4PM

Price: Adults $10, Kids over four $5 Kids under four FREE

DETAILS: The Cheekeye Ranch in Brackendale is holding their fourth annual Winter Market with all proceeds raised supporting the Second Chance Cheekye Ranch. At the market you’ll find a selection of vendors plus there will be ranch tours, pony rides, Santa photos, holiday kids crafts, food trucks and music


Image: Railway Museum of BC


North Pole Express

Where: Railway Museum of BC

When: November 25th & 26th, December 3rd & 4th, 10th & 11th, 17th & 18th

Price: While prices do vary, the event is currently SOLD OUT

DETAILS: We hope you snagged a ticket for this one if you wanted to go! This always sell-out event lets you experience the magic of the holiday season aboard the North Pole Express. Proceeds in support of the Railway Museum of BC.



Pancake Breakfast and Winter Market

Where: 38014 Fourth Ave, Downtown Squamish

When: December 3rd & 4th

DETAILS: Shop locally made artisan goods at the Winter Market on Saturday evening, then on Sunday, enjoy a pancake breakfast and pictures with Santa.



Christmas Dinner at Howe Sound Brewpub

Where: Howe Sound Brewing

When: December 25th. Seatings at 3PM & 6PM

Price: Adults $65, Kids 12 and under $30

DETAILS: Enjoy a Three-course traditional holiday dinner featuring a soup starter, oven roast turkey and dessert. Vegetarian options available for each course. Call 604-892-2603 or email hsibrew [at] howesound.com to book your table or pre-order takeout.

*Please note the brewpub is not open for regular service or regular pub menu Christmas Day, set dinner menu only.



4th Squamish Scouts Christmas Tree Sales

Where: Garibaldi Village by Canadian Tire

When: Daily from 9AM – 6PM

Price: varies

DETAILS: Pick out the perfect holiday tree so you can celebrate the season with the smell of fresh balsam and fir. Proceeds go to our local Scouts troupe.  

BC Transit Holiday Light Tour

Where: All around Squamsih

When: Sunday December 18th, 6PM-8:30PM

DETAILS: Cruise around on a BC Transit bus around Squamish to see the holiday lights displays around town. Enjoy Hot Chocolate and donuts during the tour.   


We wish you all a happy, fun, and safe holiday season here in Squamish. May your days be merry and bright!

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