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Take 5: WTT’s Top 5 Seasonal Eats, Events, and NYE Celebrations

Take 5: WTT’s Top 5 Seasonal Eats, Events, and NYE Celebrations

This time of year is undoubtedly the best time in town.

Whistler transforms into a picturesque fairytale and there’s something for everyone.

From the bottom of our hearts, Whistler Tasting Tours wishes you a wonderful holiday season!


Top 5 Seasonal Eats

ONE. Sunday Apres at the GLC

USA Today ranked it one of the Top Ten: Best Apres Ski Bars but check it out on their legendary Sunday nights right at the base of Whistler!

TWO. Riverside Resort Campground

This hidden gem breakfast gives you the total greasy spoon experience that’ll remind you of mum cooking you breakfast on a Saturday morning!

THREE. Waffles at the Crystal Hut

Known for their all-day belgian waffles right on the Crystal Ridge with awesome views –  this is arguably the best reason to take a break in between runs!

FOUR. Christine’s on Blackcomb

If you’re looking for a bit more of a refined mountain-top lunch, check out Christine’s at the top of the Solar Coaster for guaranteed high quality dishes with a panoramic view!

FIVE. Stonesedge Happy Hour

From 3-5pm Stonesedge features a special menu with great eats and drinks that’ll have you ready to go just in time for your Whistler Tasting Tour! We’d recommend trying The Slippery Slope (Gibbons Apres Lager with a shot of Canadian Whiskey for $10)!


Top 5 Festive Events

ONE. Santa Ski

First 100 people dressed as Santa or Mrs. Clause at the GLC on Dec. 16th will get a free lift day ticket. As if that isn’t enough for your Santa fix, Old Saint Nick will be making a special appearance on Dec. 17th 2:30pm for a Santa Skate at the Whistler Olympic Plaza.

TWO. Fire and Ice Show

From Dec. 17th and each following Sunday, make your way to the base of Whistler at 6:30pm for the coolest event in town that’s been running for over 15 years! See some of the best skiers and boarders put on a wild show that incorporates air, a flaming hoop, fire dancers, and fireworks all in one. It’s free and great for all ages. However, you can’t miss out the iconic Afterburn Party at the GLC (19+).

THREE. Christmas Eve at Fairmont

Dec. 24th at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler is jam-packed with everything Christmas! Photos with Santa start in the lobby at 4:00pm followed by carolling with the Ladies of B Jazz Band at 5:30pm. The Whistler Community Church will also be providing a non-denominational Christmas celebration at 6:30pm.

FOUR. Whistler Sliding Center

Ever wanted to experience the bobsleigh or skeleton? Starting Dec. 16th you can finally get the chance on the fastest sliding track in the world at the Whistler Sliding Center. Speeds can range up to 100km/hr so now’s your chance to check this off your bucket list!

FIVE. Coca Cola Tube Park

Come try 7 lanes of awesome tubing for all abilities and adrenaline levels (see below). This is the perfect activity for your day off from the slopes with music playing throughout the park and a fire-pit to hang out by after you’re done ripping up the track.


Top 5 NYE Celebrations

ONE. FireRock Lounge 80’s Throwback Party

Come ring in the new year with some Bon Jovi and Guns N’ Roses at this ultimate NYE 80’s party. If you’re booked in for one of our Whistler Tasting Tours we can even hook you up with a discount!

TWO. Glow Glitz and Glamour at Moe Joe’s

Check out this glow party for all you party animals looking for a wild time.

THREE. New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Family friendly events start from 6:00pm onwards at the Skier’s Plaza with fireworks starting at 11:30pm.

FOUR. Quattro

Known for their incredible 4 course special New Year’s Eve menu, this evening will definitely sell out fast!

FIVE. Bearfoot NYE Fine Dining Extravaganza

A fine dining experience like no other with live DJ and opportunities for sabering and vodka tasting in the Ketel One Ice Room!


Have a wonderful holiday season, from our family to yours!


Posted by: Melanie Zikatano


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