Hey Kids! Do you know what mom and dad want for Christmas this year? Apart from more sleep, I reckon if you drag them along to any of these fun festivities, theyll be stoked you suggested it. Go on, get them out of that boring hot tub for two and ask them to drive or give you funds to attend the following:
What: Sleigh Ride and Cowboy Show
Where: Edgewater Outdoor Centre
When: Friday, Dec. 20 to Wednesday, Jan. 1, hourly from noon to 8 p.m.
Jingling sleigh bells ring off Belgian draft horses as they take you through the snowy forest to the shores of Green Lake. Afterwards, enjoy the Cowboy Stunt Show. Sip hot chocolate or apple cider by the roaring bonfire and bring your own marshmallows. $44 for adults or $22 for kids under 12. Ice skating on the frozen lake and snow shoeing is also available, weather permitting. Ph: 604-932-3389 for more details.
What: Kids' Climb & Dine
Where: The Great Wall Indoor Climbing Centre
Ever wanted to learn how to climb properly? Scramble up and jump down safely with some cool rock climbing gurus. Theres a three-hour supervised session for school aged kids, including dinner for $58 Monday to Saturday, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Teens can take lessons too. Reservations required. Ph: 604-905-ROCK.
What: Skate with Santa
Where: Meadow Park Sports Centre
When: Saturday, Dec. 21, noon. and 6 p.m.
Strap on the blades and take a spin on the ice with Mr. Claus and speed skate with one of his elves. From noon to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., participants can visit Santa's Village, join Santa for a photo, or enjoy the many treats and crafts.
What: Winter Concert
Where: Millennium Place
When: Saturday, Dec. 21, 2 p.m.
A joyful family celebration of the winter season featuring the powerful Whistler Singers, local wonder kid with a voice to match, Ali Milner, and the Moving Chords Youth Show Choir. Tickets are only $5 and are selling fast.
What: Something About a Baby
Where: Millennium Place
When: Dec. 22, 2 p.m.
The Whistler Village Church is celebrating Christmas for children with a nativity play this Sunday, Dec. 22 at Millennium Place.
Something About a Baby is a three-act play performed by children who attend Sunday School at the Whistler Village Church. Audience members are invited to sing along to carols that are incorporated into the play.
This is the second year in a row the Whistler Village Church has produced a childrens Christmas production. The audience for last years performance filled Millennium Place, so organizers feel they are specific need by orienting the production to children.
Admission is by donation. Refreshments will be served following the performance.
What: 20 th Annual Christmas Eve Carol Service
Where: Town Plaza Gazebo
When: Tuesday, Dec. 24, 6:30 p.m.
One hundred kids, known collectively as the Whistler Children's Choir, will lead a special sing-a-long celebration of traditional Christmas carols. Well-respected community leaders have been chosen to do the readings. Free songbooks will be available but donations will be appreciated.
What: Arcade Avenue
Where: The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
When: daily 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Games guaranteed to excite and entertain until the coins run out.
What: 7/11s Weekly Whistler Welcome Night.
Where: Base of Whistler gondola
When: Sunday, Dec. 22, 6:30 p.m.
A weekly free festival of fun stuff that has everything kids and the kids-at-heart could ask for. See the Fire & Ice Show, a fashion parade, fire twirlers and dancers, snowmobile stunts, fireworks and marvel at the Big Air Team, who do all sorts of crazy tricks with skis, boards and rings of fire.