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What: CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST AND TOY DRIVE This event by Mountain FM supports the local food bank and other local Christmas Hamper programs. Donate a new toy, non-perishable food item or cash, and receive a complimentary buffet breakfast. Local entertainment will be on hand throughout the morning including the children’s choral groups from Pemberton and Squamish. For more info, contact 604-892-1021.

When: Thursday December 6, 6:30 – 9 a.m.

Where: Westin Resort and Spa


What: WILLY WONKA JR. PLAY Squamish Youth Theatre present this stage adaptation of “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory”, which overflows with music, comedy and heart. Tickets are $12/$10, available in advance at Billie’s Bouquet or at the door. For more info, contact 604-898-5930 or .

When: Thursday December 6 to Saturday December 15

Where: Eagle Eye Theatre


What: WRITING DAY To promote literacy and letter writing, family and community volunteers are invited to come out and help students write letters and cards to their relatives, friends or Santa. Santa will also come out to give presents and candy canes. For more info, contact 604-932-5321.

When: Friday December 7, 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.

Where: Myrtle Philip Community School


What: BIG IN JAPAN LUNA presents this event that features all things Japanese. Try authentic Japanese food and drinks, somewhat authentic sumo wrestling, origami, aikido, music and more. Tickets are $10/$5. For more info, visit .

When: Friday December 7, 8 – 10:30 p.m.

Where: Myrtle Philip Elementary School


What: CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS FAIR The Alta Lake School is hosting this family oriented celebration of the holiday season with traditional craft making, candle dipping, candle rolling, hot lunches, and magical cookie house. For more info, please contact 604-932-1885.

When: Saturday December 8, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Spruce Grove Field House


What: WHISTLER BLACKCOMB OPEN HOUSE Find out about Whistler Blackcomb’s environmental initiatives and accomplishments, and learn about the new Peak to Peak Gondola. Marketing and Sales, Food and Beverages, Ski and Snowboard School, and Retail/Rental will also host booths.

When: Saturday December 8, 4 – 6 p.m.

Where: Legends, Creekside


What: BRATZ BIZ Come out to this kids-only craft fair, which will include a huge array of high quality artS and crafts for sale, family entertainment and photos with Santa. This event helps local children promote and develop their artistic talents. For more info, contact .

When: Saturday December 8

Where: Whistler Secondary School


What: HANUKAH CELEBRATION All are welcome to feast on delicious latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiot, and light the menorah. Programs for kids include telling the Hanukah story and a magic show put on by local children. Suggested donation of $20. RSVP by December 6. For more info, contact 604-618-7411 or visit .

When: Sunday December 9, 3 p.m.

Where: Spruce Grove Field House


What: JAM LOUNGE Come out and jam with all levels of musicians at this LUNA event. Bring your own instruments, share what you’ve got, and rehearse for battle of the bands. Everyone welcome. Tickets are $5/$3. For more info, visit .

When: Friday December 14, 7 – 11 p.m.

Where: Rainbow Theatre


What: EARLY DAYS AT THE DIAMOND CHALET A second screening of a 30 minute colour film will take place, depicting the construction of the Diamond Head Chalet in the 1940s and 1950s and exploration of Garibaldi Park. Rolf Brandvold, whose parents built the Chalet, will narrate the footage and answer questions. Admission by donation. For more info, contact .

When: Friday December 14

Where: Squamish Adventure Centre