What: WHISTLER DAYCARE CHRISTMAS BASH The Whistler Daycare hosts its annual Christmas Bash in support of BC Children’s hospital. Enjoy Christmas snacks, song and dance, crafts, prizes and photos with Santa. Great fun for kids three years and up. Free entry for all kids, spaces limited, call (604) 932-5437.
When: Friday December 19, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Whistler Daycare
What: BC MUSEUM OF MINING PRE-CHRISTMAS SALE The BC Museum of Mining is hoting a pre-Christmas sale. The public is invited to enjoy employee pricing with a full 20 per cent off everything in the gift shop. Proceeds to go support the museum, a non-profit organization.
When: Now to Friday December 19
Where: #1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach
What: THE NUTCRACKER It’s George Balanchine’s classic like you’ve always remembered it. Evenings $37.50 for adults/$35 for students and seniors/$22.50 for children 12 and under. Matinees $32.50 for adults/$30 for studetns and seniors/$17.50 for children 12 and under.
When: Friday December 19 to 22, evenings at 7:30 p.m., mats at 3 p.m.
Where: MY Millennium Place
When: CHRISTMAS AT BIG SKY Celebrate the holidays with the gang at the Big Sky Golf and Country Club. Experience ice skating, cross-country skiing, kids’ activities, music and a Nativity scene. $30 gets you a family pass for all three days.
When: Friday December 19 to 22
Where: Big Sky Golf and Country Club, Pemberton
What: WAG PHOTOS WITH SANTA Santa’s in town and WAG brought him here! He’s back for the last weekend before Christmas and the second round of photos this season. Bring out the family, sit on his lap and tell him what you want for Christmas.
When: Saturday December 20, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa, hotel lobby
What: ROCK FOR A CAUSE As though you ever needed one. Bands Against Hunger hosts its fourth annual fundraiser, with live acts including DJ Phroh, Animal Nation and The Rising Tide. Tickets $8 in advance, $10 at the door.
When: Sunday December 21, 8 p.m.
Where: Buffalo Bill’s
What: COMMUNITY HOLIDAY SING-ALONG Join the Whistler Children’s Chorus in the singing of Christmas carols and other holiday favourites. Admission by donation.
When: Tuesday December 23, 5 p.m.
Where: MY Millennium Place
What: 25th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS The 25th annual interdenominational Christmas Eve service and everyone is welcome to attend. Community members will be there to read the story of Christmas and the public is invited to join with them in singing Christmas carols.
When: Wednesday December 24, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Westin Resort Hotel
What: PEMBERTON CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE The Pemberton Christian Fellowship will hold its Candlelight Christmas Eve service the night Santa’s expected to come. Bring your faith and, most importantly, your Christmas spirit.
When: Wednesday December 24, p.m.
Where: Room C at the Pemberton Community Centre
What: BRACKENDALE WINTER EAGLE FESTIVAL Witness a month-long festival with live musical performances, theatre and eagle counting. There’s also workshops on salmon farming!
When: All through January
Where: Various locations, see www.brackendaleartgallery.com for more details
What: PARENT EDUCATION EVENING The Whistler Alcohol and Drug Committee presents an education evening for parents. Sea to Sky Comunity Services Drug Prevention and Education workers and others will present a discussion on drug facts, information and trends to help youth make healthy decisions.
When: Wednesday January 14, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: Whistler Secondary School