Twelve Days of Festive at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler

November 3, 2023,
Whistler, Canada

In line with tradition, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler is hosting its annual Twelve Days of Festive, where themed programming and small, unexpected moments remind each guest of the magic of the holiday season. Over the festive period, guests can expect merry moments from tasty chef-created treats to family-oriented crafts and cookie decorating in the convivial social spaces.

Tree Lighting Ceremony - Let the season begin! Guests may walk around the Resort to discover holiday lights and trees doting the snowy landscape. On December 1, 2023 at 5:30 pm, the courtyard will take centre stage with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, a festival to celebrate the beauty of nature in winter with family and friends on an enchanting trail featuring more than a million dazzling lights. It will be the perfect place to gather with family and friends to welcome the season of joy with this charming and magnificent occasion. This year, the gift of giving will be the highlight with s’mores, Tipsy Snowman (the signature spiked hot chocolate) and roasted chestnuts available, alongside children’s entertainment, by donation. In extension of the holiday spirit, the money will be raised for BC Children’s Hospital.

Make Your Own Maple Taffy - For a truly Canadian experience, guests may journey to the newly designed courtyard to make their very own maple taffy. With a touch of culinary magic and a dash of maple-infused wonder, pure maple syrup will transform into a delicious masterpiece right before their eyes. All will be captivated by the twinkling patio lights, where the fun unfolds daily from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.  

Christmas Cookie Decorating – Guests should get ready to sprinkle, frost, and dazzle like never before, as Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler unveils a creatively delicious treat. It’s a view into winter wonderland and the chance to experience the magic of Christmas through cookie decorating. Whether a seasoned decorator, or those just discovering their artistic flair, the enchanting array of frostings, sprinkles, and toppings will ignite the festive spirit for all.

Children’s Story Time by the Fire - The flames of excitement will rise as guests immerse themselves in tales told with the spirit of the holidays. The joy of winter will come to life with this classic experience, with talented storytellers weaving magic and excitement into every word. This isn't just a story time – it's a celebration of the season, an opportunity to kindle the flames of imagination, and a chance for families to come together in the most enchanting way possible.

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?  For guests looking for a direct line to the North Pole, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler is introducing “Build Your Own Snowman” with the talented pastry team. Guests should brace for a frosty escapade that promises to take their winter wonderland experience to a whole new level.  Whether building snowmen outside or marshmallows by the fire, this is the chance to make memories that warm hearts long after winter fades.

Here Comes Santa Claus - After a long night of spreading joy across the world (and delivering presents), Santa Claus himself will be making a special stop at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler. Guests will be invited to embrace the festive spirit and join in giving Santa a warm welcome and the heartiest happy holiday wishes. There will be the chance to capture the enchantment of the season with a magical portrait alongside the jolly old man himself. Young or young at heart, all will be welcome in this chance to create a memory that will last a lifetime.

Make Your Own Christmas Card – Spreading cheer and joy is what this season is all about. What better way than to show loved ones how much they mean than through creative licence. Crafting a personalized Christmas card is a wonderful way to spread joy, love, and good tidings.

In-House Painting Artist - Embrace the holiday spirit while creating art with a festive twist. The Resort’s in-house artist will offer a selection of seasonal themes and projects that will add a touch of joy to the holiday experience, and give more than memories to take home.

Expedition North Pole - Explore a winter wonderland with Expedition North Pole, the festive childcare program that transforms into a magical land of merriment, offering children a chance to have fun in a safe and supervised environment. Set forth on an Arctic adventure with an array of activities, all expertly overseen by the Resort’s dedicated team, ensuring an unforgettable experience for Santa’s little helpers.

This year, the ideal gift could be sharing special moments with loved ones, enjoying perfect meals around the fire with friends or embarking on unforgettable adventures in Whistler’s expansive backyard. Whether it's traditional festive activities, an extravagant New Year's toast, or moments spent embracing the holiday spirit, these celebratory experiences provide a chance to create a home away from home this winter.  




Carolina Pires
Director of Public Relations and Communications
4591 Blackcomb Way
Whistler, V0N 1B4