It's Christmas at the summit of Sulphur Mountain! With Santa and his elves, cookie decorating and all the other jingle bells and whistles, it's practically a slam-dunk for the kids. With so much of the fun included and kids riding free before noon, it's loaded with parent appeal, too.
If you're looking for a new family tradition, here's your plan.
This year, Santa has a swanky new ride. And you and your family could join the fun with his elves. We're talking about our newest experience, the Elf Express. Get picked up from your downtown Banff hotel in a coach all dolled-up for the Christmas. Enjoy a fun storytelling ride to the Banff Gondola with Santa's personal helper, then soar up to the top of Sulphur Mountain in a gondola to experience all the Mountaintop activities including a picture with Santa. Head back down just in time to catch your ride back to your hotel. Be the first to join Santa and his helpers in this new Christmas adventure.
Take the Banff Gondola up before noon so the kids ride free. The summit is where the fun stuff is happening. As you go, look for the jolly guy in red… He's brought his Workshop all the way from the North Pole.
While up there, check in to the decorating station to fuel up for the afternoon. Your kids can decorate cookies at Santa’s Bakeshop!
If you're looking to complement your cookies, visit Castle Mountain Coffee Co to find the perfect warm drink. If you feel like something more substantial for lunch, take advantage of the Sky Experience Lunch package when you first arrive at the Gondola—it's great value!
Kids can create something festive to take home this Christmas at our craft and cookie decorating stations. Staff will be there to ensure these activities are done safely.
With time wrapping up and the kids losing steam, have a few laughs at the Above Banff Theater. Every day on the hour, we'll be showcasing a 20-minute Christmas movie.
Like most things to do with the holidays this year, Mountaintop Christmas will look a bit different in 2020. But the spirit of the season—and the fellow in the big red suit - are back at the summit Sulphur Mountain.
Have fun and happy holidays!