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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.

Where and when to start

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!

A person holds a Christmas tree cookie.

Where to eat

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!

Get the kids creativity soaring

Kids can create something festive to take home this Christmas at our craft and cookie decorating stations.

Christmas movie!

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.

Final planning tips for the family:

  1. Tell the kids some of what to expect, but be sure to keep a few elements a surprise. That'll fill up the anticipation and ensure an unforgettable day.
  2. Check our Mountaintop Christmas event listings before you go, or call 1.866.756.1904 to ensure the activity you want is happening that day.
  3. To avoid crowds, arrive early. Early birds do get the Christmas worm.

Have fun and happy holidays!

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