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Celebrate the Holidays in Banff

Enjoy the most wonderful time of the year here in Banff National Park. During the Holiday Season, Banff transforms into a magical winter wonderland with endless opportunities to create a Christmas to remember. Without international travel this year, the mountains will have plenty of space and activities to explore safely.

Celebrate in Banff

Mountaintop Christmas Festival at the Banff Gondola

Starting December 19 at 11 AM

Soar up to visit Santa's workshop, help decorate cookies in the bakeshop, take safe photos with Santa, roll your own maple taffy and watch a film in our theatre. The Banff Gondola is where Christmas memories happen and this year, it's all happening with a new focus on safety!

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Santa on the Mountain at Banff Sunshine Village

December 12,13,19 & 20
11 AM – 2 PM

Ski or snowboard with Mr. and Mrs. Claus on the slopes as they take a break from the Christmas rush and give away candy canes. Take a photo with them after at Sunshine Mountain Lodge.

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In Search of Christmas Spirit

Starting November 26 at 5 PM

A Christmas story told by the wildlife of Banff National Park is the perfect evening trail. This outdoor experience will immerse you in the sounds of the forest.

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Holiday Dining in Banff

Christmas Dinner at Farm & Fire

December 25
Starting at 5 PM

Enjoy a Christmas feast in our warm and open modern dining space. Make an event of it and take the family on a winter adventure to work an appetite before you load up on a delicious wood-fired meal. See you by the fire!

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Christmas Dinner at Sky Bistro

December 19–30
Starting at 4:30 PM

Pair the best views in town with a delicious Christmas dinner. Gather with your loved ones on the top of Sulphur Mountain while you take in the views of six mountain ranges and the Bow Valley stretch below. Arrive an hour prior to your reservation to stroll the boardwalk to the Cosmic Ray Station and Sanson's Peak. A spectacular meal is always a little bit tastier after some fresh mountain air!

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Northern Lights Alpine Kitchen Festive Lunch

December 19–25
11 AM – 3:30 PM

While visiting Santa at the Banff Gondola, take a break and enjoy a Christmas themed lunch paired with mountaintop views.

Brunch at Farm & Fire

Available daily
8 AM – 2 PM

Brunch is always a great idea! Fuel up for your winter adventure with our popular Bowls created with local ingredients and why not kick off the day with a morning cocktail?

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Elk + Avenue & Mount Royal Hotel Activities

Kids Crafts

December 1–25

Kick off the Christmas spirit upon arrival. Every kid receives an individual Craft Kit when checking in

Christmas Photobooth

December 1 – 18

Get the perfect Christmas selfie at the Christmas Photobooth located on the Elk + Avenue Lobby.

Selfie with Elfie

December 20–25

Locate Santa's helper "Elfie", take a picture and share it on your social media to enter a contest to win a free night stay!

Wishing Tree

December 1 – January 1

Share your best wishes for the season in our wishing tree, get a complimentary ornament upon arrival.

Seasonal Surprises

December 24 – January 1

Stay with us and receive a small Gift to spread the holiday cheer from day one.*

*One gift per room per stay


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