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March 26, 2019

7 Christmas Activities that Make the Mountain Parks Shine

Ignite your spirit this holiday season in Banff and Lake Louise.

Photos by Hubert Kang / Travel Alberta

You know that vision of the perfect Christmas that resides in your imagination? It has an address: Banff and Lake Louise. Here are seven activities that will brighten your seasonal spirit.

 

1. Santa Claus Parade of Lights in Banff

It begins at the stone huts of the Banff Park gates where you swear those were elves greeting you. A million Christmas trees cover the mountainsides, all lovingly decorated by nature. The elk watching from the meadows begin to appear reindeer-like. Then you turn onto Banff Avenue, where shimmering lights glow all around, and Jolly Saint Nick greets you from his horse-drawn carriage. Attending the Santa Claus Parade of Lights on November 19 is the perfect way to start your quintessential Christmas season.

 

2. Banff Christmas Market

Next, we invite you to stroll the charming, transformed barn at Warner Stables to find the perfect handmade gift at the Banff Christmas Market, November 25 to 27. The market also offers sleigh rides, carollers, mulled wine and seasonal treats to truly uplift your shopping experience. Head downtown to explore more unique shops while more carollers sing your holiday favourites.

 

3. CP Holiday Train Banff stop over

The truly magical light display known as the CP Holiday Train will make a stop in Banff on December 12 to help raise awareness and money for food banks across North America. It will feature live music and fun Christmas activities for the whole family.

 

4. Santa Family Photo Days at Lake Louise Ski Resort

The small hamlet of Lake Louise has a big roster of festive activities that will ramp up your daily dose of holiday cheer. Glide on a frozen lake surrounded by snowy peaks, or hit the slopes to carve some of the best snow in the Canadian Rockies. Santa and his elves will be visiting the winter playground at the Lake Louise Ski Resort December 23 and 24 for Santa Family Photo Days.

 

5. Torchlight Ski at Sunshine Village and Mt Norquay

Share more special moments lighting the snowy peaks with friends and loved ones at Sunshine Village and Mt Norquay in a one-of-a-kind Torchlight Ski.

 

6. Country Christmas Dinner at Brewster’s Lake Louise Stables & Dance Barn

Eat and dance the night away with your whole family in the whimsically decorated Brewster’s Lake Louise Stables & Dance Barn. The Country Christmas Dinner is offered four evenings in December, giving you plenty of opportunity to embrace the spirit of the quaint and joyful hamlet of Lake Louise.

 

7. New Year’s Fire Works in Banff

Ring in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display in downtown Banff. And when you take a moment to gaze up, as snowflakes gently swirl about, you wonder where the shimmering lights end and the stars begin.

Ignite your spirit this holiday season in Banff and Lake Louise. The endless activities and warm welcome will give you stories to share around a crackling fire for many a Christmas to come.

For more details visit: BanffLakeLouise.com/Christmas


 

BanffLakeLouise.com/Christmas

    

Ignite your spirit this holiday season in Banff and Lake Louise. The endless activities and warm welcome will give you stories to share around a crackling fire for many a Christmas to come.

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