Celebrate Christmas in Banff

Christmas in Banff is more than a festive season; it’s a celebration of joy, warmth, and the magic that brings communities together. From the grandeur of the Tree Lighting Ceremony to the sweet delights of the Sugar Shack, the joy of outdoor skating, and the mesmerizing Journey to the North Pole, this is an invitation to revel in the magic of the season.

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North Pole signage at Fairmont Banff Springs

Journey to the North Pole

Step into a magical world this holiday season and experience Christmas at the Castle like never before! The Journey to the North Pole begins with a stroll through the enchanting Mount Stephen Hall, where a towering Christmas tree sparkles with festive joy. Then, embark on a whimsical journey to the North Pole, where Santa himself awaits. Meet the jolly old man, receive a special gift, and warm your heart with complimentary hot chocolate. It’s a holiday adventure filled with wonder and merriment, right here at the Castle!

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Sugar Shack at Fairmont Banff Springs
Sugar Shack at Fairmont Banff Springs

Sugar Shack

Escape to a world of sugary delights at the Sugar Shack. Here, the age-old tradition of making taffy on the snow with pure maple syrup comes to life. The sweet aroma of maple-flavored treats mingles with the crisp mountain air, creating a cozy retreat where the warmth of the season is savored by all who gather around.

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Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join us for the ‘Christmas at the Castle’ launch at Fairmont Banff Springs. Experience a winter wonderland with the grand Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 26th, featuring a floor-to-ceiling Christmas tree, live music, refreshments, and a special appearance by Jillian Harris to kick off the season.

Date: November 26th 5:00 – 5:30pm, doors open at 4:50pm

Free for all in house guests. 

Outdoor Skating and Firepits

Our picturesque outdoor skating rink invites you to glide through crisp alpine air with the stunning backdrop of snow-capped mountains. After your skating adventure, warm up by our cozy fire pits, where you can roast marshmallows and craft your perfect s’mores. It’s an idyllic setting to gather with loved ones, share stories, and create cherished memories amidst the serene beauty of Banff National Park. Come, experience the joy of winter with us.

Free for all in house guests and those dining at Vermillion Room for lunch. 

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