Banff Springs at Christmas

November 5, 2010 
Filed under Events & Entertainment

Banff Springs at Christmas

For anyone lucky enough to be staying at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel during the Christmas or New Year period, there is no end of fantastic activities and wonderful dining experiences to be enjoyed. If you haven’t booked your hotel yet, take a look at the Banff Christmas hotel packages for a few interesting options. Then you can decide how to fill your Xmas schedule: from Christmas Parades to Carol Singing, from Snowshoeing to a Gingerbread House Workshop, their Christmas at the Castle brochure is jam packed full of special holiday events right through the month of December.
Below, the team at has highlighted some their favorite activities and the main dining options for the Christmas period December 24th to 26th 2011.
Christmas is a very busy time at the Banff Springs and it is strongly recommended that you make reservations for any events and all dining before you arrive at the hotel.

Christmas Eve Activities

Christmas Day will no doubt involve indulging in some terrific food, so why not get out for some exercise on Christmas Eve by joining the Wilderness Walk from noon to 1pm. Cookie Decorating looks like a fun event for the family and takes place from 1-2.30pm and costs $25 per dozen. Santa’s Workshop (3-5pm) is sure to get the kids excited for the big day, and the Great Santa Send-Off (5.30-6pm) is a fun and lively event for all. The Traditional Christmas Sing Along (9.30-10.30pm) has taken place at the Banff Springs for years and is a wonderful opportunity to sing and hear all your favorite carols in a very festive atmosphere.

Christmas Eve Dining, December 24

Cascade Supper Club
5 course dinner with live entertainment and dancing.
Dinner seating from 6.30pm, followed by dancing into the night
Adults $125

Christmas Day Activities

After a morning of swapping Christmas presents, you might feel like some fresh air, so why not Skate with Frosty from 1pm to 4pm on the Waldhaus rink, where there will also be a fire and hot chocolate to warm you up! If you don’t have skates, they can be rented from the ski rental shop at the Conference Centre. If you want to move at a slower pace why not try your hand at Curling, which is available on the rink outside the Bow Valley Grill from 8am to 8pm, and to wind down after an action-packed day, the children may enjoy listening to Bedtime Stories from 8pm.

Christmas Day Dining, December 25

Christmas Day Brunch
Christmas style brunch buffet.
Mezzanine 2
Adults $56
Children 6-12 $28

Family Christmas Buffet with Children’s Entertainment
Alberta Room
Adults $70
Children 6-12 $35

Cascade Supper Club
5 course dinner with live entertainment and dancing.
Dinner seating from 6.30pm, followed by dancing into the night
Adults $125

Boxing Day Activities

If you haven’t yet tried your hand at Bowling, Boxing Day might be an opportunity to do so from noon to midnight at the Banff Springs Bowling Centre, and the Snowshoe Shuffle sounds like a fun outdoor event from noon-1pm. Bingo Night (7-8.30pm) is sure to provide some light-hearted fun for all, while Family Movie Night (9pm) may be a great way to wind down on Boxing Day night.

Boxing Day Dining, December 26

Boxing Day at the Banffshire Club
Festive feast in the hotel’s signature dining room.
Adults $115 (food only, wine pairing is extra)

For information about Christmas packages at the Banff Springs including accommodation, click here.

Apart from our picks above, there are many other festive events happening at the Banff Springs throughout the Xmas period. For full information, see the Christmas at the Castle brochure at the Fairmont Banff Springs website.
While we have made every effort to provide accurate information, we recommend that you confirm all events and pricing directly with the hotel.


4 Responses to “Banff Springs at Christmas”

  1. franco disciglio on November 25th, 2009 2:48 pm

    new years party? is there one at hotel?

  2. admin on November 25th, 2009 3:09 pm

    Franco - yes, there are several options at the Banff Springs Hotel for New Year’s Eve - see the following link:

  3. Erica on December 21st, 2010 8:32 pm

    Do you have to be staying at the hotel to partake in some of the activities? We plan on eating at the Family Christmas Buffet - sounds great!

  4. admin on December 22nd, 2010 4:34 pm

    Erica - many of the meals and events, including the Family Christmas Buffet, are indeed open to the public, depending on availability. The best way to check specific activities and to make reservations is to call Dining Reservations at the Banff Springs Hotel on 403 762 6860.

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