Best Things to do in Banff at Christmas

Santa Claus Parade of Lights

This Banff Christmas parade is a chance for kids (and adults) to get a glimpse of Santa as he rides along Banff Avenue. 

Weekends from mid-November to mid-December then daily in late December, a trip up the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain is the perfect way to celebrate Christmas in Banff National Park. 

Enjoy the Mountaintop Christmas at the Banff Gondola

In Search of Christmas Spirit

In Search of Christmas Spirit is a live Christmas story told by the Banff wildlife portrayed as lit sculptures. You experience this Banff Christmas activity while walking through Cascade Gardens at night with a lantern. 

Warm Up with Hot Chocolate

While we know a Christmas holiday in Banff will be jam packed with activities, don’t forget to take some time to slow down and take it all in! 

Whether you plan to stay in Banff over Christmas or not, save some room for the local artisanal items you’ll want to splurge on at the Banff Christmas Market. 

Visit Banff Christmas Markets

Take your own sparkle tour of the Christmas lights during an evening stroll through the streets of downtown Banff. 

Go on a Tour of Banff Christmas Lights

Banff Upper Hot Springs

After all those Banff Christmas activities that got you out playing in the snow, it’s time to warm up in the Banff Hot Springs! 

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