Special Events 

What: Whistler Film Festival Ninety-three films in four days! This year the fourth annual Whistler Film Festival will showcase nine world premiers, six of them homegrown Canadian films. There are docs/adventure/world cinema/shortfest. Check out the schedule of events at www.whistlerfilmfestival.com or call 604-935-8035.

WheN: December 2-5

Where: Various times and locations in Whistler.

What: bizarre bazaar For 16 years Whistler’s artisan market has been getting locals and guests ready for the holiday season with more than 100 vendors from British Columbia and the Sea to Sky corridor. Start checking off your Christmas list at Bizarre Bazaar where you’ll be tempted with jewellery, bath and body products, ceramics, clothing, and more! Entrance by donation. Call 604-935-8419.

WheN: Friday, December 3 from 3 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, December 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Whistler Conference Centre

What: WAG with SANTA Calling all Whistler dogs! It’s time for to get your photo taken with Santa. Photos are $15 and all the proceeds go to WAG. Check out the bake sale too.

WheN: Saturday, December 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Gazebo at Town Centre Plaza

What: CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL All are welcome to attend the Whistler Skating Club Christmas Carnival where skaters will showcase their skills with a Christmas Performance. Following the performance there will be a carnival on ice, skating with Santa, lots of yummy food and prizes too. Admission by donation. E-mail donnj8@hotmail.com.

WheN: Thursday, December 9, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Meadow Park Sports Arena

What: CHRISTMAS Variety Show The students of Pemberton Secondary and Random Acts Theatre Group are putting on ‘So This Is Christmas’ with the Pemberton/Whistler Singers as special guests. The night includes refreshments and a special visit from Santa. Tickets are $7/adults, $5/children and are available at Paperworks, Earth’s Treasures, Shell Station, NSCUnion

WheN: Thursday, December 9, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Pemberton Secondary School

What: Legion Turkey Dinner The Pemberton Secondary School Grad Class of 2005 is hosting a turkey dinner at the Legion. Tickets are $15/adult, $10/youth and $8/child. The dinner supports the 2005 grads. Call Megan at 604-894-2022.

WheN: Friday, December 10, 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Royal Canadian Legion – Pemberton Branch

What: Children’s Christmas Fair The 5th annual Children’s Christmas Fair will be presented by the Alta Lake School. Check out the splendours of the gnome village and the Cookie Fairy as well as the festive craftmaking, woodworking and puppet shows. A hot lunch will be available all day. Call the Alta Lake School at 604-932-1885.

WheN: Saturday, December 11, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Alta Lake School and Spruce Grove Field House

What: Christmas celebration banquet The Pemberton Christian Fellowship Church is hosting a Christmas Celebration Banquet complete with games, door prizes and a carol sing. Tickets are $15 athe Mystery Closet. Call Elisabeth at 604-894-6620.

WheN: Saturday, December 11, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Pemberton Community Centre


What: Council A public question and answer period kicks off every council meeting. All welcome to ask questions.

WheN: Monday, December 6, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Council Chambers, Municipal Hall

What: AWARE The monthly Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment meeting will be about the LRMP and the OWR (Olympic Wildlife Refuge). Special guests from the Forestry sector are expected to attend to sign the Soo Accord.

WheN: Friday, December 10, 7 p.m.

Where: Whistler Conference Centre

On The Mountains

What: BLACKCOMB Blackcomb Mountain is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What: WHISTLER Whistler Mountain is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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