Special events 

What: WHISTLER MUSEUM WELCOME MIXER The Whistler Museum is opening its doors for one night and offering free food and a chance to mix with long-time locals in an intimate setting. There’s also a chance to win free groceries!

When: Thursday November 27, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Whistler Museum

What: CHRIS CZAJKOWSKI – A MOUNTAIN YEAR One of Canada’s most seasoned outdoorswomen will give an illustrated lecture on her new book, “A Mountain Year.” Chris will sign copies of her book at “Bizarre Bazaar” on November 28 and 29, following this event.

When: Thursday November 27, 7 p.m.

Where: Whistler Public Library

What: BIZARRE BAZAAR Whistler’s artisan market, which offers enough goodies, treats and treasures to finish off anyone’s holiday shopping list.

When: Friday November 28 to Saturday November 29

Where: TELUS Whistler Conference Centre

What: SUPER SATURDAY FAMILY CRAFT DAY The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre presents a family craft day, where participants can make cedar paddle necklaces, as well as do wool weaving, cedar weaving and rock painting.

When: Saturday November 29, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, Istken Hall

What: PEMBERTON COUNCIL SWEARING-IN Come meet the new Pemberton council – it’s the same mayor, but four brand-new faces on council, with a couple of familiar ones.

When: Monday December 1, 7 p.m.

Where: Pemberton Community Centre

What: CITTA 25-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY Citta Bistro is hosting a quarter-century anniversary party. It comes as the Whistler hotspot is fighting for its life. Beyond February, it doesn’t have a lease. So going to the party is a great way to help the “heart of Whistler” keep on beating.

When: Wednesday December 3, 5 – 10 p.m.

Where: Citta Bistro

What: WHISTLER CHILDREN’S CENTRE SILENT AUCTION The Whistler Children’s Centre is holding a fundraiser and community rally to help the centre, which has had to close two infant/toddler programs due to staff shortages. There will be a silent auction, music, tapas and wine. Tickets $55.

When: Wednesday December 3, 7 p.m. - midnight

Where: Players Chophouse

What: WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL Witness some of the best films on the festival circuit, including works by Atom Egoyan, Murray Siple and Kari Skogland. Screenings take place throughout Whistler, prices vary for screenings.

When: Thursday December 4 to Sunday December 7

Where: Various locations – see www.whistlerfilmfestival.com

What: THE POLAR EXPRESS Chris van Allsburg’s timeless Christmas tale comes to life at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish. The Polar Express will leave the station at three different times each day and guests get hot chocolate and chocolate treats. They’ll also get the first gift of Christmas. Santa promises to be there.

When: Saturday December 6 and Sunday December 7.

Where: West Coast Railway Heritage Park, Squamish

What: FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY GAME NIGHT Friends of the Library hosts a games night at the Whistler Public Library. If you love books, and better yet, games, come out and participate!

When: Monday December 8, 7 – 9 p.m.

Where: Whistler Public Library

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