Activities

Stay tuned for a full update on 2018 activities... but you can expect at least this and more!

Thursday November 22: Open 5pm-8pm

  • 5pm-8pm: Opening Evening- Bow Valley Christmas Party!! Meet the artists, enjoy first dibs on shopping, have a hot drink at our outdoor bar hosted by Park Distillery and relax around the fire to enjoy the live music.

  • 4:30pm - 6pm: Live Music by The Ramblin’ Hey, Ho, Has

  • 6pm - 7:30pm: Live Music by Mars Blackman

Friday November 23rd: Open 10am - 8pm

  • 10am - 8pm: All Day Shopping. One of a kind shopping experience for unique fashions and handcrafted gifts along with live entertainment, fire, and fantastic food including a new outside Christmas Drink Bar by Park Distillery from Banff.

  • 1pm - 3pm: Kids Christmas Story and Craft time: meet at Santa's house outside in an heated tent for stories and a craft to take home. Put on by the Banff Library, this is a fun interactive time for the whole family- children must not be left un-attended.

  • 4pm - 6pm: Santa is Here! It's photo time for your kids or the kid in you. This year Santa will have it's own house outside and we will have a professional photographer on site. You will be able to buy a printed version or buy your electronic copy. This is where we are also helping Santas Anonymous. Bring a toy or give some money to support the hamper drive.

  • 6pm - 6:30pm: Opening Tree lighting ceremony! Hosted by long time resident of Banff Connie MacDonald and CEO of the YWCA.

  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm: Live Music by Bow Valley Chorus ! An evening of sweet soothing Christmas Carols to savour the magic in the mountains under a blanket of twinkling Christmas lights.

Saturday November 24th: Open 10am - 8pm

  • 10am - 6pm: All Day Shopping. One of a kind shopping experience for unique fashions and handcrafted gifts along live entertainment, fire, and fantastic food including a new outside Christmas Drink Bar by Park Distillery from Banff.

  • 11am - 2pm: Santa is Here! It's photo time for your kids or the kid in you. his year Santa will have it's own house outside and we will have a professional photographer on site. You will be able to buy a printed version or buy your electronic copy. This is where we are also helping Santas Anonymous. Bring a toy or give some money to support the hamper drive.

  • 2:30pm: Kids Christmas Songs and Stories: meet at Santa's house with for a magical performance of live singing and story telling by Banff’s very own special talent: Heather Jean Jordan.

  • 1pm - 3pm: Sleigh Rides. Enjoy our mountain from a very special vantage point! Sleigh Rides will be departing from and returning to the Banff Christmas Market and Banff Trail Riders will be your guide. We care for the horses and the safety of our guests, which means sleigh rides are weather dependent (enough snow, no ice, etc.). Booking and payment required on site.

  • 4:30pm - 6pm: Live Music by Allannah J Brown

  • 6pm - 7:30pm: Live Music by Daniel Poloni

Sunday November 25th: Open 10am - 4pm

  • 10am - 4pm: All Day Shopping. One of a kind shopping experience for unique fashions and handcrafted gifts along with live entertainment, fire, and fantastic food including a new outside Christmas Drink Bar by Park Distillery from Banff.

  • 11am - 2pm: Santa is Here! It's photo time for your kids or the kid in you. his year Santa will have it's own house outside and we will have a professional photographer on site. You will be able to buy a printed version or buy your electronic copy. This is where we are also helping Santas Anonymous. Bring a toy or give some money to support the hamper drive.

  • 2:30-3pm: Kids Christmas Story telling time: meet at Santa's house outside in an heated tent for a wonderful hour of story telling. Host TBA

  • 1pm - 3pm: Sleigh Rides. Enjoy our mountain from a very special vantage point! Sleigh Rides will be departing from and returning to the Banff Christmas Market and Banff Trail Riders will be your guide. We care for the horses and the safety of our guests, which means sleigh rides are weather dependent (enough snow, no ice, etc.). Booking and payment required on site.

* Please note schedule subject to change without notice and more will be added as we get closer to the date.