NOTE: This event is not taking place this year. Check for the 2021 event updates.
When Santa arrives in Banff on a sleigh filled with presents, kids and adults alike feel that Christmas is near. A weekend-long festive Christmas market surrounded by snow-capped mountains is an excellent getaway. The market days warm people up with carolling, live music, mulled wine, and gift shopping.
The Warner Stables are transformed into a market alley with a dozen booths offering handcrafted gifts. Banff Christmas Market captures European tradition, but, also has a distinct local flare showcasing the products of Bow Valley and Rocky Mountain culture.
Food includes BBQ and traditional European Christmas treats and sweets. It's a great destination for the whole family. Children under 12 enjoy free admission while adults pay $5.
In addition to the unique shopping experience, Banff Christmas Market offers various activities. Adults can visit a new outdoor lounge bar by Park Distillery and enjoy craft spirits. Kids can get their photo taken with Santa and tell him their Christmas wishes. Sleigh Rides: are constantly departing from the Banff Christmas Market & Banff Trail to the great joy of visitors of all ages. Bow Valley Chorus. will perform carols and classic Christmas compositions. The Fire Lounge with live music provides a great opportunity to enjoy a hot drink while watching live entertainment and relaxing around the fire.