Christmas at the Castle, Fairmont Banff Springs


Experience the Magic of Christmas at the Castle!

In the heart of Banff National Park, you will find a historic castle that truly comes alive with the spirit of Christmas. At Fairmont Banff Springs, the festive season is celebrated with international flavour, blending the traditional sights and sounds of Christmas into a magical festival.
Christmas will be here before you know it! Start planning your holiday stay at Fairmont Banff Springs. 



Santa Can't Wait to Jump into Christmas 2021! 

Santa is eager for a Christmas do-over this year and has decided to get a jump start on his holiday plans! The big man in red made a trip to Fairmont Banff Springs this summer to announce the new feature activities for Christmas at the Castle 2021! While there was much work to be done planning for the festive season ahead, he did find some time to take advantage of summer in the Rockies with a stop at the pool, golf course and the patio for a taco or two. Take Santa's advice and start planning your holiday stay today! 


See below for a sneak peek at all the exciting things we have planned for the upcoming holiday season. Be sure to check back often and sign up for our e-newsletter to stay up to date on all things Christmas. Don't wait to book your holiday stay at Fairmont Banff Springs!  


Christmas at the Castle 2021 



The Winter Wonderland 

New to the Castle this year, The Winter Wonderland is an exciting winter experience in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. The magical outdoor space will feature a skating rink, private fire pits & s'mores and a curling rink. There will also be a rustic cabin serving up local beer & wine as well as bites to enjoy while you take in the surrounding panoramic views. 


The North Pole 

The North Pole, located in the Gatehouse Foyer, will be home to festive activities for the whole family. From holiday arts & crafts to gingerbread house decorating, there's Christmas fun to be had by all, including Paint & Sip nights for the adults! Registration will be available as of Fall 2021  



Christmas Concert Series

This holiday season, we are proud to present a Christmas Concert Series at Fairmont Banff Springs! With a variety of Canadian musicians performing throughout the holiday season, you won't want to miss these special events! Registration will be available as of Fall 2021  

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New Year's Eve

This year we have something for everyone, no matter how you'd like to say farewell to 2021! From an exquisite multi-course dinner and wine pairings in 1888 Chop House to live music and roaming entertainment at Rundle Bar's first New Year's Eve Party, there is no shortage of exciting events at the Castle! We haven't forgotten about the little ones either; there will also be a family-friendly New Year's Eve Party taking place at The Vermillion Room. Cheers to 2022! 


Family Fun

In addition to the festivities taking place at the North Pole, we have even more exciting activities planned for the princes & princesses of the Castle! From crafts with Mrs. Claus to ornament painting and holiday movie nights, the Christmas fun never stops at Fairmont Banff Springs. Registration will be available as of Fall 2021 


Santa Suites

Experience the magic of Christmas at the Castle with a stay in one of our luxurious Santa Suites, perfectly decorated by Cory Christopher. Santa Suites will be available for bookings closer to the holiday season. Check back soon for more details! 


Private Holiday Dining

There's no better way to reunite with family and friends this holiday season than in one of our unique and intimate private dining venues. Enjoy a divine six-course festive dinner in our 360° Dome, share a meal with friends in one of Santa's private dining rooms or sip a warm drink by your own private fire pit on the terrace. 



Festive Dining Experiences

Discover incredible culinary experiences at every turn this holiday season. We are excited for the return of many favourite holiday traditions, including our extravagant festive buffets in The Vermillion Room. From Christmas Afternoon Tea to an exquisite New Year's Eve dinner in 1888 Chop House, we are thrilled to bring you the finest in holiday dining at the Castle.


Santa's Bar

Get into the festive spirit(s) at Santa's Bar, located at the Ramsay Bar above the North Pole. With over-the-top holiday decor, Santa's Bar is the perfect place to enjoy festive hand-crafted cocktails this holiday season. The Castello Italiana menu will also be available for those looking to enjoy a bite of rustic Italian cuisine alongside the holiday cocktails.