Must-See Events

This holiday season, Fairmont Banff Springs will come alive with the sights and sounds of Christmas. From decking our halls with boughs of holly to hanging our stockings by the chimney with care, celebrate with family and friends the tidings of the season!


With so much planned to make your stay at the castle as memorable as possible, we've carefully wrapped and put a bow on the 6 must-see events for you to discover.  

Here's our guide to spending Christmas at the Castle.

Holiday Castle Carolers

The stage is set and within the walls of the castle our holiday celebration is well under way. From the grand Christmas tree in Mt. Stephen Hall to visiting the Santa Suite every hallway is dripping with Christmas joy. To cap it all off our Holiday Castle Carolers are here to make sure you 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.' So grab your loved ones and let your heart be light with the sounds of the season. 


Friday, December 21, 2018 from

9:00pm - 10:00pm in Mt. Stephen Hall


Monday, December 24, 2018 from

8:00pm - 9:00pm in Mt. Stephen Hall 

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Grand and unique in their own way - Fairmont Banff Springs is home to many festive Christmas trees. Decorated from the beginning of December till the New Year these trees play a special role here in the Castle. Join us for our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony as it marks the countdown to Christmas. 


Saturday, December 21, 2018 from                5:00pm - 5:15pm in Mt. Stephen Hall 

Santa Suite

Ever wondered where Santa spends some downtime before his big journey across the globe? The castle is home to Santa's very own suite and decorated just the way jolly St. Nick likes it. This Christmas he's opening the doors to his suite to let all his friends visit!

In the spirit of giving - Santa's Suite will have a donation box with all proceeds going to the Alberta Children's Hospital.

December 18 -21, 23, 25, 26, 27, 2018 from 12:00pm - 5:00pm & December 22 & 24, 2018 from 12:00pm - 4:00pm in the Oak Room 

The Great Santa Send-Off

He's made his list, he's checked it twice and he knows who has been naughty or nice! It's time for Santa to check out of Fairmont Banff Springs and make his way around the globe. Come wish him well before his big journey.

December 24, 2018 from 4:30pm - 4:45pm  

PS - be sure to stay for a festive feast that jolly St. Nick would approve of at our Cascade Christmas Eve Buffet - reservations available on December 1, 2018.

Ice Skating at the Castle

Enjoy our new outdoor skating rink overlooking gorgeous Rocky Mountain terrain. Rentals available from Chateau Mountain Sports, located on property.

Opening mid-December, weather permitting.  

New Year's Eve Gala

Join us for a celebration fit for royalty! Executive Chef Robert Ah's four-course meal is served while a live orchestra plays.

December 31, 2018. Click here for more details.  

Theatre Shows

This holiday season in collaboration with Ryan Carter Productions we're bringing you two stage productions! From the classic and heartwarming, A Christmas Carol to the hilarious story-telling in Canada: The Musical, these can't be missed shows are playing in our very own theatre. 

Click here for more details. 

Fairmont Banff Springs
405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Alberta
Canada T1L 1J

TEL + 1 403 762 2211

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