Public Events


Events For All To Enjoy

This holiday season, Fairmont Banff Springs will come alive with the sights and sounds of Christmas. Step inside the Castle for a tailored program of events and activities set to ignite your festive season. 


If you're not a Registered Hotel Guest, pencil these public events into your diary to liven up your festive season!


A Christmas Carol

Do not miss this heartwarming tale of a man named Scrooge who is visited by three ghosts and learns what the true meaning of Christmas is all about! Through the use of puppets, music and not-to-be-missed moments of magic, this show is perfect for families of all ages.

1:30pm - December 11 & 13

2:00pm - December 14, 15, 21, 22, 24 & 25

8:00pm - December 11, 12, 14, 15, 19-28


Festive Nights

Enjoy a night of festivities at the Castle!

This three part series welcomes holiday shopping specials at the Shops at Fairmont Banff Springs, free hot cider & cookies, crafts with Mrs. Claus and letter writing to Santa. You can also skate with Santa or tour the magical Santa's Suite!

Friday Dec 13, 5:00pm to 9:00pm


Santa's Bar

This year Fairmont Banff Springs welcomes Santa's Bar, your festive locale for an evening aperitivo.


Santa's Bar overlooks the excitement of the North Pole where Christmas characters and candy canes galore are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit! 

Join us every Friday evening from 4pm to 8pm for live music performed by local Bow Valley artists. 

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Festive Dining

Let the sweet cinnamon & candy aromas of the Castle spice up your festive season. Let our culinary team go above & beyond to make your festive dining experience unforgettable. Let us welcome you home for lunch, dinner or tea this festive season


Dinner in Santa's Suite

After weeks of making his lists and checking them twice, Santa needs a little rest in his own personal Fairmont Suite. We invite you to enjoy a five course family style dinner served in Santa's suite here at the Castle. There may just be a visitor from the North Pole!



December 18 - 24, starting at 6:00pm. Accommodates 8-12 guests. Reservations required minimum 72 hours prior. $2,600 includes private access to Santa's Suite, five course dinner, dinner wine, gratuity and tax

Make reservations by email or by phone at + 1 403 762 6860.

Christmas Festive Tea

 DEC 14, 15, 21 - 31 & JAN 1

The Rundle Lounge takes England's most beloved ritual to new heights. With breathtaking views, enjoy a festive themed Afternoon Tea.

Upper Rundle Lounge - 11 am to 5 pm

Adults: $65 / Children 6-12: $35 / 
Children 5 & Under: FREE for registered guests of the hotel.

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Book on OpenTable, by email or by phone 
+ 1 403 762 6860.

Holiday Brunch at the Vermillion Room

DEC 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29

Our Holiday Brunch features a delicious menu with Canadian and international favourites in our French brasserie. 

The Vermillion Room - 11 am to 3 pm

Adults: $75 / Children 6-12: $35 / 
Children 5 & Under: FREE

Book on OpenTable, by email or by phone + 1 403 762 6860.

New Year's Eve Gala


Our grand Van Horne Ballroom transforms into a celebration fit for Kings and Queens! Executive Chef Robert Ash's four course meal is served while Barry Shaw and the Fairmont Banff Springs Orchestra plays in the background. Table wine and host bar service are included in the evenings events with a premium wine selection to choose from. 

Tables are dressed with party favours to get you in the mood for a memory-filled arrival of the New Year. The band counts in the New Year while our culinary team renews your appetite with a midnight snack buffet. 
Children ages 3 - 12 may attend the New Year's Kids Party starting at 6:00pm.


Van Horn Ballroom​
6:00 pm Reception
7:00 pm Dinner
10:00 pm to 1:00 am Dance

Reservations are mandatory and must be prepaid. Ticket sales will close on December 30 at 5:00 pm. Refunds will not be processed after December 26, 2019. Ticket sales will close at 12 pm (noon) on December 30th

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

TEL + 1 403 762 2211

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