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Finding the holiday spirit at Sun Peaks this winter
December 3, 2013: Santa’s Alpine Visit on December 14 and Activities with Santa from December 22 to 24

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Sun Peaks, BC - For those dreaming of a white Christmas, Sun Peaks’ snowy alpine village is the perfect backdrop for a memorable holiday experience. During Santa’s Alpine Visit on December 14 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, kids and adults alike can get in the festive spirit with a host of activities, including professional photos with Santa himself.
 
“After the great success of this event last winter, we are excited to be offering even more complimentary holiday-inspired activities,” says Janice Nankivell, events manager with Tourism Sun Peaks. “We will have maple taffy pops made right in the snow, musical performances by B3 Kings, storytelling with elves, plus a lot more throughout the village, which will be decorated and glowing with Christmas lights.”
 
Market vendors will be selling a variety of handmade items providing the perfect opportunity for unique gift shopping. And no Christmas event would be complete without sipping hot apple cider and a tour sampling select village restaurants’ delicious holiday fare.
 
Sun Peaks’ winter activity operators will be on hand demonstrating snowshoeing, horse drawn sleigh rides and dog sledding. Families can take part in Gingerbread Man decorating and hear the Christmas Angel read a poem from above the village roof tops.
 
“It’s a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday experience,” says Christopher Nicolson, president of Tourism Sun Peaks. “The village offers the perfect opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle and spend time with your friends and family, which is really what this time of year is about.”
 
Alpine Images will be providing professional photos with Santa between 3:00p.m. and 5:00p.m. which can be purchased for $10.
 
Don’t miss the 5Forty True Urban Assault Rail Jam taking place in the upper village at 3:30pm, showcasing ski and snowboard tricks in an exciting, one-of-a-kind competition set-up.
 
Shortly before Christmas, from December 22 to 24, Santa will return to Sun Peaks for last minute gift requests and ice skating, skiing and breakfast with families. And there is no better place to ring in 2014 than the base of Sundance Mountain with thousands of guests, featuring the traditional First Flight Big Air Invitational, Torchlight Parade and fireworks on December 31.
 
December 14
Winter Activity Sampler: Meet the snowshoe, horse sleigh and dog sled tour teams
Maple Taffy Pops
Market Vendors from 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Gingerbread Decorating Station at Vertical Cafe for $1
Storytelling with Elves at 4:00pm
B3 Kings live from 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Free Village Restaurant Sampler Tour
Christmas Angel's Holiday Poem – 5:00pm
Photos with Santa from 3:00pm – 5:00pm
5Forty True Urban Assault Rail Jam - 3:30pm
 
December 22
Skating with Santa from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Sun Peaks Skating Rink

December 23
Skiing with Santa at 10:30am and 1:30pm
Top of Sunburst Express Chairlift

December 24
Breakfast with Santa at 8:00am and 9:00am
Masa’s Bar & Grill - $5 per person
Book at the Adventure Centre 250-578-5542
adventures@sunpeakstourism.com
 
December 31
First Flight Big Air Invitational from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Kids Glow Stick Parade at 7:45pm
Torchlight Parade at 8:00pm
Fireworks at 8:30pm
 
For a full list of Holiday events at Sun Peaks, visit www.SunPeaksResort.com/events-and-festivals/events-calendar.

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