family making s'mores in the sun peaks village

What makes spending the holidays in Sun Peaks so special?

Holiday photos captured by Zuzy Rocka.

Spending Christmas and New Year’s in Sun Peaks is a quintessentially Canadian experience. You’ll find all the elements that make up a fairy-tale Christmas tucked into a snowy mountain valley. Where you can leave the stress of navigating busy streets and last-minute shopping behind, and simply walk or ski to visit with Santa, enjoy a family dinner together, and ring in the new year any time between 8:30 and, well, that's up to you. Here are six reasons to visit Sun Peaks during Christmas and New Year's, and some magical moments from this past holiday season.

#1: Santa always visits. And he'll go skiing with you, too!

Santa loves skiing at Sun Peaks! This past December he stopped in to visit families at the annual Holiday Kick-off event and then hit the slopes with them before Christmas. He doesn't make it out on the mountain very often so he sticks to 5 Mile, his favourite beginner run.

family with santa in sun peaks village

family walking in sun peaks village

#2: Someone else hangs the decorations & Chooses the music

Enjoy holiday decorations and festivities throughout Sun Peaks Village, without the stress of hauling out ladders and boxes of tangled lights.

From the decorated Christmas trees lining the slopes of Mt. Morrisey to carolling with Nancy Greene— let Sun Peaks accommodate your winter traditions!

live band playing in heavy snowfall at sun peaks

#3: Getting "Snowed In" Is a Good Thing

When the only road you need is open to skiers and horse-drawn sleigh rides. And in late December, it tends to snow a lot in Sun Peaks (ski photo captured December 30, 2022 by Noah Lara).

family on horse-drawn sleigh ride in sun peaks village

Skiing powder in sun peaks on December 30, 2022

couple warming up in sun peaks village

#4: No one has to cook

Sun Peaks takes the stress out of holiday meal prep with Christmas or New Year's Eve dinners available throughout the Sun Peaks Village. That doesn't mean you can't still make your own s'mores, though.

Kids looking at candy apples in the sun peaks village

family making s'mores in the sun peaks village

#5: The best New Year's Eve fireworks

Plus guaranteed front-row seating to signature events to ring in the new year. The best part is it's all over by 9 p.m, so you can enjoy the celebration with your whole family without staying up late. 


sun peaks fireworks

sun peaks fireworks photo

#6: New Year's resolutions are more fun here

Whether it's getting more fresh air, family time or learning a new sport, you'll find tons of excuses to get outside in Sun Peaks.

family learning to ski in sun peaks

family skiing in sun peaks

family getting hot chocolate during christmas