First Night 2012

Posted: Friday, November 25, 2011

Whistler First Night

Whistler's First Night is a New Year's Eve Celebration that takes over Whistler's Village Square and the Whistler Conference Center. This is a family friendly event and an alcohol-free evening.  The evening promotes a "Celebration of the Arts". Join local and visitors to say goodbye to the old and welcome the new.  There will be a great line up of events including live music, storytelling, art workshops and street entertainment.

Youth Zone

For young adults aged 19 and under there will be a First Night Club at the Whistler Conference Centre.  The evening will feature the Much Music Dance Party and there will not be a parent in sight!  As well as a dance party there will be great door prizes, games and refreshments. The youth zone will open at 6.30pm.

Kids Zone

Activities for children include a creative zone at the Whistler Conference Centre. The zone opens at 6.30pm.  Make fun arts and crafts and enjoy entertainment including jugglers, clowns, face paints, pantomime, bouncing castles and live music.  This will be a fun evening for both adults and children.


No New Years Eve celebration is complete without a firework display.  Ring in the New Year and watch the mountains light up with a special firework display.  For the younger children, there will be a New Years Eve countdown at 9.30pm.


First Night Whistler starts at 6:30pm on December 31. Whistler Village's perimeter is secured for the evening and tickets are required.  You can purchase tickets in advance at the Tourism Whistler Activity Centre (Located at the TELUS Conference Centre) or at the Whistler Visitor Information Centre (Located at Whistler Bus/Taxi Loop).  Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children 12 years and under.   Tickets go on sale on December 1.  You can purchase tickets on the evening for $20 adult and $10 for children 12 and under. Children 2 years and under are free.

A complete schedule of events will be announced soon.  Visit Whistler First Night 2012 for more details.

Do you need Whistler hotel accommodation for First Night Whistler 2012?

The Whistler Holiday Inn offers a great location in the heart of Whistler Village.  It is conveniently located close to all the events happening on New Year's Eve.  Amenities include fireplaces, kitchen facilities, cable, hairdryers, clock radios, complimentary in-room tea/coffee and free wired high-speed Internet access.  This is the perfect location to celebrate New Year's Eve in Whistler.

Please contact our reservation staff for more information about the Whistler Holiday Inn or the Whistler First Night 2012.

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