The Peak of Christmas

Santa, Skating, the Light Walk and More. Celebrate Christmas at Vancouver's North Pole.

The Peak of Christmas

Feel the enchantment and radiance of twinkling lights, the calm echo of the snow, the warmth of Santa’s smile as he greets you in his workshop and the joy of witnessing real reindeer – only here at Vancouver’s North Pole.

November 23, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Come visit Vancouver's North Pole this Christmas
Glide on Grouse Mountain's outdoor skating pond


Enjoy the natural beauty of Blue Grouse Lake, lit by breathtaking light installations. Stroll through the light tunnel and marvel at new additions including a magnificent lit deer.

Experience the tranquil beauty of skating on our 8,000 square foot mountaintop Ice Skating Pond, surrounded by snow-topped trees.

Visit the Theatre in the Sky to enjoy Christmas movies on our large high-definition screen. Or visit Elf Headquarters and create your very own Christmas craft, write a letter to Santa or see how you measure up to an Elf.

These fabulous Peak of Christmas activities are all complimentary with a Mountain Admission Ticket, Annual Membership, Winter Season Pass, or Lift Ticket.
Come visit Grouse Mountain's magical Light Walk this holiday season.

A Mountain Full of Magic with Just One Ticket

Access to the Peak of Christmas is included with your Annual Local's Pass, Y2Play or Winter Season Pass as well as regular Mountain Admission tickets. 

Santa's Workshop: Meet Santa in person to share those holiday wishes. 12pm-8pm

Light Walk: Be awestruck by the glow of light against a majestic mountain backdrop. Walk amongst the fir and spruce around Blue Grouse Lake where stunning light installations bring radiance to the winter night. From a light tunnel to lanterns, marvel at the beauty as snow crunches under foot. Dusk-10pm

Sliding Zone: Get your snow carpet rental* and…slide! It’s the Sliding Zone, providing designated lanes and groomed terrain perfect for sliding. Whoosh! Perfect for the child in all of us. Snow level and weather permitting. 12pm-8pm

Mountaintop Sleigh Rides: Embark on a magical ride through our Winter Wonderland. Snow level and weather permitting.  

Gingerbread Village: Stroll through and vote for your favourite sweet creation in support of BC Children's Hospital. 10am-10pm

Santa’s Reindeer: Meet Santa's reindeer in the Reindeer Habitat next to Santa's Workshop. 9am-10pm
Peak of Christmas Reindeer

Reindeer Ranger Talks: Learn all about Santa's reindeer at the Reindeer Habitat. 12pm, 3pm

Story Time: Warm your heart with the story of Jack and his best bear friend, Theo. Located in Elf Headquarters. 1pm, 4pm

Craft Station: Create your own Peak of Christmas memory to bring home. Located in Elf Headquarters. 11am-7pm 

Send a letter to Santa: Share your holiday wishes with the big guy in a proper letter. Located in the Elf Headquarters. 9:30am-9pm

Christmas Movies: Watch fun family Christmas movies on the big screen in the Theatre in the Sky. 9:30am-9pm

Skate under the Stars: Enjoy the crisp mountain air as you glide atop our magical 8,000 square foot skating pond. Skates available for rent at the Fireside Hut, next to the Skate Pond. 9am-10pm 

Live Entertainment: Enjoy feature performances Christmas week.  Sound Eclectic Choir: Saturday December 15th - 3pm-5pm
VOC Sweet Soul Gospel Choir:  Sunday December 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and Monday December 24th - 1pm-3pm 
Ginger and Snap: Saturday December 8th, 15th and 22nd -  11:30am -12:30pm
 À Tout Choeur: Saturday, December 22nd - 1pm-3pm


Breakfast with Santa: Want to make the day unforgettable? Start your day of festive fun by treating your family to breakfast with the jolly man himself.  

Corporate Parties: Celebrate your office Christmas party in a very special setting at the top of Grouse Mountain. To avoid disappointment, book early to reserve the date and time you'd like. 

Call 604.980.9311 to reserve your table in any of our Holiday Dining Events.


Be sure to sharpen your skates - the mountaintop Ice Skating Pond is now open 9am - 10pm! Rentals are also available from the Fireside Hut.