Festival of Trees, ‘The Cabin’ Pop-Up, Merry Meals, New Year’s Gala, and Holiday Après
Make it a winter white festive season escape at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler. A magical energy is in the air as guests savour special time with family and friends both on-and-off, the mountain. Whistler Cubs activities invite kids to play holiday-style, while the return of the much-loved ‘The Cabin’ pop-up allows families to reconnect over local food and drinks. New Year’s Eve celebrations, Festival of Trees, a Ski Concierge program and a playful resort mascot, Maola, round out the Resort’s options that ensure the happiest of holidays
Festival of Trees – December 1, 2017 through January 1, 2018
The team at Four Seasons Resort Whistler is excited to be decking the halls for its second annual Festival of Trees celebration in partnership with with BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Festival of Trees has become a vibrant, feel-good, do-good holiday event in communities across British Columbia. The event transforms hotel lobbies across BC with brilliantly decorated trees.
“The Cabin” Pop-Up Returns
Festive season is possibly the most wonderful time of the year. Bustling, buzzing and blanketed in inviting white powder, the Resort embraces the holiday spirit to ensure guests have the best winter holiday possible. This year, hungry and thirsty guests, will once again have the opportunity to enjoy this fun and popular dining option. This cozy lounge welcomes avid skiers and snow bunnies alike, with live edge tables and an outdoor heated terrace and fire pit.
The menu features an array of crowd and family favourites including fresh local seafood, charcuterie share plates and hearty dishes like Kobe Meatballs and Braised Lamb Shank. Save room for Nutella Mousse and Maple Pecan Pie. The Cabin will be operate from December 18 to 30 from 4:00pm to 9:00pm.
Dine In with a Fortifying Family Feast – Cast Iron Chicken Dinner
Recharging with family is one of the best parts of family vacation. To ensure you get enough one-on-one we recommend you dine in and enjoy Chef Eren’s Cast Iron Chicken Dinner. For $188 the family will enjoy a gorgeous Mixed Field Greens salad, a perfectly roasted Fraser Valley Chicken, Grilled Prawns and Okanagan Pear and Cranberry Crumble with Sorbet. Customized your meal with these delicious add-on enhancements like Creamed Spinach, Sautéed Mushrooms, Alaskan King Crab, Seared Scallops and Japanese Wagyu A5 Sirloin. Order through in-room dining.
Enjoy Holiday Après at SIDECUT Bar
Four Seasons guests are invited to descend the mountain to SIDECUT’s bar to enjoy the daily complimentary BC wine tastings from 4pm to 5pm. Our sommelier has also created a Festive Rose program that features Mulled Rose in the Library from 4pm to 5pm as well as a selection of rose wines by the glass. Warm up with hot chocolate and coffee which can be happily spiked with Bailey’s, Sortilege Whisky, or Frangelico. Live music from some of Whistler and Vancouver’s best talent will be on hand to get the party started from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
Ring in 2018 with a Variety of New Year’s Eve and Day Programming
New Year’s Eve Three Course Dinner | 5:30pm to 9pm at SIDECUT
As one year comes to an end and the next year begins, celebrate the new year with SIDECUT’s three-course New Year’s Eve dinner with loved ones $195/adult & $90/child (6 to 12 years old)
Whistler Cubs | 6:00pm to 1:00am
Activity-based programming for children of all ages located throughout the resort. See concierge for schedule.
New Year’s Eve Gala | 7:00pm to 1:00am
Ring in the New Year with Four Seasons Whistler. Black Tie reception from 7:00pm to 8:00pm followed by live band from 8:00pm to 10:00pm, a midnight toast. Tickets include 2 drink tickets and a decadent five course dinner and champagne toast at midnight. $265/adult and $100/child (6 to 12 years old)
Children’s New Year’s Eve Dinner | 6:00pm to 1:00am
While the adults have some fun, the kids can enjoy dinner, movies and games with the Four Seasons team. Ages 5 – 12 $65/child, Under 5 – $55/hour with babysitter
New Year’s Day Brunch Buffet | 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Celebrate the first day of the new year with a sumptuous feast with your favourites at SIDECUT. $59/adult, $25/child (6 to 12 years old)
The Cabin | New Year’s Day | 5:00 pm to 10:00pm
Our après ski pop-up dining concept returns – imbibe festive cocktails along with delectable share plates amongst friends and loved ones – young and old. Family-friendly lounge with outdoor heated terrace and fire pit.
Holidays Made Simple for Families
Kids are the star at Four Seasons Whistler – treats on check-in, kids five-and-under eat free, child robes, and amenities. The holidays are extra special with daily offerings of a game room open from 10am to 10pm, Four Seasons’ signature hot chocolate in the lobby from 2pm to 4pm, s’mores by the fire pit from 4pm to 6pm, and more.
For kids, the pool is a destination in and of itself – an ideal one-stop flop. Kids loving trying to find the Resort’s four-legged ambassador, Maola, a two year old Alaskan Malamute. Named for the distinctive markings on her sweet face, Maola is a nickname that translates to “raccoon” in traditional Lil’wat language to honour the area’s First Nations heritage.
Whistler Cubs returns for another year with its winter-centric activity based programming at the Resort that gives the whole family time to bond. Kids will enjoy an array of activities that include winter arts and crafts to egg races, scavenger hunts, cookie & cupcake decorating, bingo, movie nights and more.
Expedition North Pole
The Four Seasons kid-friendly team provides interactive holiday entertainment that includes move and a dinner. Offered daily during the holiday season from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. $45 per child, $25 per hour for children under 5 years old. Pre-registration required through concierge.
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About Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler:
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler is one of North America’s top mountain resorts having been named Whistler’s only Forbes Five Star Resort. In addition to world-class skiing, this award winning Four Seasons Mountain Resort offers the ultimate year-round getaway in an enviable location, as well as fine dining, luxurious spa retreats and après ski offerings. With the Resorts’ signature amenities and renowned, personalized service, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler is in a class of its own among mountain destinations.
About SIDECUT Modern Steak + Bar
Steak with an edge. Named for the curvature on the side of a ski or snowboard, SIDECUT offers a modern take on traditional mountain cuisine. Situated in the Four Seasons Resort at the celebrated alpine location of Whistler, the restaurant’s sleek wood interior offers an inviting setting where diners can cozy up to the open fireplace or bask on the sun soaked patio. SIDECUT features perfectly cooked and seasoned steak and other premium proteins paired with a wide selection of sides that range from decadent to diet-friendly. SIDECUT bar features an all-day lounge menu featuring Chef Eren Guryel’s tasty bites and an irresistible line up of hand-crafted cocktails, thoughtfully chosen wine and local craft beer.