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October 6-9, Long Weekend Celebrations

Celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving and Columbus Day in Whistler.

Autumn's spectacular colours create a vibrant backdrop for October long weekend events in Whistler. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, a family retreat, fall is the perfect time to visit - rain or shine! Come up and join in the fun!

Signature events include family entertainment, and harvest themed dining - including Fairmont's fabulous turkey feasts, Turkey-To-Go, and Sunday Brunch. Right next door, the Farmer's Market, Whistler Blackcomb's legendary Turkey Sale and Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club will be hosts to even more long weekend activities.

VIDEO: Scenes from a Whistler Thanksgiving

STAY TUNED FOR OUR OCTOBER LONG WEEKEND 2017 SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES COMING IN AUGUST!

Starting Friday, October 6 we will be celebrating the season with memorable family entertainment and activities.  
(Activities and times are subject to change. Complete schedules will be supplied upon your arrival at the hotel.)

Check out the 2016 Thanksgiving Weekend Activities Brochure!

Whistler Blackcomb's Turkey Sale: Be sure to check out Whistler's famous Turkey Sale - the year's best deals on ski and snowboard gear, apparel and merchandise.  Sale takes place all weekend-long in the Blackcomb Daylodge neighbouring Fairmont Chateau Whistler. 

Below is some information on what we did last year. Updates to our Thanksgiving 2017 programming coming in August.

2016

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7

Hot Turkey Sandwiches | Portobello from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For a lighter meal, Hot Turkey Sandwiches featuring roasted turkey on a fresh ciabatta bun with pan gravy, cranberry sauce and caramelized onion-bacon jam, will be available for lunch in Portobello.  

Fairmont Fridays & Live Entertainment | Mallard Lounge from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Fairmont Fridays in The Mallard Lounge are a local favorite with weekly specials. Unique cocktails and local brews are the perfect complement to live entertainment.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8

Carve a Pumpkin like a Pro | Frontenac Foyer from 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Learn tips and tricks that will help prepare you for the big pumpkin carving event tomorrow!

Hot Turkey Sandwiches | Portobello from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For a lighter meal, visit Portobello for Hot Turkey Sandwiches on a fresh ciabatta bun - complete with with pan gravy, cranberry sauce and caramelized onion-bacon jam.

Community Events: The season's final Farmer's Market will be held right outside the doors of the Fairmont featuring artisan wares; fresh, local produce and live entertainment from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.  

'The Life of Pie' Baking Demonstration | Frontenac A Foyer from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Holiday pies can be a daunting proposition for novice and seasoned bakers alike. Join our Fairmont Pastry Chef for tips and techniques to transform holiday dessert preparation into a pleasurable pastime that is as easy as ... well, you know!  Recipes will be provided.

The Fairmont Pumpkin Ball | Frontenac Ballroom C from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Calling all knights and princesses of the Chateau! Come join us for an evening full of family fun, including face painting, candy apple decorating, crafts, and more. Feel free to dress in costume!

Little Pumpkin Playroom | Frontenac Ballroom A from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
A special place for our youngest guests this long weekend filled with games, toys, coloring books and a bouncy castle. (Adult supervision required)

Games Room | Frontenac Ballroom B from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
The Games Room entertainment area features a video gaming centre, foosball, table tennis and board games. Young children must be accompanied by an adult.

Thanksgiving Dinner | The Wildflower, Grill Room and Mallard Lounge from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
In addition to seasonal menu selections, the Fairmont culinary team will be featuring a traditional Thanksgiving dinner option. 

The Fairmont 'Glow in the Dark' Turkey Trot | Meet in the Hotel Lobby for 8:00 p.m.
Gather your friends and family to enjoy the fresh autumn air and beautiful forest silence for an evening 30-minute stroll or 45-minute power-walk led by staff from Fairmont Chateau Whistler Health Club. Sign up in advance in the Health Club and meet at the Concierge Desk in the hotel lobby. (We will be trotting rain or shine).   

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9

Photo Opportunity - Who Will You Meet in the Fairmont Pumpkin Patch? | Croquet Lawn from 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
Have your camera ready for whimsical, roving characters in and around the pumpkin patch located adjacent to the Mallard Terrace. 

Family Pumpkin Carving  | Croquet Lawn from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Pick your favourite squash from the pumpkin patch and transform it into a Thanksgiving work-of-art! Your beautiful jack-o-lantern will be displayed on the Croquet Lawn and Mallard Patio wall in the evening, for all of our hotel guests to enjoy.

Community Events: The Farmer's Market continues right outside the doors of the Fairmont from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Harvest Brunch | The Wildflower from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m 
Celebrate the tastes and the bounty of the season with a relaxed Harvest Brunch served for those enjoying a late morning breakfast or casual noon meal. Reservations are recommended. Adults $65, children 6-12 years old $29.  Taxes and gratuities extra. 

Hot Turkey Sandwiches | Portobello from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For a lighter meal, Hot Turkey Sandwiches will be available for lunch. The lunch features roasted turkey on a fresh ciabatta bun with pan gravy, cranberry sauce and caramelized onion-bacon jam.

Canning, Pickling and Preserves 101 | Frontenac A Foyer from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Crazy for canning? Jazzed about jam? Passionate for pickles? Let our pickle and preserve master demonstrate their tips and tricks. This fun and educational event is kind of a big dill!

Little Pumpkin Playroom | Frontenac Ballroom A from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
A special place for our littlest guests this long weekend filled with games, toys, coloring books and a bouncy castle. (Adult supervision required)

Games Room | Frontenac Ballroom B from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
The Games Room entertainment area features a video gaming centre, foosball, table tennis and board games. Young children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fairmont 500 Zucchini Car Races & Show n' Shine | Frontenac Ballroom C from4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Get your race hats on for the annual Fairmont 500 zucchini car races and Show n' Shine. Compete for the fastest and best decorated zucchini to win. Spaces (and zucchinis) are on a first-come, first-served basis! Registration opens at 4:00 pm.

Thanksgiving Dinner | The Wildflower, Grill Room and Mallard Lounge from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
In addition to seasonal menu selections, the Fairmont culinary team will be featuring a traditional Thanksgiving dinner option. 

Fireside Howl at the moon Sing-Along | Wildflower Patio - 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
By the light of the silvery moon, share hot chocolate, marshmallows and sweet harmonies at this outdoor fireside sing-along. *weather dependent


Turkey-To-Go: Pre Ordered Thanksgiving Dinner

Available for pick-up Saturday, Sunday and Monday, October 7, 8, & 9, 2017

It's a holiday dream come true.

Pick up the phone. Place an order. Then put your feet up. Portobello Market & Fresh Bakery in Whistler’s Upper Village takes all the hassle out of preparing a scrumptious Thanksgiving feast by doing all the hard work for you. Our chefs will prepare your Thanksgiving turkey, you just take it home. And if you like - you can even take the credit. We won’t tell. Learn more.

Orders will be taken starting September 10, 2017.  


For assistance in planning all your Thanksgiving activities in Whistler, contact our Fairmont Concierge Desk at 604 938 2006 or e-mail CWR.Concierge@fairmont.com.

Thanksgiving and beyond, Whistler's Events Calendar is full of exciting programs and celebrations. For exclusive offers and updates, subscribe to Fairmont Chateau Whistler's e-newsletter.


*All Whistler activities listed above (not including dining options) are exclusively for registered guests of Fairmont Chateau Whistler resort and are subject to change.

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