Sun Peaks for the holidays

For an extra special treat, take part in the New Year’s Eve Snowshoe Tour

The Sun Peaks Education Society is hosting the Winter Holiday Art Market & Gift Wrapping on Dec. 20 at the Hearthstone Lodge. The room will be bursting with arts and fine crafts such as paintings, stained glass, fibre art, jewellery, pottery, sculpture, soap works and much more. Gift wrapping will be offered by donation, with all proceeds going to the Sun Peaks Education Society.

From Dec. 22 to 24, Santa will be at the resort once again to go skiing, skating and will join in a pancake breakfast with families spending their holiday time at Sun Peaks.

And what would the holidays be without amazing food? In addition to events combining outdoor recreation with delicious dinners, such as the Fondue Dinner & Evening Descent, Snowshoe Campfire Cookout & S’mores and the Starlight Nordic Ski & Àpres, restaurants throughout the village are offering set menu dinners and buffets with local and regional specialties.

Guests will ring in the New Year with thousands of other families at the base of Sun Peaks’ three peaks. The festivities kick off on Dec. 31 with the First Flight Big Air Invitational in the Rockstar Energy Terrain Park at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Kids Glowstick Parade on the village platter learning area. Then, the Sundance ski run will be alive with an iridescent red glow as skiers and boarders descend the mountain with lit torches during the famous Torchlight Parade. The grand finale is a spectacular fireworks show against the mountain backdrop!

For an extra special treat, take part in the New Year’s Eve Snowshoe Tour which features amazing views overlooking the glowing East Village and allows guests to enjoy a fantastic view of the Torchlight Descent and Fireworks across the valley.

For more information and a full events listing go to www.SunPeaksResort.com/Events.