Whistler’s 20th Annual Alcohol-Free New Years Event
Whistler’s First Night is the legendary come one come all NewYear’s Eve Celebration that takes over Whistler’s Village Squareand the Conference Center to say goodbye to the old and to welcomethe new. The 20th annual alcohol-free evening promotes a”Celebration of the Arts” and this year on the eve of Whistlerbeing a host city for the Winter Olympics promises an exciting airof what 2011 will hold. The event will be an evening of fun andfantasy, featuring an inspiring program of great live music,storytelling, art workshops and street entertainment for people ofall ages. This showcasing of talented musicians, actors andcomedians as well as the creativity of local artists blends into afun and exciting mix of performing and participatory arts.
A True Family-Friendly Celebration
The lively energy that is First Night gets underway @ 6:30pm onDecember 31st which leaves enough time to explore and experiencethe celebration in its entirety before the new year is upon us.First Night promotes the “family friendly message” and is proudlyan alcohol-free evening. Whistler Village’s perimeter is securedand for the nominal entry advance ticket fee of $15 adults/ $8 – 12years and under, or evening fee of $20 adult and $10 – 12 andunder, 2 years and under are FREE.
Whistler provides a safe, secure and creative alternative toalcohol-based New Year’s celebrations.
Keeping in line with the “there’s something for everyone” theme,First Night offers a 9:30pm countdown for the younger participantsin the crowd that can’t quite last until the actual stroke ofmidnight.
Of course a New Year’s celebration cannot exist withoutfireworks! Locals and visitors alike ring in the New Yearsound-tracked by live performances on two stages and memorablefireworks display lighting up the mountains.
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CommentsDecember 31, 2010
Whistler Sliding Centre returns for the 2010 – 2011 winterseason this month starting with the Viessmann FIBT World Cup.
The Viessmann FIBT World Cup will be the first competitive eventto take place at the Whistler Sliding Centre since the 2010 Olympicand Paralympic Winter Games that took place last year.
Skeleton and Bobsleigh events featuring some of the bestathletes from Canada and around the world starts November 25 andwill continue on through until November 27th.
FIBT World Cup directions, schedules, and admission costs areavailable from WhistlerSliding Centre website .
Whistler Sliding Centre Tours
Take a self guided tour of one of Whistler’s premier Olympicskeleton, luge and bobsleigh tracks and see where dreams cametrue.
Built between 2005 and 2007, Whistler Sliding Centre took almosttwo full years to complete in order to be ready for last yearsOlympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Easy access via the Excalibur Gondola, stop in and see theaction.
The Whistler Sliding Centre is only one of the many newfeatures passed on after the 2010 games at the most popular ski resort in the world.
We’ve grown and we here at Aloha WhistlerAccommodation would love to have you backagain for another season.
Photo by Steve Rogers.