Christmas Events at The Rimrock

Get in the holiday spirit and explore the wonder of Christmas in the heart of the Rocky Mountains with a stay at The Rimrock Resort Hotel. It’s the time of the year when ugly sweaters are not only acceptable but encouraged. From the Family Fun Zone, decorating cookies, movie nights, meeting the big man in red, to sitting around the Grand Fireplace with loved ones, this Christmas will be a Christmas the whole family will remember for a lifetime!

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Daily Events

Family Fun Zone

Come to the "Zone of Fun!" where there will be air hockey, foosball, ping pong, board games and more!


Hot Chocolate Station

2pm – 5pm

Complimentary Hot Chocolate available in the lobby to warm you up from your adventures.



Join us in The Rimrock Courtyard for s'mores, hot chocolate, warm blankets, and a roaring fire!
*S'more kits and beverages available for purchase.


Live Entertainment in the Larkspur

6pm – 9pm

Sit around the Grand Fireplace and listen to live entertainment brought to you by local musicians!


Live Entertainment in Divas

*except December 31st*
7pm – 10pm

Join us for live entertainment provided by local musicians while sipping on one of our curated holiday cocktails prepared by our mixologists. Adorned with Divas from throughout the many can you recognize on our walls?


Ice Skating

9am – 10pm

A skating rink at 750 feet above the Town of Banff – the views couldn’t be better!
*Skate rentals are available through the Spa for $5/hour


In-House Movies

We will be playing two movies each day in the Wildrose Ballroom with our afternoon matinee movie beginning at 2pm and our evening showing beginning at 8pm. For a full list of movies please see the events calendar.


Primrose Buffet

5pm – 9:30pm

Each night we will offer a featured buffet, starting with a Taste of the Rockies on December 23rd. For a full list of buffets, please see the events calendar.

Christmas Eve Events


Pasta Buffet in Primrose

5pm – 9:30pm

Featuring made-to-order pasta, flatbreads, assorted seafood appetizers and a build your own salad bar.

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Santa’s Cookie Station

3pm – 4pm

Come to the gorgeous Hawthorn room and decorate your Christmas sugar cookies with the family! There will be coffee and hot chocolate, and a pastry chef to assist in your magical creations.


Christmas Carolers

5pm – 6pm

Join us in the Lobby for some Christmas Carol fun!


Christmas Family Celebration

7:30pm – 9:30pm

Join us in the Wildrose Foyer at 7:30pm to enjoy some tasty hot beverages, delectable desserts and eggnog before settling in for our special entertainment. Beginning at 8pm, The Rimrock magician will be there to awe and delight with his holidays illusions. Conclude your evening of Holiday joy by taking part in a sing-a-long with Suzanne Morely and experience a traditional reading of the Christmas classic 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Then off to bed, with visions of sugarplums dancing in our heads.




Christmas Day

Pictures with Santa

9am – 10am

HO HO HO! Experience the wonder of Santa’s magical entrance; where will he come from, how did he get there, will you hear him approach (jingle, jingle, jingle). Santa, Mrs. Clause and their elves will be in tow with gifts for all the little Rimrockers and can’t wait to be a part of your family portrait. *Santa arrives promptly at 9am – ensure you get there early to see his arrival. He has many children to see so will be leaving when his bells strike 10.


Primrose Christmas Dinner

4pm – 9:30pm

Call 1.888.RIMROCK to reserve your table!
Indulge in a delicious four-course Christmas dinner prepared with Christmas care by our culinary team!
$90/per adult - Menu
$35/12 & under - Menu


The Rimrock Christmas Dinner Buffet

5pm – 8pm

Call 1.888.RIMROCK to reserve your table!
Enjoy a wide-array of festive creations curated by our award-winning culinary team. From traditional dishes, to chef attended live stations, we have something for everyone at this family-friendly event.
$90/person - Menu
$12/5 and under
*In-house guests only*


Christmas Dinner in Eden

6pm – 9:30pm

Call 1.888.RIMROCK to reserve your table!
Eden’s culinary team takes you on a journey with a special five-course menu just for Christmas. Add a Classic or Eden wine pairing to complete a perfect feast.
$225/person - Menu
*in-house guests only*

New Years Eve


Ice Gala

Seating begins at 5:30pm – Dance begins at 9:30pm – 1am

Step into a world of ICE at our ice-themed New Year’s Eve Party! Start the evening off with an incredible buffet prepared by our award-winning culinary team and end with a party featuring the 2022 Entertainer of the Year for Canadian Special Events, The Dueling Piano Kings!
$150/person - Menu
$50 5 and under


Primrose New Year’s Eve Dinner

6pm – 9:30pm

Enjoy a five-course New Year’s Eve feast and then join us in the Wildrose Ballroom for the Ice Gala at 9:30pm and a midnight toast.
$150/person - Menu
*13 + only*


Eden New Year’s Eve Dinner

6pm – 9:30pm

Ring in the New Year Five-Diamond style with a special seven-course Chef’s Tasting Menu in Eden. Add a Classic or Eden wine pairing to compliment each course. Join us in the Wildrose Ballroom after 9:30pm for the Ice Gala and a midnight toast.
$325/person - Menu