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The Holiday Season in the Banff

The Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff, Canada, stands out when considering the best places to visit in December. Picture a world blanketed in sparkling snow, where the air is crisp, and every breath is pure winter magic. Amidst this winter wonderland, The Rimrock Resort Hotel is a centre of warmth and festivity. Here, spending Christmas takes on a unique charm, marrying the holiday traditions with the luxury of a resort. If you’re brainstorming Christmas vacation ideas and wondering where to go, Banff and The Rimrock should be at the top of your list.

Festive Decorations

Are you ready for the holiday transformation at The Rimrock Resort Hotel? Every corner of the hotel twinkles with lights, casting a warm and inviting glow. Ever so green trees, decorated from tip to trunk, tell a tale of holiday cheer. Garland drapes the hallways, and eye-catching ornaments reflect the beauty of the winter season. This festive takeover captures the essence of the holidays and creates a magical atmosphere that wraps guests in a world of wonder and joy.

Special Christmas Menus and Dining

As the holiday season approaches, The Rimrock Resort Hotel is rolling out a feast fit for the most festive of occasions. Whether you’re a guest at the hotel or a local resident looking for a memorable holiday dining experience, The Rimrock has you covered with its special Christmas menus and dining options.


Four Course Delights at Primrose

Available to In-House Guests and Local Residents.

One of the culinary highlights of the holiday season at The Rimrock Resort Hotel is the four-course dinner at Primrose. This year, they have curated a menu that truly captures the spirit of Christmas.

Whether you’re a fan of succulent turkey with all the trimmings or prefer the rich flavors of beef tenderloin, Primrose promises an unforgettable dining experience that will leave you craving more. Combining seasonal ingredients and expert culinary techniques ensures that each dish is a masterpiece of flavor and presentation.


Christmas Dinner Buffet: A Family-Friendly Affair

Available to In-House Guests Only. 

For those seeking a more relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere, The Rimrock offers a Christmas Dinner Buffet that caters to a wide range of tastes. This international buffet features a delightful fusion of traditional Christmas selections and unique offerings from around the world.

This buffet is ideal for families looking to celebrate the holidays without the fuss of cooking and cleaning up. From classic holiday dishes like roast turkey and stuffing to international favorites that pique your curiosity, there’s something for everyone at this festive spread.


Holiday-Themed Activities

At The Rimrock Resort Hotel, the holiday spirit isn’t just confined to the dining table; it extends to a delightful array of holiday-themed activities that add more magic to your Christmas experience. Whether you’re a guest staying at the hotel or a visitor looking for seasonal fun, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during this festive time of year.

  • December 23rd – Snow Globe Making: Get ready to capture the charm of a winter wonderland inside a glass globe. The Snow Globe Making session allows you to create a miniature snowy scene, complete with shimmering flakes and a touch of holiday magic.
  • December 24th – Gingerbread House and Sugar Cookie Decorating: Dive into sugary creativity with Gingerbread House and Sugar Cookie Decorating. This activity is a beloved holiday tradition, and The Rimrock makes it extra special. Build and decorate your gingerbread house, and let your imagination run wild as you adorn sugar cookies with colorful icing and festive sprinkles.

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Exclusive Christmas Packages

At The Rimrock Resort Hotel, they believe that the holiday season should be a time of relaxation, celebration, and creating lasting memories with loved ones. To make your Christmas in Banff truly special, the hotel offers exclusive Christmas packages that combine luxurious accommodations, exquisite dining, and a curated array of holiday activities. These packages are designed to enhance your holiday experience and provide exceptional value.


As the festive season approaches, consider the charm of a Christmas in Banff. Among the many great hotels in Banff, The Rimrock Resort Hotel is a great place to find holiday cheer. We extend our warmest holiday wishes and invite you to experience the season’s magic with us.

A family sits around a table at Christmas time at the Larkspur at the Rimrock
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