• Kids in festive outfits looking at beautifully-wrapped gifts at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver



Holiday cocktail at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Little girl decorating a Christmas tree at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Make Holiday Magic with us.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at our ‘Castle in the City.’ Experience our unique collection of holiday events, festive decor, and culinary offerings. From The BC Children’s Hospital Foundation Festival of Trees to festive dining at Notch8, to Christmas Afternoon Tea in the Pacific Ballroom, and everything in between, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Festive Turkey to Go from Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Eat, drink and be merry.

Celebrate the season with our delicious offering of seasonally-inspired menus and unique dining experiences that are sure to create memories for years to come. See what our talented chefs are preparing just for you this holiday season.

2022 Nutcracker Vancouver - RWB Company and Students - Photo by Michelle Blais

A Very Special Christmas Afternoon Tea

A unique and festive afternoon awaits with Christmas Afternoon Tea in the Pacific Ballroom at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. We’re delighted to partner with Ballet BC for an exciting holiday presentation at the Christmas Afternoon Teas on December 23 & 24, with 11 am & 2 pm seatings available.  In conjunction with the Ballet BC presentation of Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Nutcracker December 7-10, this special appearance will feature the dancers of Ballet BC Annex.

Christmas event dinner at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Celebrate Christmas Day with our beloved, annual Christmas Dinner Buffet

Celebrate precious holiday moments with family and loved ones as you indulge in an extravagant buffet in the Pacific Ballroom, complete with all the festive fixings.

Child in festive outfit in front of Christmas tree at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

BCCHF Festival of Trees

A cherished community tradition, join us as the hotel lobby transforms into a holiday wonderland, all to raise funds for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Join in the festive fun by donating to vote for your favourite tree! BCCHF Festival of Trees will be on display from November 23, 2023 – January 2, 2024, in the hotel lobby at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

Festive Turkey to Go from Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Festive Turkey To-Go

Celebrate Christmas from the comfort of your own home with an impressive roasted turkey dinner prepared by our chefs. All that’s left to do is collect your order, heat prior to serving, and enjoy.

Festive Dinner at Notch8 at Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Festive Lunch Buffet at Notch8

Bring the office or catch up with friends and celebrate the holidays in Notch8 with sumptuous festive cuisine, including roasted turkey, stuffing, short rib ragu, and more. Reservations are strongly recommended. Available December 1, 8, 11-15, and 18 – 22, 2023 in Notch8 from 11 am – 2 pm.

Retail pop up items at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Holiday Retail Pop-Up

Need a stocking stuffer or a memorable gift? The Holiday Retail Pop-Up located in the Hotel Lobby is sure to have what you’re looking for. Explore a curated selection of Fairmont favourites including plush robes, in-house Pastry Shop confections, Elly and Ella ‘Warm Buddies,’ and more.

December 8– December 23, 2023 | Daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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Little girl relaxing on bed with Ella at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Take the Elevator Home Explore Our Special Offers

Whether shopping downtown, enjoying a meal with friends or taking the little ones to the ballet, make a staycation out of it and take the elevator home with special rates this holiday season. Fairmont Hotel Vancouver offers a selection of packages and special promotions designed to provide excellent value for guests visiting downtown Vancouver. Start planning your Vancouver getaway today, and enjoy savings on a variety of special offers to suit your unique needs.

Friendly concierge assisting guests at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Expert Vacation Planning

Our friendly and knowledgeable concierge team would be delighted to assist you in planning your upcoming stay.


Couple cheers with champagne with fireplace in background at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Events Calendar

There’s always something exciting happening at the Castle in the City! Be sure to check out our roster of unique events and activities happening year-round.

Hotel dogs Ella and Ellie with festive lights in Fairmont Hotel Vancouver's lobby