The winter-wonderland attractions at Grouse Mountain’s Peak of Christmas have returned to normal operations following several years of pandemic adjustments.
The annual event features a Light Walk through the forest, visits with Santa in the workshop, skating on an outdoor pond, sleigh rides powered by a Snow Cat, reindeer, movies and more.
New this year, reservations are required for photos with Santa, so visitors have to book ahead using the QR code outside Santa’s Workshop, open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (until 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve).
For a spin about the 8,000-square-foot skating pond nearby, it’s best to bring your own skates up the gondola in a backpack, but skaters can also rent an adult pair for $8, or $5 for kids. The pond is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and to 9 p.m. Friday to Sunday.
On the Light Walk, the steps and forest floor can be very slippery, so it’s a good idea to bring snowshoes and ski poles, or footwear with good traction. The 30-minute forest walk reveals the natural beauty of Blue Grouse Lake and several light installations for photo ops.
The Peak of Christmas is open until Jan. 2. Admission is included with a Mountain Admission ticket. The “family of four” rate is $119 (two adults, two kids). Tots aged four and younger are free, but require a ticket. For group tickets and more details, call
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