• Brown dried trees and vegetation line one side of the Elk River bank and tall conifer pines trees are clustered on the other side with the backdrop of the snow capped Rocky Mountains far in the distance. The Elk River in Fernie, BC on a winter day with brown and dried vegetation, barren trees and sturdy pine trees at the river's banks and snowy Rocky Mountains in the distance.

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The holidays have arrived in Fernie, and that means a whole new lineup of festive, family-friendly events. From an artisanal craft fair to a night of trivia and gifts at The Arts Station, check out the top can’t-miss holiday events in Fernie. 


Handmade Craft Fair

Shop local and get your Christmas shopping done early at the Handmade Craft Fair in Fernie. This year’s fair promises to feature all kinds of gifts and food items made by local artisans, including cupcakes, hats, jewelry, blankets, bath products, and more. This event is being held at the Fernie Community Centre, next to the Memorial Arena. The Handmade Craft Fair is taking place on Saturday, December 18th from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.


Mistletoe Mania at The Arts Station

Celebrate Christmas at The Arts Station with their Mistletoe Mania event. On December 17th from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm, The Arts Station will host a holiday-themed party. There will be drinks, food, a festive game of Santa swap, and a big game of trivia. Teams must be registered in advance and can include between four and six people. The wearing of ugly Christmas sweaters is strongly encouraged and a mask and proof of vaccination will be required.


Community Christmas Party at Fernie Heritage Library

Get in the holiday spirit at the Fernie Heritage Library with their Community Christmas Party, taking place on Saturday, December 18th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This party is free to attend and suitable for all ages. There promise to be games, stories, live Christmas carols, and much more. 


If you’re going to be in Fernie this month, then we recommend attending any of the holiday events above. And if you need a place to stay during your visit, we’d love to have you at the Fernie Stanford Resort. We offer a picturesque alpine location, family-friendly amenities like a pool, waterslide, and games room, suites of all sizes (even pet-friendly rooms), and complimentary breakfast. There’s no better place to spend the holidays!