Big White celebrates Christmas in a big way. Both lodging packages and special events fill out the holidays-with even a Christmas add-on package that can decorate the condo.

The Family Christmas Lodging Package is available for two-bedroom condominiums located in the Big White village area. The package, which costs $108 CAD per person per day, is based on quad occupancy for a family of four.

A two-night minimum is required for all Family Christmas Lodging Package reservations for Dec. 18-24 and for reservations at the Inn at Big White through Dec. 26. A three-night minimum stay is required for Dec. 14-26. The package is available for new bookings; ask for the booking code M0 (M-zero).

You can also arrange for a Christmas Add On Package to be ready for your arrival in your condo. The package includes an artificial Christmas tree, lights, ornaments, an angel, a tree skirt, a sampler bakery basket, and Big White logo Christmas stockings. A two-hour Mega Snowcoaster Tubing Pass is also included. The package for two adults is available Dec. 15-26 for $335 CAD. Each additional adult or child costs $35 each.

Big White also gives plenty of opportunities to see Santa. You can get your photo taken with Santa in the Village Centre Mall Dec. 20-24. The free photos are printed immediately for you to take with you. Santa plans to pose for photos noon-1 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. daily.

Those staying over Christmas Eve can join in Big White's traditional celebration with an indoor church service, caroling, torchlight parade, fireworks show, roasted chestnuts, and hot chocolate. The free events launch with the church service at 4:30 p.m.

Santa plans to meet skiers and riders at 10 a.m. on Christmas Day before he heads to the slopes.

More information. Or call 800-663-2772.