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About The Spirit

The Spirit of Christmas has been delighting visitors and locals alike since 1986. Located in the town of Banff on the main street, Banff Avenue in Banff National Park, its 5,000 square feet is dedicated to “Christmas time…Special time…Every time”. While we are Canada’s largest year-round Christmas store, we also focus on Halloween, Easter, Canada’s four seasons and Canadiana, as well as unique every day gifts.

The Spirit of Christmas has a large selection of collectables in Department 56 , including Dickens Village, North Pole, Snow Village, Christmas in the City and Halloween Village. We have a great selection of Snowbabies, along with Jim Shore and his Disney collection, Patience Brewster and Canadian carver, Dave Francis’ one-of-a-kind hand-carved Santas. We also carry a good variety of individual creams and gift boxed selections of Roger’s Chocolates from Victoria, Canada.

Our extraordinary ornament selection includes many variations within gold, silver, frost, nativity, Santa, snowmen, western, Canadian, sports and professions and the ever popular - personalized ornament! Every year we inscribe over 10,000 personalized sentiments on ornaments free of charge! These ornaments become keepsakes: marking a family’s trip to Banff, a baby’s first Christmas, a special year, a special day or a special moment!

We pride ourselves on exceptional service from the reception you receive as you enter the store, to phone calls and emails, and to world-wide deliveries from the “elves” themselves!

The Spirit of Christmas

133 Banff Ave, Banff, Alberta T1L1C1