Christmas Week

From a festive parade to tree lighting, s’mores to Santa, Yosemite adventures to craft sessions, you are in for a holiday unlike any other with the Evergreen family. If you’re joining us for the holiday, check out our Christmas Activities Calendar to get an idea of the fun ahead!

Each night our restaurant will serve our classic menu along with memorable holiday specials. In the tavern, eggnog and hot specialty drinks will be flowing, in addition to a broad assortment of wines, beer, and spirits. Our talented executive chef designs our menu to showcase the finest in seasonal, local and organic ingredients. To start tempting your palate now, view this year's Christmas Menu.

NEW THIS YEAR: see below for details on our new Christmas Bundle.
At a Glance
  • Daily on-site activities for all ages
  • Free expert planning advice at our Recreation Desk
  • No hidden Resort Fees
  • Book direct for best rate guarantee
  • New 2023 Christmas Bundle
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Christmas is a special time at the Evergreen. Throughout the week, we focus our energies and activities on creating a memorable holiday experience so you can have as much fun as possible on your Yosemite getaway.

Our holiday experience is filled with Yosemite guided excursions such as naturalist hikes, snowshoe trips to the Giant Sequoias, and Yosemite Valley sightseeing tours. Back at the lodge we have countless daily activities the whole family can enjoy such as stocking decorating, gingerbread house making and beer tasting. Our expert massage therapists will be waiting to indulge you after your day’s activities.

Our restaurant serves classic and holiday menu specials, while the tavern offers eggnog, specialty drinks, wines, beer, and spirits. Come evening, relax fireside with board games or stargaze from your private deck, heated saltwater swimming pool, or hot tub.

New! This year we’re offering a new Christmas Bundle that includes Christmas Day Dinner and a holiday craft for each person in your party, plus some of our favorite sentimental gift items.
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You'll see the option to add the Christmas Bundle to your reservation after you've selected your cabin and stay dates.

We encourage you to visit the Recreation Desk in the Recreation Lounge for free planning advice and daily activities from our team of local experts.

You can also visit our EXPLORE adventure planning page for ideas ranging from light complimentary activities on property to more extensive professionally guided tours throughout the region.

Call 209-379-2606, email or book online using the dropdown menus above.
Christmas is a popular holiday at the Evergreen, so please book early to guarantee your spot! The fine print is pretty simple. The earlier you book, the more you save. For our Best Rate Guarantee remember to book directly with us on this site, call our local reservationists at (209) 379-2606, or email us at

Adding the Christmas Bundle to your stay is easy.  Simply select stay dates that include December 25, choose your cabin, and under Fun Upgrades and Extras select the Christmas Bundle.

Remember to make your dinner reservation for the Christmas Day Dinner right away. Make your reservation today by contacting
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Your lodging reservation is all you need for a spectacular Yosemite adventure, with no hidden Resort Fees.  From basics such as free parking and free Wi-Fi, to Pool Area access and Forest Disc Golf fun, to more robust delights like the Daily Activities organized by our onsite Recreation Team throughout our indoor and outdoor play areas, including everyone’s favorite – nightly fireside s’mores roasting! Plus, miles of nature trails in the adjacent forest.

Trip Ideas

Our Christmas schedule is carefully designed to immerse you in the cozy charm of the holiday season between the beauty of Yosemite. When you arrive at our lodge, you'll be greeted by a welcoming and festive atmosphere, decorated for an unforgettable Christmas celebration.
DAY 1: Arrive at Evergreen Lodge
Arrive ahead of schedule and enjoy a warm lunch in our Tavern. Following that, enjoy a hike along our Nature Trail, that winds through the forest as you seek out our forest friends that come out at dusk!

Make your way to Tuolumne Hall's Theater Room to witness an enchanting historic presentation commemorating our recent Centennial.

After your evening meal, delight in crafting a s'more fireside or catch a captivating Yosemite Wildlife Talk at the Recreation Center. Afterwards, make your way to the Evergreen tavern for a pre-Christmas festivities.
DAY 2: Christmas Eve
Kickstart your Christmas Eve morning with a hearty breakfast at our restaurant, setting the stage for a day of magic in Yosemite's winter wonderland. Whether you explore on your own or prefer the guidance of our experienced professionals, our Recreation Desk is here to assist you in crafting your perfect day.

After a day filled with hiking or snowshoeing adventures, return to the lodge to discover an array of festive activities, thoughtfully curated by our Recreation team. Channel your creativity as you decorate gingerbread houses and stockings, savor the flavors of a beer tasting, and immerse yourself in the festive spirit with classic Christmas movies. And the height of the evening? The much-anticipated visit from none other than Santa Claus himself! A moment of pure magic for children and adults alike.

As day turns to night, gather with loved ones in our cozy Tavern, where merry laughter and holiday spirit fill the air, creating memories that will warm your heart for years to come.
Day 3: Christmas Day
Merry Christmas, the long-awaited day is here! Start by checking the surprises Santa has left in your stocking, and then make your way to the Restaurant for a delicious and filling breakfast.

Indulge in some well-deserved rest and relaxation at the lodge or embark on a festive adventure in the breathtaking Yosemite. If you opt for a day of leisure, begin your journey with an Evergreen Signature Massage from our certified therapists in our massage cabanas nestled amongst the pines. Continue your rejuvenation journey in our inviting hot tub, or head to our Recreation Center for a delightful day of Christmas crafts and heartwarming holiday movies.

Holiday Meal Extravaganza
While you’re enjoying your day, our team of chefs will be in the kitchen preparing a decadent holiday feast. Choose from a variety of savory options, and top off your meal with one of our delicious homemade desserts!

Click here to see the Christmas Menu.

Finish your night with another ooey gooey campfire tradition– S’mores.
Day 4: Explore More
Indulge in a lazy morning and a delicious hot breakfast, then stop into Tuolumne Hall for a fall arts & crafts project. Stick around for lunch, or get out and enjoy a day in Yosemite. Once again you can choose from one of our guided hikes or sightseeing tours. Whichever trip you choose, you will learn more about the history, folklore, plants, and animals of Yosemite while taking in the breathtaking vistas of the postcard-perfect scenery.

Return to the lodge in time for another memorable night of dining and activities. Head over to Tuolumne Hall for a Nature Film, then off to the Recreation Center for “Bingo!”.

Inquire at our Recreation Desk about Craft Beer Tasting!
Day 5: Until Next Time
Wake up revived and refreshed. Enjoy a hearty breakfast, then sneak in one last great hike or snowshoe trip before heading back to the real world.

Or join us for lunch, relaxation and football games in the tavern. Then hit the road, smiling all the way home as you revel in the memory of a new-found holiday tradition in the mountains.

NOTE: When you arrive, we’ll provide a detailed itinerary that includes all of the weekend’s activities, times and pricing.