2020 Christmas Week Festivities
Tuesday, December 22nd – Sunday, December 27th, 2020
From tree lighting to wine tasting, s’mores and live music, you are in for a Christmas holiday unlike any other with the Evergreen family.
2020 details will be available later this Fall, so to get a good idea of the types of activities to expect, take a look at our 2019 Christmas Recreation Calendar.
Our talented executive chef designs our menu to showcase the finest in seasonal, local and organic ingredients, so the final 2020 menu will be available just prior to the holiday. To check out the type of deliciousness you can expect, please look at our 2019 Christmas Menu.
Our two and three-night packages are a great value and make it easy for you to make the most of the week’s activities.
- Christmas Day Old World Feast (or a three-course dinner on another night if your stay does not include Christmas Day)
- Note that the three-night package includes another three-course dinner on another night of your stay in addition to the above dinner
- Hearty homemade mountain breakfast in our full-service restaurant each morning of your stay
- A fun, family-friendly arts and crafts project
- An exciting holiday welcome gift
- Evening activities including campfires, s’mores, bingo, and other games. For details about our daily activities, check out our Christmas Recreation Calendar.
- Optional add-on of your choice of one guided recreation activity: hike, snowshoe walk or sightseeing tour (including appropriate equipment rental and freshly made trail lunch), subject to availability
- 3-Night Packages include an additional trail lunch from our General Store
|2-Night Package||3-Night Package|
|Couples Package||2 adults,|
Deluxe King Cabin
|$552 per night||$514 per night|
|Couples Package with Guided Recreation Trip||2 adults,|
Deluxe King Cabin and a guided trip for 2
|$711 per night||$620 per night|
|Family Package||2 adults plus 2 children,|
Two-Bedroom Family Cabin
|$744 per night||$692 per night|
|Family Package with Guided Recreation Trip|| 2 adults plus 2 children,|
Two-Bedroom Family Cabin and a guided trip for 4
|$981 per night||$850 per night|
|Pricing for additional options for varying party sizes or other room types are presented when making your reservation on this site.|
2019 Christmas Week Details (2020 details available late Fall)
Making the Most of the Holiday
Each day we offer an array of guided recreation trips tailored to the holiday season, including naturalist hikes, snowshoe trips to the Giant Sequoias and sightseeing tours of Yosemite Valley. Check out all the guided recreation trips we have available this holiday season here.
Our expert massage therapists will be waiting to indulge you after your day’s activities (reservations required) – or you can always just skip the activities and go right to the massage!
Click here to view our 2019 Christmas Guided Recreation and Guest Activity Calendar.
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.
After dinner, we will offer a variety of nightly activities, including campfires, arts & crafts, trivia games, holiday movies, and guest speakers. And of course, you’ll always have the wonderful options of reading or playing board games by the fireside, relaxing in our tavern or stargazing from your private deck.
Monday – December 23th
Enjoy an active adventure day in Yosemite on one of our holiday guided naturalist adventures, or explore the spectacular Park on your own with tips and tricks from our friendly Recreation team. When you get back we’ve got an evening full activities in our Recreation Center. And of course, join us by our outdoor fireplace for our festive campfire tradition of nightly s’mores, or pop over to the Tuolumne Hall Theater to see what holiday movie is playing.
Our celebration continues in true Christmas spirit throughout Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
In the morning, grab the family and explore our pristine wilderness. Join us our Wellness Guides for a therapeutic massage to reach ultimate relaxation during your holidays. Or take a morning hike or snowshoe to the Giant Sequoias with one of our naturalist guides. Learn more of the history, folklore, and fauna of Yosemite, and enjoy the breathtaking vistas of our postcard-perfect scenery.
Return for an afternoon of hot cocoa, cider and crafts. Decorate stockings, then head off to our California Craft Beer Tasting. Afterward, enjoy a fun-filled holiday sing–a–long with our favorite local band, Sequoia, in the Recreation Center.
California Craft Beer Tasting
While the kids are busy with holiday crafts, join us in Tuolumne Hall for a fun and informative beer tasting. California is placing itself at the helm of the recent craft beer movement, so when in Rome… Try a regional flight of different beer styles with our Recreation team, learn beer basics, and keep an Evergreen Lodge tasting glass as a souvenir! Be sure to sign up in advance with the Recreation Department, as space is limited for this fun event!
Savor the serenity of winter in the woods by starting your Christmas day lazing around your cabin or sneaking in an early walk, then…
Christmas Morning in Our Living Room
Bring the whole gang over to the Recreation Center to open gifts around the blazing fireplace. Relax on a couch and make yourself at home. Be sure to check the kids’ stockings for special treats left behind by Santa. Then wrap up your morning with a hearty, mountain breakfast in the Restaurant.
Old World Christmas Feast
Remember to make reservations for our Christmas Feast. Email our Front Desk ahead at or stop by our Host Stand for more details. Chef Jesse will prepare a sumptuous array of mouth-watering dinners, sure to delight the palette. Click here to view our tentative 2019 Christmas Day Menu.
Time: 4 PM – 9 PM
Price: $46 Adults; Kids (age 2-12) half price, or separate kids menu also available
After a long day of festivities and fun, cuddle up and settle in for a lodge movie night. Create memories by decorating a ceramic ornament to take home and put on your own tree. Or gather around our outdoor fireplace to roast s’mores and create a new holiday tradition for you and your family.
After the movie, join us for more holiday cheer in the tavern. Built in 1921, our all-wood tavern has a down-home feel, the friendliest staff around and the tastiest of libations.
Thursday – December 26th
Head over to the restaurant for a delicious hot breakfast. Grab lunch to go and hit the trail on another idyllic day exploring Yosemite with family and friends. Join an interpretive hike, snowshoe (weather permitting) to see the world’s largest living specimens – Giant Sequoias, or take a sightseeing tour of Yosemite Valley.
Or just sleep in and relax around the lodge after the Christmas festivities. Savor a rare carefree day however you choose: indulge in a full-body massage (advance reservation required), rejuvenate in the hot tub, read a book, play games, walk the nature trail… If you get motivated, join us for a bit more local area exploration on a late-afternoon Sierra Sunset Hike.
However, you spent your day, come join us for a well-earned break while the kids head off to the Recreation Center for crafts – or join them yourself! After dinner, join the kids for s’mores by the fireside and a movie or enjoy some adult time in the tavern while they watch the movie!
NOTE: When you arrive, we’ll provide a detailed itinerary that includes all of the week’s activities, times and pricing.