2019 Christmas Week Festivities
Monday, December 23rd – Saturday, December 28th, 2019
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
- Freshly made trail lunches for your day’s activities on one afternoon
- A sunset hayride
- A fun, family-friendly arts & crafts project
- An exciting holiday welcome gift
- Evening activities including campfires, s’mores, movies, bingo, and other games
- And an optional add-on of your choice of one guided recreation activity: hike, snowshoe walk or sightseeing tour (including appropriate equipment rental and trail lunch), subject to availability
|2-Night Package||3-Night Package|
|Couples Package||2 adults,|
Deluxe King Cabin
|$529 per night||$492 per night|
|Couples Package with Guided Recreation Trip||2 adults,|
Deluxe King Cabin and a guided trip for 2
|$683 per night||$595 per night|
|Family Package||2 adults, plus 1-2 children or a third adult,|
Two-Bedroom Family Cabin
|$732 per night||$682 per night|
|Family Package with Guided Recreation Trip|| 2 adults, plus 1-2 children or a third adult,|
Two-Bedroom Family Cabin and a guided trip for 4
|$963 per night||$835 per night|
2019 Christmas Details coming soon…
We’re working hard to put together another memorable Christmas holiday here at the Evergreen Lodge. Check back soon for all the fun things we’ll be doing, but in the meantime take a peek at last year’s festivities to give you an idea of what to expect this year.
2018 Christmas Week Details
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 therapist 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 2018 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, bingo, 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.
Saturday- December 22nd
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 movie from our Adventure Series is playing.
Sunday- December 23rd
Now that the festivities are rolling we’re making sure everyone is ready for Santa’s arrival. Be sure to write to Santa with our Recreation Team in their “Letters to Santa” activity to make sure Santa knows if you’ve been naughty or nice this year.
Then join us for another fun and festive takeaway as we start decorating stockings to adorn our mantel by the Christmas Tree and make sure Santa has a place to put treats for you to find on Christmas morning. Later in the evening, we’ll be fireside again, so make sure you join us for another night of ooey gooey s’mores at our outdoor fire pit and naturalist talks.
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 hayrides, 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.
Visit From Santa!
After his long night of work, Santa will be headed to the Evergreen for some relaxation! Come by the Plaza to have your picture taken next to the Christmas tree with Santa!
After opening gifts, bring your appetite, as Chef Jesse will be serving a special Christmas breakfast. Afterward, hit the road and explore beautiful Yosemite Valley – our guides will gladly take you on an outing or help you plan one of your own.
Or just relax and enjoy the afternoon at the lodge, where we’ll have endless family activities to round out the day, including hayrides and nature bingo.
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 2018 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.
Wednesday- 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 BINGO – or join them and win a prize or two 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!
Thursday- December 27th
The fun continues with more Yosemite exploration, College Bowl Games in the Tavern, more s’mores, a family movie and other activities.
NOTE: When you arrive, we’ll provide a detailed itinerary that includes all of the week’s activities, times and pricing.