Monday, November 23rd – Sunday, November 29th, 2020
Thanksgiving is a special time at the Evergreen. Throughout the weekend, 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. We offer feasts, a host of guided recreation excursions, campfires, evening programs and lots of opportunity for relaxation, so everyone can find the perfect mix of activities (and rest) for their holiday weekend.
The 2020 Activity Calendar will be available later this Fall, so to get a better idea of the types of activities to expect this year, take a look at our 2019 Thanksgiving Activity Calendar.
You’ll get the most value, fun, and convenience from your visit by purchasing a three or four-night package that includes Thanksgiving dinner, other meals, recreation, activities and more. When you arrive we’ll provide you with a detailed itinerary that includes all of your weekend’s activities.
We design our menu to showcase the finest in seasonal, local and organic ingredients, so the 2020 menu will be available just prior to the holiday. To get a general idea of the type of deliciousness you can expect, please look at our 2019 Thanksgiving Feast Dinner Menu.
NOTE: Thanksgiving is one of the most popular holidays at the Evergreen, so please book early to guarantee your spot.
- Thanksgiving feast on Thanksgiving Day
- Hearty mountain breakfast in our full-service Restaurant each morning of your stay
- Freshly made trail lunches for your day’s activities on one afternoon (4-night package includes trail lunches on two afternoons)
- Delicious 3-course dinner in our restaurant (4-night package includes dinner on two nights)
- Sunset hayride (weather permitting)
- Fun, family-friendly arts and crafts project
- An exciting holiday welcome gift
- Evening activities including campfires, s’mores, bingo, and other games
|3-Night Package||4-Night Package|
|Couples Package||2 adults,|
Deluxe King Cabin
|$514 per night||$521 per night|
|Family Package||2 Adults and 2 Children,|
Two-Bedroom Family Cabin
|$741 per night||$756 per night|
|Pricing for additional options for varying party sizes or other room types are presented when making your reservation on this site.|
Prices are per night, include gratuity, and do not include tax. Advance reservations are required and subject to availability. Meals do not include alcoholic beverages. Call 209-379-2606, email or book online using the dropdown menus above.
Take a peek at last year’s festivities to give you an idea of what to expect this year!
2019 Thanksgiving Details (2020 Details Available Late Fall)
Arrive early and enjoy a relaxing lunch, then join us for our nightly activities like a tasty treat of marshmallow, chocolate and graham crackers– S’mores or get adventurous with our Sierra Sunset Hike, which leaves from our doorstep and takes you through old growth forest in search of our forest friends that emerge at twilight!
After dinner, enjoy making s’mores by the fireside or a Yosemite Wildlife Talk in the Recreation Center, then head over to the Evergreen tavern for a little pre-Thanksgiving celebration. This will be a great start to a fun-filled mountain getaway!
Thursday – Thanksgiving Day
Sleep in and enjoy the holiday. After a hearty breakfast, gear up to hit the park with our naturalist guides for a memorable Yosemite Valley Sightseeing Tour! If you’re feeling more adventurous, join us for a hike (or Snowshoe!) through Yosemite Valley or to the Giant Sequoias and learn about the local flora & fauna, while working up an appetite on the trail.
Check out our 2019 Thanksgiving Activity Calendar to start getting excited about all the fun we’ve got planned!
If you’re feeling a little lazy, just hang out at the lodge and enjoy the fall beauty in the hot tub, join us for a classic sunset hayride complete with Bird Bingo, or root for your favorite football team, as we turn our tavern into your turkey day living room, with ballgames and beverages available throughout the day.
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 2019 Thanksgiving Menu.
Time: 3PM – 8:30PM
Price: $46 Adults; Kids (age 2-12) half price, or separate kids menu also available
After you’ve eaten, join us for a “Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt” as you explore our forested property for turkey day theme fun. Or stick around the lodge to learn all about Yosemite in our nightly talk with our knowledgeable naturalist guides and then top off your Thanksgiving meal with another ooey gooey campfire tradition– S’mores.
Begin your day with a delicious hot breakfast, then grab lunch to go and hit the trail with family and friends for the day. Join an interpretive hike or snowshoe (weather permitting) to see the world’s largest living specimens – Giant Sequoias. Or let our guides show you Yosemite’s hidden gem, the Hetch Hetchy Valley. You can also simply relax in the morning and join us for an afternoon “Sierra Sunset” hike. Check out all the guided recreation options available this holiday season here.
Arrive back at the lodge in time for your indulgent full-body massage (available throughout the weekend – reservations required), or join us for as we tie dye Evergreen logo t-shirts. Relaxed and refreshed, join us for dinner and our Campfire Music Jamboree, featuring live family music with Sequoia, fireside s’mores, and activities! Afterwards, catch a family movie, then join us for drinks in the Tavern!
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 the Recreation Center for “Geode Cracking!”, then enjoy an educational History Film in the Theatre, followed by dinner and a bit of relaxation fireside in the Tavern or Rec Center.
Wake up revived and refreshed. Enjoy a hearty breakfast, then sneak in one last great hike or bike 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.