The Magic of the Holidays: Tenaya at Yosemite

A magical winter evening at Tenaya at Yosemite

Tenaya's "Winter Wonder Lodge"

christmas at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Nestled among a forested mountain setting dusted with snow, Tenaya at Yosemite is a picture-perfect holiday getaway complete with all the makings for magical seasonal fun. This AAA Four-Diamond Yosemite winter wonder lodge delights visitors with festive décor and a range of activities from epic gingerbread house decorating sessions, to twirling around an outdoor ice rink next to a crackling fire, ensuring that every visit is truly wrapped up with a bow.

Breakfast with Santa

Children ages 12 and under can delight in sharing a morning meal with Santa and his elves. The special occasion includes breakfast, holiday games, crafts and photos with Santa. Breakfast with Santa is offered on December 22 from 8 to 10 a.m. for $30 per child, $65 per adult and $55 per senior. Reservations are required.

Sustainable Holiday Tree

The biggest holiday tree in Central California is the centerpiece of Tenaya's holiday celebration and greets visitors in the lobby from late November through the end of December. This giant, 35-foot fir tree is sustainably harvested each year and set aglow in a grand tree lighting ceremony.

Ornament Decorating Workshop

Round up the kids for a fun family craft experience and decorate 6 ornaments with paint, glitter, stickers, ribbon, and more! Guests can choose from a variety of styles, including circular wood, large glass round, medium glass round, heart-shaped glass, and oval-shaped glass. Decorating supplies will be provided on your tables. Children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Open to all overnight guests as well as the general public.

Outdoor Ice-Skating and More

Tenaya's popular outdoor ice-skating rink opens for the season on Nov. 21 with a grand celebration complete with complimentary hot chocolate. Weather and snow permitting, families can also opt to slide down the lodge's sledding hill, explore the forest on a snowshoe hike or even tour the area on a horse-drawn sleigh ride.

Mason Jar Decorating Workshop

Explore your crafty side with us at our Mason Jar Decorating Workshop! Your options are endless. Create a cute holiday vase for flowers, fresh herbs, or even a hanging candle holder. You are only limited by your imagination! All decorating supplies will be provided. Children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Open to all overnight guests as well as the general public.

Holiday Dining

Tenaya has the holidays covered with sumptuous Thanksgiving and Christmas Buffets complete with all the savory and sweet fixings to appeal to kids and adults. There's also a special holiday menu in Jackalope's Bar and Grill for Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner. Live music and no dishes to clean up afterward make for a grand experience for all.

New Year's Celebrations

Finally, celebrators can "˜get down' and ring in 2023 on a High Sierra note at Tenaya's Boogie and Groove New Year's Eve Bash! Join us on Saturday, December 31 for our lavish Tenaya Royale New Year's Eve celebration! Revel in the spectacular Yosemite region in a scene right out of a spy film, with casino games, great food and drink, live entertainment from Mercy & The Heartbeats, dancing, and more To reserve your tickets, please contact the Concierge at 888-514-2167, option 4.

Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt

Fun for the whole family! Join us for an Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt, and search around the property for 10 Christmas elves to look for. Just stop by the Concierge desk to pick up your elf-hunting worksheet, and if you find all the elves, bring your scavenger hunt sheet back to the Concierge for a sweet treat! Our Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt will be set up from November 25 to December 24, 2022, and is available to all overnight guests.

About Tenaya at Yosemite

Tenaya at Yosemite is an all-season resort framed by noble evergreen forest and a rich range of Sierra recreation. The lodge, set adjacent to Yosemite National Park's South Gate at an elevation of 5,288 feet, offers 302 rooms, suites and mountain cottage accommodations. Tenaya at Yosemite offers easy access to Yosemite's iconic attractions and many guests savor the alpine serenity of Ascent Spa at Tenaya.

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