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Christmas at Tenaya Lodge


In addition to our special events on this page, Tenaya at Yosemite offers a wide variety of activities to enjoy during your stay.

Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt at Tenaya Lodge

Elf On The Shelf Scavenger Hunt

November 24 – December 24

Join us for an Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt this holiday season! If you find all the elves hidden around the Lodge, bring your elf hunting worksheet to the Concierge for a sweet treat!

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Complimentary Hot Chocolate

December 15 – 30 | 5 PM – 8 PM

Nothing warms you up in the winter quite like a rich cup of hot chocolate. This comforting winter amenity is provided free of charge for all overnight guests this holiday season.

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Gingerbread Decorating Workshop

December 19 | 11 AM – 1 PM
December 21 | 11 AM – 1 PM
December 23 | 11 AM – 1 PM

Construct your dream house out of marshmallows, jellybeans, and other delights. Tenaya’s Gingerbread Decorating Workshop has long been a holiday favorite among guests of all ages.

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Breakfast with Santa at Tenaya Lodge

Story Time with Santa

December 19-23 | 7 PM – 8 PM

Join Santa for some holiday stories right here in the lobby at Tenaya at Yosemite.

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Snow Globe Workshop at Tenaya at Yosemite

Snow Globe Workshop

December 20 | 3 PM – 5 PM
December 22 | 3 PM – 5 PM
December 24 | 3 PM – 5 PM

Craft your own winter wonderland at Tenaya’s Snow Globe Workshop. Whether you’re creating a memento of your time in the Sierra Nevadas or aiming to bestow a handmade gift upon a loved one, this workshop guarantees to immerse you in the joy of the holiday season.

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Breakfast with Santa at Tenaya Lodge

Breakfast With Santa

December 20 | 8 AM – 10 AM
December 22 | 8 AM – 10 AM

Join Santa at Tenaya Lodge for a delicious holiday breakfast! Meet the big guy himself, and get into the spirit of the season with this jolly morning breakfast.

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Christmas Dinner at Tenaya Lodge

Christmas Dinner

December 25

There’s nothing quite like the holidays at Tenaya Lodge. Join us for a festive Christmas Dinner and enjoy our full buffet or a special restaurant menu.

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Hands playing a piano

Lobby Entertainment

December 15
December 18
December 20
December 24-25
December 27
and every Friday and Saturday night

Enjoy live musical performances every Friday and Saturday evening in the main lodge lobby. Musical guests include Alison Sharino, Mikel Soria, Travis Newlon, Eddie Guzman, and more!

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