Yellowstone during the holidays is sure to bring a smile to adults and kids alike. There is dashing through the snow, magical appearances by hoofed animals, and hot beverages of cheer to go around. Outside the landscape turns into a winter wonderland, while inside, the elves adorn both winter lodges with festive decorations.
During the winter two lodges are open, Mammoth Hot Spring Hotel and Old Faithful Snow Lodge. Guests can drive to Mammoth Hotel via the north entrance, but traveling to Snow Lodge requires a Snowcoach, a fun adventure all unto itself.
This year, Santa arrives on December 15th to kick-off our holiday celebration at Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Starting at 4:00 pm Santa will arrive in a motorcade of historic yellow buses, National Park Service vehicles, and fire trucks. After his arrival, the magical Map Room Christmas tree will be lit, followed by welcome remarks, and a musical presentation by the Gardiner school 7-12 grade band and elementary chorus.
Throughout the evening there will be story time with Santa, light refreshments including coffee and cookies, and special surprise gifts for children and attendees.
Rooms are still available at Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel if you’d like to join us for the most magical time of the year.