MOUNTAIN AREA — The Sierra Nevada is beautiful when dusted in fresh snow and Badger Pass Ski Area is the perfect place to learn to ski and snowboard. Yosemite’s stars shine bright during the holiday season. Experience an old tradition – Christmas. On Dec. 25, Christmas dining abounds, beginning with breakfast, then lunch and continues until the last sugar plumb is dancing at The Ahwahnee Dining Room.
If you’d like to dine below the tallest waterfall in North America, the Mountain Room at the Yosemite Valley Lodge has just the table. For travelers from the Central Valley and southern parts of California, the Wawona Hotel’s Christmas Dinner is easily accessed. The quaint town of Wawona offers a covered bridge, meadow hiking, historical exploration, and maybe even snow.
Outside of Yosemite, in the cheerful town of Oakhurst, be transported to a fairy-tale setting, Christmas Eve Dinner or Christmas Day Dinner at Erna’s Elderberry House Restaurant. Experience their culinary excellence and you’ll be sure to return from your week of adventuring for the New Year’s Eve Gala. With an elegant circus theme, it promises to be a night you will always remember.
Climbing in elevation to beautiful Bass Lake the views are majestic, and the Christmas Day Buffet at Ducey’s on the Lake is delightful. Bass Lake is the perfect place to get away with your family or that special someone. California’s sun-filled winter days mean hiking, mountain biking and fishing will fill your holiday until the culminating event of the season. The New Year’s Eve Dinner and Fireworks Show at The Pines Resort will be an epic start to 2020.
Magical moments shared with the people you love are what this season is all about. Find all of that and so much more, in a world famous destination.
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About Visit Yosemite | Madera County
Formed in 1985, Visit Yosemite | Madera County’s mission is to draw the millions of visitors of Yosemite National Park to the many businesses and attractions in its gateway. Inviting visitors to take a journey from the Fossil Discovery Center, to the Madera Wine Trail and onward to the high Sierra. Along the way discover incredible dining, talented tradespersons, all seasons of water sports on Bass Lake, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad and mighty adventures right up to the massive Giant Sequoias of Yosemite. Madera County is the gateway to so much more.