11.19.2018
Tenaya’s “Winter Wonder Lodge” includes gingerbread house workshops, visits with Santa, largest sustainable holiday tree and other fun traditions
FISH CAMP, Calif., November 2018— Nestled among a forested mountain setting dusted with snow, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is a picture perfect holiday getaway complete with all the makings for magical seasonal fun. From the moment guests enter and see the towering ree in the lobby, this AAA Four-Diamond Yosemite winter wonder lodge delights young and old. Festive decor and a range of activities, from epic gingerbread house decorating sessions to twirling around an outdoor ice rink next to a crackling fire, ensure that every visit is full of the holiday spirit. 
 
Holiday Room Special
Get away for the holidays and save 15 percent off two night stays at Tenaya Lodge between December 21 and January 6, 2019. Based on availability, reservations can be booked onlineusing promo code HOLIDAYS. Must stay a minimum of two nights and reservations are non-refundable.
 
Kids Dinner with Santa
Exclusively offered on Nov. 25 and Dec. 21 and 22, the beloved Kids Dinner with Santa brings little ones aged 4 to 12 face-to-face with the hero of the holiday season – Santa Claus himself. Available as an event or as part of an overnight package, kids will have the chance to spend a special dinner with Santa and his elves and participate in a holiday games, crafts and activities. With great popularity and limited openings, this program sells out each year, so guests are advised to book early.
 
Sustainable Holiday Tree Lighting
The biggest holiday tree in Central California is the centerpiece of Tenaya’s holiday celebration and greet visitors in the lobby from Nov. 24 through the end of December. This giant, 35-foot fir tree is sustainably harvested each year and set aglow in a grand tree lighting ceremonyeach November.
 
Gingerbread House & Ornament Workshops
On Nov. 23 and 24, Dec. 20 and 22, guests and locals alike are invited to test their DIY skills– and resist the urge to snack on their masterpieces – at the lodge’s wildly popular Gingerbread House Workshops. For $75, cookie and candy architects get all the fixings to build the ultimate dream house, as well as expert guidance from Tenaya’s culinary team, while onlookers are welcome to browse the “neighborhood” free of charge.  And, to deck the halls at home, crafty visitors are invited to an Ornament Decorating Workshop on Nov. 19 and 24 and Dec. 21, 22 and 23. Holiday lovers of all ages can take part in this two-hour session, during which participants can customize a set of six ornaments or personal stockings with a store of festive décor worthy of Santa’s workshop. Cost is $30 per package of six ornaments.
 
Outdoor Ice-Skating and More
Tenaya’s popular outdoor ice-skatingrink 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 snow shoe hike or even tour the area on a horse-drawn sleigh ride
 
Holiday Dining
Tenaya has the holidays covered with sumptuous Thanksgivingand Christmas Buffetscomplete with all the savory and sweet fixings to appeal to kids and adults. There’s also a special holiday menu in Sierra Restaurant 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
Celebrators can ‘get down’ and ring in 2019 – on a High Sierra note at Tenaya’s Boogie and Groove New Year's Eve Bash! The evening begins with groovy hors d'oeuvres and a cocktail reception, then progresses to a gourmet dinner with live entertainment. The evening heats up with The Valley Cats taking the stage for a far-out dance party after dinner and a midnight champagne toast and balloon drop.Tickets are $190 per person or $380 per couple. The property also has a two-night package that includes the two tickets to the New Year’s Eve party, breakfast each day and a late check-out at noon. The package starts at $515 per night.
 
Kids can also join the New Year’s Eve fun with separate, supervised and age-appropriate costume themed parties for just $75 per child, and childcare is available for little ones under age 4. Full New Year’s packages can be booked online or by calling 888-514-2167. To book a kids’ experience, contact the Tenaya concierge at 559-692-8985.
 
To learn more about spending the holidays at Tenaya Lodge, visit TenayaLodge.com/HolidayEvents
About Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Tenaya Lodge 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 Lodge offers easy access to Yosemite’s iconic attractions and many guests savor the alpine serenity of Ascent Spa at Tenaya Lodge. Resort dining options run the table from casual to candlelit at Sierra, Jackalope’s, Timberloft and Embers restaurants. For more information, visit TenayaLodge.com.
 
About Delaware North
Delaware North is one of the largest privately-held hospitality and food service companies in the world. Founded in 1915 and owned by the Jacobs family for 100 years, Delaware North has global operations at high-profile places such as sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports, and regional casinos. Our 60,000 employee associates are dedicated to creating special experiences one guest at a time in serving more than 500 million guests annually. Delaware North has annual revenue of about $3 billion in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurants and catering, parks, resorts, gaming, and specialty retail industries. Learn more about Delaware North at delawarenorth.com.
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