December 22nd – December 28th, 2023

From tree lighting to live music, s’mores to Santa, Yosemite adventures to Yoga sessions, you are in for a holiday unlike any other with the Rush Creek family. If you’re joining us for the holiday, check out this years Christmas Activities Calendar, in addition to our December Daily Activities!

You’ll get the most value, fun, and convenience from your visit by purchasing a customizable two or three-night package that includes Christmas dinner, other meals, recreation, activities and more. When you arrive we’ll provide you with a detailed itinerary that includes all of your weekend’s activities.

Chef just put the finishing touches on this year’s menu, take a look at this year’s menu for the deliciousness you can expect.

NOTE: Christmas is a popular holiday in our area, so please book early to guarantee your spot. Reservations are required for Christmas Dinner as well please email our Food and Beverage Director Rachel Tejeda [email protected] or call 209-379-2373 ext. 1551 to make dinner reservations.

The hospitality team at Rush Creek responds to changing health and safety regulations with creative solutions that ensure you can still enjoy our delicious food and drinks during your stay.  When indoor dining is not permitted, the kitchen still prepares great food for takeout, and the Tavern and General Store continue our terrific beverage service, all to be enjoyed in a variety of outdoor settings, in your room or on your private deck.

Our two and three-night packages are a great value and make it easy for you to make the most of the week’s activities.


  • Lodging
  • Christmas Day Dinner (or dinner on another night if your stay does not include Christmas Day)
    • Note that the three-night package includes another dinner on another night of your stay in addition to the above dinner
  • Hearty homemade mountain breakfast in our full-service Restaurant (or Tavern) each morning of your stay
  • 3-night Package also includes freshly made trail lunches for your day’s activities on one afternoon
  • A fun, family-friendly arts and crafts project
  • An exciting holiday welcome gift
  • Evening activities including campfires, s’mores, and games
2-Night Package 3-Night Package
Christmas Package 2 adults in a Lodge King Room starting at $638 per night starting at $640 per night
Christmas Family Package  2 adults, plus 2 children in a 2-Bedroom Villa (King/Double Twin) starting at $911 per night starting at $918 per night
Pricing for additional options for varying party sizes or other room types are presented when making your reservation on this site.

Prices are per night and do not include tax.  Advance reservations are required and subject to availability.  Meals do not include alcoholic beverages. To avoid wait times for dining, we recommend making reservations directly on our website.  Click here for restaurant reservations.

Call 209-379-2373 or email [email protected] to reserve or you can book online here:

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Each day we offer an array of guided recreation trips tailored to the holiday season, including naturalist hikes, snowshoe trips to the Giant Sequoias and sightseeing tours of Yosemite Valley perfect for celebrating the Christmas Holiday. Check out the guided recreation trips we’ll have available this holiday season here.

Our brand new indoor/outdoor Spa is filed with amenities inspired by our favorite Yosemite Moments.  It’s open for individual massages treatments, skin care and private day use sessions.

Each night our restaurant will serve our classic menu along with memorable holiday specials. In the tavern, eggnog and hot specialty drinks will be flowing, in addition to a broad assortment of wines, beer, and spirits.  If indoor dining is not permitted at the time, we’ll make the very best of take-out options!

After dinner, we will offer a variety of nightly activities, including campfires, s’mores, arts & crafts, and games. As always, you’ll always have the wonderful options of reading or playing board games by the fireside, or stargazing from your private deck.

NOTE: When you arrive, we’ll provide a detailed itinerary that includes all of the week’s activities, times and pricing.