Winter Holiday Activities in Yellowstone


Heading to Yellowstone for the holidays? Check out this list of great activities in and around the park!

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

You need a permit to cut down any tree in either the Gallatin National Forest (western Yellowstone Country) or the Custer National Forest (eastern Yellowstone Country). Get a $5.00 permit from a local business, or from any Forest Service Office in Bozeman, West Yellowstone, Livingston, Gardiner, Big Timber or Red Lodge. Read more at

Christmas Stroll and Parade of Lights

December 12, 2013
West Yellowstone, Montana
It’s a time of rosy cheeks and laughter.  Join your friends and neighbors as we light the Town tree, greet Santa, and stroll the shops seeking just the right gifts. More Info: (406) 646-7701

Rodeo Run Sled Dog Races

December 12-14, 2013
West Yellowstone, Montana
Teams of 12-, eight-, and six-dog teams will pound down the trail in this annual event.
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Spam Cup #1

December 14, 2013
Rendezvous Ski Trails, West Yellowstone, Montana
Cross country ski races for all ages and skill levels. 2k, 7.5k, 15k Classic Race. 11am Start.  Fun citizen race open to all.  Winners received a SPAM Trophy and bragging rights. Spend the weekend enjoying all the Rendezvous Ski Trails has to offer, including testing your mettle with two days of racing!
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Spam Cup #2

January 18, 2013
Rendezvous Ski Trails, West Yellowstone
Cross country ski races for all ages and skill levels. More Info:

Snowcoach Tours

Ski Tours

Sled dog tours



Guided Snowshoe Tours

Horseback riding

Hot Springs

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