Winter Activities

Winter Holiday Activities in Yellowstone

Heading to Yellowstone for the winter holiday season? Check out this list of events and activities in and around the park!

Yellowstone’s Christmas Courier

When the weekly mail run falls on Christmas Eve, a very busy individual takes time to make sure everyone gets their packages…and even stops to hand out candy canes at Old Faithful. (Produced by NPS/Neal Herbert)

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

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

Christmas tree in National Forest

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 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

Holiday Events in Cody, Wyoming

Events include Christmas at Old Trail Town and a Holiday Parade.

Holiday Events in West Yellowstone, Montana

Events include a Ski Festival, Sled Dog Races, and visits with Santa.

Jackson Hole Holiday Events

Use Jackson Hole Central Reservations to book your stay and activities including a sleigh ride among thousands of elk. Or attend community events such as TubaChristmas. |

Winter Tours

See our list of winter tour operators for snowcoach, snowmobile, ski, and dog sled tours.

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Start planning a winter vacation by downloading the Winter Trip Planner for Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park today.