The Best December Events in Mammoth Lakes

Most people’s holiday spirit is never stronger than when surrounded by snow, joy, and fun, and Mammoth Lakes has plenty of all three this December.

We’ve made a quick list of the best December events in Mammoth Lakes so you can enjoy every ounce of holiday joy this season. Read all about it below, then visit the Mammoth Bound site to find the best deals on gear rentals and lodging in Mammoth Lakes!

Skiing and Snowboarding Events

June Mountain Opening Day (12/10/22) 7:30 am

Mammoth Mountain isn’t the only place to enjoy incredible Sierra snow thanks to June Mountain opening on December 10th.

June Mountain is home to deep snow and steep terrain like Mammoth, but also has its own unique culture and community that you’ll find nowhere else. After opening day it’s also a great place to enjoy slopes with fewer people on them and plenty of snow!

TannenBaum Classic Cross Country Ski Race (12/11/22) 10:00 AM

Haven’t had enough skiing at Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain? Try your hand at the first cross-country ski race of the year from Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center.

Cross-country skiing is not only a great way to see the beautiful wilderness surrounding Mammoth Lakes, but it’s also incredible exercise that the entire family can enjoy!

Holiday Events

Night of Lights (12/17/22) 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The largest holiday celebration in Mammoth Lakes is happening at Canyon Lodge!

The festivities include winter themed activities like snowmobiling and sledding and end with an amazing firework show that will be the highlight of any family holiday trip to Mammoth Lakes.

New Year’s Celebration (12/31/22) 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Fireworks and festivities are the best way to celebrate the end of a year and the beginning of a new one, and the celebration happening in the Village Plaza has all that and more!

Bring the entire family out for the show and a memorable night!

Don’t forget about Weekend Après parties taking place throughout the month at Canyon Lodge either! Weekend Après parties will be happening with live music on the sundeck at Canyon Lodge on December 18th, 24th, and 31st.


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