California Thanksgiving Destinations: Mammoth Lakes

Photo of turkey dinner during California Thanksgiving in Mammoth Lakes

The holiday season is right around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about your winter travel plans. If you are looking for a destination where you can enjoy outdoor recreation during the holidays, then Mammoth Lakes is the place for you! Kick off the season with a fantastic California Thanksgiving, where you can run the annual Turkey Trot, enjoy early-season skiing, and end the day with a mouthwatering dinner. 1849 Mountain Rentals offers the perfect setting to host your family for the holidays with our spacious slopeside condos. Read on to discover all the activities available during Mammoth Lakes Thanksgiving weekend!

Mammoth Lakes Turkey Trot

Get your heart pumping in Mammoth Lakes and begin Thanksgiving with the annual Turkey Trot. This is a family-friendly 2k run through the beautiful trails and neighborhoods of Mammoth. The run starts at Trails End Park and ends with post-run hot cocoa and cider. Costumes are encouraged, and those who don’t want to participate are welcome to cheer the runners on!

Thanksgiving Dinner

When you visit Mammoth Lakes for Thanksgiving, you won’t have to worry about the Turkey Day cooking; our local restaurants have you covered!

  • Mountainside Bar & Grill: Enjoy a family-friendly sit-down Thanksgiving Dinner with turkey and traditional sides.
  • Smokeyard: If you are looking for a Thanksgiving dinner, stop at Smokeyard. Reserve your marinated turkey with all the fixings and enjoy an intimate family meal in your condo.
  • The Lakefront Restaurant: If you are looking for fine dining this Thanksgiving, enjoy a four-course dinner from the Lakefront Restaurant.

Enjoy Early Season Skiing

The Mammoth Lakes ski season will kick off on November 11th, meaning you can spend your Thanksgiving on the slopes! 1849 Mountain Rentals makes it easy to embark on your winter adventure with our slopeside condos and partnership with Black Tie Skis. Check the lift and trail status to discover which trails will be open during your visit, and buy your lift tickets in advance!

Holiday Tree Lighting

Usher in the Christmas season the day after Thanksgiving with the annual holiday tree lighting. Kick off the holidays at the Mammoth Village and experience free family fun! The night begins with live music, followed by the exciting tree lighting, and ends with the appearance of Santa and Woolly!

Mammoth Lakes Slopeside Vacation Rentals

Celebrate your California Thanksgiving in Mammoth Lakes with 1849 Mountain Rentals. Whichever slopeside Mammoth Lakes condo you choose, you’ll have more space to enjoy with your family. 1849 is made for traditions, and we invite you to make new traditions this holiday season in beautiful Mammoth Lakes!