New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

Make this New Year’s Eve unforgettable by celebrating amidst the stunning beauty of Yosemite National Park. Festivities will take place at the The Ahwahnee, Yosemite Valley Lodge, and Wawona Hotel.  

Ring in the New Year at The Ahwahnee's stunning Dining Room with gourmet dinner, live music and dancing! 

Date Thursday, December 31, 2020
Time 8:30 pm
Price $309.00 per person (+tax)

2020-21 Event Details

  • Theme: Roaring 20's
  • Color Scheme: Navy, Gold, Black, Ivory
  • A lavish six course dinner in The Ahwahnee Dining Room
  • Party favors
  • A complimentary sparkling wine toast
  • Live music by Olivia Pucci
  • Dancing
  • Professional portrait sitting for your party to commemorate the evening

New Year's Eve Menu (2019-20)


Smoked Salmon Mousse, Brioche, Sturgeon Caviar


Mulligatawny Soup

Curried Creme Fraiche, Toasted Coconut


Baby Kale

Dry Cherries, Shallots, Radish, Sourdough Crisp, and Shaft's Bleu Cheese Vinagrette


Choice of One

Beef Wellington

Asparagus, Roasted Red Bell Pepper Bordelaise


Beurre Fondue Poached Maine Lobster Tail

Kohlrabi, Saffron Couscous


Roasted Ratatouille Phyllo Studel

Roasted Chanterelle, Tomatillos Sauce 


Strawberry Champagne Cake

Pink Champagne Cake, Strawberry Bavarian, Chantilly Cream, Strawberry Sauce

Yogurt Covered Pop Rocks, Champagne, Champagne Agar Gummies

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New Year's Eve at the Mountain Room

Enjoy fabulous cuisine and an unforgettable celebration at the Mountain Room at Yosemite Valley Lodge. 

Event Details

2019 New Year's Eve Menu

  • Special prix fixe dinner
  • 2020 Pricing: $73.00 Adults, $36.50 Children
  • Book your reservations online. If you have any questions please call 209.372.1403.

New Year's Eve at the Mountain Room Lounge

Ring in 2020 with live music, cocktails and light fare at the Mountain Room Lounge at Yosemite Valley Lodge. 

Event Details

  • DJ with dance area available from 10:00 pm - 1:00 am
  • Balloon Drop at midnight
  • Regular bar and food menu service
  • Children are welcome from 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm; 21 and older after 10:00 pm 

New Year's Eve Family Celebration at the Cliff Room

A special family celebration will also take place in the Cliff Room at Yosemite Valley Lodge on New Year's Eve. This is a free event for all guests of the hotel and community members. 

Event Details

  • 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • No reservations necessary
  • Light snacks and non-alcoholic cider or lemonade
  • Photo Booth
  • Games and prizes 
  • DJ
  • Televised Times Square ball drop at 9:00 pm with balloon drop

Please Note: The Wawona Hotel is closed for the New Year's Eve holiday in 2020 due to renovations.

Do something special and celebrate New Year’s Eve at Wawona Hotel. You’ll enjoy a fabulous dinner and vintage songs on the piano with Tom Bopp, who welcomes you to sing along. Then we’ll kick up the tempo with live music and dancing. 

Event Details

  • Dinner for two in the Wawona Hotel Dining room
  • Pricing: $70 Adults, $35 Children
  • Vintage songs on the piano with Tom Bopp
  • Dancing in the Hotel Lounge
New Year's Eve Dinner & Tom Bopp 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Live Music by Wild Hare 10:00 pm - Midnight

The Live Band

Wild Hare will be performing at Wawona Hotel on New Year's Eve. The band's repertoire spans over five decades and features Rock, Pop, Motown, Funk, Disco, Country, Oldies, Jazz, Blues and today's hits. 

Contact 209.375.1425 to make reservations for Wawona Hotel New Year's Eve Dinner.