Prepare for a full-blown bash from the first cocktail to the last dance. Beginning with hors d'oeuvres and progressing to a gourmet dinner with live music, the evening will heat up with a live dance band taking the stage after dinner. Dance your socks off and get ready for the champagne toast, balloon drop and 2018! A great way to cap off the year and to finish out a Yosemite weekend.

Come up on Friday and enjoy a day in the great outdoors for relaxation and reflection and then come back for a night of revelry!

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2017-2018 Details Coming Fall 2017

Tenaya Lodge New Year's Party is ready for booking, but the planners are still working on the entertainment details and exact schedule. We expect another great party with options for the whole family this year too.

How We Celebrated in 2016

For those who want to book before we sell out, see below for what we offered last year

If you can't find a babysitter, no problem. Kids aged four to twelve are invited to their own themed, age-appropriate parties. For the younger ones, babysitting is available too. See below for full information about Tenaya Kids News Years Eve.

A Full Night of Merriment!

  • 6:30pm – 7:30pm | Hors d’oeuvres reception with open cocktail bar
  • 7:30pm – 8:30pm | Gourmet dinner
  • 8:15pm – 9:15pm | Comedy with Dick Hardwick
  • 9:30pm – 1:00am | Dancing to the Valley Cats, midnight champagne toast & party favors

A Full Weekend to Reflect and Celebrate

Come up to reflect on the year ahead and the one just past and then celebrate the night away. This package includes two nights lodging, breakfast for two on Saturday and Sunday, late checkout (1pm) on January 1 and two tickets to the New Years Celebration.

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Book by phone at (888) 514-2167

Already have lodging?

See the New Year's Eve event page for information on purchasing party tickets separately.

 Tenaya Kids New Year's Eve 2016!

Children 13 years and older are welcome to attend the main party, but little ones will have a fun evening of their own at two kids-only celebrations.

    Super Heros Kids Costumes
  • Comic Book Heroes themed party for children 4-7 years old. Dressing up in costume is encouraged!
  • Outer Space theme for tweens 8-12 years old.
  • Children 13 and over are welcome at the main party. Call the concierge for details 559-692-8985.

Both events include dinner and age-appropriate entertainment for $65 per child.

Babysitting is available for children under 4 years old.

To book either of the kids events or babysitting, contact Tenaya’s Concierge at 559-692-8985.


Your 2016 New Year's Entertainers

Dick Hardwick

Dick Hardwick is known for his quick wit, “off-the-wall sense of humor” and ability to know what works for any audience each and every time he hits the stage.


Valley Cats

Tenaya favorites The Valley Cats are back! Come join us and Dance your way into 2017 with this FUN-tastic Party Band fronted by ultra-talented vocalists Brittney Flores and Sharon Nicole Rogers as they entertain us with an eclectic mix of the biggest Pop Hits blended with those Classic Tunes we all know and love! And of course sharing the Stage with these two adorable Valley Kittens are the dashing Boys of The Valley Cats Band including Steve Kidd on guitar/vocals, Randy Robinson multi-instrumentalist/keyboardist/vocalist, Donny Klein on bass/vocals and Mike Clark keeping it all in time on drums/percussion. From their first note you just won't be able to resist jumping onto the Dance Floor when The Valley Cats take the Stage for New Year's Eve and welcome in 2017 with class & style in the elegant Tenaya Lodge Ballroom!

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Book by phone at (888) 514-2167

*Offer valid only for New Year's Eve Package, December 30, 2017 to January 1, 2018. Limited time offer. Cottage room available for additional $20, Premium Room available for additional $40. Package pricing is for 2 persons. Must use promo code at time of booking. Subject to availability, restrictions may apply. Children 13 years and older are welcome to the main party and can be added on by calling Tenaya's Concierge at 559-692-8985.

Super Heros Costumes Kids

Package Includes:

  • Two nights lodging in Deluxe, Premium or Cottage Room
  • Two breakfast vouchers for each morning
  • Two tickets to the New Year's Eve Gala — reception, dinner, entertainment, balloon drop, champagne toast, hats and party favors.
  • 1pm checkout on January 1