Enjoy a Stress-Free Family Thanksgiving in Mammoth Lakes

Thanksgiving is a special time in Mammoth Lakes. It’s the perfect place to kick off the holiday season with your loved ones.

Thanksgiving Events in Mammoth Lakes

Thanksgiving Day Virtual Turkey Trot

In its sixth year, the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot presented by the Mammoth Track Club will continue this year in a Covid-safe virtual format! Register online, print out your bib number and start Thanksgiving morning out right with a two mile run. Costumes and fun are encouraged!

Thanksgiving Dinner in Mammoth Lakes

Carry Out & Delivery Thanksgiving Options

Staying in? For a truly hassle-free experience, Doorstep Deliveries can arrange everything you need, from decorations to holiday prep and shopping to meal delivery.

The Mogul Restaurant is offering turkey dinners to go, as well as dine-in reservations starting at 5pm. To place your to-do dinner or order or make your reservation, call 760-934-3039.

Find holiday plates with a latin flare at Dos Alas CubaRican Café & Lounge. Enjoy traditional turkey, or a ham or vegetarian option available for dine-in or takeout by calling 760.965-0345.

53 Kitchen & Cocktails in The Village at Mammoth is providing a special Thanksgiving menu for pick-up only that includes a special three-course prix fixe menu with all the holiday favorites. Order your meal at least 48 hours in advance by calling 760.934.0707.

No holiday dinner is complete without a piece (or two) of pie. Dessert’d has a long list of drool-worthy pies it is preparing for the holiday – from classic pecan and pumpkin, to apple, spiced cherry and even vanilla chai sweet cream. As a holiday special, if you order three pies you get a copy of the book, “Cookies for Everyone” written by Dessert’d owner Mimi Council.

Looking for more dessert options? Find out where else you can pre-order your Thanksgiving desserts.

Dine-In Thanksgiving Dinner

If you’d prefer to take the family out, the Mountainside Bar & Grill at the Mammoth Mountain Inn across from the mountain’s Main Lodge serves up a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixin’s. Seating times are available at 2:30 pm, 5 pm and 7:30 pm. Call 800.MAMMOTH for reservations.

The Whitebark Restaurant, Bar & Lounge at the Westin Monache in The Village at Mammoth is hosting a turkey dinner with seatings offered at 2:30 pm, 5 pm and 7:30 p. To reserve your table, call 760-934-0460.

Upscale Thanksgiving Dining

If you’re looking to take things up a notch with some fine dining, the intimate Lakefront Restaurant at historic Tamarack Lodge offers a four-course holiday menu with available seating times at 3 pm, 5 pm and 7:30 pm. Call 760.934.2442 x5 for reservations.

Off-the-Snow Activities

Hit the Trails

Mammoth Lakes trails are open to hiking year-round, weather and snow permitting, so this Thanksgiving holiday is the perfect time to explore on foot. Take the Town Loop for a low-key walk in town, or head down to lower elevations for a walk around Convict Lake. 

The paved path and bike-friendly trails are also great for a bike ride after a day of eating and drinking. And, if you don’t have your own bike, some local shops have late-season rentals still available. 

Go Sightseeing

Nothing beats being one of only a few people at popular sightseeing spots. During this time of year, scenic places in town, including Inyo Craters, Earthquake Fault, Mammoth Consolidated Mine and the Mammoth Lakes Basin, are much quieter than in the summer when sightseeing is a popular activity. Or head just outside of Mammoth Lakes to favorites such as Mono Lake or Bodie State Historic Park.

Indoor Activities

No matter the weather, indoor activities are a great way to wind down after a day of adventuring. Mammoth Rock ‘N’ Bowl is a one-stop-shop for indoor fun. Reserve a lane for bowling or check out the golf simulator, ping pong and video games.

Another fun indoor option that’s new to Mammoth Lakes in axe throwing. Book an hour in a private throwing lane at Yosemite Axe Throwing for up to two people, or if you have the whole family in tow then rates are available for groups of six or more.

When the Mammoth Mountain scenic gondola is running, the Eleven 53 Interpretive Center is another family-friendly option for indoor fun with amazing views.

Black Friday Shopping in Mammoth Lakes

Black Friday in Mammoth Lakes is pretty mellow compared to other places, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t deals! It’s a great time to update your winter gear setup or find a unique locally-made gift.

Mammoth Lakes is also a terrific place to support Small Business Saturday and many Mammoth-made products. Local merchants offer customized, friendly small-town service and really appreciate your business.

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