3 Best Ways to Enjoy a Cody Wyoming Christmas

Yellowstone National Park might start closing as the leaves turn brown and the nights grow cold, but that only means it’s ski weather! Several ski slopes near East Yellowstone, cater to beginners, pros, and those looking for a true challenge. Stay in the perfect cabin, lodge, or home so that you can take a short, leisurely trip to and from the slopes!

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Cody Christmas Celebrations



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Celebrating Christmas can be an arduous task, but in Cody, everything is handled for you! Everyone is a cowboy for Christmas in Cody when you stop by the Cody Christmas Stroll and Lighted Parade! Carol your heart away with hot chocolate and holiday lights galore in this fun, annual tradition in downtown, Cody. Otherwise, attend the holiday open house at the Buffalo Bill Center to see the pretty lights and learn about the wild west!

Things to Do in Yellowstone

Snowcoach Tours

After the fall, Yellowstone closes the majority of its entrances to visitors, and the only way to traverse the National Park is by snowmobile, snow coach, or dogsled). A snow coach is a lot like a bus converted to operate on snow. Take advantage of the weather by booking a snow coach tour to see sights like Old Faithful set against the stark white snow of winter.


The winter is the perfect time to catch the slopes near Cody, Wyoming! Ski areas like Sleeping Giant, Red Lodge Mountain, and Antelope Butte all feature a variety of skiing courses rated for beginners to pros! First time? You can book lessons ahead of time for a great surprise Christmas present!

Best Place to Find Gifts

Yellowstone Gift Shop

A fan favorite, Yellowstone Gift Shop is the best place to find a themed nicknack for the family member or friend who always wants a keepsake from your travels! Open seven days a week, it is always a good day to visit our friends in downtown Cody, Wyoming.

The Thistle

An underrated, hidden gem, The Thistle sells books, clothes, and more in its downtown Cody location. Endlessly creative but effortlessly exciting, The Thistle is the perfect stop on your shopping trip for the gift item you couldn’t quite put into words.

Book Your Trip to CodyWapiti Vista home with mountain backdrop

Cody Lodging Co. is your key to the ultimate ski trip experience! Our collection of rentals in a half-dozen locations around Cody features various unique amenities that you won’t find with any other vacation rental company in the East Yellowstone area. Our spread allows you to stay closest to your preferred ski destination and ensure your trip to the area is as memorable as possible! If you ever need anything while staying with us, we have complimentary Concierge Services to make your stay stress-free!

Start planning your vacation to Cody by booking one of our properties. We look forward to welcoming you to the Cowboy State!