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Night of Lights

Mammoth Night of Lights The Night of Lights kicks off the holiday season at Mammoth. Started nearly two decades ago by some skiers that held roman candles, this winter kick off has become the featured December event in Mammoth Lakes filled with music and fireworks. The torchlight parade comes down the ski run and this evening is a magical celebration. This year Saturday December 16 marks the day, and the festivities start time is 4:00 PM. Be sure to bring your blankets, hot chocolates and mittens. Food and adult beverages will be available. Come early to get the best view.

This event that began 20 years ago celebrates the beginning of the holiday season with a winter lights show against the majestic backdrop of Mammoth's ski slopes. Guests of all ages are invited to ride the complimentary Village Gondola to Canyon Lodge where they can enjoy a fun-filled night complete with a firework show and torchlight parade! For holiday travelers City Concierge has lower prices on lodging for that weekend of the holidays especially if you check in on Friday December 19. Yes, rates are lower than after Christmas, and the Night of Lights is the excuse to plan your trip the first week, rather than the more popular after Christmas travel time. All our properties are professionally managed, so you get top quality care by local companies so your vacations to Mammoth Mountain are always top notch. Remember as it gets closer to the holidays, Mammoth lodging get tighter, but we will be here everyday to help you find the perfect place, and our service is complimentary. We do all the work, you get all the pleasure.

What is Night of Lights? It is the annual fireworks show put on by pyrotechnic specialists and the Mammoth Mountain crew on the slopes. You'll see roman candles come skiing down the hill, torpedo rockets blasted into the air, and formations like you've never seen since it is all done on the snow, and on skis and snowboards. The best view of the show is from the snow, or grab tickets to one of the VIP viewing areas on the top deck of Canyon Lodge for a premium perspective on the festivities. Stick around after the sights for the sounds of music.

The Night of Lights has always been a favorite of both Mammoth locals and longtime visitors. The mountain loves hosting this free event as a ‘thank you’ for the continued support by the community. The ski resort is thrilled to keep the Night of Lights tradition strong with new music acts and this year promises to be one that everyone will remember. Families who travel this first week of the holidays look forward to this event as it is something you will never see anywhere else.

  • Village Gondola: Runs from The Village at Mammoth to Canyon Lodge and back until about 10:00 PM
  • Special Event Shuttle: Runs from The Village at Mammoth, Eagle Lodge park-and-ride.
  • It is always a good idea to take public transportation as the parking lot can only hold so many cars!

Rooftop Viewing Area (Limited availability) - For those that want to be off the snow, you can enjoy the festivities five stories above the crowds with exclusive rooftop access. You can buy your tickets at 800-Mammoth. They serve food, adult and kid friendly drinks, and you'll have the best seat in the house.


Past Stories
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  Mammoth Rentals for the Holidays
  Mammoth Lodging Autumn Special
  New Years in Mammoth Lakes
  Mammoth Concierge Adds More Services
  Mammoth Reservations Travel Specials
  August is Packed Full of Fun in Mammoth
  Mammoth Reggae Festival
  Mammoth Rocks 2015

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