Christmas in July at Jellystone Park Campgrounds

Jellystone Park™ campgrounds offer the ultimate mid-summer camping event — Christmas in July Themed Weekends!

The holiday season goes by much too quickly for most people. But families who visit Jellystone Park campgrounds in July will have another chance to celebrate the holidays with annual “Christmas in July” activities. Christmas in July weekends typically include campsite and cabin decorating contests, gift exchanges and visits by Santa Claus. Some parks even have caroling, snowball fights and iceskating, while children’s craft activities range from making Christmas ornaments to painting ceramics for mom and dad.

Jellystone Park Campgrounds Celebrate Christmas in July

Jellystone Park Campgrounds Celebrate Christmas in July

Christmas in July themed weeks and weekends are scheduled at most Jellystone Park campgrounds across the U.S. and Canada as shown below.

If a Jellystone Park location is not listed, they do not have Christmas in July specific events.  To view a full list of locations, go to the Find a Park page.

California

Cobb, CA – July 20 – Bring your Christmas spirit with you to decorate your camp site with Holiday cheer

Canada

Kingston/Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia – July 26-28 – Santa Claus is coming to town and hosting his annual Christmas Party! Parents can bring or buy a gift for Santa to give to your child and drop it off at the Ranger Station.  Gifts should not exceed $15. Our Family New Years Dance is sure to be a fantastic party for all ages! Boo Boo™ can’t wait to host caroling and Cindy Bear™ is ready to decorate our very first Campground Christmas tree with all of you! Make ornaments and decorate cookies to celebrate the Holiday Season!

Toronto, Ontario – July 26-28 – HO, HO, HO, Merry Christmas! Yes, it is Christmas in July! Santa will be making a special trip from the north pole to visit Yogi Bear and his friends! Join us with gingerbread making and help decorate our christmas tree.  If your lucky your campsite might even be visited by a group of caroling campers.

Niagara Falls, Ontario – July 19-21 – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Parents may bring a gift for their children to be delivered by Yogi ($20 max) on Saturday afternoon at the Rec Hall. There will be a Christmas parade, carolling and sleigh ride around the park! Don’t miss out on the fun!

Colorado

Larkspur, CO – July 12-14 – Deck the halls with pic-a-nic baskets, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la! Step away from the heat and dream some Christmas dreams, Yogi style. Deck out your campsite or your golf cart and compete in our contest! Paint a Christmas ornament, decorate a “Christmas in July” cookie, make a snow globe, enjoy our snowy slip n’ slide and lots more!

Montrose, CO – July 19-21 – Merry Christmas! Deck your Campers with Christmas decorations for the best-decorated site contest! Have cookies and lemonade with SANTA! Make a Christmas –Winter Wonderland craft. Cool off with a Wet and Wild Wagon Ride then enjoy the pool games!

Delaware

Milford, DE – July 26-28 – Donate a new unwrapped child’s toy for a local non-profit organization and get a petal cart rental FREE! Site decorating contest, make an ornament for the trimming of the tree. Jingle Bell Dance to Karaoke. Drop a gift for your child in the $20 range, already wrapped & pre-tagged and Santa will hand them out.

Georgia

Bremen, GA – July 19-21 – It’s going to be a cool weekend in July as we celebrate an early Christmas with Yogi and his friends. Lots of fun games and crafts. When you spot Yogi, be sure to tell him what you want for Christmas. We will be painting ceramics for Christmas presents for Mom and Dad. Join us for our white elephant Christmas gift exchange. Just bring a small wrapped gift (around $1) and be creative when you wrap it as there will be a prize for the “most unusually” wrapped gift.

Illinois

Amboy, IL – July 26-28 – Believe in Christmas after participating in our JP Express Event featuring holiday music, movies, a Christmas parade, snowball fights, sleigh rides and site decorating. Jellystone Park is a magical place and the place to be at Christmas time. Santa and Mrs. Claus are scheduled to make their annual visit. Don’t forget to join us at our Snowball dance on Saturday night.

Millbrook, IL – July 19-20 & 26-27 - During the last 2 weekends in July, we’re turning Jellystone Park into a Winter Wonderland! A visit from Santa, Yogi’s Christmas Stageshow, and ringing in the New Year with Yogi, Cindy, and Boo Boo is sure to be a blast!

Pittsfield, IL – July 20-21 and July 27-28 – Santa Claus is coming to Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Pine Lakes! Celebrate Christmas early with Christmas crafts, decorating and Christmas music! We will have contests for best decorated campsites and games like gift wrapping and gift sack races.

Indiana

Bloomington, IN – July 22-28 – “I’m dreaming of a warm Christmas!” Who says Christmas only comes but once a year? Join Santa and his elves for ice skating, a snowball fight, a sleigh ride with Santa, reindeer games, and a snowball dance. Campers with the most festively decorated site will leave with a special gift from Ole Saint Nick.

Fremont, IN – July 26-28 – Santa Clause is coming to Jellystone Park to check on all of our campers, and he is bringing his toy shop with him! We will be building toys, ice skating, and having snow ball fights! Enjoy bingo, a  family dance, tie-dye, wagon rides, and much more!

Knightstown, IN – July 26-28 – Santa Claus is coming to Jellystone Park via the Knightstown Volunteer Fire Department. Please provide a SMALL wrapped gift for your child, ($10 value or less), for Santa to give to your child. Decorate your site to win vouchers for camping. Cabins are not to be decorated. Try your hand at “ice skating”, snowball fights, and making your own ornament for our Christmas tree.

Pierceton, IN – July 19-21 – SANTA and YOGI BEAR have teamed up this weekend to bring Holiday Happiness to Jellystone Park. Get your Christmas decorations out for our lot and golf cart decoration contest. Enjoy a Christmas movie at Yogi’s Theater. Take a trip to the Restaurant for Breakfast with Santa & Yogi Bear. Stop by the store this weekend and guess the candy in the jar. Kids always love the $5.00 kids gift exchange, snowball fight, ice skating, candy bar bingo, Christmas scavenger hunt, Christmas bingo and don’t forget a wonderful Christmas story with cookies and milk. Make a cup of your favorite coco to enjoy while you travel through our WONDERLAND LIGHT PARADE.

Plymouth, IN – July 19-21 – Start the weekend with a movie on Friday night. Santa Claus is coming to Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park. Celebrate Christmas early with Christmas crafts and Christmas music! Kids bring a gift to exchange at the Christmas party. Decorate your golf cart and win a prize for the most festive! Don’t forget to bring your Christmas decorations for our site decorating contest. Count down the night at our New Year’s Eve Dance.

Portage, IN – July 26-28 -This is the 10th Anniversary of the Pyro’s annual “Holiday Toy Drive” Bring a new unwrapped toy for our Holiday Toy drive. Enjoy great food fest Saturday (Nominal fees will apply) Site decorating contest, trim the tree with Yogi Bear and Mrs. Claus, Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, treats for the kids. “FREE” Train rides with “Little Obie” on Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. Take part in the Christmas Raffles. Motorcycle Christmas parade on Saturday with Santa and Mrs. Claus, golf carts and bicycles welcome on the parade route through the park. There will be plenty of activities for the whole family. Enjoy “5 Guys named Moe Band” on Saturday night.

Kansas

Lawrence, KS – July 15-21 – Time to beat the heat enjoy a refreshing time at Jellystone Park with Christmas in July.   Feel the frost when you make snowflakes in the Bear’s den, make your own ornaments to take home for Christmas in December. We will also have a best-decorated site contest so be sure to bring decorations!

Louisiana

Lake Charles, LA – July 26-28 – the weather may be hotter and it’s definitely not a wintery wonderland, but the Christmas spirit is alive and well at Jellystone Park in Lake Charles! Yogi Bear is up to “snow” good at the snow ball fights ($$). Keep your eyes open around your sites, too, because you never know when that sneaky bear will try out a new trick! Tis the season to be jolly, so deck your sites with lots of holly for the Site/Cabin Decorating Contest! Don’t forget: SANTA WILL BE HERE ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON! (Parents, you will need to bring a wrapped gift with your child’s NAME & SITE/CABIN NUMBER written on it to the Ranger Station by NOON on Saturday!) See Santa and Yogi on the Heyride and join them while they sing throughout the campground!

Robert, LA – July 19-21 – the weather may be hotter and it’s definitely not a wintery wonderland, but the Christmas spirit is alive and well at Jellystone Park in Lake Charles! Yogi Bear is up to “snow” good at the snow ball fights ($$). Keep your eyes open around your sites, too, because you never know when that sneaky bear will try out a new trick! Tis the season to be jolly, so deck your sites with lots of holly for the Site/Cabin Decorating Contest! Don’t forget: SANTA WILL BE HERE ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON! (Parents, you will need to bring a wrapped gift with your child’s NAME & SITE/CABIN NUMBER written on it to the Ranger Station by NOON on Saturday!) See Santa and Yogi on the Heyride and join them while they sing throughout the campground!

Maine

Madison, ME – July 13-14 – Christmas only comes once a year, except at Jellystone Park! Yogi and Boo Boo love Christmas and will be at the Christmas Party on Saturday night along with Santa Claus! Santa will be giving out presents (parent provided) and he will stay to dance with the kids. Great photo op! Prizes for best Christmas decorated sites.

Maryland

Hagerstown, MD – July 22-28 – Let it Snow. Let it snow. Let it snow. We’ll ice skate and have snowball fights. Join us for caroling thru the park. Bring your holiday decorations and decorate your site. Prizes awarded for the best decorations. Help Cindy Bear decorate her tree. You can make Christmas ornaments and ceramics. Celebrate 2013 1/2 New Year’s Eve with live music from “Take Two.”

Massachusetts

Sturbridge, MA - July 22-28 – Christmas in July week including tree decorating, a snowball fight, iceskating & more!

Michigan

Frankenmuth, MI – July 12-14 – Breakfast with Santa Saturday morning, snowball fight, reindeer races and a New Year’s Eve Mini Golf Party.

Indian River, MI – July 12-14 – Summer wouldn’t be complete without our Christmas in July weekend…Don’t forget the Decorate Your Site contest!  We’ll decorate Yogi Bear’s Christmas tree, and Santa and Yogi Bear will pass out gifts (Mom and Dad, please bring an inexpensive gift for Santa to give to your child), and get ready for some Christmas / Winter fun building graham cracker houses , or racing on ice block sleds!

Minnesota

Austin, MN – July 12-14 – You better watch out, you better not pout, Santa Claus is coming this weekend! Bring gifts for your children (or purchase gifts at the Ranger Station) to put under our Christmas tree at the “Winter Wonderland Party”. Yogi Bear and Santa may hand presents to your good little boys and girls. Get your picture with Santa Claus, try a snowball toss, Christmas themed games all-weekend long. Don’t forget to decorate your site to win the Best Christmas Site Delight, prizes will be awarded for 1st place Seasonal and Weekend campers. Friday night enjoy Karaoke, Saturday night will have a Glowstick Christmas Caroling Sleigh Hayride.

Mississippi

Pelahatchie, MS – July 19-21 – Decorate your site for Christmas! Santa will be here. Make Christmas crafts in the Activities Center.

Missouri

Branson, MO – July 26-28 – Merry Christmas! We will have a best-decorated site contest! Bring a shirt for some Red and Green DYE-FUN! Come enjoy some ROOT BEER FLOATS ($)! Join us for a Glow Light Hike

Eureka, MO – Wednesday, July 24 (part of Holiday Week) – Make a reindeer hat, ice skating, snowball fights, Christmas party games, site to site caroling, visit with Santa & more!

New Hampshire

Ashland, NH – July 19-21 – Sled Riding, Snowball Fights, Ice Skate in 80 degree weather.  Christmas Eve Party Friday night with DJ Brian Johnston!  Join Santa on Saturday for our annual party!  Bring a gift ($5 value) & get a gift. New Year’s Eve Party on Saturday Night!

New Jersey

Elmer, NJ – July 19-21 – Sled Riding, Snowball Fights, Ice Skate in 80 degree weather. Christmas Eve Party Friday night with DJ Brian Johnston! Join Santa on Saturday for our annual party! Bring a gift ($5 value) & get a gift. New Year’s Eve Party on Saturday Night!

New York

Cooperstown, NY – July 19-21 – Santa Claus is coming to Jellystone Park! Please provide a SMALL wrapped gift labeled girl, boy or either ($5 value or less) for Santa to deliver. Try your hand at marshmallow snowman building, sledding, snowball fights and more. Expect a visit from Cindy Bear! Decorate your site to win free camping.

Gardiner, NY – July 27-28 – Everyone’s favorite! Yogi says to deck the sites with boughs of holly, lights and decorations. Get ready for site judging, a Christmas Parade, caroling and a dance on Saturday night. There might even be a special guest.

Mexico, NY – July 19-21 – Bring your Christmas decorations for our annual site decorating contest. We’ll be caroling, crafts and cookie decorating. Santa will join Yogi™ and Boo Boo™ at the Christmas Party Saturday night. Please bring a small wrapped gift (Approximately $5.00) for your child(ren) to receive from Santa or purchase one from the Jellystone Gift Shop. Make your reservations early for this weekend.

North Hudson, NY – July 26-28 – It may be a while until Santa comes to your house, but he’s coming to us early. Bring your decorations for our ever popular site Decorating Contest. Santa will hand out gifts to the kids (parents please bring an $8.00 wrapped gift for your child to participate in the gift exchange). Turkey Dinner ($) Saturday night. DJ Dance. Thursdays are 1/2 price (campsites only) if added to a Friday and Saturday night reservation.

North Java, NY – July 22-28 – Come celebrate Christmas with Yogi Bear and friends! Make your Christmas wish lists for Santa and listen for the sleigh bells as Santa delivers gifts throughout the park! We will have Christmas themed activities throughout the weekend; such as ice skating, snow ball fights and a snow man building contest. Reserve your spot on Santa’s List at the front desk after arrival.

Woodridge, NY – July 14-21 – Merry Christmas!! On Wednesday & Saturday, you better watch out and you better not cry, I’m telling you why….Santa Claus is coming to town! Bring a wrapped gift to the office for Santa to give your child. Site decorating contest (bring decorations) also on Wednesday and Saturday. Show how holly jolly your site can be!

North Carolina

Cherokee, NC – July 22-28 – Jellystone Park is Santa’s favorite place to vacation in July! Show your Christmas spirit by decorating your campsite or cabin for our Site Decorating Contest. Win Prizes! Visit our Activity Center for ceramic and other paint activities. Sing Christmas Carols on the wagon rides and get your holiday spirit going early!  – Get an early start on making Christmas crafts. Santa arrives on Saturday! Best decorated site contest with prizes! Cookie bake-off with prizes! Dance to music by DJ Chuck. Please note–Bicycle Helmets are required for ages 12 & under.

Tabor City, NC – July 19-21 – Come join Yogi Bear, Boo Boo & our Special Guest for a winter wonderland weekend!

Pennsylvania

Harrisville, PA – July 29-21 – Merry Christmas! We will have a best-decorated site contest! Come have brownies and punch with SANTA! There will be a Christmas craft, Sand & Bead Art activity ($) for the kids!

Mill Run, PA – July 12-14 – Site decorating contest. Children’s tree decorating with a visit from Santa Claus, the Snowman and Rudolph. Children’s cookie decorating. Christmas movies. Picnic Basket Wagon Ride. Moonlight Wagon Ride to see the lights. Magician. Purchase Christmas gifts at the store and receive free gift wrapping and special delivery of gifts to your site with Santa on the Christmas train. New Year’s Eve 2013-1/2 Celebration.

Milton, PA – July 12-14 – Get an early start on making Christmas crafts. Santa arrives on Saturday! Best decorated site contest with prizes! Cookie bake-off with prizes! Dance to music by DJ Chuck. Please note–Bicycle Helmets are required for ages 12 & under.

South Carolina

Swansea, SC – July 19-21 -Friday Family Fun Movie, Kid’s Crafts, Golf Cart & Bike Parade, Site Decoration Contest! Win a cool Prize!, Pictures with Santa & Yogi! ($), Hey Rides

South Dakota

Sioux Falls, SD – July 12-14 – Deck the Campers with Boughs of Holly!” Join Santa when he vacations at Jellystone Park™. Christmas crafts – Christmas carols – Snowball fight. When you buy a gift from the gift shop you get free gift-wrap and your gift delivered by Santa! Deck the sites with Christmas decorations for a chance to win the prize for best decorated site.

Tennessee

Memphis, TN (Horn Lake, MS) – July 12-14 – Come join Yogi Bear for the holidays. Decorate sugar cookies, build a gingerbread house ($), make ornaments and decorate the tree. Don’t forget your decorations. Yogi Bear will award some prizes to the best decorated camp sites.

Nashville, TN – July 22-28 – It may not feel like winter outside, but we’re celebrating Christmas early at Jellystone Park at Nashville. We’ll make our own snowflakes and winter crafts. Don’t miss the snowball fights throughout the week! Join us for our Gingerbread Man Hunt and then make him a Gingerbread House. We’ll even have hot chocolate at our campfire. Don’t miss Santa Claus on Saturday!

Texas

Burleson, TX – July 22-28 – Bust out those decorations for the most festive time of the year. Help Yogi Bear decorate the North Texas Jellystone Park™ Christmas tree. Join the Polar “Hey, Hey, Hey” and fire truck rides and fill the air with carols. Participate in our “snowball fight.” Make your own ornaments to take home for Christmas in December. Get ready for a Holly, Jolly time at North Texas Jellystone Park™.

Tyler, TX – July 19-20 – Since Yogi Bear hibernates through winter he is celebrating Christmas in July. Come help Yogi Bear decorate the park Christmas tree. Go Christmas caroling on the “Hey, Hey, Hey” ride. Bring your family to the Pool Party to swim with SANTA. Bring a $5 gift for the gift exchange with Yogi Bear and Santa! Create your own holiday ornament and other Christmas crafts to wrap up for someone special. Paint your very own Yogi Bear, Boo Boo, Cindy Bear, or Ranger Smith ceramic ornament to hang on the family tree. We will finish up the weekend with a New Year’s Dance.

Virginia

Gloucester Point,VA – July 19-21 – Snowflake making, candy cane Christmas tree craft, make a gingerbread house, snowball games, meet Santa, site decorating content and a Winter Wonderland Dance!

Luray,VA – July 8-14 – Come join Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ as we have our site decorating contest with prizes for the best holiday decorated sites. Join us in our holiday themed crafts, tree decorating, snowball fights, and a hey ride with caroling. Santa will be here all week and will pass out presents you bring or buy on Saturday (please keep gifts under $20.00.) Saturday night we’ll ring in the New Year with a DJ Dance Party.

Natural Bridge,VA – July 26-28 – It may be the middle of the summer, but we’re ready to celebrate Christmas. Just picture tropical hot chocolate, candy canes and leis, palm trees covered in tinsel, and gifts! It all makes up a wonderful Christmas in July spent together with family and friends. Yogi is having a Christmas in July Book Swap this weekend. Bring a new or gently used book to swap with other campers.

Wisconsin

Bagley, WI – July 19-21 – ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the cave, Boo Boo was sleeping and Yogi Bear was trying to behave, for he knew Santa would know if he’s been good or bad, because a Christmas with no pic-a-nic basket is really quite sad. Ho, ho, ho… Merry Christmas!!! Prize awarded to the best decorated Christmas site or cabin! Tree decorating, caroling through Jellystone Park Saturday night, gift giving (bring a wrapped gift or buy one in the store and we’ll wrap it for FREE) and pictures with Santa! (Be sure to write the name and site # of the person who will receive the gift).

Caledonia, WI – July 19-21 – All aboard! The Yogi Bear Express is swinging by Jellystone Park™.” Help us trim the tree, play “conductor says,” join in on a Christmas Caroling Hey Ride and a Pajama Party!

Fort Atkinson, WI – July 19-21 – Ho-Ho-Ho!  Everyone here at Jellystone Park™ of Fort Atkinson is getting into the Christmas spirit! Even Yogi Bear™!  Santa will be here on Saturday evening to meet all the kids and may even have a sweet treat for them!  We will also be trying to cool down in the hot weather with some snowball games, water wars and pool games.  Bring your best Christmas spirit to participate in our site and golf cart decorating contests!

Sturgeon Bay, WI – July 12-14 – Ho! Ho! Ho! Join us for our campsite decorating contest and an opportunity to see Santa and Yogi Bear together! DJ Dance on Saturday night.

Warrens, WI – July 18-24 – Christmas card pictures with a bear, crafts, scavenger hunt, tree decorating, and pictures with Santa.

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