Pioneer Park sled hill at night

December 2022 Schedule

ALL WEEK - DECEMBER 2022

Open Daily

Featuring various exhibits throughout the season.
Hours: 
Tuesday & Thursday – 9:00am – 5:00pm; Wednesday & Friday – 10:00am – 5:00pm; Saturday – 9:00am – 1:00pm; CLOSED Sunday & Monday

Location: Rink @ Pioneer Park, Corner of Gibbon Avenue & Dunraven Street
Fee: FREE – You will need to provide your own skates and sleds.

Location: Free Heel & Wheel (33 Yellowstone Avenue) 406.646.7744

Location: Pick up your clues at the KNS Headquarters – West Yellowstone Visitor Center (30 Yellowstone Avenue).  
Venture around town to find the hidden treasures. Take pictures of what you find and show them to the coordinator at KNS Headquarters for your prize! 

SATURDAY - DECEMBER 17, 2022

Location: Meet at The Yellowstone Holiday @ Hebgen Lake
Fee: FREE – Registration Required

Ice Camp is a popular industry-leading education program that is open to the public and free of charge.
There will be two locations for different parts of the Camp: 

Friday night, December 16th from 5:00pm – 6:00pm – Classroom instruction and demonstration of ice fishing equipment and techniques as well as safety, conservation and environmental stewardship. Anyone is invited to attend, no registration required.

Saturday, December 17th from 9:00am – Noon – Registered kids will head out onto the ice from the The Yellowstone Holiday on Hebgen Lake for fishing tutorials delivered by experienced, instructors. Make sure to dress warmly, including waterproof footwear for this outside eve

Location: Meet at 30 Yellowstone Avenue (KIDS ‘N’ SNOW Headquarters)
Fee: FREE – Registration Required

Please be there 15 minutes prior to departure. Meet at The West Yellowstone Visitor Center at 30 Yellowstone Avenue.

Children should be accompanied by an adult (limit 1 adult per family – seats are limited and this event is all about the kids.)  

NO charge for the snowcoach ride, but a Yellowstone Park Pass is REQUIRED. Gratuity for the snowcoach guide is appreciated. 

Everyone over the age of 15 needs a Park Pass. Individual day passes are $15 per person and can be purchased at the YNP desk at the Visitor Center (30 Yellowstone Avenue) or at a snowcoach provider ahead of time: See Yellowstone Alpen Guides, Yellowstone Vacations or Backcountry Adventures. If you already have an Annual, National Park, Lifetime or Senior Pass, passes admit the signer and up to three additional persons (16 and older) for a total of four people.

Location: Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center – 201 South Canyon Street 
Fee: Program FREE with Admission (See Below for Special Admission Coupons)

The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center welcomes families with kids to join us for crafts and fun wildlife activities throughout the day, with scheduled programs about bears, wolves, and birds.

Wolf Pack Chat – Join us at 10:30 AM or 1:30 PM for a chat with a naturalist to see active wolves and learn about the wolves living at the GWDC as well as their counterparts in the wild.

Other activities – From 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM, kids (of all ages) can participate in activities and crafts throughout the GWDC that encourage a connection to wildlife in the winter.

 

Special Admission: Kids ‘N’ Snow coupons available at the KNS Headquarters (Visitor Information Center at 30 Yellowstone Avenue), allow for FREE admission for kids 12 and under, and Half-Price admission for accompanying parent.

Location: Meet at 30 Yellowstone Avenue (KIDS ‘N’ SNOW Headquarters)
Fee: FREE – Registration Required

Recommended for kids ages 4 and older. Participants will enjoy an educational hike.

Allow 1-1.5 hours for the program. A limited number of snowshoes are available free of charge from the Visitor Center (First Come, First Served) or others can be rented at Freeheel & Wheel. Feel free to bring your own snowshoes as well. Not recommended for small children.

Location: West Yellowstone Visitor Center – 30 Yellowstone Avenue
Fee: FREE – Registration Required

Wouldn’t you love to learn a new winter sport? Children will learn basic skills from a local ski instructor that encourages them to try cross country and even downhill skiing. Children already skiing are welcome to attend to improve their skills and practice.

Location: Old Airport located at the East end of town, off Iris Street.
Fee: FREE – Registration Required

Children will meet a sled dog team and enjoy a short ride through the woods. Ages 12 and under.

Location: Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center – 201 South Canyon Street
Fee: Program FREE with Admission (See Below for Special Admission Coupons)

The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center welcomes families with kids to join us for crafts and fun wildlife activities throughout the day, with scheduled programs about bears, wolves, and birds.

Wolf Pack Chat – Join us at 10:30 AM or 1:30 PM for a chat with a naturalist to see active wolves and learn about the wolves living at the GWDC as well as their counterparts in the wild.

Other activities – From 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM, kids (of all ages) can participate in activities and crafts throughout the GWDC that encourage a connection to wildlife in the winter.

Special Admission: Kids ‘N’ Snow coupons available at the KNS Headquarters (Visitor Information Center at 30 Yellowstone Avenue), allow for FREE admission for kids 12 and under, and Half-Price admission for accompanying parent.

Location: Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center – 201 South Canyon Street MUST BE SIGNED UP BY 1:45pm.
Fee: $5.00 Donation for Program + Admission (See Below for Special Admission Coupons)

Help hide food for the bears! Join a naturalist to learn about bears and the important role animal keepers have in their care. Then go into the bear habitat, while it has no bears, and hide food for grizzlies. This program is an additional $5 to participate, and available to kids ages 5-12.  Participants must be signed up before 1:45 PM.  Limited space.  This program starts at 2:20 PM.  Allow approximately 45 minutes. Dress to be outdoors! This is a guided program. 

Special Admission: Kids ‘N’ Snow coupons available at the KNS Headquarters (Visitor Information Center at 30 Yellowstone Avenue), allow for FREE admission for kids 12 and under, and Half-Price admission for accompanying parent.

Location: Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center – 201 South Canyon Street
Fee: Program FREE with Admission (See Below for Special Admission Coupons)

The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center welcomes families with kids to join us for crafts and fun wildlife activities throughout the day, with scheduled programs about bears, wolves, and birds.

Owl Pellets – Join a naturalist at 3:15 to learn about owls and other birds of prey.  Dissect a real owl pellet and discover what we can learn about wild birds.

Other activities – From 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM, kids (of all ages) can participate in activities and crafts throughout the GWDC that encourage a connection to wildlife in the winter.

Special Admission: Kids ‘N’ Snow coupons available at the KNS Headquarters (Visitor Information Center at 30 Yellowstone Avenue), allow for FREE admission for kids 12 and under, and Half-Price admission for accompanying parent.

Location: Pioneer Park at the corner of Gibbon Avenue & Dunraven Street
Fee: 
FREE

Break out your creativity and create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece on the snowy white canvas. Children of all ages welcome. Come dressed for outdoor conditions. Kids will be given a spray bottle of water that is tinted with food coloring to decorate a snow wall.

Location: Canyon Street for the Parade – Tree Lighting at the Bear Statue/Tree by the Visitor Information Center/KNS Headquarters (30 Yellowstone Avenue)
Fee: 
FREE

Come enjoy a good old fashioned Christmas Parade of Lights and help Santa light our Town Christmas Tree! For more information about our Town Christmas Stroll and the activities of the day, visit HERE.

Location: Pioneer Park at the corner of Gibbon Avenue & Dunraven Street
Fee: FREE

Kids from 6-11 years old can try out a child-sized Arctic Cat/Yamaha M120 snowmobile setup for a slow, safe ride. All children must be accompanied by an adult and the adult must sign a Release of Liability. Recommend snow boots and gloves. Helmets provided.

Location: Ice Rink Pioneer Park at the corner of Gibbon Avenue & Dunraven Street
Fee: FREE

Old-fashioned family fun for everyone of every age. Warm-up with hot beverages, toast some marshmallows, and make your own S’more. All the fixings provided. Bring your own sled for our Kid’s Sledding Hill. Or, try out West Yellowstone’s ice rink with your own skates. 

*A limited number of sleds will be available to use.