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3 Ways to Keep the Family Entertained Over Your Big Bear Thanksgiving

Big Bear provides the perfect setting for celebrating any and all occasions, from your favorite holiday to your favorite day of the week. There is never a bad time to visit, but one of the best times to visit is surely over the Thanksgiving holiday. This is a time when plenty of fun opportunities come together with a contagious holiday spirit that makes its way through town. The following are three of the best ways for ensuring everyone is entertained over your Big Bear Thanksgiving.

Visit Santa

As Thanksgiving comes and goes, the general consensus is it time to gear up for the Christmas season. You have an amazing opportunity to do this the day after Thanksgiving in Big Bear with Santa’s entrance and the tree lighting ceremony. The festivities begin at 5 pm on November 23rd in the Village. You can enjoy a whole lot of entertainment along with Santa greeting everyone and lighting this spectacular Christmas tree!

Big Bear Turkey Trot

No Thanksgiving is complete without a Turkey Trot, and Big Bear is home to one of the best you will ever experience. This is largely due to how beautiful the area is, but it is also a byproduct of the amazing community here. Starting at 9 am, you can choose between 3, 6, and 9 mile run options, so the Big Bear Turkey Trot can be whatever type of experience you want it to be. Make sure you register for this spectacular event by visiting You can find the fun at Meadow Park!

Get an Amazing Thanksgiving Meal

Nothing keeps the whole family entertained like sharing delicious food together. You can always find a good meal in Big Bear, but a Thanksgiving brings a special culinary kick with it. You can get classic as well as unique takes on the traditional feast. One of the most traditional and delicious takes can be found at Nottingham’s Restaurant at 40797 Big Bear Blvd. You can find more unique takes on the meal at places like Peppercorn Grille and Evergreen Restaurant.

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Celebrate with a Beautiful Vacation

Throughout the amazing selection of vacation homes provided by Big Bear Cabins, you will find endless reasons to celebrate apart from those provided by Thanksgiving. Upon seeing spacious living rooms filled with cozy furniture, blankets, fireplaces, and flat screen TVs, the first reaction is always one of celebration. Visitors also cannot help but celebrate at the sight of rustic mountain décor, cozy beds, and wonderful views of Big Bear. And the kitchen provides an amazing space for preparing the most important aspect of any Big Bear Thanksgiving celebration: the feast! On top of it all, these homes provide an intangible hominess that will make you feel right at home, which is an important ingredient when it comes to celebrating Thanksgiving. Find the perfect spot for you by contacting us today!