If you are looking to make new Christmas memories in a scenic place, then come to Big Bear! With magnificent natural surroundings and plenty of opportunities to enjoy seasonal outdoor activities, Big Bear offers much to do in a winter wonderland! Hit the slopes, do some holiday shopping, and hang out with Santa spending your Christmas vacation at Big Bear! The following list offers some family-friendly Christmas events in Big Bear that are sure to bring on the holiday cheer!
Check out this two-day festival that celebrates the holidays with charm, cheer, and German flare! It will be held at the Big Bear Convention Center located at 42900 Big Bear Boulevard in Big Bear Lake. Enjoy the general festivities with live entertainment, vendors, and arts and crafts for the kiddoes! Sample some German delicacies and drinks! Gather around the Wishing Tree for a meet and greet with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Merrymaking and caroling will fill the air. Christkindlmarkt provides the perfect start for all your Big Bear Christmas festivities.
Hit the Slopes
For the avid skiers and snowboarders, check out the mountain resorts and get ready to cascade down the powdery slopes! Snow Summit and Bear Mountain Ski resorts have holiday hours that are open through Christmas. Snow Summit, located at 880 Summit Boulevard, boasts 240 acres of land just waiting to be skied on. Strap on your skis or snowboard and get ready to take in those amazing natural views as you make your way down the mountain. Bear Mountain Resort, located at 43101 Goldmine Road, has 748 acres of slopes. They pride themselves on having the region’s largest beginner areas and the highest lift-served peak which comes in at a whopping 8,805 feet! So, if you’ve always wanted to try outdoor snow sports but haven’t had the opportunity, why not try it out this Christmas with a visit to Bear Mountain Resort!
Stay in a Big Bear Cabin
This Christmas, you’re going to need a place to call home for all your Christmas outdoor excursions. That’s where we come in. At Big Bear Cabins, we have a fine selection of cabin rentals just waiting to host you! From lakefront cabins to luxury vacation homes, to pet friendly rentals; our cabins are sure to offer you just what you need this holiday season. As you step into the rental, you’ll be met with tasteful mountain decorations and furnishings, wooden accents, and brick and stone fireplaces which all provide a warm welcome. Cabin rentals also come with private patios and decks, so you can spend time outdoors this Christmas without having to go anywhere!
At the end of your holiday excursions, drift into dreamland in your comfortable bed that is outfitted with soft linens. After all, rest is essential to being at your best this holiday season! During your stay at a Big Bear cabin, you’ll be able to expand your culinary creativity this Christmas when you cook a holiday meal in your gourmet kitchen! Kitchens come with the appliances, cookware, and utensils you need to whip up something delicious. Make your grandma’s famous turkey dinner with all the fixings and gather to enjoy it together as a family at the dining table. If you want to bring your furry four-legged family member to join in on the holiday fun this Christmas, then be sure to choose from our selection of pet-friendly rentals!
Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus
Bring the family to meet the Claus’ at the Christmas Tree Lot in Big Bear Lake Village which is located at Pine Knot Boulevard and Village Drive. You and the family will have the chance to share your Christmas hopes and wishes with Santa and take a photo together! It’s a magical moment that kids will remember for Christmases to come.
Enjoy a Holiday Meal
When you’re not cooking your favorite meals in your gourmet cabin kitchen, have an enjoyable holiday meal at these local restaurants. Just be sure to inquire ahead of time about holiday hours since many restaurants may close early.
Make reservations at the Peppercorn Grille located at 553 Pine Knot Avenue. Known for their delectable flat iron steak, the peppercorn crust and unique peppercorn mushroom cognac sauce serves as a flavorful addition and is sure to impress. Fan favorites also include but aren’t limited to the freshly baked pizza, house made meatball subs, and lobster tails! Eating at the Peppercorn Grille on Christmas Eve is sure to make spirits bright for all who eat there.
For last minute holiday shopping, be sure to check out The Village which is located downtown at 652 Pine Knot Avenue. Pop into the unique shops to pick up special gifts for those you love, as well as souvenirs to remind you of your Big Bear Christmas. The Red Barn is a store that offers gourmet food, and even an Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Tasting! Sample craft foods from vendors, pick up one-of-a-kind gifts and enjoy the general festivities.
Fun Christmas Events in Big Bear Await!
Come see what a Big Bear Christmas is all about! Choose a rental cabin from Big Bear Cabins to be the home base for all your Big Bear holiday events. A visit to Big Bear will surely provide you with a magical holiday experience. Contact us today to reserve your Christmas cabin!