While there are plenty of reasons to visit Big Bear, California year-round, there’s something special about visiting this charming alpine town during the Halloween season. As the rest of Southern California stays warm and sunny, Big Bear’s air turns crisp and chilly. The forest
As the rest of Southern California stays warm and sunny, Big Bear’s air turns crisp and chilly. The lush trees of the San Bernardino National Forest become alight with the fiery hues of autumn, shades of red and orange dominating the landscape. The towering trees lend a mysterious, fairy-tale atmosphere to your Halloween. It’s like a little piece of a Northern or East Coast Halloween in the middle of California!
Celebrating the traditional German holiday, Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest invites visitors to experience German cuisine, imported beer, traditional dances, and Bavarian bands. Oktoberfest in Big Bear Lake is held each Saturday and Sunday until October 28th, when there will be games, prizes, and a Halloween contest.
During the day, Bear Valley Farms hosts a variety of fun and traditional fall activities and attractions, including old-fashioned hayrides, an organic pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, a corn maze, and a bounce house for children. Then, after dark, the farm becomes haunted by ghosts, ghouls, and zombies, adding a creepy touch to the corn maze and the Haunted Hayride (where children under the age of ten years aren’t allowed). The nighttime haunting take place on Friday and Saturday nights until October 31st.
Enjoy a dose of trick-or-treating and animal encounters in the daytime at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo’s Boo in the Zoo event! Held on the afternoon of Halloween, Boo in the Zoo transforms sections of the zoo into the Electric Dungeon of Doom, Scarecrow Land, a pumpkin patch, the Graveyard, the Witches’ Lair, and the Witches’ Brew! Admission Ranges from $9.00 to $12.00, with children two years old or younger admitted for free.
Held at The Village at Big Bear Lake on the evening of Halloween, this fantastic event allows children to go trick-or-treating at as many as fifty booths and shops in the area. You can even dress up your dogs and enter them into the pet costume contest at the Copper Q! Admission is free.
To find out more about what Big Bear has to offer during your time here for Halloween and beyond, contact our team of reservation specialists and book your stay in one of our charming vacation cabin rentals today!