Christmas/New Years Winter Holiday in Big Bear
If you really want to add something special to your winter holiday season, there is no better place in Southern California than Big Bear. From Christmas/New Years Winter Holiday in Big Bear, the cozy mountain town transforms into a magical place of holiday cheer! Enjoy family-friendly festive activities, play in the snow and even visit Santa and Mrs. Clause before they head back to the North Pole. Whether you take a stroll through The Village and enjoy the twinkling lights, curl up by the fire in your Big Bear cabin rental, or experience the magic of Christmas morning in the mountains, spending your Christmas holiday in Big Bear Lake is sure to provide memories that last a lifetime! Tis’ the season to book your lodging reservations, whether it’s your first Christmas or New Year’s in the mountains, or if you’re a frequent visitor that has made Big Bear a holiday tradition.
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Big Bear is known for being one of the most magical places in Southern California and Christmas is no exception. Christmas/New Years Winter Holiday in Big Bear may even feel more magical here during the holiday season as the towering pine trees and the mountainsides become covered in blankets of white. There aren’t many places here in Southern California where you can experience a white Christmas this holiday season but luckily Big Bear is one of them. Imagine waking up on Christmas morning in your cabin tucked away beneath the trees, as fresh snow falls outside your window and the fireplace crackles. There’s nothing quite like it! Apart from the enchanting scenery, Big Bear also has some great activities that you and your family can enjoy during the Christmas season! Below we have put together some options to give you an idea of how great Christmas will be here in Big Bear.
What better way to welcome the new year than being surrounded by nature and all the beauty it offers? Come celebrate the arrival of 2022 with exciting activities and events here in the mountains. From new year sledding to Big Bear’s annual Torch Festival, your holiday is sure to be filled with plenty of family fun! The New Year doesn’t arrive until midnight so make sure you book your holiday cabin to retire in after the long day of festivities. Christmas/New Years Winter Holiday in Big Bear we even have pet-friendly options so you don’t have to ring in the new year without your furry friend! Below, we have compiled a few options of New Year activities for you and your family to enjoy while visiting Big Bear! Remember, Big Bear will still be covered in snow with freezing temperatures so make sure you prepare for cold outdoor activities!
Action Zipline Tours: Christmas Eve, tours start at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. & Christmas Day tours start at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Zipline with Santa at 9am on December 22, 23, and 24th
Action Segway Tours: Segway & Zipline all times available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Snowshoe is weather permitting.
Alpine Slide: Christmas Eve, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Christmas Day, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting)
Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure: Open Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. Available 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset. This smartphone-guided interactive scavenger hunt adventure in The Village is perfect for families and friends. Sign up online.
Axe Throwing: Christmas Eve, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Christmas Day, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Big Bear Snow Play: Christmas Eve, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Christmas Day, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. (weather permitting)
Bear Mountain Ski Resort: Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, 8.30 a.m. – 4 pm.***Hours subject to change depending on the weather.
Big Bear Discovery Center: Hours TBD
The Bowling Barn: Open 365 days a year. Hours Sun to Thu: 10 am-10 pm, Fri- Sat: 10am-11:30pm
GetBoards Ride Shop: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 9 a.m – 06 p.m. ***subject to night skiing operations
Goldsmith’s Board House: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 9 a.m – 6 p.m. ***subject to night skiing operations
Helicopter Big Bear: Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Open, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Call for reservations (909) 585-1200.
Mountain Room Escapes: Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Open, Daily from 9 AM to 11 PM
Snow Summit: Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, Day Session 08.30 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Bear Mountain 8:30 AM-4 PM, Night Sessions 3 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. (weekends and holidays; weather permitting). ***Hours subject to change
If you are looking for a truly unique winter holiday experience, look no further than Big Bear. From Christmas/New Years Winter Holiday in Big Bear, the cozy mountain town becomes a magical place of holiday cheer and family-friendly festive activities abound! Enjoy exploring The Village and its twinkling lights, taking in the snowy views from your cabin rental, or enjoying Christmas morning with Santa and Mrs. Claus before they head back home the North Pole. Whether you go on a stroll through the village, curl up by the fire at night (or snuggle up next to someone special), or experience all that is Christmastime in Southern California’s mountains – spending your holidays this year here will not disappoint. Our team would love to help plan out every detail of your next Big Bear Vacation.