Thanksgiving Weekend in Big Bear


Spend Thanksgiving at a cabin rental in Big Bear Lake!  Get the family together, pack your clothes and turkey roasting pan, favorite recipes and celebrate the season in the mountains.  Our cabin kitchens are stocked with all the basic comforts so you will feel right at home.  Book your vacation rental early to make sure you have plenty of room for everyone, or book two cabins!  Here are 4 Things-to-do in Big Bear Lake for Thanksgiving!


3rd Annual Big Bear Turkey Trot – Thanksgiving Day

Want to burn off some calories before the big meal at your Big Bear cabin?  Enter the 3rd Annual Turkey Trot at Meadow Park.  The family focused activity features three different races, a pie eating and costume contest. The fun starts at 9:00 a.m.  Meadow Park is located at the corner of Eureka Drive and Park Ave.  Just turn at the McDonald’s.




Black Friday Shopping in Big Bear Lake

“Black Friday” Shopping

Friday is when the town comes alive with the holidays!

Spend “Black Friday” in Big Bear Lake!  Forget the crazy crowds at the malls and  come to The Village for shopping at the local boutiques where you can find unique gifts and seasonal items. The Village is located off Pine Knot and Village Drive.

The Mountain Christmas Boutique is an arts and crafts show Thanksgiving weekend in Big Bear at the Convention Center where 50+ vendors will have holiday goodies and gifts.  Sample festive libations and snack on tasty treats.  The event starts at 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday.  Visit for details.

Tree Lighting in Big Bear Lake Village


Santa Comes to Town & Tree Lighting

The end of Thanksgiving means the start of the Christmas season!  Big Bear Lake has all the family fun you will need.  Santa comes to town to spend time with the kids after the tree lighting ceremony.  It’s a free event that truly rings in the holiday.  The festivities start at 5 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. in The Village with Santa and Mrs. Clause entrance at 6:00 p.m.


“A Christmas Carol” at the Pacific Arts Theater

CATS presents A Christmas Carol

CATS presents A Christmas Carol

Celebrate the season with C.A.T.S., Big Bear’s favorite theater company at the Performing Arts Center for Dickens “A Christmas Carol,” with full stage sets, costumes and actors from all backgrounds, including the professional stage.   Shows start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night with a 1:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday.  The PAC theater is located at 39707 Big Bear Blvd.  Visit for tickets and show information.


Spend the holidays in a vacation rental in Big Bear Lake.  New memories await and there is plenty of fun for the whole family.  Unfortunately we can’t guarantee snowfall, but Snow Summit, Bear Mountain and the tubing parks have years of experience picking up where mother nature leaves off.  Big Bear boasts some of the best snow making and grooming in the country so everyone can have the best winter in Southern California!


To book your holiday getaway, call (909) 752-0234 and speak with one of our vacation experts.  Let us know what you are looking for.  We have cabins close to The Village, Snow Summit, Bear Mountain and the lake.  Let us know if you need a pet friendly cabin or a cabin rental without stairs.  Looking forward to seeing you in Big Bear!