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Christmas Holiday Events

Things to Do During the Christmas Holiday Weekend

If you really want to add sparkle to your holiday season there is no better place in Southern California than Big Bear Lake. From Christmas to New Years the cozy mountain town transforms into a magical place of yule-tide cheer! 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 Lake a holiday tradition.

Alpine Slide: Christmas Eve, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (weather permitting); Christmas Day, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Night sessions Dec. 13 - Dec. 23 & Dec. 26 - Jan. 4, 2014: night sessions 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. for $20 per person.

Big Bear Snow Play: Christmas Eve, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Christmas Day, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Bowling Barn: Christmas Eve, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Christmas Day, 12 noon -10 p.m.

Big Bear Fun Plex: Christmas Eve & Day Open, hours TBA

Big Bear Alpine Zoo: Christmas Eve, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Christmas Day, CLOSED.

Snow Summit: Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, Day Session* 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Night Session 3 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. (weather permitting). *Day Session extends to 6 p.m. when Night Session is offered.

Bear Mountain Ski Resort: Christmas Eve & Christmas Day 8 a.m. - 4:30 pm.

Helicopter Big Bear: Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Open, call for reservations (909) 585-1200.

Gallery of the American Landscape: Christmas Eve, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Christmas Day, CLOSED.

Big Bear Discovery Center: Christmas Eve, 8:30 a.m. –2 p.m.; Christmas day, CLOSED. Monday, Dec. 26, Federal Holiday, CLOSED; Tuesday Dec. 27 & Wednesday Dec. 28: CLOSED.

Holloway's Marina: (Continuously open) 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (weather permitting)

Altitudes Massage: Christmas 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour Boat: Christmas Eve and Christmas day Open, call for reservations and dependent on interest.

Action Zipline Tours: Christmas Eve & Christmas Day tours start at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Action Segway Tours: Christmas Eve & Christmas Day tours start at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Goldsmith's Board House: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 7 a.m - 10 p.m.


Featured Restaurants Open on the Christmas Day:

  • Bistro at the Mansion Open Christmas Eve, 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.; Christmas Day, 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. (Reservations required.)

  • Nottinghams Restaurant Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Christmas Day, 1 p.m.- 9 p.m. (reservations required)

  • Noble Romans Pizza  Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Christmas Day, 12 noon- 9 p.m.

  • Himalayan Restaurant Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Christmas Day, 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.

  • Dynasty Open Christmas Eve, 11:30 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Christmas Day, 11:30 a.m.- 9 p.m.

  • Grizzly Manor Open Christmas Eve, 7 a.m.- 2 p.m.; Closed Christmas Day

  • Evergreen Open Christmas Eve, 12 noon- 9 p.m.; Christmas Day (dinner menu only), 12 noon- 9 p.m.

  • Amangelas Open Christmas Eve 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Closed Christmas Day

  • Sweet Basil Bistro Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Closed Christmas Day

  • Stillwells Restaurant at Northwoods Resort  Open Christmas Day, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. & 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. (view Christmas Special menu)

  • Peppercorn Grille Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Closed Christmas Day (will not accept parties larger than 6 people)

  • Big Bear Mountain Brewery Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Closed Christmas Day

  • Murray's Saloon & Eatery Open Christmas Eve, 10 a.m.- 2 a.m.; Christmas Day 10 a.m.- 2 a.m.

  • Royal Thai Cafe Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Christmas Day, 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.

  • Cowboy Steakhouse & Saloon Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.; Closed Christmas Day

  • Captain's Anchorage Open Christmas Eve, 4 p.m.- 9 p.m.; Closed Christmas Day

  • Grizzly's Bear Belly Deli Open Christmas Eve, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Closed Christmas Day

  • KFC Open Christmas Eve, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Closed Christmas Day

  • Ooh La La Bistro Open Christmas Eve, 5 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.; Christmas Day, 5 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

  • The Wine Room at Wolf Creek Resort Open Christmas Eve, 12 noon- 8 p.m.; Closed Christmas Day

     

     

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