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Christmas Holiday Events

Things to Do & Dining Options During Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

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.

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.

Action Tree Rope Climbing: Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Alpine Slide: Christmas Eve, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (weather permitting); Christmas Day, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Night sessions December 19th - 23rd and December 26th- January 10th: night sessions 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

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

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure: Open Christmas Eve & Christmas Day; walking tours are available 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset.

Baldwin Lake Stables: Open Christmas Eve; Closed Christmas Day.

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

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.

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

Big Bear Discovery Center: Christmas Eve and Christmas day, CLOSED.

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

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

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

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

Mountain Mobile Massage & Spa: Open Christmas eve 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Closed Christmas Day.

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.

Featured Restaurants Open on the Christmas Day:

  • Bistro at the Mansion Open Christmas Eve, 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., special menu; Christmas Day (Call for reservations.), special menu.

  • Nottinghams Restaurant Open Christmas Eve, 8 a.m.- 10 p.m.; Christmas Day, 8 a.m.- 10 p.m. (reservations required), special menu.

  • 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, 6 a.m.- 2 p.m.; Closed Christmas Day

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

  • Amangelas Open Christmas Eve 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.; Closed Christmas Day

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

  • Peppercorn Grille Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Closed Christmas Day

  • 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.- 9 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

  • Big Bear Lake Brewing Co. Open Christmas Eve, 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.; Closed Christmas Day

  • The Pines Lakefront Open Christmas Eve, 12 noon - 7 p.m.; Open Christmas Day 12 noon - 7 p.m. (special menu)

  • Old Country Inn Open Christmas Eve, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Closed Christmas Day

  • Madlons Restaurant Open Christmas Day, 3 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 


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