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Thanksgiving Holiday

This Thanksgiving weekend, head up to Big Bear Lake to create long lasting family memories. Enjoy snowplay, events, plenty of activities and more in a true winter wonderland.

Featured Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day:

Murray's Saloon & Eatery, 909-866-1444

  • Open Thanksgiving Day

  • Serving traditional Thanksgiving Dinner - Complimentary for customers

  • 11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. or until dinners run out

  • Regular menu available at normal menu prices


  • Bistro at the Mansion, 909-878-9190

  • Open Thanksgiving Day

  • Serving traditional Thanksgiving Dinner (view menu)

  • 12 noon - 7:30 p.m.

  • $39 per person, $16 Children (12 & under)


  • Stillwells Restaurant, 909-866-3121

  • Open Thanksgiving Day

  • Special Menu

  • Brunch 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Adults

  • Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.


  • Old Country Inn, 909-866-5600

  • Open Thanksgiving Day

  • 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Serving traditional Thanksgiving Dinner from 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.

  • $15.99 per person, $7.99 Children (10 & under)


  • Nottinghams Restaurant, 909-866-4644

  • Open Thanksgiving Day

  • 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. Live Music 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Special Menu (view menu online)


  • The Pines Lakefront, 909-866-5400

  • Open Thanksgiving Day

  • Special Menu

  • 12 noon - 7 p.m.


  • Evergreen International, 909-878-5588

  • Open Thanksgiving Day

  • Traditional Thanksgiving dinner & Regular Menu

  • 12 noon - 9 p.m.

  • $28.95 adults $15.95 Children


  • Peppercorn Grille, 909-866-5405

  • Open Thanksgiving Day

  • Special Menu

  • Currently all booked. Call for open reservations.


  • Himalayan Restaurant, 909-878-3068

  • Open Thanksgiving Day

  • Serving regular menu


  • Dynasty, 909-866-7887

  • Open Thanksgiving Day

  • Serving Regular Menu


  • Royal Thai Cafe, 909-866-2808

  • Open Thanksgiving Day

  • Serving regular menu


  • Activities and Recreation Open on Thanksgiving Day:

  • Action Zipline

  • Action Segway Tours

  • Action Tree Rope

  • Altitudes Massage 

  • Big Bear Jeep Experience

  • Helicopter Big Bear

  • Goldsmith's Boardhouse & Ski Rental - Open Thursday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Open Friday, Black Friday Specials through store, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

  • Urban Adventure Quest - Walking tours are available 365 days a year. The Big Bear Tour can be played sunrise to sunset.

  • Brown Bear Gift Shop - Open, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Alpine Slide - Open Thanksgiving Day (Weather permitting)

  • Big Bear Snow Play - Open Thanksgiving Day (Weather permitting)

  • Big Bear Alpine Zoo

  • Holloway's Marina - Open Thanksgiving Day 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (weather permitting)

  • Miss Liberty - Open Thanksgiving Day; 2 p.m. tour only


  • Thanksgiving Day and Weekend Events:

    Big Bear Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
    New event this year on Thanksgiving Day! Bring the family to this 3, 6, 9 mile run with plenty of activities including a Pie Eating Contest!
    Date: November 27, 2014 (Thanksgiving Day)
    Location: Meadow Park

    Santa's Big Entrance & Tree Lighting Ceremony
    Come and enjoy live entertainment, carolers, and of course Santa as Big Bear lights up the holiday season. It is truly a magical experience and your children can come read their Christmas wishes to Santa and Mrs. Claus.
    Time: November 28, 2014; entertainment starts at 5 p.m.
    Price: Free
    Website: www.BigBearLakeVillage.com
    Phone Number: 909-878-4747
    Address: Corner of Village Dr. & Pine Knot Ave.

    Come Visit Santa in the Village!
    The Village of Big Bear Lake presents Christmas in the Village on every weekend leading up to Christmas. Santa Claus will be at his hut at The Christmas Tree Lot every Saturday and Sunday.

    Dates & Times: Saturday & Sundays, November 29 - December 21, 2014, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Price: Free
    Website: www.BigBearLakeVillage.com
    Phone Number: 909-878-4747
    Address: Corner of Village Dr. & Pine Knot Ave.

    C.A.T.S. Presents: "20th Year Celebration Gala & Variety Show" at the PAC
    C.A.T.S. presents "20th Year Celebration Gala" including over 65 shows from past 20 years and more broadway favorites at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center. For details and ticket information please call (909) 866-4970 or visit website. 

    Dates & Times: November 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 25, 28, 29 at 7:30 pm. Matinees November 16, 23 and 30 at 1:30 pm.
    Price: Adults, $18-$29; Seniors, $16-$27; Kids under age of 18, $11-$20. 
    Website: www.BigBearTheater.org
    Phone Number: 909-866-4970
    Address: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center 39707 Big Bear Blvd.,

    Mountain Christmas Boutique at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center
    Let the shopping season begin! A unique high country shopping experience with a holiday flare. Sixty plus handmade vendors from throughout the Western United States. You're sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on the list. The Christmas Boutique takes place Thanksgiving weekend. 

    Dates & Times: November 28-29, 2014, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; November 30, 2014, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
    Price: Adults $3, seniors $2, children 12 & under free 
    Website: www.BigBearEvents.com
    Phone Number: 909-585-3000 
    Address: 42900 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake

    Concerts & Entertainment at The Cave
    Big Bear's world-class venue, located in the heart of the Big Bear Village, presents live concerts by "Dick Dale" on November 28, 2014 and "Ambrosia" on November 29, 2014. Don't miss these shows and purchase tickets early to guarantee your seat!

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