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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. - until dinners run out

  • Regular menu available at normal menu prices


  • 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.

  • $16.99 per person


  • Nottinghams Restaurant, 909-866-4644

  • Open Thanksgiving Day

  • 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Special Thanksgiving Menu


  • The Pines Lakefront, 909-866-5400

  • Open Thanksgiving Day

  • Serving traditional Thanksgiving menu

  • 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.


  • Peppercorn Grille, 909-866-5405 (Recommend to call for open reservations.)

  • Open Thanksgiving Day

    •  12 noon - 8 p.m.

  • Dinner Menu served all day

  • Traditional Turkey Dinner will be the featured entree.


  • 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, 909-866-0390

  • Action Segway Tours. 909-866-0390

  • Action Tree Rope, 909-866-0390

  • Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain, 909-866-4626

  • Big Bear Jeep Experience

  • Helicopter Big Bear, 909-585-1200

  • Amazing Scavenger Hunt - Avaialable 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 at www.UrbanAdventureQuest.com. Use special promo code: BBHolidays to receive 15% off your adventure. 

  • Big Bear Snow Play, 909-585-0075 - Open Thanksgiving Day (Weather permitting)

  • Big Bear Alpine Zoo, 909-584-1299

  • Miss Liberty, 909-866-8129 - Open Thanksgiving Day cruise for 10:30 a.m. tour


  • 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 26, 2015 (Thanksgiving Day)
    Location: Meadow Park
    Phone: 909-744-7876

    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 27, 2015; 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 28 - December 22, 2015, 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: "A Christmas Carol" at the PAC
    CATS presents their original adaptation of "A Christmas Carol". Get in the holiday mood with CATS wonderful stage production of the Dickens classic. Bring the family! For details and ticket information please call (909) 585-4757 or visit website. 

    Dates & Times: November 24, 27, 28 & 29 at 7:30 pm.   
    Website: www.BigBearTheater.org
    Phone Number: 909-585-4757
    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 27-28, 2015, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; November 29, 2015, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
    Website: www.BigBearEvents.com
    Phone Number: 909-585-3000 
    Address: 42900 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake

    Concerts & Entertainment at The Cave presenting Desperado "The Premiere Eagles Tribute"
    Big Bear's world-class venue, located in the heart of the Big Bear Village, presents live concerts by " Desperado: The Premiere Eagles Tribute" Don't miss these shows and purchase tickets early to guarantee your seat!
    Date: November 27, 2015
    Location: The Cave
    Phone: 909-878-0204

    The Cave Presents Winter Kick OffParty
    Big Bear's world-class venue, located in the heart of the Big Bear Village, presents the Winter Kick Off Party with Film Premieres Warren Miller: "Chasing Shadows" and 686: "686 Seconds" Don't miss these films and purchase tickets early to guarantee your seat!
    Date: November 28, 2015
    Location: The Cave
    Phone: 909-878-0204

    Lodging Deals

    Big Bear Lakeside Cabins, 760-269-5960
    Offering a three day package for November 26 – 29 starting at $350. Call or visit www.bigbearlakesidecabins.com to book offer.

    Escape for all Seasons, 909-866-7504
    Stay 2 nights and get the 3rd night for FREE!
    Call or visit www.bigbearescape.net to book offer.

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