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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:

The Pines Lakefront, 909-866-5400

  • Open Thanksgiving Day
  • 11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Serving traditional Thanksgiving Dinner
  • 24.95 per person

Nottinghams Restaurant, 909-866-4644

  • Open Thanksgiving Day
  • 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Serving traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

Peppercorn Grille, 909-866-4644

  • Open Thanksgiving Day
  • 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Special Thanksgiving Menu
  • 25.99 per person
  • Dinner menu served all day

Evergreen Restaurant, 909-878-5588

  • Open Thanksgiving Day
  • 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Traditional Turkey Dinner all you can eat buffet
  • 35.00 per adult, 17.50 per child 10 years and under

Captain's Anchorage , 909-878-5588

  • Open Thanksgiving Day
  • 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Regular Dinner Menu

Dynasty, 909-866-7887

  • Open Thanksgiving Day
  • Serving regular menu

Himalayan Restaurant, 909-878-3068

  • Open Thanksgiving Day
  • Serving Regular Menu

Royal Thai Cafe, 909-866-2808

  • Open Thanksgiving Day
  • Serving regular menu

Masala Craft, 909-273-0636

  • Open Thanksgiving Day
  • Serving regular menu

Specialty Services & Shopping:

A Gourmet Personal Chef

Chef Allan takes care of every aspect of your special event while you relax and enjoy your own party.  Hire a Personal Chef to do all the cooking, serving and cleaning in the comfort of your home or vacation home. With a phone call or e-mail to Chef Allan, all the arrangements from menu planning to food preparation through clean-up are handled for you.

  • Phone: 909-878-0204
  • Email:

Goldsmith's  Boardhouse and Ski Rental

Goldsmith's has outstanding lines of quality boards and skis for both sales and rentals. Open daily 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Black Friday sales on November 24 and 25.

Featured Activities Open on Thanksgiving:

Action Zipline Tours. 909-866-0390 (10% OFF Tour)

Action Segway Tours. 909-866-0390 (10% OFF Tour)

Action Tree Rope, 909-866-0390 (10% OFF Tour)

Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain, 909-866-4626

Big Bear Jeep Experience

Helicopter Big Bear, 909-585-1200

Holloway's Marina and RV Park , 909-866-5706

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 (Reservations Required) 

Amazing Scavenger Hunt

Available 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 Use special promo code: BigBearTurkey to receive 15% off your adventure.

Thanksgiving Day and Weekend Events:

Big Bear Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

Bring the family to this 3, 6, 9 mile run with plenty of activities including a Costume Contest!

  • Date: November 24, 2016 (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.

  • Dates & Time: November 25, 2016; entertainment starts at 5 p.m.
  • Price: Free
  • Website:
  • 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 25 - December 22, 2016, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Price: Free
  • Website:
  • Phone Number: 909-878-4747
  • Address: Corner of Village Dr. & Pine Knot Ave.

C.A.T.S. Presents: "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the PAC

CATS presents the classic Andrew Lloyd Webber/ Tim Rice musical, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” Lyrics by Tim Rice and Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Directed and staged by Michael Reno. For details and ticket information please call (909) 866-4970 or visit the website.

  • Dates & Times: November 18, 19, 20 & 25 and December 2 and 3 at 7:30 pm. Matinees November 20, 27 and December 4 at 1:30 pm
  • 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 25-27, 2016, 10 a.m. & 5 p.m.
  • Phone Number: 909-585-3000
  • Address: 42900 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake

Concerts & Entertainment at The Cave presenting "The English Beat"

Big Bear's world-class venue, located in the heart of the Big Bear Village, presents live concerts. The English Beat is a band with an energetic mix of musical styles and a sound like no other. The band's unique sound has allowed it to endure for nearly three decades and appeal to fans, young and old, all over the world.

  • Date: November 25, 2016
  • Location: The Cave
  • Phone: 909-878-0204

The Cave Presents "Wild Child" Dave Brock's Doors Tribute 

Wild Child recreates a live Doors Concert experience. The music is painstakingly reproduced and combined with the voice, look and essence of Jim Morrison live on stage (performed by lead singer Dave Brock).

  • Date: November 26, 2016
  • Location: The Cave
  • Phone: 909-878-0204

The Cave Presents "National Lampoons Christmas Vacation" 

Every Thanksgiving National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is watched in preparation for the Christmas why not watch it at The Cave? The Cave is the former Village Movie Theater in Big Bear Village and has been completely transformed into a top-of-the-line entertainment venue.

  • Date: November 27, 2016
  • Location: The Cave
  • Phone: 909-878-0204

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