Holidays in Big Bear Lake are must with winter snowfall making the season all the more special! Start planning your holiday vacation with spirited events and dining deals in The Village and around town.

Winter at night in The Village

Save the Date for These Holiday Events

Christmas in the Village
Every year after Thanksgiving, The Village at Big Bear Lake is transformed into a holiday wonderland with thousands of twinkling lights and good cheer! This November 29th, Santa and Mrs. Claus' will make their grand entrance during the opening night of Christmas in The Village. Guests can pose for pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus, enjoy free cocoa, and groove to live music by Nikki Sparks and The Marvelettes. Be sure not to miss the Village Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony that officially begins the Big Bear holiday season!

Weekends Nov. 29 - Dec. 22 from 10 AM - 4 PM in The Village

Annual Big Bear Christmas Boutique
Get your holiday shopping on with over 50 arts & crafts vendors offering a variety of unique handmade gift and collectibles. Little visitors will enjoy free visits with Santa and holiday arts and crafts! Learn More.

Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 from 10 AM - 5 PM at Big Bear Lake Convention Center

Music of Joyful Hearts Christmas Concert
Big Bear Chorale presents the Music of Joyful Hearts Concert! Music by the 40-member group will feature secular and sacred local music, along with poetic readings, and a sing-a-long. The Mountain Top Strings will open with a prelude and Kris Colt will perform a special dance presentation. A reception with refreshments and goodies will follow the performances. General Admission at the door is $10 for adults, and $5 for students.

Nov. 30 at 7 PM and Dec. 1 at 2 PM at Big Bear Community Church

Santa Comes to Snow Summit
Head to Snow Summit and take your photo with Jolly St. Nick! This event is free to all guests and all you need to bring are your friends, family, and holiday cheer. Learn More.

Dec. 14 and Dec. 21 from 12 PM - 3 PM at Snow Summit

Movies in the Meadow
Head over to Snow Summit as they kick off their Movies in the Meadow series! Up first? 'A Christmas Story'. Admission is free with concessions available at Bighorn Smokehouse. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs as seating is available on first-come, first-served basis.

Dec. 21 at 6 PM at the Snow Summit base area

Holiday Restaurant Specials

Stillwell's Restaurant
Christmas Day Brunch - Buffet style brunch including Signature Entree Items, Carving Station, Omelette, Waffle & Pasta Bar, Hot & Cold Sides, Soup & Salad, Home Made Desserts and Unlimited Champagne or Mimosas. Call for Reservations or Further Details.

Dec. 25 from 12 PM - 3 PM | $30 Adults, $25 Seniors, $15 Kids

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Take advantage of lodging deals and enjoy your holiday getaway in Southern California's ultimate winter wonderland! And, let our local businesses help with holiday shopping and enjoy seasonal savings.

A snowy landscape

Jolly Lodging Deals

The Lodge at Big Bear Lake
Stay 2 nights or more and receive 15% off current room rates. Based on availability. Call 909- 866-3121 or book with our Booking Widget.

Camp Tanda
Winter Season Special: Bed and Bath at Tanda
Get a hot shower and a warm place to sleep with a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable lodge, dining area, and fireplace. Wi-fi and parking lot included! Just $25 per person/night or $70 for a family of 4 per night. Book now at or call 909-375-3014.

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Holiday Shopping Deals

Chirp Nature Center
12 Days of Christmas Sale - Save big on unique gifts during Chirp’s 12 Days of Christmas Sale from Dec. 12th - 23rd. Spend $99 or more and receive a free stocking stuffer, with a different one revealed each day.

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Winter adventure abounds in Big Bear! Find seasonal and year-round activities to enjoy during your holiday getaway and make memories to last a lifetime.

A family plays in the snow near the lake

Winter Adventure During the Holidays

Big Bear Mountain Resorts
Both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain ski resorts are open through the Christmas holiday. Reserve your tickets, and or lessons, and spend your holiday season tearing it up on the slopes!

Snow Tubing
Not into skiing or riding? Enjoy the snowy slopes on a snow tube at three locations in Big Bear! Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain and Big Bear Snow Play are open daily from 10 AM - 4 PM. Nighttime Glow Tubing will begin at both locations Nov. 29.

Snow Summit also offers snow tubing at their Grizzly Ridge Tube Park. Visit their website to keep up on an opening date and hours of operation.

Year-Round Adventure Tours
Book off-roading Jeep tours, zipline and Segway tours, snowshoe tours, horseback tours, and helicopter tours 365 days a year! Book your adventure before they fill up and be ready to feel a real rush!