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Christmas & Holidays in Big Bear Lake

Make the most of Christmas and the holidays in Big Bear Lake!

Holidays in Big Bear Lake are a must with winter snowfall making the season all the more special! Start planning your holiday vacation today! Take advantage of lodging specials and let our local businesses help with holiday shopping and enjoy seasonal savings.

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Events & Activities

Holiday Inspired Events

City Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
2020 Event Cancelled

Grateful Heart Christmas Fundraiser

This event has concluded.
Grateful Heart Animal Sanctuary is announcing their first annual Grateful Heart Christmas Fundraising event! Join the rescued farm animals, elves, Santa and Mrs. Claus and celebrate the holiday season with love and joy!

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Winter Adventure

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.

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!