Holidays in Big Bear Lake are a must! Southern California's winter snowfall makes the season all the more special. Take advantage of lodging specials and let our local businesses help with holiday shopping and seasonal savings.

Events & Activities

Holiday Inspired Events

Explore The Village

All winter long, The Village at Big Bear Lake will glitter with tree lights and holiday decor! Take a stroll through this downtown hub and discover shops and restaurants, and don't forget the camera and photo opportunities abound.

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Winter Adventure

Walking Tours

Riddle Routes and Urban Adventure Quest both offer smartphone led walking tours of The Village. Solve the clues to move from one destination to the next and learn a little Big Bear history along the way. Perfect for family and friend groups.

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 off-road 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!

Restaurants Open Christmas Day

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Holiday Shopping

All Little Cute Things - Time for tea! Big Bear's newest retailer is all about tea wares, cookbooks, sweets, and - of course - a wide variety of tea. Shop themed tea sets like Schitt's Creek, Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, and seasonal sets. Browse the book selections and explore delicious bites like macarons, biscuits, jams, and more imported from England, Italy, and France. This little shop appeals not just to tea lovers but to anyone's imagination as well! Located at 42171 Big Bear Blvd. Call 949-636-8576.

Goldsmith's Sports - Bundle up for winter in the finest mountain fashion! Goldsmith's Sports carries a variety of wintertime apparel from warm, waterproof wear to casual and higher end styles. Browse skis, snowboards, and other winter sporting equipment or drop your equipment off for a tune up. Located at 42071 Big Bear Blvd. Call 909-866-2728.

The Village - Big Bear's downtown hub has got gift shops, art galleries, restaurants, and entertainment galore. Do a little holiday shopping for home decor, souvenirs, candy and craft food items, music and instruments, gag gifts, and so much more.

Yarn Designers Boutique - This local yarn and craft store is featuring Christmas holiday decor and crafts. Gift your knitting and crocheting friends new yarn, hooks, needles, and a variety of crafting tools to create magic with. Located at 439 West Big Bear Blvd. Call 909-584-9715.

Christkindlmarkt - Head to Christkindlmarkt and celebrate the holidays with some long-standing German traditions. Think Oktoberfest but for the holidays!

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