New Year's Eve in Big Bear Lake

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This Big Bear winter holiday is filled with snow season fun like skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. Check back for more New Year's events as we get closer to the year end.

New Year's Eve Events in Big Bear Lake

New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade

On December 31, 2023, Snow Summit is set to host the 59th annual Torchlight Parade. Admission to the concert and parade viewing area is free and open to all ages. The concert featuring Twin Fin will kick off at 6 PM, followed by the mesmerizing parade. Witness over 200 skilled skiers and snowboarders illuminate the night, gracefully descending the mountain with torches, crafting a captivating spectacle. The parade will begin between 8:30 - 9 PM.


Barrel 33 New Year's Eve Party

Raise a glass to ring in New Year 2024 at Barrel 33 Big Bear during their special event featuring a live DJ, photo booth, seasonal libations, and more!


Wyatt's Family New Year's Eve Party

Wyatt’s Grill & Saloon offers Big Bear’s only true family New Year’s Eve celebration featuring children’s activities, live music, dancing and dining. A special New Year’s menu will feature a variety of upscale entrees, special children’s meals, appetizers and desserts. Doors open at 5 PM.


Village Sports Bar New Year's Eve Party

This December 31, Village Sports Bar is your ticket to an extraordinary night filled with laughter, music, and the unmistakable spirit of celebration. Groove to the infectious beats of Tommy Drinkard & The Remedy—they're your musical guides into 2024, creating the perfect soundtrack for a night of pure joy. But the party doesn't stop there – our resident DJ is all set to keep the dance floor alive, ensuring the vibes stay electric.

As the clock inches closer to midnight, elevate your experience with our exclusive offer: $15 for an Hour of Unlimited Champagne!
And the excitement continues with tantalizing food and drink specials served all night long. Event open to 21+ only. Begins 8 PM at Village Sports Bar located at 40789 Village Dr.


Build Your Holiday Itinerary

Restaurants Open New Year's Eve/New Year's Day

Open New Year's Day

Barnstorm Restaurant

Open regular hours during the holidays. Watch the planes come and go as you dine on classic breakfast, lunch, and dinner entrees.

Santana & Maverick's

Open regular hours during the holidays. Choose from a variety of entrees from French, Mexican, American, Italian and more at this lakeside diner.

Nottingham's Tavern

Open New Year's Eve and Day regular hours. Enjoy some of Big Bear's best pub grub like hearty sandwiches, soups, and burgers and ice cold brews from the bar.

Stella Luna

This farm to table diner in The Village is committed to sustainable entrees from responsibly sourced ingredients. Try their breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus along their drinks menu.


Open during the holidays from 7 AM - 11 AM for classic breakfast and lunch entrees. This American diner sits centrally in The Village giving you access to shops and entertainment after you eat.

Skyline Taphouse

Enjoy your lunch from the top of Snow Summit Ski Resort! Take in the panoramic views of Big Bear Lake and San Gorgonio in the winter. A valid lift ticket or Season Pass is required to access this restaurant.

Bighorn Smokehouse

The Bighorn Smokehouse sits in the base area of Snow Summit Ski Resort and is accessible to all visitors. Chow down on BBQ favorites; all meats are hand selected and seasoned with our house spice blend before being smoked to perfection for 12-18 hours with oak and hickory.

Open New Year's Eve Only

Country Kitchen

There's nothing better than feel good food once you've made it into the peace and serenity of the mountains. Dig into pancakes, hearty omelettes, biscuits and gravy and much more.

Activities Open New Year's Eve/New Year's Day

Snow Tubing

The Alpine Slide, Big Bear Snow Play, and Grizzly Ridge Tube Park are all open daily for snow tubing.


Horseback Riding Tours

Call to book a horseback riding tour with Baldwin Lake Stables. 909-585-6482

Off-Roading Tours

Book beginner, intermediate, or advanced off-roading tours with an experienced guide at Big Bear Off-Roading Experience; 909-420-5828 OR with Betty's Buggies; 424-877-1187.

Scavenger Hunts & Escape Rooms

Smartphone lead scavenger hunts are available daily with Urban Adventure Quest and Riddle Routes. Looking for more of a challenge? Solve your way out of one of Big Bear's escape rooms.


Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Get to know Big Bear's MVP residents and learn about the Zoo's efforts as a wildlife rehabilitation center. Big Bear Alpine Zoo. 909-584-1299

The Bowling Barn

Treat the family to a night of bowling at The Bowling Barn. 909-878-2695

Skiing & Snowboarding

Carve down Southern California's best skiing and snowboarding terrain at Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. Both resorts offer equipment rentals, lessons, dining and more.

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