Thanksgiving in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake offers an unmatched combination of natural beauty, outdoor activities, and a cozy mountain atmosphere that makes any holiday truly special. Each year, Big Bear hosts a variety of Thanksgiving and holiday themed events. Join in the annual traditions or carve out your own. There are numerous ways to enjoy Big Bear Lake this Thanksgiving!

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Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day

Restaurants Open with Special Menus:

Santana & Maverick's - Open 11 AM - 9 PM. Serving regular menu items until 3 PM, then a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with your choice of turkey, ham, or prime rib.

Barnstorm Restaurant - TAKE OUT ONLY. Pre-made traditional Thanksgiving meal for 6. Must reserve 2 days in advance. Pick-up time is Nov. 23 at 11 AM.

Murray's Saloon & Eatery - Join Murray's for a complimentary meal with traditional sides, Nov 23 starting 12 PM. 672 Cottage Ln.

Country Kitchen - Open until 2 PM. Serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

Nottingham's Tavern - Open 1 PM - 7 PM. Reservation Required. Serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

The Bone Yard - Serving regular menu items plus a Thanksgiving Special.

The Pines Lakefront - Open 12 PM - 6 PM. Reservation required. Serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

Alpine Country Cafe - Open until 2 PM. Serving a turkey dinner with all the trimming plus regular menu items.

The following restaurants are open for regular hours with regular menu available:

Dynasty Restaurant - 40989 Big Bear Blvd 909-866-7887

Royal Thai Cafe - 40766 Village Dr 909-866-2808

Himalayan Restaurant - 672 Pine Knot Ave 909-878-3068

Big Bear Lake Brewing Co - 40827 Stone Rd. 909-878-0283

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Holiday Shopping

Shopping in The Village

Browse local shops for unique gifts this holiday season. From souvenir knick-knacks to mountain decor and vintage gifts, The Village has it all.

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. 909-866-2728.

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Thanksgiving Recreation

Snow Tubing

The Alpine Slide and Big Bear Snow Play are open daily for snow tubing. Learn More

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. Learn more

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