This Thanksgiving weekend, head up to Big Bear Lake to create long lasting family memories. Be prepared for winter weather and plan ahead.

NOTE: Heavy winter weather is expected during Thanksgiving and throughout the weekend. Be prepared during your travel and always carry chains and emergency supplies when driving to, from and around Big Bear Lake. Have a great time out in the snow, but use caution and keep snow activities to designated areas. Download the Caltrans Quickmap app and check the routes before going to and leaving from Big Bear Lake.

Featured Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day

Stillwells Restaurant
Thanksgiving 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 & further details: 760-953-3007

Time: 12 PM - 3 PM

Price: $30 Adults; $25 Seniors; $15 Kids

Nottingham's Tavern
Feast on a special Thanksgiving Day menu that includes cranberry brie, teriyaki duck wings, artichoke spinach dip, and classic favorites like turkey with stuffing, prime rib, blackened salmon and more! 909-866-4644

Time: 1 PM - 8 PM

Dynasty Restaurant
Enjoy a less traditional but just as delicious Thanksgiving spread including Peking duck, assorted chicken, beef, shrimp and much more! 909-866-7887

Time: 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM

Santana & Maverick's
Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey or ham, delicious sides, and of course dessert!

Time: 11 AM - 7 PM

Peppercorn Grille
A traditional Thanksgiving dinner along with a regular dinner menu will be offered. 909-866-5405

Time: 12 PM - 8 PM

The Boneyard Bar & Grill
Open Thanksgiving Day. 909-878-0401

Time: 9 AM - 8 PM

Big Bear Lake Brewing Company
Open Thanksgiving Day. Normal hours, Limited Menu

Royal Thai and Himalayan Restaurant will be open with normal hours serving their regular menus.

Check back later for more options.

Specialty Services & Shopping

Big Bear Mountain Resorts
Woosh down the slopes Snow Summit & Bear Mountain this Thanksgiving and be to take advantage of Big Bear Mountain Resorts Thanksgiving Cyber Sale from Nov. 28 - Dec. 2.

Chirp Nature Center
Black Friday Sale! On Friday, November 29th, get 20% off all bird feeders & a free 3 lb. bag of our locally crafted Big Bear blend. Offer available in-store only. Cyber Monday Sale! On Monday, December 2nd, receive 15% off everything on our online store. 714-785-6095

35th Annual Big Bear Mountain Christmas Boutique
Shop over 40 arts & crafts vendors for truly unique, handmade gift items and collectibles. Indulge in food and libations while the little ones enjoy free visits with Santa and holiday arts and crafts! See admission, location, and more HERE.

Earths Elements
Black Friday sale, now through Sunday, December 1st. 30% - 50% off select items. See store details HERE.

Browse deals and promos, including BOGO on all soft goods! See store details HERE.

Barrel 33
Visit store for offered discounts and deals or call (909)878-0838

Shirt Shanty
Get your souvenir T-shirts at 40%!

Check back later for more Black Friday Deals and Discounts.

Featured Activities Open on Thanksgiving

Snow Summit
Snow Summit is projecting a season opening date for Nov. 28. Weather permitting, Thanksgiving Weekend Night Sessions will also be available Nov. 29 - Nov. 30 from 3 - 8:30 PM. See info HERE.

Snow Tubing
Speed down the tubing hill at Alpine Slide and Big Bear Snowplay open Thanksgiving Day and through the weekend. Night tubing sessions for both locations begins Nov. 29.

Big Bear Escape Room
Get 10% Off Your First Escape Room! You Have 60 Min For Your Team To Escape!
Redemption Code: BBCOM10 See info HERE.

Mountain Room Escapes
Friday! 50% off for all Friday reservations. Book an escape room for 50% off on any future date or the day of!

Thanksgiving Day and Weekend Events

7th Annual Big Bear Turkey Trot
Earn your turkey dinner at Open Air Big Bear's 7th Annual Turkey Trot! Run, jog, or walk the 3 , 6 , or 9 mile routes starting at Meadow Park on Thanksgiving morning. See full details HERE!

34th Annual Christmas in The Village
Head down to The Village on Nov. 29 to welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus to their holiday home! The Claus's will arrive at 5:30 PM to the corner of Village Dr and Pine Knot Ave and take pictures and hand out candy from 6 - 9 PM. See more details HERE.

Breakfast with Santa
Kids and their families are invited to The Barnstorm Restaurant on Nov. 30 to see Santa and Mrs. Clause fly into Big Bear Airport! See full event and contact info HERE.

Laine Hardy Plays at The Cave
Earlier this year, Laine Hardy was crowned winner of American Idol season 17 at just 18 years old. Since the show, he has spent much of his time writing songs and preparing his debut project. More details HERE.

Find more seasonal events on our calendar!

Thanksgiving Lodging Deals and Specials

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

Destination Big Bear
November 26 - December 1: 50% off your fourth night! 909-752-0234

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! Only $25 per person/night or $70 for a family of 4 per night. Book your reservation at or call 909-375-3014

Enjoy snowplay, events, plenty of activities and more in a true winter wonderland.

For current restaurants offering Thanksgiving specials, call 1-800-424-4232

Many restaurants, shops and activities will be open in Big Bear Lake during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Check back soon for a full list!