Celebrate and give thanks in Southern California's winter wonderland.

Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day

Restaurants Open with Special Menus:

Santana & Maverick's - Santana & Maverick's is serving up a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, ham, and mashed potatoes.

Stillwell's - Stillwell's will be serving up a turkey dinner with all the faves this Thanksgiving. Full menu TBD.

Barnstorm Restaurant - TAKE OUT ONLY. Traditional menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, and apple pie. This menu serves 6.

The Pines Lakefront- Serving traditional Turkey Dinner and ham. Regular menu also available.

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

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

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

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

Country Kitchen - MENU 39904 Big Bear Blvd 909-878-0364

Captain's Anchorage - MENU 42148 Moonridge Way 909-866-3997

The Bone Yard - MENU 560 Pine Knot 909-878-0401

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

Sister My Sister - Modified Hours: 8 AM -12 PM Bakeshop and Pick up available

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Shopping Specials

Earth's Elements - Shop stones, crystals, incense and valuable gifts from Mother Nature to support healing and balance of mind, body, and spirit. Take a journey into the realm of self care, consciousness, and spiritual strengthening from Thanksgiving Day through Christmas and enjoy 20-50% off select items. 560 Pine Knot Ave 909-878-0433

Mountain Christmas Boutique - Join in the Thanksgiving holiday tradition that's been bringing Christmas spirit to the community for 35 years! This year's Mountain Christmas Boutique is featuring 40+ vendors, visits with Santa, and arts & crafts for the kids. Dates are Nov 26-28 from 10 AM - 5 PM Fri & Sat and 10 AM - 4 PM Sun. 42900 Big Bear Blvd ​909 585-3000

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Thanksgiving Recreation

Gold Rush Mining Adventures - A bounty of fun fall activities is happening at the Gold Rush Mining Company from Nov. 1 - 25. Reveal the secrets of Glitter Gulch by playing a free word scavenger hunt in the ghost town. Admission to the ghost town is also free. Take home an autumns bounty of treasures by harvesting your picks at our interactive mining attraction and gift shop. Mining Activities Priced Separately. Call 909-866-5678 to learn more. Located at 40016 Big Bear Blvd.

Snow Tubing - The Alpine Slide and Big Bear Snowplay is open daily for snow tubing. Visit their website for hours and pricing info.

Thanksgiving Events

The Village Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Occurring earlier than usual, the annual Christmas Tree Lighting is scheduled for Nov. 20 at 5 PM at Christmas Tree Corner located at the corner of Village Drive and Pineknot Ave.

Big Bear Turkey Trot

Walk, Jog, or Trot! Join the Annual Big Bear Turkey Trot presented by Open Air Big Bear. Earn your turkey dinner with 3, 6, or 9 miles for this virtual event.

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Lodging Deals

Destination Big Bear

Be the very first booking on a listing within the entire Month and receive 20% off. Destination Big Bear will reward the first booking of the month for selected cabins. The calendar cannot have any bookings within the Month to qualify Please reply to this email and our booking agents are ready to help you find your perfect Big Bear Getaway. Ask about how you can receive 1 FREE -Ski or Snowboard rental. Learn More when you Call 909-752-0234

Big Bear Lakefront Cabins

Offering 3rd night 50% off, 4th night free, and a 15% discount when booking over the phone! Call 909-547-6015. Big Bear Lakefront Cabins.


Big Bear Lake is Southern California's winter playground. While skiing, sledding, and snowshoeing can be a beautiful and enjoyable experience, it requires adequate planning. Use our winter season resources to help you plan for safe travel, manage traffic and road conditions, coordinate travel with favorable weather, and have a backup plan ready.