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New Years Celebration 2017

New Year's Eve Parties and Events

Snow Summit New Year's Eve Torchlight ParadeAnnual New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade at Snow Summit Ski Resort

Dec 31, 2017; 7 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Snow Summit ski resort, 880 Summit Blvd.
Phone: 844-462-2327
Admission: FREE to spectators
Ring in 2018 at the 53rd annual Snow Summit Torchlight Parade. Watch 100+ skiers and snowboarders light up the night as they make their way down the face of the mountain in the dark with torches to create a spellbinding spectacle of light before the (snow)ball drops. Featuring live performances by DJ SlipMatt and Nikki Sparks, plus food and drink specials at Bighorn Smokehouse and the recently renovated main lodge. Come have some family-friendly fun at SoCal's home for alpine good times.

Wyatt's Family New Year's Eve Party

Dec 31, 2017; doors open 5 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Big Bear Lake Convention Center
Phone: 909-585-3000 (Reservations recommended)
Admission: $18/Adult, $9/Youth & $3/Child
Wyatt’s Grill & Saloon offers Big Bear’s only true family New Year’s Eve celebration featuring children’s activities, live music, and dancing. The perfect place for families looking to enjoy an evening out, one of Country music’s legendary bands, and great food. This year’s New Year’s festivities at Wyatt’s features the legendary Doo Wah Riders. Having appeared in concert with the likes of Garth Brooks, George Strait, Tim McGraw, and Dolly Parton, the Doo Wah Riders are country with a unique, original sound. They have been featured entertainment at The Grammy’s, The Academy of Country Awards, and appear regularly at Disneyland, CA. It is high energy country with a cajun twist. The Doo Wah Riders take the stage at 8:00 p.m. DJ Robert will also be on-hand spinning a variety of country and top 40 tunes. Wyatt’s will also be offering complimentary take home shuttle service, providing door-to-door take home service beginning at 9:00 p.m.

Nottinghams 1920's Prohibition Party

Nottinghams Restaurant, 40797 Big Bear Blvd.
Phone: 909-866-4644
Admission: $36 includes champagne toast (21 & over)
Dec 31, 2017; 7 p.m. (music starts 9 p.m) - 1 a.m. Don’t miss out on awesome live music, party favors, lively fun ambience & an amazing time to ring in the new year! Costumes encouraged but not required. Join Nottinghams Tavern for New Year's Eve. Party favors, live music and champagne toast at midnight! Pre-purchase tickets at Robinhood Resort or Nottinghams Restaurant or call (909) 866-4643. Sells out early!

Times Square in Big Bear! New Year's Eve at the Pines Restaurant

The Pines Lakefront, 350 Alden Rd.
Phone: 909-866-5400
Dec 31, 2017: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Admission: $95 per person plus tax and gratuity (reservations are a must)
Join The Pines Lakefront for their 3rd "Times Square at Big Bear". Last year was a sellout and fun had by all! Party favors, hats, entertainment and a Champagne Toast at 9 pm. We will watch the ball drop in Times Square and celebrate! 5 course dinner with entertainment by Mike Cross, piano and Mark Cade, bass. This early time leaves you time to party at home or other locations. Call for Reservations.

Activities, Recreation and Shops OPEN on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day:

Action Segway, 909-366-0890

OPEN New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

Action Zipline, 909-866-0390

OPEN New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

Alpine Slide, 909-866-4626

OPEN New Year's Eve & New Year's Day (Weather permitting)

Altitudes Massage, 909-747-9696

OPEN New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

Amazing Scavenger Hunt

OPEN New Year's Eve & New Year's Day
The Big Bear Tour can be played sunrise to sunset

Baldwin Lake Stables, 909-585-6482

OPEN New Year's Eve & New Year's Day (Weather permitting)

Big Bear Alpine Zoo, 909-584-1299

OPEN New Year's Eve & New Year's Day, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Big Bear Funplex, 909-866-3866

OPEN New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

Big Bear Jeep Experience, 909-420-5828

OPEN New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

Big Bear Snow Play, 909-585-0075

OPEN New Year's Eve & New Year's Day (Weather permitting)

Brown Bear Gift Shop, 909-866-2298

OPEN New Year's Eve & New Year's Day, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Gold Rush Mining Adventures, 909-866-5678

OPEN New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

Goldsmith's Boardhouse & Ski Rental, 909-866-2728

OPEN New Year's Eve & New Year's Day, 7 a.m.- 10 p.m.

Helicopter Big Bear, 909-585-1200

OPEN New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

Longevity Massage & Bodywork, 909-747-7156

OPEN New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

Mountain Mobile Massage & Spa, 909-800-8103

OPEN New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

The Bowling Barn, 909-878-2695

OPEN New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

Snow Summit's annual torchlight parade is Big Bear's signature New Year's Eve event, a holiday attraction not seen anywhere else in Southern California! The mountain resort is only a two hour drive from most Southern California communities and is a great escape from the norm. Sunday, December 31 at 7 p.m. 250 skiers and snowboarders, some dressed in eccentric holiday costumes, will descend down snow capped mountains with lit torches to create a spectacular display of illumination. 

The free event can be seen from a range of vantage points throughout Big Bear. Besides the torchlight parade, Big Bear has a variety of recreational activities happening after the sun goes down including night-session skiing at Snow Summit and inner tubing under-the-lights at Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain. Festive celebrations happening throughout the valley include distinctive holiday menus, special musical guests, and reasonable admission charges. Wyatt's at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center and Nottinghams Restaurant all plan to bring down the house this New Year's Eve with a bang!

Snow Summit's New Years Eve celebration starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 12:00 a.m.

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