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Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving in Big Bear Lake

This Thanksgiving weekend, head up to Big Bear Lake to create long lasting family memories. Enjoy snowplay, events, plenty of activities and more in a true winter wonderland.

Featured Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day:

The Pines Lakefront, 909-866-5400

  • Open Thanksgiving Day
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Serving traditional Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Dinner menu served all day
  • Price: TBD

Nottinghams Restaurant, 909-866-4644

  • Open Thanksgiving Day
  • 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Serving traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

Peppercorn Grille, 909-866-5405

  • Open Thanksgiving Day
  • 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner
  • 26.99 per person
  • Dinner menu served all day

Bone Yard, 909-878-0401

  • Open Thanksgiving Day
  • 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Serving regular menu

Captain's Anchorage , 909-866-3997

  • Open Thanksgiving Day
  • Serving regular menu
  • 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Reservation recommended

Dynasty, 909-866-7887

  • Open Thanksgiving Day
  • 11:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Serving regular menu

Himalayan Restaurant, 909-878-3068

  • Open Thanksgiving Day
  • Serving Regular Menu

Royal Thai Cafe, 909-866-2808

  • Open Thanksgiving Day
  • Serving regular menu

Masala Craft, 909-273-0636

  • Open Thanksgiving Day
  • Serving regular menu

Oakside Restaurant, 909-866-5555

  • Open Thanksgiving Day
  • Noon to 8pm 
  • Regular menu and Thanksgiving Special

Specialty Services & Shopping:

A Gourmet Personal Chef

Chef Allan takes care of every aspect of your special event while you relax and enjoy your own party.  Hire a Personal Chef to do all the cooking, serving and cleaning in the comfort of your home or vacation home. With a phone call or e-mail to Chef Allan, all the arrangements from menu planning to food preparation through clean-up are handled for you.

  • Phone: 909-878-0204
  • Email:

Goldsmith's  Boardhouse and Ski Rental

Goldsmith's has outstanding lines of quality boards and skis for both sales and rentals. Open daily 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Black Friday sales on November 23 and 24.

Featured Activities Open on Thanksgiving:

Action Zipline Tours. 909-866-0390 (10% OFF)

Action Segway Tours. 909-866-0390 (10% OFF)

Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain. 909-866-4626 Open Thanksgiving Day (Weather permitting)

Big Bear Jeep Experience, 909-420-5828

Helicopter Big Bear, 909-585-1200

Holloway's Marina and RV Park , 909-866-5706

Big Bear Snow Play, 909-585-0075 - Open Thanksgiving Day (Weather permitting)

Big Bear Alpine Zoo, 909-584-1299

Miss Liberty, 909-866-8129 - Open Thanksgiving Day (Reservations Required) 

Amazing Scavenger Hunt

Available 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset. This smartphone guided interactive scavenger hunt adventure in The Village is perfect for families and friends. Sign up online at Use special promo code: BigBearTurkey to receive 15% off your adventure.

Thanksgiving Day and Weekend Events:

Big Bear Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

Bring the family to this 3, 6, 9 mile run with plenty of activities including a Costume Contest!

  • Date: November 22, 2018 (Thanksgiving Day)
  • Location: Meadow Park
  • Phone: 909-744-7876

Santa's Big Entrance & Tree Lighting Ceremony

Come and enjoy live entertainment, carolers, and of course Santa as Big Bear lights up the holiday season. It is truly a magical experience and your children can come read their Christmas wishes to Santa and Mrs. Claus.

  • Dates & Time: November 23, 2018; entertainment starts at 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.
  • Price: Free
  • Website:
  • Phone Number: 909-878-4747
  • Address: Corner of Village Dr. & Pine Knot Ave.

Come Visit Santa in the Village!

The Village of Big Bear Lake presents Christmas in the Village on every weekend leading up to Christmas. Santa Claus will be at his hut at The Christmas Tree Lot every Saturday and Sunday.

  • Dates & Times: Saturday & Sundays, November 23 - December 23, 2018, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Price: Free
  • Website:
  • Phone Number: 909-878-4747
  • Address: Corner of Village Dr. & Pine Knot Ave.

Mountain Christmas Boutique at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center

Let the shopping season begin! A unique high-country shopping experience with a holiday flare. Sixty plus handmade vendors from throughout the Western United States. You're sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on the list. The Christmas Boutique takes place Thanksgiving weekend.

  • Dates & Times: November 23-24, 2018, Time: Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Phone Number: 909-585-3000
  • Address: 42900 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake

Enjoy a Concert at The Cave: CASH'D OUT Tribute to Johnny Cash

Enjoy some live tunes the weekend after Thanksgiving at The Cave, one of Big Bear's best concert venues featuring great tribute bands and live entertainment. A San Diego based band that channels Johnny Cash in about as close manner to the real thing as it gets. November 24th.

  • Dates & Times: November 24, 2018, Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Website:
  • Phone Number: 909-878-0204
  • Address: 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake
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