Thanksgiving in Big Bear

As one of the country’s most treasured traditions, Thanksgiving has always been celebrated with warmth, cheer, and family. Most even think of it as a pre-Christmas festivity, when families get together to eat good food and spend fun times.

If you are tired of celebrating Thanksgiving in the same house and in the same dining room, it’s time for a better setting this year. Big Bear Lake in Southern California has everything you could ever want in a special Thanksgiving getaway. From enjoyable events to a whole array of winter wonderland treats, you will experience a different kind of Thanksgiving celebration in Big Bear Lake.

Events to look forward to during Thanksgiving Weekend in Big Bear

  • Big Bear Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

Date and Venue: November 23, 2017, at Meadow Park.This is a three-, six-, and nine-mile run with a variety of activities in between, including a costume contest.

  • Santa’s Big Entrance and Tree Lighting Ceremony

Date and Venue: November 24, 2017, at Corner of Village Dr. & Pine Knot Ave. This comes with live entertainment, carolers, and Santa Clause!

  • Mountain Christmas Boutique at Big Bear Lake Convention Center

Date and Venue: November 24–26, 2017 at 42900 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake. This is a distinctive high country shopping experience that’s perfect for holiday shopping. The Christmas boutique features more than sixty handmade vendors from the western part of the country.

  • Concert at The Cave

Date and Venue: November 25, 2017, at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake. The Cave is one of Big Bear’s most notable concert venues. It features great tribute brands and live entertainment. Berlin, an American new wave band, will be performing at The Cave on Thanksgiving weekend along with Terri Nunn.

Activities to enjoy in Big Bear on Thanksgiving

Look forward to these extra fun activities when you spend your Thanksgiving weekend in Big Bear Lake: Action Zipline and Segway tours + Action Tree Rope, Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain, Helicopter Big Bear, Holloway’s Marina and RV Park, Miss Liberty (reservation required). There are also Big Bear Snow Play, Big Bear Alpine Zoo, and the Amazing Scavenger Hunt—a smartphone-guided interactive scavenger hunt adventure.

Amazing restaurants open for Thanksgiving dinner

After all the fun Thanksgiving activities and events in Big Bear, your family or group of friends will have a lovely Thanksgiving dinner in any of these restaurants: The Pines Lakefront, Nottinghams Restaurant, Peppercorn Grille, and Evergreen Restaurant.

Rent a cabin to enjoy the ultimate Big Bear Thanksgiving weekend celebration
Crestwood Retreat in Big Bear

Can you imagine spending your Thanksgiving celebrations with your family in this vacation paradise? Don’t regret anything, and book Big Bear property Services in advance to embrace everything that Big Bear Lake has to offer in celebration of Thanksgiving. There are Big Bear vacation rentals as well as Big Bear Vacation Home Rentals if you want to stay longer in this scenic vacation spot.