If you have been to Big Bear Lake, or just reading up on Big Bear Lake for a future visit, you’ll likely have noticed “The Village,” the exciting downtown location in this gorgeous mountain community.

During the holidays, just before Thanksgiving, The Village areas will be decorated in shiny garland and strand lights for the festive holidays about to begin! The shops and eateries soon follow with their own decorations and merriment! If the weather is decent, The Miss Liberty ship from Pine Knot Marina even sets sail and takes you on a narrated tour of the lake while you and your whole gang stay warm inside the enclosed cabin deck. Of course, ¬†the boat is even decorated for the holidays! It’s definitely a totally new way to experience Big Bear Lake with your family and friends for the upcoming holiday season! Please call ahead to Pine Knot Marina at (909)-478-2500 for tour times and dates if interested in booking a narrated boat tour. You can also visit the Big Bear Visitor’s Bureau on 630 Bartlett Road and pick-up a map and get friendly activity and event advice from a local professional.

The Village has live entertainment! Enter “The Cave” on Village Drive and be swept away by their decor, food and intimate venue where everything from cover bands to comedy shows that commit to make Big Bear Lake the next great showcase of talent and nurturing new entertainers. To find out more about the acts playing at The Cave during your trip planning, please visit thecavebigbear.com or call their box office at (909)-878-0204 for ticket prices and act line-up.

Do you want to have fun? Rent a private cabin and enjoy a hot tub, great views and mountain charm. As a matter of fact, if you decide to visit this weekend, here are some of the events and activities happening throughout the Big Bear Valley: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” viewing party at The Cave, the haunted maze at the Village Trading Post, trick or treat day at the Alpine Zoo and flashlight safari, guided nature walks courtesy of the Discovery Center¬†and a performance (The New Christy Minstrels) at the local Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center.

As you have learned, there is much to see and do every day in Big Bear Lake! Have a great weekend! Stay safe out there.