Thanksgiving Weekend Events At Big Bear Lake

Thanksgiving is exactly 1 week away and we are getting so excited to spend the holiday with in a new and exciting way! We are starting a new tradition this year since my parents are no longer around – We are heading up to big bear to rent a cabin with some friends! If you will be in the Big Bear area too, here is a list of activities you can do!

Thanksgiving Weekend Events in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot


On Nov 23rd, bring the family to this 3, 6, or 9 mile run with plenty of activities, including a costume contest.

Santa’s Big Entrance and Tree Lighting Ceremony

On Nov 24th come and enjoy live entertainment, carolers, and Santa as Big Bear lights up the holiday season. Entertainment starts at 5pm. Event is free. 

Santa in the Village

The Village of Big Bear Lake presents Christmas in the Village every weekend leading up to Christmas. Santa Claus will be at his hut at the Christmas Tree Lot (Corner of Village Dr. & Pine Knot Ave) on Saturday and Sun from 10am-4pm. Event is free. 

Holiday Shopping

Mountain Christmas Boutique at the Big Bear Convention Center will take place Nov 24-26 from 10am-5pm on Friday and Sat, and 10am-3pm on Sunday – featuring 60+ handmade vendors from throughout the Western United States. 

Activities To Do In Big Bear

Open on Thanksgiving Day: Action Zipline Tours, Action Segway Tours, Action Tree Rope, Big Bear Jeep Experience, Big Bear Alpine Zoo, Miss Liberty, Amazing Scavenger Hunt and more

Where to Eat On Thanksgiving Day

Restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day: Skip the cooking and enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at a variety of restaurants around town, including The Pines Lakefront, Nottingham’s Restaurant, Peppercorn Grille, and Evergreen Restaurant. Plus, some additional restaurants will be open and serving their regular menu including Captain’s Anchorage, Dynasty, Himalayan Restaurant, Royal Thai Café, and Masala Craft. 

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