Christmas In The
Children await their chance to visit with Santa Claus. Carolers entertaining in the Village of Big
LEFT to RIGHT are Helen Adams, Donna
McClintock. Steve Cassling and Brian Adams
PHOTOS by Millener Productions
E.T.Russell ___ The Christmas Season began at 6:00 P.M. Friday November 28th
when Santa Claus and his Mrs. made their Grand
Entrance in the Village of Big Bear Lake. The weather was especially
beautiful, more like a late Fall evening, when Valley visitors and residents
gathered their children to greet the Christmas Holidays. The Big Bear Fire Fighters escorted Santa as they paraded
their sleigh onto Pine Knot Avenue that was lined with anxious parents,
grandparents and children; delivering the couple to the grandstand. There they
met with other celebrants; near the Christmas Tree at its familiar location
Pine Knot and Village Drive. After the Christmas Tree was lit with bright colorful lights,
emcee Steve Cassliing introduced the festive presentation with carolers,
Christmas music and local dignitaries. The crowd joined in song of Christmas
favorites and enjoyed the recently re-enhanced Village of strategically placed
fire-pits, as well as stop by some of the artistic sculptures of wild-life.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be greeting children
at Santa’s House on Village Drive as they traditionally have done for many
years gone by. Children are welcome to sit to whisper their wishes in Santa’s
ear, every Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 A.M. until
4:00 P.M. through Sunday afternoon December 21st.
Sponsors of the holiday celebration, the City of
Big Bear Lake, welcomes visitors to the community and invites everyone to
explore the shops that offer unlimited gift ideas and incredible items, unique
to the mountain shoppers.
Saturday with Santa Claus
Big Bear Fire Fighters were host to the Annual Big Bear City Christmas Tree
Lighting Ceremony, late afternoon Saturday November 29th . The Christmas Tree Park is next-door to the Fire Department located at
301 W. Big Bear Boulevard.
brought the children to meet Santa Claus and join in with the Christmas Holiday
Festivities that began at 5:00 P.M. At 5:30 P.M. the beautiful
Christmas Tree instantly was illumined with colorful lights. Excited children gathered
to visit with Santa Claus in his temporary residence in the Big Bear City Fire
House; while others snaked on cookies, hot coffee and cider.
Christmas to All & A Happy 2015!