In the Village of BIG BEAR LAKE

Thanksgiving Friday!


 Santa Claus greets the crowd in the Village of Big Bear Lake

Be ready for Jack Frost nipping at your nose when you, family and friends go to the Annual Christmas in the Village of Big Bear Lake, the holiday celebration for Big Bear Valley, Friday November 27th evening.  The streets are closed to traffic before 4:00 P.M. to allow for people to arrive early and visit the shops, get a hot cocoa, enjoy cookies and warm by the fire-pits. 

Thousands of children with their parents, winter enthusiasts, and Christmas carolers, all gather near the Christmas Tree lot located at Pine Knot Avenue and Village Drive, to join in the joyful festivities. Bundled in warm gloves, caps and coats the crowd is prepared to weather the cold for a short time, that for years has jump-started the Holiday Season in Big Bear Valley.


Steve Cassling checks his watch for the arrival of Santa Claus

Beginning at 5:00 P.M., Master of Ceremonies Steve Cassling gets the brief program started off with Mayor David Caretto lighting the tall Village Christmas Tree. Also included will be the Mountain Marvelettes, singing holiday hit songs and the Voices of Christmas, Dickens era Acapella Carolers, who will also stroll the Village while singing Christmas carols.   

Promptly at 5:30 P.M. will be the Santa Claus Grand Entrance from Big Bear Boulevard on to Pine Knot Avenue, with the Big Bear Fire Engine delivering Santa and Mrs. Claus to the Christmas Tree and Santa’s house site. Santa Claus will be greeting children in the Village every Saturday and Sunday until Christmas Day, from 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M.

Merry Christmas to All! Happy New 2016!