Christmas/New Years Winter Holiday in Big Bear

If you really want to add something special to your winter holiday season, there is no better place in Southern California than Big Bear. From Christmas to New Years, the cozy mountain town transforms into a magical place of holiday cheer! Enjoy family friendly festive activities, play in the snow and even visit Santa and Mrs. Clause before they head back to the North Pole.  Whether you take a stroll through The Village and enjoy the twinkling lights, curl up by the fire in your Big Bear cabin rental, or experience the magic of Christmas morning in the mountains, spending your Christmas holiday in Big Bear Lake is sure to provide memories that last a lifetime! Tis’ the season to book your lodging reservations, whether it’s your first Christmas or New Year’s in the mountains, or if you’re a frequent visitor that has made Big Bear a holiday tradition.

Action Zipline Tours: Christmas Eve, tours start at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. & Christmas Day tours start at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Zipline with Santa at 9am on December 22, 23, and 24th

Action Segway Tours: Segway & Zipline all times available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Snowshoe is weather permitting.

Alpine Slide: Christmas Eve, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Christmas Day, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (weather permitting)

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure: Open Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.  Available 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset. This smartphone guided interactive scavenger hunt adventure in The Village is perfect for families and friends. Sign up online at

Big Bear Snow Play: Christmas Eve, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Christmas Day, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. (weather permitting)

Bear Mountain Ski Resort: Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, 9 a.m. – 4 pm.***Hours subject to change depending on weather.

Big Bear Discovery Center: Hours TBD

The Bowling Barn: Open 365 days a year

GetBoards Ride Shop: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 7 a.m – 10 p.m. ***subject to nigh skiing operationsUpload Files

Goldsmith’s Board House: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 7 a.m – 10 p.m. ***subject to nigh skiing operations

Helicopter Big Bear: Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Open, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Call for reservations (909) 585-1200.

Mountain Room Escapes: Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Open, 2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Snow Summit: Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, Day Session 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Night Session 3 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. (weekends and holidays; weather permitting).  ***Hours subject to change


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