Holidays in Big Bear Lake

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Things to do around the Big Bear Valley

Snowshoe Tours at The Discovery Center
December 26, & 27, 2009 – 9:00am

Come celebrate our winter wonderland by playing in it! The Discovery Center is offering guided snowshoe tours this winter for visitors and residents to explore scenic areas around Big Bear Lake. A naturalist will lead you through the forest where you will learn about winter ecology and natural history of the Big Bear Valley. Tour is suitable for both beginners and experienced enthusiasts. Meet at the Big Bear Discovery Center. Snowshoes and additional transportation are provided. Rate: Adults: $35, Children (8-12): $25 Dates: Saturdays 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm, Sundays 9am-12pm; December 19 through March 7. Additional Tours scheduled for Saturday, December 19; 9am-12pm and Sunday, December 20; 9am-12pm. Call to reserve your spot today! (909) 382-2790 or (909) 866-3437. Reservations are recommended; tours are limited to 13 people. Tours are weather dependent, so please call to check snow conditions. For more details please visit

Event Website: Big Bear Discovery Center

Alpine Race #1 at Snow Summit
December 27, 2009

Downhill Skiing Race at Snow Summit on December 27th. For more details please call (909) 866-5766 or visit

Event Website: Snow Summit Ski Resort

The Nutcracker Ballet at the PAC
December 28, 2009 – 7:00pm

The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley and the Big Bear Performing Arts Center Foundation will be co-sponsoring three very special Christmas performances of “The Nutcracker Ballet” at the Big Bear Performing Arts Center. “Nutcracker” features the Maple Youth Ballet under the directorial guidance of veteran ballet choreographer Charles Maple. Maple is a former soloist with the American Ballet Theatre, an award winning choreographer, teacher and the Artistic Director of the Maple Conservatory of Dance in Irvine. Performances are will be held in Big Bear, Monday, December 28, at 7 PM and on Tuesday, December 29 at 2 PM and 7 PM. Tickets prices are $28 for adults, $22 for Children (12 and under) and $22 for Seniors (65 and older) with a $1 ticket processing fee for each ticket purchased. Tickets will be available after November 1 at the Performing Arts Center Box Office at 39707 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, by visiting or by calling the Box Office at (909) 866-4970. For more information please visit

Event Website: Big Bear Performing Arts Center

New Year’s Eve Party at Bear Mountain
December 31, 2009 – 9:00pm

New Year’s Eve Party: Keep the excitement going after a day on the snow by bring in the New Year with live music, food and fun! Party begins at 9:00 p.m. For more details (909)585-2519 or

Event Website: Bear Mountain Ski Area

Snow Summit New Year’s Party
December 31, 2009 – 8:00pm

New Years Eve Torch Light Parade and Party After a terrific day on the slopes on New Year’s Eve, guests will be treated to a torchlight parade (beginning at 7:00 p.m.), which will serpentine down Log Chute run at Snow Summit. The New Year’s Eve party will begin at 8:00 p.m. More details at (909)866-5766 or

Event Website: Snow Summit

New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade at Snow Summit
December 31, 2009 – 6:00pm

After a great day on the slopes on New Years Eve guests will be treated to a torchlight parade (7:00 p.m. start time), which will serpentine down Miracle Mile run at Snow Summit. For more information call (909)866-5766 or visit

Event Website: Snow Summit

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