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mark-your-calendarBig Bear Lake has so many events happening all the time, it can be hard to keep up! On the first Tuesday of every month, we will dedicate Tuesday’s Topic to upcoming events so that you can plan ahead to join us for the fun!

Last week, Punxsutawney Phil promised us 6 more weeks of winter and we are holding him to it! January brought epic snow to Big Bear and we are looking at the possibility of more of the white stuff this weekend!  That is great news for skiers, snowboarders, and anyone who loves spending time in a winter wonderland!

Let RS Vacations provide you with the perfect cabin for your Big Bear Escape. We offer clean, comfortable cabins with the very best amenities, and we pride ourselves on EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE! You will not be disappointed! Check out our cabin selection at RSVacations.net. Please call or email us if you have any questions. Book a Big Bear Cabin today!

Following is a list of just some of the upcoming special events happening around the valley.

February

 

Stoked Tri-Shredathon at Snow Summit

Feb 11, 2017 – Feb 12, 2017

The  Stoked Tri-Shredathon at  Snow Summit, February 11, 2017- Stoked Tri-Shredathon is a day where members of Kelly Clark’s Stoked foundation hit three board sports in one day. The day begins at Summit with snowboarding, then heads to Venice for a surf session, and finishes up in an LA skate-park.

Please call or visit website for more information

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd

Contact: Tel: (844) 462-2327 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

Bald Eagle Volunteer Count at the Big Bear Discovery Center

Feb 11, 2017 | 08:00AM – 10:00AM

Volunteer to help the USFS count the bald eagles wintering on the San Bernardino National Forest.  Please dress warm and bring your own binoculars.

December 10; January 14; February 11; March 11

All volunteer eagle counts meet at the Discovery Center between 8-8:30 am.

Actual count 9am-10am

Location: Big Bear Discovery Center at 40971 North Shore Drive/ Hwy 38, Fawnskin CA 92333

Contact: Tel:(909) 382-2790 Website: www.mountainsfoundation.org

Guided Snowshoe Eco Tours with the Big Bear Discovery Center

Feb 11, 2017 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

Join a naturalist for a guided snowshoe tour in the San Bernardino National Forest.  You will learn how to snowshoe, go for a guided trek through the forest, and have some exploration time as well!  Dependent on snow conditions, call for more details.

Dates: December 31- March 4 (No Tour on January 1, 2017)
Saturdays, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm, and Sundays, 9am-12pm

Reservations required. Go to www.mountainsfoundation.org to reserve your spot today. Fee: Adults $30, Kids (8-12 yrs. old) $20. Dates and fees subject to change

Please call Megan Oberdoerster @ 909-382-2842 for any questions.

Location: Big Bear Discovery Center at 40971 North Shore Drive/ Hwy 38, Fawnskin CA 92333

Contact: Tel: (909) 382-2790 Website: www.mountainsfoundation.org

“Metalachi” at the CAVE

Feb 11, 2017 | 06:30PM – 10:00PM

On a hot, hot summer night in Veracruz Mexico circa 1982, Consuela Espinoza stumbled out of her dilapidated shanty and into Rock N Roll history. What began as an innocent night of snorting horse tranquilizers in a hotel room with seven members of the village jai alai team went on to produce the greatest metal band to ever live. Unhampered by a steady regime of tequila and ill advised sumo lessons, nine months later five bastard children where born. Unable to care for her hungry offspring and concerned that motherhood would seriously interfere with her Tuesday night Karaoke league, Consuela hastily packed the babies into the saddlebags of a burro and sent her children off to America in search of a better life.

Against all odds, 14 years later, and nearly dead from dehydration, the burro knelt down to drink from the stagnant waters of the Rio Grande just outside of Juarez Mexico –mere yards from the U.S. border. With one fleeting burst of energy the brothers Espinoza cinco climbed from their leather restraints and scampered the vast reach of the river, collapsing onto the sweet amber hue of American soil. As if by destiny, lodged in the sand beneath their tanned faces was a record sleeve upon which were the words “PARANOID” and “BLACK SABBATH”. For many years to follow, this definitive black metal album served not only as a teacher and a mentor..but also as a friend. From these bleak and humble begins grew the seed that would eventually be the band we know today. Often referred to as the greatest heavy metal band to ever live..always referred to as…METALACHI.

The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Doors open at 6:30pm; opening act featuring “The Gary Watson Band” at 7:30pm, “The Stranger” makes his debut 8:30-9pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

USASA Boarder Cross #1 at Snow Summit

Feb 18, 2017 | 09:30AM – 12:30PM


A USASA Snowboarding event at Snow Summit. USASA is a solid grassroots organization that allows men and women, boys and girls of all ages and abilities to participate in organized snowboarding. Please visit their website at www.usasa.org.

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd.

Contact: Tel: (844) 462-2327 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

Big Bear’s Got Talent at the PAC

Feb 18, 2017 | 06:00PM – 09:00PM

The annual Rotary Music Competition is structured for serious musicians of high school age. Freshly renamed this year to “Big Bear’s Got Talent,” the event will be held at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 18. This event provides students the opportunity to perform on stage before a live audience. It also allows them to be evaluated and receive constructive comments from qualified music educators.

The categories of competition are Instrumental, Piano, Classical Vocal, and Non-Classical vocal…The top three places in each category earn cash prizes.First place winners are offered the opportunity to compete at the district level against winners from other Rotary clubs from the Riverside and San Bernardino county areas. Past winners have gone on to study music in college and some to perform professionally.

To enter the competition, or for further information on entry rules, contact Ron Peavy at  (909) 563-0331 or by email at pvbbl@charter.net. The entry deadline is February 14, 2017.The community is encouraged to come out and support our ambitious young Big Bear musicians, and enjoy a magical evening! Big Bear’s own remarkable entertainer Steve Cassling will be the Master of Ceremonies.You won’t want to miss this! Curtain time is 6pm, and admission is FREE.

Location: The Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 563-0331 or pvbbl@charter.net

“Deadman’s Party” Oingo Boingo Tribute at the Cave

Feb 18, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

OINGO BOINGO/DANNY ELFMAN tribute band DEAD MAN’S PARTY has been bringing you Boingo tunes LIVE – the way you remember ’em from actual Oingo Boingo shows – for OVER 15 YEARS! This 8-PIECE BAND has been fashioned after the ORIGINAL OINGO BOINGO LINE-UP, featuring a THREE-PIECE HORN SECTION, GUITAR, BASS, KEYS, DRUMS and a front-man so convincing that people sometimes believe that they are actually watching DANNY ELFMAN himself!

The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Doors open at 6:30pm Concert starts at 7:30pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

USASA Boarder Cross #2 at Bear Mountain

Feb 19, 2017 | 09:30AM – 12:30PM

A USASA Snowboarding event. USASA is a solid grassroots organization that allows men and women, boys and girls of all ages. Please visit http://www.usasa.org/ for more information.

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at at 43101 Goldmine Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 585 -2519 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

“Beatles vs Stones” at the Cave

Feb 25, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:00PM

The British Invasion brought us the two most popular rock groups of all time, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, as well as the liveliest debate in rock history – which band is the greatest? These two legendary bands will engage in an on-stage, mash-up duel featuring internationally renowned tribute bands, Abbey Road and Satisfaction

The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Doors open at 9:00 pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

Location: 40789 Village Dr.

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

March

Big Bear Polar Plunge Pre-Registration Party at the Cave

Mar 03, 2017 | 06:00PM – 10:00PM

The 6th annual Big Bear Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics takes place on Saturday March 4th.

This year as  a show of appreciation, Plungers and their Guests are invited to the Cave  Friday night for a Pre-Registration Party at the Cave from 6-10pm. Plungers can pre-register and beat the Saturday morning rush. Live music, Light Hors D’oeuvres, Fun Raffles and much much more! More Food and Drinks available for purchase

Entrance is FREE to Registered Plungers and $5 to the General Public

It’s a celebration you won’t want to miss!!!

Please call or visit Polar Plunge website for more information.

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive in the Village

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0500 Website: www.sosc.org/bigbearplunge

USARC Ski-A-Thon at Bear Mountain

Mar 04, 2017 | 09:00AM – 04:30PM

United States Adaptive Recreation  Center Presents their annual Ski-A-Thon at Bear Mountain

When: Saturday, March 4th, 2017
Where: Bear Mountain Resort
Who: Skiers & Snowboarders (You!)

The hot FUNdraiser of the winter season is the Skiathon, enabling winter fanatics to have fun on the slopes while working toward the estimable end of supporting the USARC. The funds raised in the annual Skiathon offset the expense of purchasing adaptive ski equipment, training 200 volunteers and professional staff members, and subsidizing the cost of every lesson!Everybody wins! Participants receive a full-day ticket to Bear Mountain with lift-line cutting privileges, a Survival Kit, a 100% cotton Skiathon 2017 T-shirt, lunch, aprés-ski party with refreshments, hors-d’oeuvres, raffle ticket(s), auction and entertainment. Sponsors receive a tax deduction and the USARC can continue to provide opportunities for challenges and success. In addition, grand prizes and raffle prizes include lodging, lift tickets, gift cards, ski clothing, and more!The real winners of the Skiathon are thousands of disabled children and adults who discover their potential through opportunities created by the generosity of each participant and sponsor.

Online Registration:$150 Individual or $500 Teams of Four Onsite Registration: $200 Individual or $600 Team of Four

To register online or make a pledge please visit website.

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at at 43101 Goldmine Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 584-0269 Website: www.usarc.org/skiathon

6th Annual Big Bear Lake “Polar Plunge” for Special Olympics

Mar 04, 2017 | 10:00AM – 02:00PM

Special Olympics Southern California is excited to announce the 6th Annual “Polar Plunge.” Run, walk, or dance into the chilly waters of Big Bear Lake on Saturday, March 4th  to raise funds for Special Olympics Inland Empire. For just a minimum of $50, you can participate in the coolest event of 2016 — the Polar Plunge. Not only will you brave the cold waters, but you’ll have the opportunity to earn incentives, party with friends, and support Special Olympics.

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Activities begin at 10 am and “The Plunge” will commence at noon.

The Polar Plunge is an event where all participants race into the frigid waters of Big Bear Lake.  Plungers decide how deep they’ll go and how long they stay in the water. Some Plungers only get their ankles wet while others stay in until the lifeguards make them leave the water! The goal of the 4th Big Bear Polar Plunge is to raise a minimum of $100,000. Your support of this event will help Special Olympics Southern California reach out and provide year-round training and sports programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the Inland Empire Region.

Location: Pine Knot Harbor Big Bear Lake

Contact: Tel: (951) 672-7707 Website: www.sosc.org/bigbearplunge

USASA Half Pipe #1 and #2 at Bear Mountain

Mar 05, 2017 | 09:30AM – 03:30PM

A USASA Snowboarding event. USASA is a solid grassroots organization that allows men and women, boys and girls of all ages and abilities to participate in organized snowboarding. Please visit their website at www.usasa.org

Location: Bear Mountain Ski Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

Contact: Tel: (844) 462-2327 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

Transworld Trans-Am Finals at Bear Mountain

Mar 11-12, 2017 | 10:00AM – 02:00PM


Transworld Trans-Am Snowboard Event at Bear Mountain. This amateur snowboard contest is one of the best in the world and brings out a lot of shredders. For more info please call or visit website(s) at www.snowboarding.transworld.net

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at 43101 Goldmine Drive

Contact: Tel: (844) 462-2327 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

Snowboarder Magazine’s “The Launch” at Bear Mountain

Mar 28, 2017 – Apr 01, 2017

For almost a decade, The Launch has been an end-of-season opportunity for the rising generation to coalesce in one location, continuously providing plenty of proof that the future of snowboarding is burning bright.

Please call or visit website for more details

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at at 43101 Goldmine Drive

Contact: Tel: (844) 462-2327 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

Beyond

Bear Mountain’s Annual Public Pond Skim

Apr 01, 2017 – Apr 02, 2017

Bear Mountain’s Annual Public Pond Skim is a fun way to finish out the season at Bear Mountain. Skiers and snowboarders in a wide array of costume and throwback clothing compete for fabulous prizes and bragging rights while attempting to cross a man made “pond” with the most style. It’s fun for competitors and spectators alike. Takes place in The Scene at Bear Mountain, April 1st, 2017.

Please call or visit website for more information

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at at 43101 Goldmine Drive

Contact: Tel: (844) 462-2327 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

Tuesday Farmers Market Opens for the Season at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center

Apr 04, 2017 | 08:00AM – 01:30PM

Enjoy farm fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers all summer long. The Farmer’s Market also features unique arts, crafts and handmade items by local artisans. Every Tuesday from April 4th until September 26th.

Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-3000 Website: www.bigbearevents.com

MS Walk: Big Bear on the Northshore

May 06, 2017 | 08:30AM – 01:00PM


The 2017 Big Bear MS Walk takes place on Saturday May 6th on the North Shore’s Alpine Pedal Path. The start/finish line will be at North Shore Elementary School.

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. with Opening Ceremonies at 10:00 a.m. for a 10:30 a.m Official Start.

The 1k and 5k routes are 100% accessible and offer snacks and water at stationary rest stops.

Individuals and teams can walk, roll or stroll along the shores of Big Bear Lake, then be rewarded at the finish festival with food, music, face painting, team booths, and sponsor giveaways.

Those wanting to get involved can sign up as a walker or volunteer online or by calling (909) 949-1363 Ext. 66503

Location: Northshore Elementary School at 765 Stanfield Cutoff Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel: 909-949-1363 ext. 66503 Website: www.walkMS.org

AMGEN Tour of California ” Big Bear Lake Time Trial”

May 18, 2017 12:00AM – May 21, 2017 12:00AM

The Big Bear Lake Time Trial • Aero at Altitude!

Peter Sagan, the 2015 overall AMGEN Tour of California winner and record holder with 15 stage victories since riding for the first time in 2010, will headline an all-star peloton when America’s most prestigious cycling stage race launches the 12th edition in May, 2017. Big Bear Lake has been chosen as the site of AMGEN Tour of California’s first ever high-altitude Time Trial for its Stage 6 race.

This marks the fourth time that Big Bear Lake has been named a host city for the AMGEN Tour of California, which reaffirms the mountain resort as a world-class road cycling destination and the “Cycling Capital of Southern California.”

Stay Tuned and Check Website regularly for a complete schedule of activities surrounding The Big Bear Time Trail to be announced shortly! Make It  Cycling Weekend in Big Bear Lake!!!

Location: In The Village at Big Bear Lake with TT Course Around the Lake

Contact: Website: www.bigbeartimetrial.com

Romantic BedIt’s that time of the year again. No boys, not Superbowl Sunday…..Valentine’s Day! Have you been giving your special someone the same old thing year after year? Flowers? Chocolates? A stuffed bear with a heart on the tummy? If the answer is yes then you need to step up your game, my friend. We here at RS Vacations Big Bear can help you make this Valentine’s Day one that she (or he) will never forget.

Some people think that this is a silly holiday created to sell cards, chocolate and flowers. I actually think it is important to celebrate romance. Our lives are so filled with work, stress, kids and activities that we don’t have time to give our all to our significant other very often. We need to remember that ‘spark’ that we had for one another way back at the beginning and rekindle it every so often.

The best way to do this, in my opinion, is to do spontaneous things like the ones that you did when you were dating. How about a helicopter tour over a beautiful mountain resort? A zipline ride through towering pines? A segway tour through a quaint village? Skiing or snowboarding on fresh powder? A couple’s massage? Later, a candlelit dinner. A romantic soak in an inviting spa. Snuggling in front of a roaring fire. All of these things are waiting for you in Big Bear.

Because Valentine’s Day falls mid-week this year, there are some amazing deals on all kinds of activities here in Big Bear designed just for couples. And RS Vacations has great mid-week pricing on all of our cabins. This is the perfect time to surprise your sweetheart with a romantic mountain getaway! Recapture the spark!

Be sure to visit www.RSVacations.net today to book one of our beautiful cabins. Surprise the one you love and make memories to last a lifetime! She (or he) will never forget it!

Happy New Year 2017!

Happy New Year from RS Vacations Big Bear!!

 

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thanksgiving_dinner_1280x1024Never been to Big Bear for Thanksgiving and wondering what to do? Here is a list of open Restaurants and featured Events courtesy of BigBear.com to help you out.

In addition to the listed events, I just thought I’d mention that we have received some snow and cold temperatures this past week, so Bear Mountain Resort will open this Friday, November 25! Big Bear Snow Play is already open daily!

Haven’t booked a cabin yet? We still have just a couple of cabins available for Thanksgiving in Big Bear! Visit us at RSVacations.net and book your Big Bear Cabin today!!

Featured Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day:

The Pines Lakefront, 909-866-5400

  • Open Thanksgiving Day
  • 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Serving traditional Thanksgiving Dinner
  • 24.95 per person

Nottinghams Restaurant, 909-866-4644

  • Open Thanksgiving Day
  • 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Serving traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

Peppercorn Grille, 909-866-4644

  • Open Thanksgiving Day
  • 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Special Thanksgiving Menu
  • 25.99 per person
  • Dinner menu served all day

Evergreen Restaurant, 909-878-5588

  • Open Thanksgiving Day
  • 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Traditional Turkey Dinner all you can eat buffet
  • 35.00 per adult, 17.50 per child 10 years and under

Captain’s Anchorage , 909-878-5588

  • Open Thanksgiving Day
  • 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Regular Dinner Menu

Dynasty, 909-866-7887

  • Open Thanksgiving Day
  • Serving regular menu

Himalayan Restaurant, 909-878-3068

  • Open Thanksgiving Day
  • Serving Regular Menu

Royal Thai Cafe, 909-866-2808

  • Open Thanksgiving Day
  • Serving regular menu

Masala Craft, 909-273-0636

  • Open Thanksgiving Day
  • Serving regular menu

 

Specialty Services & Shopping:

A Gourmet Personal Chef

Chef Allan takes care of every aspect of your special event while you relax and enjoy your own party.  Hire a Personal Chef to do all the cooking, serving and cleaning in the comfort of your home or vacation home. With a phone call or e-mail to Chef Allan, all the arrangements from menu planning to food preparation through clean-up are handled for you.

  • Phone: 909-878-0204
  • Email: chefallan01@yahoo.com

 

Goldsmith’s  Boardhouse and Ski Rental

Goldsmith’s has outstanding lines of quality boards and skis for both sales and rentals. Open daily 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Black Friday sales on November 24 and 25.

 

Featured Activities Open on Thanksgiving:

Action Zipline Tours. 909-866-0390 (10% OFF Tour)

Action Segway Tours. 909-866-0390 (10% OFF Tour)

Action Tree Rope, 909-866-0390 (10% OFF Tour)

Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain, 909-866-4626

Big Bear Jeep Experience

Helicopter Big Bear, 909-585-1200

Holloway’s Marina and RV Park , 909-866-5706

Big Bear Snow Play, 909-585-0075 – Open Thanksgiving Day (Weather permitting)

Big Bear Alpine Zoo, 909-584-1299

Miss Liberty, 909-866-8129 – Open Thanksgiving Day (Reservations Required)

Amazing Scavenger Hunt

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 http://www.UrbanAdventureQuest.com. Use special promo code: BigBearTurkey to receive 15% off your adventure.

 

Thanksgiving Day and Weekend Events:

Thanksgiving Day Cruise on Miss Liberty

Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with your friends and family on-board the Miss Liberty. Enjoy the spectacular Big Bear Lake fall views in our 1 1/2 hour Thanksgiving Day cruise. Don’t worry about the cold, the Lower Deck is fully heated!

  • Date: Nov 24, 2016 | 10:00AM – 11:30AM
  • Cost of Admission: $20 for Adults, $13 for children 12-5, Under 5 are free.
  • Location: Miss Liberty is moored at Pine Knot Marina at 439 Pine Knot
  • Contact: Tel: (909) 866-8129 Website: www.pineknotmarina.com

 

Big Bear Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

Bring the family to this 3, 6, 9 mile run with plenty of activities including a Costume Contest!

  • Date: November 24, 2016 (Thanksgiving Day)
  • Location: Meadow Park
  • Phone: 909-744-7876

 

Santa’s Big Entrance & Tree Lighting Ceremony

Come and enjoy live entertainment, carolers, and of course Santa as Big Bear lights up the holiday season. It is truly a magical experience and your children can come read their Christmas wishes to Santa and Mrs. Claus.

  • Dates & Time: November 25, 2016; entertainment starts at 5 p.m.
  • Price: Free
  • Website: http://www.BigBearLakeVillage.com
  • Phone Number: 909-878-4747
  • Address: Corner of Village Dr. & Pine Knot Ave.

 

Come Visit Santa in the Village!

The Village of Big Bear Lake presents Christmas in the Village on every weekend leading up to Christmas. Santa Claus will be at his hut at The Christmas Tree Lot every Saturday and Sunday.

  • Dates & Times: Saturday & Sundays, November 25 – December 22, 2016, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Price: Free
  • Website: http://www.BigBearLakeVillage.com
  • Phone Number: 909-878-4747
  • Address: Corner of Village Dr. & Pine Knot Ave.

 

C.A.T.S. Presents: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at the PAC

CATS presents the classic Andrew Lloyd Webber/ Tim Rice musical, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” Lyrics by Tim Rice and Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Directed and staged by Michael Reno. For details and ticket information please call (909) 866-4970 or visit the website.

  • Dates & Times: November 18, 19, 20 & 25 and December 2 and 3 at 7:30 pm. Matinees November 20, 27 and December 4 at 1:30 pm
  • Website:www.BigBearTheater.org
  • Phone Number: (909) 866-4970
  • Address: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center 39707 Big Bear Blvd.

 

Mountain Christmas Boutique at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center

Let the shopping season begin! A unique high country shopping experience with a holiday flare. Sixty plus handmade vendors from throughout the Western United States. You’re sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on the list. The Christmas Boutique takes place Thanksgiving weekend.

  • Dates & Times: November 25-27, 2016, 10 a.m. & 5 p.m.
  • Website:www.BigBearEvents.com
  • Phone Number: 909-585-3000
  • Address: 42900 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake

 

Concerts & Entertainment at The Cave presenting “The English Beat”

Big Bear’s world-class venue, located in the heart of the Big Bear Village, presents live concerts. The English Beat is a band with an energetic mix of musical styles and a sound like no other. The band’s unique sound has allowed it to endure for nearly three decades and appeal to fans, young and old, all over the world.

  • Date: November 25, 2016
  • Location: The Cave
  • Phone: 909-878-0204

 

The Cave Presents “Wild Child” Dave Brock’s Doors Tribute 

Wild Child recreates a live Doors Concert experience. The music is painstakingly reproduced and combined with the voice, look and essence of Jim Morrison live on stage (performed by lead singer Dave Brock).

  • Date: November 26, 2016
  • Location: The Cave
  • Phone: 909-878-0204

 

The Cave Presents “National Lampoons Christmas Vacation” 

Every Thanksgiving National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is watched in preparation for the Christmas season…so why not watch it at The Cave? The Cave is the former Village Movie Theater in Big Bear Village and has been completely transformed into a top-of-the-line entertainment venue.

  • Date: November 27, 2016
  • Location: The Cave
  • Phone: 909-878-0204

Vacations are for making memories. Holidays are for making memories. Why not combine the two and have an amazing Big Bear experience this winter? One of the truly great things about Big Bear is the variety of activities available. Whether you are a couple, a family with kids or a large group, there is something for you! What does Big Bear have to offer? Here are just some of the fun, winter activities to take part in.

Big-Bear-Lake-Cross-Country-Skiing_33_656x420Looking for some action? Try your legs at skiing or snowboarding at one of our world-class resorts. You can get private or group lessons, rent equipment or get a package that includes everything you’ll need for a day of winter fun. The view from the top is spectacular!

Do you want to experience the view at a slower pace? Well then, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing is the way to go. There are several different trails and difficulties to suit your needs. Experience the forests of Big Bear under sparkling blue skies!

Maybe you want to experience the snow without all the work? Then tubing is where it’s at. We have two snow play resorts that feature ‘magic carpets’ to get you up the hill so that you can spend more time enjoying getting down. Race your family members down one of the longest runs in Southern California.

How about seeing Big Bear from a different perspective? Take a Helicopter tour of the snow-covered Valley, a Segway tour through town or a Jeep Tour into the forest that finishes with an exhilarating zip-lining experience through the treetops.

We also have, ice skating, horseback riding, bowling, laser tag, movie theaters, spas, a museum, a zoo and so much more. There are restaurants and bars for every taste, live music, and the Village is packed full of charming shops. We really do have it all!

If you are lucky enough to spend the Holidays with us, you can take part in Santa’s Grand Entrance and Village Tree Lighting Ceremony, Christmas in the Village, the New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade or New Year’s Eve parties at Bear Mountain, Snow Summit or several other places in the Valley.

cedarfrontwinterAfter you’ve spent the day experiencing all of the action Big Bear has to offer, you’ll want to wind down in a cozy cabin, with a roaring fire, a soak in the spa and maybe a friendly game of pool, foosball or air hockey. We can help you with that part! RS Vacations has cabins of all sizes to suit your needs with amenities galore. Having a private cabin to call your own, means you can relax and unwind with all the privacy you could want. Just what you need for your perfect wintertime getaway! Visit us today to book a Big Bear cabin before they’re all gone! Your amazing holiday vacation starts here!!

mark-your-calendarBig Bear Lake has so many events happening all the time, it can be hard to keep up! On the first Tuesday of every month, we will dedicate Tuesday’s Topic to upcoming events so that you can plan ahead to join us for the fun!

We are gearing up for Winter Fun here in Big Bear, but there is still time to explore Big Bear before the snow flies. Wander the quaint streets of the Village and enjoy hundreds of unique shops, find the perfect restaurant or enjoy some live music. Sip a coffee or hot chocolate while relaxing by one of the outdoor fire-pits and take in the beauty of the mountains in the fall.

Let RS Vacations provide you with the perfect cabin for your Big Bear Escape. We offer clean, comfortable cabins with the very best amenities and we pride ourselves on EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE! You will not be disappointed! Our homes are filling up fast for the upcoming Holiday Season, so be sure to check out our cabin selection at RSVacations.net and book a Big Bear Cabin today!

Here are just some of the upcoming events:

 

November

 

Veteran’s Day Ceremony at the Big Bear Convention Center

Nov 11, 2016 | 10:30AM – 12:00PM

The American Legion Big Bear Post will be hosting a Veteran’s Day Ceremony at the Big Bear Convention Center. Doors open at 10:30 am and ceremony begins at 11:00 am.

The American Legion’s Color Guard will post the colors of each of America’s services, and veterans will be invited to stand with the flags of their branch of service.  All Big Bear Valley residents are invited to join with the American Legion and city officials in this annual recognition of America’s veterans.

For more information, contact the American Legion at 909-866-4845.

Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd.

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-4845

Nature Walks at the Big Bear Discovery Center

Nov 12, 2016 | 01:00PM – 02:30PM

Join us for a 30-minute nature walk on Saturdays and Sundays to learn about the local plant life, wildlife and some very interesting historical facts. Great activity for families and individuals who want to gain a greater appreciation for our National Forest. Nature walks are not strenuous and designed for all levels of physical conditioning.

Free!Saturdays (year round) at 1pm & 2pm  Sundays (year round)  at 11am & 12pm

Please call or visit website for more details.

Location: Big Bear Discovery Center at 40971 North Shore Drive/ Hwy 38, Fawnskin CA 92333

Contact: Tel: (909) 382-2790 Website: www.mountainsfoundation.org

CATS Presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at the PAC

Nov 18, 2016 | 07:30PM – 10:00PM

Playing at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center for 11 performances from November 18 thru December 4, CATS will present the classic Andrew Lloyd Webber/ Tim Rice musical, “JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT” Lyrics by Tim Rice and Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Directed and staged by Michael Reno.

November 18, 19, 22, 25, 26 & 30 and December 2 and 3 at 7:30 pm. Matinees November 20, 27 and December 4 at 1:30 pm

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat tells The Biblical saga of Joseph, the boy blessed with prophetic dreams, and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable.

Please call or visit website for more information.

Location: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-4970 Website: www.bigbeartheater.org

The 4th Annual Big Bear Turkey Trot

Nov 24, 2016 | 09:00AM – 01:00PM

The 4th Annual Big Bear Turkey Trot consists of 3 mile, 6 mile, and 9 mile Road Runs on Thanksgiving Day with Start/Finish line located at Meadow Park.  This is a FUN event for the whole family. The run course is a relatively flat 3 mile loop through the neighborhood of Eagle Point, with 6 mile runners completing 2 laps and 9 mile runners completing 3, making it easy for all abilities to participate.

Turkey Trots are run on Thanksgiving Day in anticipation of the large meal to be had later on. Other traditions include a “turkey” prize for the overall winner and runner costume contest. In addition, a portion of race entry fees will be donated to the Big Bear Senior Center holiday food drive.

The 9 mile race starts at 9:00 am, 6 mile starts at 9:15 am, and 3 mile starts at 9:30am.

Please call or visit website for more details.

Location: Meadow Park at 41220 Park Avenue, Big Bear Lake CA 92315

Contact: Tel: (909) 744-7876 Website: www.bigbearturkeytrot.com or www.openairbigbear.com

Thanksgiving Day Cruise on Miss Liberty

Nov 24, 2016 | 10:00AM – 11:30AM

Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with your friends and family on-board the Miss Liberty. Enjoy the spectacular Big Bear Lake fall views in our 1 1/2 hour Thanksgiving Day cruise. Don’t worry about the cold, the Lower Deck is fully heated!

Cost of Admission – $20 for Adults, $13 for children 12-5, Under 5 are free.

Location: Miss Liberty is moored at Pine Knot Marina at 439 Pine Knot

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-8129 Website: www.pineknotmarina.com

32nd Annual Mountain Christmas Boutique at the Big Bear Convention Center

Nov 25, 2016 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

Let the shopping season begin!  The 32nd annual Mountain Christmas Boutique kicks-off the holiday shopping season at Big Bear Lake.  This year’s arts and crafts show once again takes place over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, November 25-27 at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center and features 40+ vendors, FREE arts & crafts for children, and holiday libations and food.

Taking place for three decades, the Mountain Christmas Boutique is the largest holiday arts and crafts show in the mountains.  With several returning favorites, the show also features new crafters each year.  This year children will have the opportunity to make their own holiday horseshoe art using actual horseshoes.  Also, holiday libations and a variety of show foods will be offered on site.    The show offers a quaint shopping experience featuring handmade and one-of-a-kind items and a variety of collectible and unique gifts.  Crafters and artists from throughout the Western United States converge in Big Bear Lake for the holiday weekend.  From wire-wrap gem jewelry, to handmade hats and scarves, to homemade jams and oils, to personalized ornaments, to vintage clothing, there are gifts available for every taste and every budget.  Holiday items include Christmas wreaths, handmade Santas, and holidays treats.

The Mountain Christmas Boutique is located at the Convention Center at Big Bear Lake on the corner of Division Drive and Big Bear Blvd.  Doors open at 10:00 a.m. daily with the shopping  continuing through 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.  Admission is $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for seniors and FREE for children 12 and under.

Sunday is Local’s Day with FREE admission for all Bear Valley residents (I.D. required). For additional information, call (909) 585-3000 or visit http://www.bigbearevents.com.

Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd.

Contact: Tel: 909-585-3000 Website: www.bigbearevents.com

Santa’s Grand Entrance and Tree Lighting

Nov 25, 2016 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

Come and Enjoy the Festivities at Santa’s Grand Entrance in the Village. Entertainment starts at @ 5:00 PM and Santa and Mrs Claus will arrive in his sleigh at @ 6:00 PM. Santa will also be at the Xmas Tree Lot every Weekend from 10-4 pm until December 24th.

Please call or visit website for more details

Location: Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4747 Website: www.bigbearlakevillage.com

“The English Beat” at the Cave

Nov 25, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

The English Beat is a band with an energetic mix of musical styles and a sound like no other. The band’s unique sound has allowed it to endure for nearly three decades and appeal to fans, young and old, all over the world.

When The English Beat (known simply as The Beat in their native England) rushed on to the music scene in 1979, it was a time of massive social and political unrest and economic and musical upheaval. This set the stage for a period of unbridled musical creativity, and thanks in large part to the Punk movement and it’s DIY approach to making music, artists like The Beat were able to speak out and speak their mind on the news of the day, as in “Stand Down Margaret”, things that mattered to them and the youth culture, as in “Get A Job”, and universal matters of the heart and soul, as in their classic hits “I Confess” and “Save It For Later”.

The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Doors open at 6:30 pm Concert starts at 7:30 pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

Christmas in the Village with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Nov 26, 2016 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM

The Village of Big Bear Lake presents Christmas in the Village every Saturday and Sunday up to December 24th. Visit Santa and Mrs Claus at the Christmas Tree Lot from 10-4pm at the Corner of Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive as well as all the shops and restaurants throughout the Village that will be open all day into the evening.

Every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm from November 26th until December 24th.

For more details please call (909) 878-4747 or visit website.

Location: The Christmas Tree Lot in the Village at Pine Knot and Village

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4747 Website: www.bigbearlakevillage.com

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Big Bear City Fire Department

Nov 26, 2016 | 05:00PM – 06:00PM

The Big Bear City Fire Department will be hosting the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 25, 2016. Everyone is invited to join the festivities starting at 5:00 p.m. The switch will be flipped to the tree lights promptly at 5:30 p.m.

Following the official tree lighting, Santa Claus will be making a special visit to the Fire Station. Children are encouraged to bring their wish list to give to Santa! Families are asked to bring a plate of cookies to share; hot coffee and cider will be provided.

For additional information, please contact the Big Bear City Fire Department at 866-7566.

Location: Big Bear City Fire Department at 301 W. Big Bear Blvd Big Bear City , CA 92314

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-7566

December

 

USASA Rail Jam #1 at Bear Mountain

Dec 11, 2016 | 08:00AM – 04:30PM


A USASA Snowboarding event. USASA is a solid grassroots organization that allows men and women, boys and girls of all ages. Please visit http://www.usasa.org/ for more information.

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at at 43101 Goldmine Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 585 -2519 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com

The 2nd Annual Messiah Sing-Along at the PAC

Dec 17, 2016 | 02:00PM – 07:00PM

The 2nd Annual Messiah Sing-Along at the PAC

Saturday December 17th at 2pm and 5pm. FREE to attend

Guest Director Dr Todd Fitzpatrick of UNLV plus UNLV Guest Vocalists and the Mountain Top Strings

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE PRESENTING CHOIR.
The choir is open and non-auditioned.  All positive, enthusiastic people are welcome to join regardless of ability.

Only SIX weekly rehearsals on Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00 PM Beginning on October 25. Big Bear Presbyterian Church at 579 Knickerbocker Road.              F

OR MORE INFO: PLEASE E-MAIL BARBARA KING bobbikdot@hotmail.com

Location: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-4970 Website: www.citybigbearlake.com

“Los Lobos” at the Cave

Dec 30, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

More than three decades have passed since Los Lobos released their debut album, Just Another Band from East L.A. Since then they’ve repeatedly disproven that title—Los Lobos isn’t “just another” anything, but rather a band that has consistently evolved artistically while never losing sight of their humble roots.

Los Lobos were already East L.A. neighborhood legends, Sunset Strip regulars and a Grammy Award winning band (Best Mexican-American/Tejano Music Performance) by the time they recorded their major label debut How Will The Wolf Survive? in 1984.Although the album’s name and title song were inspired by a National Geographic article about real life wolves in the wild, the band—David Hidalgo, Louie Perez, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano and Steve Berlin—saw parallels with their struggle to gain mainstream rock success while maintaining their Mexican roots.

Perez, the band’s drummer, once called their powerhouse mix of rock, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues and traditional Spanish and Mexican music “the soundtrack of the barrio.” Three decades, two more Grammys, a worldwide smash single (“La Bamba”) and thousands of rollicking performances across the globe later, Los Lobos is surviving quite well — and still jamming with the same raw intensity as they had when they began in that garage in 1973.

The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Doors open at 6:30 pm Concert starts at 8:30 pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

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Beautiful, fall weather continues this week here in Big Bear Lake with highs in the upper 60’s to low 70’s and crisp, cool nights. Autumn colors are at their peak and it is the perfect time to get into the forest and take it all in! Enjoy a hike or mountain bike ride and make sure to snap some photos. This photo was taken just last week. It’s gorgeous up here!!

What is going on this weekend? The Big Bear Village is hosting the Scarecrow Festival. Wander through the Village to see the displays and then vote for your favorite! Saturday and Sunday, be sure to grab your stein, slip into your lederhosen and practice your chicken dance moves at the 46th Annual Big Bear Oktoberfest, and Saturday night, flip on your flashlight and check out the dark side of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo during the Flashlight Safari.

RS Vacations is currently running a couple of Fall Specials that make it an ideal (and economical!) time to come stay and play with us. Enjoy a long weekend and only pay for two nights with our  3 Nights for the Price of 2 Special. Only have time for a quicker trip? Save a bundle on a two night stay with our 50% Off the Second Night of a 2 Night Stay Special. These deals are on top of our already reduced fall prices so be sure to book soon! Visit RSVacations.net and find your perfect cabin. The savings will apply automatically. See you soon!!

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whats-up-10-08-16Events courtesy of BigBear.com