Posts Tagged ‘New Year’s Eve’


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

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Thanksgiving is approaching rapidly and if you haven’t reserved a cabin yet, be sure to visit RSVacations.net and book today. We are filling up, but still have a few beautiful cabins available. We are beginning to fill up for the Christmas and New Years Holidays as well. Plan to make some magical memories with your family in a Winter Wonderland. Book your Big Bear Cabin for the holidays before they are all gone!



Located in the mountain town of Big Bear Lake, this annual celebration has always been based on the lore of the world’s original Oktoberfest. Over the years, the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest has become world renowned for its own traditions and old-world ambiance, celebrating friends, family and good times. A festival like no other, guests are treated to authentic German entertainment; feast on Brats and Knockwursts direct from the German butcher; and enjoy the very same beers poured at Munich’s Oktoberfest for more than 150 years!

When: Weekends September 10 – November 5
Location: Big Bear Convention Center
Contact: https://bigbearevents.com/oktoberfest/

Discovery Center Nature Walks

Join a volunteer naturalist for a 1/2 mi. walk on the Discovery Trail. Learn about the flora and fauna in Big Bear. An easy walk for all ages.

When: Saturdays 1 PM & 2 PM start times / Sundays 11 AM & Noon start times
Location: Big Bear Discovery Center
Contact: 909-382-2790 website

Big Bear Turkey Trot

Join us for the 10th Annual Big Bear Turkey Trot! Kick off the holiday with a fun 3-mile run or walk at Meadow Park in Big Bear Lake, CA. The Big Bear Turkey Trot benefits local food pantries and Open Air Big Bear, a non-profit organization with the mission to advance and celebrate outdoor, people-powered events and activities in Big Bear Valley.
A fun event for the entire family. Kids (and strollers!) welcomed. Win prizes in our costume contest too! 3 Miles: $45 entry fee.

When: November 24, 2022
Location: Meadow Park
Contact: 909-686-1786 website

Mountain Christmas Boutique

Get some Christmas shopping in at the Mountain Christmas Boutique arts and crafts event. Browse one of kind gifts from over 40 vendors and bring the kids to meet Santa and enjoy arts and crafts.

When: November 25 – 27, 2022
Location: Big Bear Convention Center
Contact: (909) 585-3000

Welcome Christmas in The Village

The kickoff to Christmas in the Village begins the first Friday after Thanksgiving. Live music is set to start at approximately 5 PM

with the tree lightening ceremony taking place at 6:15 PM. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also make a special stop to say hello and take pictures with kids and families.

All season long The Village will be decorated with twinkling lights along with seven expertly carved bears and other woodland creatures scattered throughout The Village making for some ideal photo opportunities!

When: November 25, 2022 | 5:00 PM
Location: The Village in Big Bear Lake



The Christmas season is one of the most magical times of the year in the mountains. The Big Bear Lake Christkindlmarkt celebrates the holiday with a touch of traditional German fare featuring live German entertainment, kids activities, the Wishing Tree, local Carolers, and holiday vendors. Enjoy an outing for the entire family under the crisp mountain air and pines.

When: Dec 17 & Dec 18, 2022
Location: Big Bear Convention Center
Contact: ​(909) 585-3000


Join Bear Mountain for a Rail Jam competition on December 28. This competition is open to all ages with a registration fee that will be donated to non-profit. More information to come. Please check back in December.

-Age: All // No Categories
-Rider Limit: 50
-Lift Ticket: All riders must have a season pass or lift ticket

– Registration // 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
– Riders Meeting // 10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
– 1st – Practice Jam Session // 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
– 2nd – Jam Each Feature // 20 Minutes Per Feature
– 3rd – Final Jam – 2 Features // 30 Minutes
– Awards & Raffle // 3:00 PM

When: December 28, 2022
Location: Bear Mountain Ski Resort
Contact: 844.GO2.BEAR (844.462.2327) website

New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade

Snow Summit will host the 58th annual Torchlight Parade on December 31, 2022. Admission to the parade viewing area is FREE and open to all ages with a live DJ.

Watch 200+ skiers and snowboarders light up the night as they make their way down the face of the mountain in the dark with torches to create a spellbinding spectacle of light before the (snow)ball drops. The event will begin around 7PM.

Make it a full day party. On New Year’s Eve, lifts will start spinning at 8:30AM. Bring the whole family and enjoy skiing/snowboarding, lessons, rentals, on-site dining, snow tubing at the Grizzly Ridge Tube Park, and more! Start planning your trip today.

When: December 31, 2022 | 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Location: Snow Summit Ski Resort
Contact: 844.GO2.BEAR (844.462.2327) website

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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!!

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Hello everyone! Well, we have made it (almost – 12 hours and counting!) through another year, but before we say goodbye to 2013, there is one last night to live it up in Big Bear Lake. Here is an Events Flyer (courtesy of BigBear.com) with the details of tonight’s festivities.

A friendly reminder from RS Vacations: Please celebrate responsibly – Don’t drink and drive.

what's up 12-31-13

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calvin-hobbes-new-years-resolutions-620x469_mediumWell, it may not have been a White Christmas here in Big Bear Lake, but it was beautiful nonetheless. Lovely, fair weather continues this week and into New Years with temperatures perfect for skiing and boarding, tubing or just wandering around The Village.

Night Tubing is back at SnowPlay at the Alpine Slide and Snow Summit has night session every night until January 4th.

New Year’s Eve is coming up fast and Big Bear has multiple ways to enjoy ringing in the New Year. There are parties at several restaurants and clubs around town as well as at both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. And don’t miss the Annual Torchlight Parade that winds down the runs at Snow Summit – it starts at 7:00 PM on the 31st.



12-26-13Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

New Year’s Eve Parties and Events

Snow Summit New Year's Eve Torchlight ParadeAnnual New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade at Snow Summit Ski Resort

Dec 31, 2013; 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Snow Summit ski resort
Cost: FREE
After a terrific day on the slopes on New Year’s Eve, guest will be treated to a torchlight parade at 7 p.m. followed up by Summit’s New Year Eve Party starting at 8 p.m. The Torchlight Parade is a spectacular sight to see as 100 skiers and snowboarders carry torches down Miracle Mile to weave a mysterious path of light to ring in the New Year; the show is free to spectators. Shortly following is the New Year’s Eve Party (see below).

Wyatt’s New Year’s Eve Party

Dec 31, 2013; doors open 5 p.m.- 2 a.m.
Big Bear Lake Convention Center
Admission: $5/person or $10/family (up to 6) and includes party favors, FREE champagne toast and complimentary shuttle rides home!
Big Bear’s Only Family New Year’s Celebration!” Join us for New Year’s Eve at Wyatt’s for live music by DJ Joe and Dawson’s Gang (One of SoCal’s Top Country Bands), bounce house, children’s arts and crafts, complimentary shuttle and champagne at 12 midnight and much more.  Click here for more information. For more information call (909) 585-3000.

Nottinghams New Year’s Eve Party

Nottinghams Restaurant
Dec 31, 2013; 7 p.m. (music starts 9 p.m) – 1 a.m. (New Year’s Eve Party only. For dining at the restaurant, see hours below.)
Admission: $40 includes light appetizers & dessert, champagne toast and party favors (21 and over)
Sells out early! Pre-purchase tickets at Robinhood Resort or Nottinghams Restaurant or call (909) 866-4643. Join us for dinner to enjoy our special New Year’s Eve menu!

Snow Summit New Year’s Party

Dec 31, 2013; 8 p.m.- 1 a.m.
Snow Summit
Admission: $35/person includes appetizers and party favors (21 and over)
New Year’s Eve Party featuring DJ Desi, Party Favors, and hors d’oeuvres (21 or older with valid ID).

Bear Mountain New Year’s Party

Dec 31, 2013; 9 p.m.- 1 a.m.
Bear Mountain
Admission: $35/person includes appetizers and party favors (21 and over).
Keep the excitement going after a day on the snow by bringing in the New Year with live music, food, and much more! Bear Mountain Party begins at 9 p.m.

New Year’s Celebration with the Real Jazz Trio at the Wine Room at Wolf Creek Resort

Dec 31, 2013; 6 p.m.- 1 a.m.
Admission: Early Bird- Dinner from 5-7pm $50; Regular- Dinner from 8-10 pm $60. (Tickets include Dinner, champagne toast and party favors! LIVE entertainment and beer/wine specials!)
Menu: Prime rib, salmon, or chicken cordon bleu paired with potato or veggie salad, bread, dessert and champagne.
Come ring in the New Year with us at the Wine Room at Wolf Creek Resort! The Real Jazz Trio Cool will perform jazz from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. and dance to Old Time Rock ‘n Roll 8 p.m.- 12 midnight.  Courtesy shuttles available (weather permitting and based on availability), photo booth, party favors and more. Call (909) 866-8705 to purchase your tickets.

Rockin’ in the New Year at The Cave

Dec 31, 2013; doors open 5 p.m., show starts 6 p.m. (Free Appetizers 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Happy Hour 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. All Food & Drinks are 50% off!)
Admission: $50 general admission; $60 premium tickets; $75 VIP tickets
The Cave will be “Rockin’ in the New Year” 2014! Come ring in the New Year with us at this DON’T miss event! Tickets include champagne toast, party favors, appetizers, photos, dancing and LIVE entertainment! Call (909) 878-0204 for tickets and information.

Northwoods Resort New Year’s Eve Party

Dec 31, 2013
Admission: $59/person
Join Northwoods Resort for the party of the year! Make your reservations now, it will sell out (909) 866-3121.


Snow Summit’s annual torchlight parade is Big Bear’s signature New Year’s Eve event, a holiday attraction not seen anywhere else in Southern California! The mountain resort is only a two hour drive from most Southern California communities and is a great escape from the norm. Monday, December 31 at 7 p.m. 250 skiers and snowboarders, some dressed in eccentric holiday costumes, will descend down snow capped mountains with lit torches to create a spectacular display of illumination.

The free event can be seen from a range of vantage points throughout Big Bear. Besides the torchlight parade, Big Bear has a variety of recreational activities happening after the sun goes down including night-session skiing at Snow Summit and inner tubing under-the-lights at Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain. Festive celebrations happening throughout the valley include distinctive holiday menus, special musical guests, and reasonable admission charges. Wyatt’s at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center and Nottinghams Restaurant all plan to bring down the house this New Year’s Eve with a bang!

Snow Summit is open for night skiing from 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with a brief interruption of course for the torchlight parade. Celebrations at both ski resorts begin, after the impressive parade ends. Snow Summit is known for its fun filled evening of dancing and good times that goes well into the night with a DJ spinning high-energy music. The celebration begins at 8 p.m. and goes to 1 p.m. The cover charge is $35 and includes party favors and light appetizers.

Bear Mountain offers a more edgy festivity with DJ’s spinning modern rock and hip hop music. Bear Mountain’s New Years Eve celebration starts at 9 p.m. and end at 1 a.m. The cover charge is $35 and includes heavy appetizers.

Guests must be 21 years or older and reservations are recommended for all Big Bear New Year’s Eve celebrations. Can’t find lodging for New Years Eve and to learn more about New Year’s Eve in Big Bear call 800-424-4232.

Events courtesy of BigBear.com

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Looking for somewhere to eat this New Year’s Eve or Day? Here is a listing of some of Big Bear’s finest restaurants and their holiday hours. Enjoy!

RS Vacations reminds our friends to celebrate responsibly –
Please don’t drink and drive!

New Year's Eve 2012 Restaurant Listing

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Here is a list of events happening at Big Bear Mountain Resorts now through New Years Eve. Enjoy!

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* Christmas Day
Friday 12/28
* DJ Slip Matt @ Bear 12-4
* DJ Desi @ Summit
Saturday 12/29
* DJ Jason @ Bear 12-4
* DJ Desi @ Summit
Sunday 12/30
* World Snowboard Day Chuck Allen Snake Run Last Chair @ Bear
* DJ Slip Matt @ Bear 12-4
* DJ Desi @ Summit
* Goldsmith Race #1 @ Summit
Monday 12/31
* Torchlight Parade @ Summit 7pm
* New Year’s Eve Party @ Summit Bullwheel Bar w/DJ Desi after parade to 12:30
* New Year’s Eve Party @ Bear DJ Club George 9pm to 12:30am

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