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Whether you have already booked a cabin with us for the coming weeks in Big Bear, or if you are still making plans (visit us at RSVacations.net for some great cabins!), you may be wondering what there is to do in December in the mountains when there is no snow on the ground. Don’t worry, there is more to do than you might think! Today I will talk about just some of the fun things to do here in beautiful Big Bear Lake-with or without snow!

Snow Summit boarderSkiing and Snowboarding

No matter what mood Mother Nature is in, Big Bear Ski Resorts take matters into their own hands. With a world-class snow-making system in place, you can hit the slopes even when the snow is not falling. As a bonus, it is much more fun to ski and board when temps are in the 50’s than when it is freezing! STAY TUNED FOR OPENING DAY INFORMATION!!

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Just like our Ski Resorts, Big Bear’s Snow Play Areas have the ability to make their own snow, and boy have they been busy at it! The coverage is great and with their “Magic Carpets”, you can enjoy an entire day of tubing fun without all the climbing!

Biking

Do you feel more comfortable on two wheels than on two planks of wood? Another positive of the mild weather is that you can take a bike ride – IN DECEMBER! Choose a comfort bike and take a leisurely spin along the lake or rent a mountain bike and hit the trails.

Horseback Riding

Enjoy the beauty of the mountains and explore the back-country from horseback. You will have some terrific photo opportunities as well when you get to the top and see the gorgeous, panoramic views of Big Bear Valley.

Off-Road 4×4 Tours

Get off the beaten path and see and learn about Big Bear’s rich history when you take an Off-road Tour. Several different tours are available.

Helicopter Big Bear

See Big Bear Lake from a whole new perspective – the air! Enjoy the stunning scenery of our beautiful Valley, Lake and surrounding Forest. Bring your camera!

Hiking

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Another benefit of the fall-like weather we are experiencing is that the trails around our forest are clear and accessible for hiking. Grab a trail map from the Discovery Center and set out on a nature hike with the family. From beginner to expert trails, there is something for every level of hiker.

Ziplining

Experience the sensation of flight as you zip through the forest. A real adrenaline rush for the whole family!

The Big Bear Alpine Zoobaby-raccoon

View and learn about over 180 animals at our local zoo. Check out our Grizzly Bears, Wolves, Mountain Lion, Deer and more. Feeding tours and special presentations on most days.

Bowling, Laser-Tag, Arcade & Ice Skating

Head over to the Bowling Barn and Big Bear Funplex for hours of family fun. Go Ice Skating on real ice, get competitive at Laser Tag or just enjoy the arcade. Have a blast going Glow Bowling at night!

Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Have you ever wanted to be on ‘The Amazing Race’? Now is your chance – sort of! Set out on a 1.5 hour walking adventure in and around The Big Bear Village. Using your smartphone, you will solve clues and complete challenges while learning local history and fun-facts.

Shopping, Eating and Music

Stroll through the Big Bear Lake Village and enjoy the unique shops and quaint atmosphere. Catch a movie at the local Theater, dine at one of the many delicious restaurants, take a Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride around town or enjoy a live concert at The Cave. When the sun goes down, grab a cup of hot chocolate and sit by one of the fire-pits or check out one of the night clubs for some live music.

The Discovery Center

If you want to find out where to hike, bike or otherwise get in touch with nature, the Big Bear Discovery Center is the place to start. Get trail maps, learn how to be prepared and take an interpretive tour through the forest. Special presentations and celebrations are happening all the time.

 

As you can see, Big Bear Lake has so much more to offer than just snow! Come on up to our sparkling blue skies, crisp air and stunning forest. You will love it!! Do you need somewhere to stay? RS Vacations has cabins for every group and budget. Check out the “Our Homes” tab at the top of this page to see what we have to offer, then visit our website to book your perfect Big Bear Cabin. See you soon!

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Labor Day Weekend and the un-official end to the summer season in Big Bear Lake is upon us. We are expecting absolutely beautiful weather this holiday weekend with high temps hovering right around 80° with scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Gorgeous!! It is the perfect time to escape the heat and have some fun – on the lake, in the forest or around town. There is so much to do in Big Bear!

This weekend, we have some fun special events going on. The Kids Adventure Games are happening at Bear Mountain Resort, Support DOVES by stopping by the “Cool Run in the Mountains” Car Show at the Convention Center, enjoy local art by visiting the Village and checking out the Labor Day ‘Art on the Corner’ event, or enjoy some amazing Tribute Bands and donate to a worthy cause at the final concert of this year’s Music in the Mountains Series. All the details on these and other events can be found below.

Whether you need last minute accommodations for this weekend (we have just a few cabins left!!) or are planning ahead for the holidays, RS Vacations has the perfect getaway cabin for you! We offer personalized service that the ‘big guys’ just can’t offer and our cabins are clean and have the amenities you are looking for! Head on over to RSVacations.net and book your Big Bear Cabin today!!

 

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Events

“Fatal 80’s” 80’s Tribute at the Cave

Sep 01, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Fronted by Gretchen Bonaduce, The Fatal 80’s entertains fans with their outrageous costumes, choreographed dance moves, high energy songs that guarantee every audience a show full of dancing, laughing and entertainment.

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 7:00 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

 

CATS Presents “Steel Magnolias” at the CATS Warehouse Theater

Sep 01, 2017 | 07:30PM – 09:30PM

CATS presents :”Steel Magnolias”  at the CATS Warehouse Theater. Steel Magnolias is a stage play by American writer Robert Harling, about the bond amongst a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana.

Performance dates are September 1 and 2 at 7:30 pm. Matinee September 3 at 2:30 pm.

Please call or visit website for tickets or for additional information.

Location: CATS Warehouse Theatre at 1117 West Big Bear Blvd in Big Bear City
Contact: Tel: (909) 585- 4757 Website: www.bigbeartheater.org

 

The 2nd Annual Big Bear Kids Adventure Games at Bear Mountain

Sep 02, 2017 12:00AM – Sep 04, 2017 12:00AM

The Big Bear Kids Adventure Games features a kid sized adventure race where teams of two navigate a ‘natural terrain’ inspired obstacle course. Kids can expect mountain biking, hiking, zip-lines, a Tarzan rope swing, giant Slip-n-Slide, river tubing, cargo nets, mud pits and more.  This is a fun and confidence building outdoor experience for kids ages 6-14. A great day out for the whole family!

Skills Clinic for Kids  (Separate registration) on Saturday with races from 9am til early afternoon both Sunday and Monday.

For more full schedule and other information visit http://www.kidsadventuregames.com/case-studies/bear-mountain-ca/

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at at 43101 Goldmine Drive
Contact: Tel: (844) 462-2327 Website: www.bigbearmountainresorts.com or http://www.BearMountain.com/KAG

 

“Cool Run in the Mountains” Car Show at the Big Bear Convention Center

Sep 02, 2017 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

Join the Rodriders of Big Bear for its annual “Cool Run in the Mountains ” Car Show benefiting DOVES & Local Animal Rescue Programs

All cars are welcome regardless of year, make or model. There will be sponsor raffles, opportunity drawings and awards to the top 20 entries.

To register your “ride” please visit www.rodridersofbigbear.com
Spectators are admitted FREE of charge.
Please call or visit website for more details.

Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd.
Contact: Tel: (562) 505-5755 Website: www.rodridersofbigbear.com

 

“Art on the Corner” in the Village

Sep 02, 2017 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

Art on the Corner in the Heart of Big Bear Village on the corner of Village Drive and  Pine Knot Avenue.  Fine Art and Craftsmanship will be features in a variety of  mediums.  Enjoy a glass of beer or wine, enjoy the music and browse the wonderful artwork.   Proceeds to benefit the Bear Valley Guild for the Arts and the Open Sky Music Foundation. FREE for all to attend.

Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday September 2-4
Contact – Gail McCarthy – 909-585-2868.

Location: Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive
Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2868

 

Music in the Mountains #6 The Long Run’s Eagles Tribute/Led Zepagain’sTribute to Led Zeppelin

Sep 02, 2017 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM


Music in the Mountains #6 at the Discovery Center will take place on Saturday September 2nd.

The Long Run, Experience the Eagles, co-headlines with Led Zepagain, Tribute to Led Zeppelin, on the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater stage.  We’re closing the season with two of the most authentic ‘next best thing’ bands delivering the energy and sound of their iconic legends in their prime; one night; one stage, performing some of the best classic rock music ever written!

Location: Big Bear Discovery Center at 40971 North Shore Drive/ Hwy 38, Fawnskin CA 92333
Contact: Tel:(909) 382-2790 Website: www.mountainsfoundation.org/music-in-the-mountains

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It has been a beautiful summer in Big Bear Lake so far, and this weekend will be no exception! High temps will be upper 70’s to 80° with a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms on Saturday. Gorgeous!

This weekend brings several special events to the Valley, and there really is something for everyone. In addition to the special events, all of our summer activities are going strong – hiking, biking, lake activities, golf, shopping, and so much more!! Check out the details below and come on up!

If you have never joined us at 6,700′ for summertime fun, come and see what you have been missing! If you have spent time here in the summer before, come on back and see what’s new!! We have lots of sunshine, perfect temperatures and tons of fun all summer long!

Please 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!

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Weekend Events

 

Kodiak Kids Trail Run Series at Snow Summit

Aug 10, 2017 | 04:00PM – 06:00PM

Kodiak Kids present their annual 4 part Trail Run Series set to take place in 2017 at Snow Summit. Dates are Thursdays August 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 4pm  with 1.5 and 3 mile loops.

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd
Contact: Website: www.kodiakkids.org

 

28th Annual Antique Car Club Fun Run in the Village

Aug 11 – 13, 2017 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

The 28th Annual Antique Car Club’s Fun Run takes place Friday August 11th through Sunday August 13th. The Fun Run features a car show with 500+ cars – roadsters, classics, antiques and hot rods, lining the streets of Big Bear Village. Friday is registration day from 9-5 pm for participants at the Bartlett Parking Lot, Saturday is the day to view the cars on display from 9-4 pm and the Fun Run drive around the Lake takes place at  3pm at the end of day on Saturday, and the awards ceremonies are on Sunday starting at 9:00 am.

Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-3938 Website: www.antiquecarclub.org

 

“The Spazmatics” Ultimate 80’s Show at the Cave

Aug 11, 2017 | 06:30PM – 10:00PM

The Spazmatics were born in the spring of 1983 when physics professor Kevin Stigwood of Alta Dena High in Thousand Oaks California, lost a debate over String Theory to an upstart pupil in front of the entire student body and faculty. As agreed to by both parties, the loser would have to do anything that the winner demanded, and the victorious prodigy demanded that Mr. Stigwood perform “She Blinded Me With Science” by Thomas Dolby during half-time at an upcoming state basketball championship game.

Doors open at 6:30pm; Opening Act starts at 7:30pm Headliner at 9:00 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

 

Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

Aug 12, 2017

Aaron’s Big Bear Big Bass Tournaments and Big Bear Charter Fishing are hosting 5 bass fishing tournaments on Big Bear Lake this year. Championship Series events are on April 1, June 10, July 15, August 12 with a Two Day Tournament of Champions September  9-10.

Location: The Boathouse Lakeside Tavern at 350 Alden Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: 1 (800)475-3166 Website: www.bigbearbassfishing.com

 

16th Annual Big Bear Renaissance Faire

Aug 12 – 13, 2017 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

The 16th annual Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire takes place August 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27 at Pederson’s Mill in Fawnskin. Our Faire is a continual day of mirth and merriment, excitement and education. The village streets lead you past crafts, costumes, food, stages, and games. The Enchanted Shire has six stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. There is also an arena for the jousts and the Great Square for pirate battles, maypole dances, and other fun!

Location: Pederson’s Mill at 39115 Rim of the World Drive in Fawnskin
Contact: Tel: (909) 301-1319 Website: www.bbvrsinc.org

 

John Acosta’s Bee Gees Gold Tribute to the Bee Gees at the Cave

Aug 12, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

John Acosta as Barry Gibb has performed in Bee Gees Tributes all over the world. His portrayal of lead singer Barry Gibb is with a zest for detail, like no other. From the look to the falsetto you will close your eyes and say it’s Barry! John Acosta’s Bee Gees Gold tribute Is the ultimate salute, and experience of seeing the Bee Gees in their prime, LIVE ONCE AGAIN! With the detailed vocal stylings of John Acosta (Barry) , Daryl Borges (Robin) , Jeff Celentano (Maurice) as the brothers Gibb, there is a sensation that will make you blurt out , Wow.. I just seen and heard the Bee Gees! Backed by a live band, the Vegas Bee Gees tribute recreates the look and sound of the Bee Gees from the 60’s to the late 70’s, with their unique falsettos that made them legends.

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 7:00 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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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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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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Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

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If you are wondering what there is to do this coming weekend in Big Bear Lake, see below for just some of the special events going on. In addition, the Sky Chair and Bike Park are still open along with the Lake, Village and dozens of other activities.

Be sure to visit RSVacations.net now to book one of our beautiful cabins. Enjoy low, off-season pricing, no crowds, and tons of things to do. Big Bear Lake is the perfect Fall Destination! Book your Big Bear Getaway today!!

 

Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails

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46th Annual Oktoberfest

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Village Fall Wine Walk

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International Film Festival

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