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"Golden Bear Cottages is a nice large size property with lots of big pine trees. Lots of cottages and cabins and with areas to gather and picnic etc. They are family operated and have been in business for years. Golden Bear's located near the beautiful west end of the lake yet close enough to the village, lake and slopes. The cabins/cottages/rooms are great for anyone- individuals, couples, families or friends. With lots of space and different lodging options available they will also accommodate groups and reunions etc. The cabins are clean and have the necessary amenities for a mountain stay. You can pick from a variety of cabin sizes and prices. Golden Bear is convenient and access is quick and easy to find after driving up the mountain. We refer family or friends and visitors here as well and we all enjoy our experience. Lisa usually answers our phone calls or she's at the desk and she is always super helpful with any arrangements we have made for ourselves or others! Thank you Golden Bear for reliable & consistent group lodging & the greatest service in Big Bear Lake. Mickey Marzell., is a Yelp Reviewer"
Mickey Marzell
Whittier, CA 01-12-2014

 

Escape to beautiful Big Bear with mild summer temperatures and snowy winters. Big Bear Lake is a year round resort with a beautiful 3000 acre lake for boating and fishing, the best slopes in southern California for skiing and snowboarding, the National Forest for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, a quaint mountain Village full of shops and restaurants, golf, animal park and much, much more.


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Moonridge Animal Park is getting a new home

Michel Nolan, Staff Writer

Posted:   05/03/2013 from the Sun Telegram Newspaper


BIG BEAR LAKE - Here's what's new at the zoo.

The latest development in the Moonridge Animal Park's relocation project is an artist's nearly complete 3D scale model of the new wolf enclosure.

Third District Supervisor Neil Derry has spearheaded the effort to push the relocation along.

"This should be a very nice project," Derry said. "A Disney artist is working on the project model."

The model unveiling is set for 3 to 4 p.m. May 21 at the Big Bear Parks and Rec office, 41220 Park Ave., Big Bear Lake.

The zoo's new site is a 10.4-acre parcel in the Moonridge area of Big Bear Lake.

"The property was purchased at a cost of $2.1million - a steal in that area. The new site is near utilities and needs minimal grading," Derry said. "We'll develop 7.5 acres for the zoo, and the rest will be a riperian area."

Plans for a beer garden are also in the works.

An environmental report should be completed by August, Derry said.

"The best-case scenario would be to have a possible grand opening one year after that - August 2013," he said.

The project is in the Initial Study review process.

What makes the Moonridge Animal Park unique is that all zoo inhabitants were rescued.

Of those, 75percent are returned to the wild, with just 25percent kept as permanent residents.

The park is home to more than 100 animals - from snakes to bears.

Animals include black bears and

grizzlies, wolves, coyotes, mountain lions and bobcats, foxes, raccoons and eagles, docent Pam Brostedt said.

"We are not a zoo," said staff member Margaret Schwab. "We're a rescue organization, and all the animals who need to be here are here."

The current Moonridge Animal Park is open daily year-round - except for Christmas Day.

"I'm really excited about this project," Derry said. "The current park is open, and we invite people to come up and enjoy it now."

For more information, call Moonridge Animal Park at 909-584-1299.

Reach Michel via email, call her at 909-386-3859.



 REVIEW- SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
"We have reserved our cabin again - for Thanksgiving. If you want to know why, just look at the review we posted on TripAdvisor
after our last stay at beautiful Golden Bear Cottages resort. We have been wanting to get back there for 2 years, and we finally
got it in our budget to do so. Can't wait to cook our Thanksgiving feast in our beautiful rustic cabin in the mountains. I have
attached our previous review that I saved because we were so happy with our experience at Golden Bear. See everyone soon!
... "Very Impressed" Reviewed November 19, 2011. Our family found this resort cozy and the family staff helpful. Very happy with
the cottage we had, it was cozy, very clean and good kitchen equipment. The staff were really friendly and helpful. We will certainly
stay there the next time we go back to Big Bear. We stayed in November 2011, and traveled with our family. Golden Bear is a good
value. The location and sleep quality is very good. This is the best place to stay with a family in Big Bear'."
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Big Bear Vacations: Focus on Families at Golden Bear

Big Bear Lake has an exciting  new Gift shop and information center in the village
Golden Bear Cottage Gifts
634 Pineknot Ave. across from the Copper Q in the heart of the village.
Visit them online at http://goldenbearcottagegifts.com/Home_Page.html

 
The Big Bear Municipal Water District released water from Big Bear Lake Tuesday, part of the first effort in 15 years to reduce the amount of water from the reservoir.
"We can't handle much more water in the lake," said Don DiCarlo, director of marketing and public relations for the Big Bear Lake Marketing Association. "The lake is filled to the brim."
Water was released from the dam in Big Bear Lake on Tuesday April 12. This winter season marks the first time since 1996 that the Big Bear Municipal Water District has released water from the lake. Snow and rain in the mountains have kept the lake full for the first time since 1996.
The lake's maximum water depth is 73 feet. The depth Monday was 72 feet, 4 inches, according to an association news release.
Water district officials expect melting snow to continue to flow into the lake through May, making it necessary to release more water from the lake's dam into the streams.
Keeping the lake full of fresh, clean water helps improve its quality and clarity, said Mike Stephenson, lake manager for the water district.
"We've certainly put in some nice, clean, aerated water and released some old, not-so-clean, not-so-aerated water," he said.
Back in October 1998, the water level in Big Bear Lake was down more than 17 inches, Stephenson said. The water quality was not real good, the high docks dried up and the lake's aesthetic quality took a dive.
Now, the water quality is up and the high water level is good for the fish, he said.
"When the quality of water is up, the fish grow faster and just do better, Stephenson said "It's going to be a great year for fishing at Big Bear Lake."
"The trout are jumping on the bait as soon as you toss it in the water. Limits are the rule for now and fishing is at its best for nice carry-over 3 to 4 lb beauties. So get on up here to the Lake and beat the weather cuz the trout fishing is unstoppable for all bank fisher people. That magic dough-bait and hook trick with a sliding sinker is working very well from the observatory to Stanfield Cutoff, and remember to stay out of the creeks and leave the spawning trout alone PLEASE" Stephenson said!

East Launch Ramp opened on the first of April and looks to be a good week of weather so check your boat plug and life jackets and come on down. You are next in line because there won't be a crowd. As far as the warm water species - well, the water is not warm. It is 44 degrees so they are nonexistent for now, but expect this to be a banner year for bass fishing and of course the crappie are one year larger with lots to eat so it should be epic. "If you haven't been up to the Lake in a while do come now and see that the Lake is full and the trout are not" Stephenson said.


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For the time you do spend indoors, make sure it's a Golden Bear Cottages resort cabin rental that just the right size for your family or group. We have big and small cabin rentals from cozy studios with Jacuzzis all the way up to five and seven bedroom retreat cabins. Golden Bear Cottages five acre resort is walking distance to the lake. AAA approved, Two Diamonds, Top Rustic Vacation Resort in Big Bear Lake. We have boating and wakeboarding coupons from Pleasure Point Marina at super discounts. We also provide guests with coupons for great discounts at local restaurants, gift shop and ski rentals. Big Bear Lake 

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Golden Bear Cottages mountain AAA approved resort cabins, 39367 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315  1-800-461-1023 www.goldenbearcottages.com

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Big Bear Spanish lodging website and information at www.BigBearHoteles.com
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Big Bear valley is a four season resort as well as a beautiful place to live all year round.

There are three major highways to enter the valley as well as an airport.

But for this journey we will begin on highway 18 which begins in the City of San Bernardino, California. The 45 minute drive up the mountain is in itself a scenic wonder however when you cross over the dam on our new bridge you will enter an area we call Boulder Bay. Just past the bay you will find historic 5 acre Golden Bear Cottages resort filled with 28 restored cabins of all sizes from small Jacuzzi studios to big group cabins as large as 4, 5 or 7 bedrooms.

Just a block before Golden Bear Cottages you'll find a brand new park on the lake, on your left, because it also provides ample parking a dock that is often occupied by fishermen and ladies with a great lake view!

Another quarter mile on your left and you will see a sign for Pleasure Point Marina which has as much to do about boat rentals, guided fishing tours and wakeboarding as well as full and part time What To Do In Big Bear fishing and boating!

Big Bear valley is a beautiful four season resort as well as a beautiful place to live all year round.

Another quarter mile on your right up highway 18 and you will find a locals favorite called Azteca Grill with authentic Mexican dishes to die for at very reasonable prices including beer and wine. Say hello to your hosts Arturo and Rosa for us!

And would believe just another quarter mile up the road on your right you will find a long time outdoor fun park called Alpine Slide. With Go carts, Miniature Golf and Bob Sled it operates 12 months of the year and provides fun for Kids of all ages.

Another quarter mile and you have to make a decision. Do you wish to go straight ahead and enter the village with dozens and dozens of shops and visit one of Big Bears most famous photo artist, Tim Wolcott at his world famous Gallery Of The American Landscapes. Or turn left, follow the curve and just on your right you will discover the Bowing Barn with tons of things to do including a bar with a dance floor. And believe it or not just a few feet more and the next barn red building is Big Bears newest entertainment center, the Big Bear Fun Plex with its own lazer-tag court, alpine roller coaster and bumper cars, pool tables, arcade games and did we mention the pizza restaurant inside?

By the way just few blocks more on your right and you will the office for Action Zipline which is a 3 hour excursion high up in the forest with nine zip lines that are sure to open your eyes and give your heart a thrill. Don't miss this "once in a lifetime opportunity"

Now just for a minute let me introduce you to our beautiful forest with over 450 miles of off road vehicle paths as well as an untold number of miles of mountain bike paths and while we're on the subject of bike paths just a quarter of a mile on your right you will find Summit Blvd. entrance to that well known premier ski slope and right on the corner with a huge parking lot is another premier business called Chains Required that not only rents bikes in the summer but skis in the winter. What an ideal location.

By now you know that Big Bear is all about fresh air and recreation with super relaxation!

When you are well rested from the recreating and shopping, let us introduce you to just two more places you will want to know about. Go back down Moonridge road and turn right and drive past the Stater Brothers and Von's shopping centers and about a mile down the road you will find a fun place on your right called Big Bear Snow Play and of course it's only open in the winter but on a very gentle hill that's
just right for small children as well as the adults you might have with you.

And would you believe right across the highway is a giant of a building called The Big Bear Lake Convention Center. This building happens to house the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the state of California as well as a dozen major events throughout the year. And would you believe it can hold up to 1500 people? For you Corporate types that are looking for a location that provides a change in atmosphere with a ton of
old-world hospitality the Big Bear Lake convention center is worth a look-see. Transportation from your accommodations the valley is available.

The Big Bear Valley Historical Societies building and exhibit is just a couple more miles out to the east of here housing a museum of gold rush and more mining information and such including the original settlers, the Serrano Indians.

For more about local events and to get additional traveler's information, stop by the office at Golden Bear Cottages near Boulder Bay at 39367 Big Bear Blvd. The friendly office staff will provide you with visitor's maps and local coupons for boat rentals, stores and restaurants. They have a wounderful mountain gift shop there too. You can also call the visitor's information office at 1-800-461-1023.

 
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Popular lake beckons visitors from L.A. and beyond

By CARY ORDWAY

No question that Southern Californians look to Big Bear



In the winter as that place they can find skiing, winter sports and a fair degree of winter weather, all about two hours east from Los Angeles. It's so convenient - go curl up in a cabin with snow on the ground, spend a few hours at the ski hill and drive back down to Southern California palm trees and beaches all in one weekend.

What many don't realize is that the summers at Big Bear can offer the same kind of respite - cooler weather, lots more trees and trails and a host of recreational activities that seems to grow every year. One of the new attractions in Big Bear Lake is wakeboarding from Pleasure Point Marina. Boating coupons are available at the gift shop at Golden Bear Cottages resort 39367 Big Bear Blvd. (just a block from the Marina). Ever thought about racing across the water in a New Zealand style jetboat, doing dips and turns at speeds you don't even want to think about? Or how about dangling from a zipline and gliding through the forest canopy on a thrill ride every bit as cool as the best at Disneyland?

These are just a few of the latest additions to the menu on Big Bear Lake, which prides itself on being a family resort area with plenty of activities for all ages. You can be as busy or as laid-back as you want to be at Big Bear. And therein lies one of the main attractions of a weekend or vacation at Big Bear Lake.



By the time you get to the Inland Empire area, you start seeing the signs for Big Bear Lake Mountain Resorts that will get you onto one of three routes up to the mountains where Big Bear Lake sits at an elevation of close to 7,000 feet.

Yes, the drive up will involve several miles of windy mountain roads, often two-lane highways that will take you close to an hour to reach Big Bear Lake from the time you leave the valley floor. But if you plan plenty of time for your journey, you can enjoy the scenery and not worry so much about getting there on time. One big hint: Don't go up late Friday afternoon or come back late Sunday afternoon unless your schedule absolutely demands it. Better to schedule a longer weekend and avoid traffic going up, coming down or both ways.

About 6,000 residents live at Big Bear full time, but the area swells with visitors on weekends and prime vacation times. There is a good selection of restaurants - not too many Zagat type establishments, but nonetheless a variety of food from homestyle cooking to Mexican to Japanese to fast food. A lot of visitors stock up at the local supermarkets and cook their own meals since many of the vacation rentals and cabin rentals in resorts such as Golden Bear Cottages come with kitchens.

As we drive into Big Bear, we're always struck by the beauty of this area - forested mountains, a pristine mountain lake, lots of huge boulders on many of the vacation parcels just adding to the feeling that we're far away from the Big City. The weather's great year-round - 300 days of sunshine altogether - except for those times when there are winter storms that make driving these mountain roads a little nerve-wracking.



Once settled in, there are a myriad of activities to choose from. In winter, of course, it's skiing and snowboarding. But in summer the resort area takes on a whole different flavor as families trade-in their snow skis and boards for hiking boots and water skis. In addition to boating and fishing, here are just some of the attractions now offered at Big Bear Lake:

New Zealand-style jet boat rides. Big Bear is now the only place west of the Mississippi to offer rides in these boats that dip, twist and spin passengers during a 30-minute thrill ride across the lake. According to Wally Weber, owner and operator of Big Bear Parasail and Watersports, "it's the equivalent of the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland, but on a large body of water." The boats hold 12 passengers and the ride includes a tour of the lake where riders will learn more about such landmarks as the Solar Observatory and Garstin Island. The ride ends with a 180-degree spin like the ones you see in internet videos featuring New Zealand jet boats.

Flying Bear Zip Lines. One of the first zip line operations in Southern California has been built at Big Bear, where you'll find five courses to try your hand at this growing sport. The lines are as long as 600 feet and as high as 90 feet and allow you to glide through the forest canopy while attached to these lines. The idea is to have the sensation of flying through the forest and people of all ages are enjoying the experience.

Scenic Sky Chair. Some of the same chairlifts that take skiers to the top of the local mountains are also running in summer and open the door to lots of outdoor fun for hikers and bikers. The chairs take visitors up to 8,200 feet elevation where the views are spectacular. The Scenic Sky Chair is open to all ages and the 15-minute ride takes you to the View Haus where you can enjoy a barbecue lunch. Hikers and bikers will find an expansive set of trails they can go back down including, for bike riders, the Bristlestone Trail and Towne Trail that offer gentle, rolling terrain that is ideal for beginners. More challenging trails also are available.

Standup Paddleboards. Beginning in 2010, this sport quickly became popular with Big Bear visitors and, since then, marinas have geared up to meet that demand with the addition of stand up paddleboard rentals and lessons. The sport is like surfing except that it's much easier - it's said if you can stand up, you can stand up paddle. Big Bear Lake is especially good for the sport because the waters are calmer than the ocean and there are many coves and other vantage points that many boats can't reach.

AT A GLANCE-- BIG BEAR LAKE COTTAGES AND RESORT CABIN RENTALS

WHERE: Big Bear Lake is about a two-hour drive east of Los Angeles in the San Bernardino Mountains. From the Inland Empire, there are three routes up the mountain and road construction or other conditions may make one or more routes slower - so it's good to call ahead (909-866-2010) for your lodging and get a suggestion for the best route to use.

WHAT: Big Bear Lake is a mountain resort that has the advantage of being close to Southern California's population centers. It also has more sunshine than most mountain resorts and visitors can drive to Palm Springs in a little more than an hour if they want a daytrip to a completely different climate.

WHEN: Big Bear Lake is a year-round resort area and is especially popular in winter because so few areas in Southern California offer skiing and snowboarding. The resort area is just as busy in summer as in the winter. Those who visit find a vast array of outdoor activities and excellent weather.

WHY: This is a place for Southern Californians to experience a completely different climate and terrain within a short drive of the Southern California deserts and beach areas. Temperatures average 22 to 25 degrees cooler than the valleys below. Families find the area appealing because of its many recreational opportunities and an excellent selection of lodging from hotels/motels to reasonable cabin rentals. Call 909-866-2010.

HOW: For more information on Big Bear Lake to go www.BigBearLodging.net  or call 909-866-2010. For more information on the CABIN RENTALS, phone 1-800-461-1023  or visit WWW.GOLDENBEARCOTTAGES.COM . For information on the jet boat ride, call 909-866-4359 or visit www.bigbearparasail.net. You can learn more about the zip lines at www.flyingbearziplines.com. For more information on the chairlift rides, visit www.bigbearmountainresorts.com.

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Big Bear Lake has something special to offer visitors and local residents any time of the year, whether it is our numerous outdoor mountain activities or our wide variety of lake events. The following listing shows a few of our big signature events that claim Big Bear as their home:
Fourth of July Fireworks Display
Pine Knot Landing - July 4th
(909) 866-4607
Come attend the biggest 4th of July fireworks display in Southern California. The fireworks are shot off from a barge on the Lake directly off of Pine Knot Landing. Don't miss it!
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Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest
Big Bear Lake Convention Center - September and October
(909) 585-3000 • Web Site
For six and a half weekends every fall a very special group of people come together in Big Bear for Southern California's party of the season and you're invited to join the celebration! The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest commemorates the traditions of a simpler era. At this event you and your family can partake in the Chicken Dance, amazing entertainment, log sawing competitions, as well as excellent German beer and food, just to name a few. The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest does not disappoint!
Antique Car Club Fun Run
In The Village - August
(909) 866-3938 • Web Site
The Fun Run brings over 500 antique cars to Big Bear's Village in our biggest car show of the year. This event has everyone reminiscing on the "good-old-days" of the 40s, 50s, and 60s as they stroll down Pine Knot and Village Dr. taking in the astounding display of classic cars and shopping to their heart's content. This free event has something for everyone including food, vendors, and tons of classic rock-n-roll music.
 
ToughMudder event and lodging information is available here
This annual event brings roughly 10,000 tri-athalon enthusiasts to the mountain.
Run the Bear: Big Bear Lake Marathon
Starts and Finishes on the Lake at Pine Knot Landing - September
(888) 906-9998 • Web Site
Join us and participate in our premier charity event Run the Bear: Big Bear Lake Marathon! Full and Half Marathon, 5K, Bike Tour and Kid's Run. Race course circles the entire lake before finishing on the Lake at Pine Knot Landing 26.2 miles later. Enjoy the fresh air, community, and entertainment all weekend long!
Cowboy Gathering
Performing Arts Center - August
(909)-649-3492 • Web Site
The Big Bear Cowboy Gathering hosts a wide variety of top quality cowboy entertainers, poets and storytellers and is becoming Southern California's premier gathering. With a riverboat gambling cruise on the lake, concerts at the Performing Arts Center, cowboy mercantile, and loads of activities for the chillins, the Gathering has become a cannot miss event for every cowboy aficionado.
Big Bear Lake International Film Festival
Performing Arts Center and Village Theatres - September
(909) 866-3433 • Web Site
The Film Festival screens independent feature films, short films, student films, documentaries, animation, and family films. Jury and Audience Awards are given in each category including separate awards for digital films. For any film maker or film buff this is your chance to not only be in a beautiful place but you also can enjoy some of the world's up-and-coming films and filmmakers.
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Bluegrass, Bluejeans and Beyond Festival
Big Bear Discovery Center - July
(909) 866-3437 • Web Site
An all day festival of Bluegrass, Folk and Country Music from sun-up to sundown. Headliners will be performing at the Discovery Center Amphitheatre with workshops, nature-themed arts & crafts, and other kid-friendly activities taking place on the grounds throughout the day. This event is a fundraiser to benefit "Forest Aid." Your ticket and concession dollars will help support the forest restoration work performed by the San Bernardino National Forest Association.
Big Bear Renaissance Faire
Pederson's Mill - August
(909) 585-7825 • Web Site
Set during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, this Faire is an authentic re-creation of an English Summer Faire. Come visit an exciting and vibrant village Faire where you can experience a joust, strolling entertainers, stage performances, beautiful handcrafts, delicious food and drink, children's area and the spirit of the days of William Shakespeare and the Renaissance!
Snowshoe The Bear
In the Village and National Forest Trails - February
(909) 224-9315 • Web Site
A snowshoe event for the entire family with a fully marked 5k or 10k course that starts in the Village and then onto national forest trails. The only snowshoe event in Southern California. You're encouraged to join us at the incredibly beautiful town of Big Bear Lake for this unique winter event.
Big Bear PaddleFest
In Fawnskin - July
(909) 866-3414 • Web Site
Big Bear PaddleFest is a festival of clinics and races for kayaks and canoes on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake. For two days in July, paddlers can test their stamina at 6700 feet, take beginner through advanced clinics, and learn about the latest in paddling gear from vendors and sponsors.
Cal Multi-Sport
Starts and Finishes at Big Bear Discovery Center - July
(909) 224-9315 • Web Site
An exciting new Multi-Sport Event featuring Trail Running and Mountain Biking on the beautiful forest trails on the North Shore of the Lake. For those who like to get outdoors and off the beaten path. Also features a finish festival at the Discovery Center with music, vendors and all sorts of activities for all!
Team Big Bear Mountain Bike Series
On National Forest Trails - May, July and October
(909) 633-6729 • Web Site
Team Big Bear has been promoting mountain bike events in the valley for over 20 years and offers a series of races throughout the season. Most take place on the national forest trails on the south shore of Big Bear Lake.
Old Miners' Days
Various Locations around the Valley - July and August
(909) 866-4607 • Web Site
Old Miners' Days is a month worth of fun and activities with a Chili Cook-off, Logger's Jubilee, Horseshoe Tournament, Children's Events, and of course the very popular Old Miners' Days Parade that happens the first Sunday in August. Old Miners' Days was established in 1957 and celebrates Big Bear's mining town roots, with an emphasis on the quirky, zany, and fun.
Art on the Lake
Marina Resort - August
(909) 585-2907 • Web Site
For any art enthusiast Art on the Lake is sure to please. With many of our local fine artists showing their photography, painting and jewelry, this event is one of Big Bear's true treasures. Set on the Shore of Big Bear Lake, visitors are treated to not only talented artists but also beautiful views of Big Bear in its splendor. Also at this event are many of Southern California's renowned fine artists, as well as a kid's art area and a catered barbeque. This event is free to the public, but don't be surprised if you walk away with some amazing art.
Big Bear Pirate Faire
Pederson's Mill - June
(909) 585-7825 • Web Site
Arrrgg me matey! The Big Bear Pirate Faire is full of swashbuckling adventure, battle re-enactments, stage shows, a real live treasure hunt, and of course authentic period food, vendors, and music to boot. This event will have everyone singing "yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me" all the way home.
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Christmas in the Big Bear Lake Village
Locations Vary - November and December
(909) 866-4607
A long standing tradition in Big Bear has become Christmas in the Village. This series of events kicks-off with Santa's Grand Entrance and Tree Lighting the day after Thanksgiving with Santa coming to town on Old Red, an antique fire truck, guest will also enjoy great Christmas music, hot chocolate, and maybe even snow! Every weekend in December Santa and Mrs. Claus hear children's Christmas wishes at the Santa House in the Village, and carols roam the Village entertaining holiday shoppers. Tis' the season and Big Bear celebrates it in style.
New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade
Snow Summit - December
(909) 866-5766
Every year on New Year's Eve the Big Bear ski slopes are lit up with a splendid and inspiring Torchlight Parade. At this event skiers traverse the slopes holding torches as they light the way to a new year. It is always an amazing sight to see and there is no better way to ring in the New Year than with this gorgeous display of lights and the crisp cool winter air of Big Bear.

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Southern California Tour Bus Group Resort Destination with mountain accommodations from 20 to 200 at Golden Bear Cottages AAA approved historic mountain resort...
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The Big Bear Lake Marketing Association also supports and is affiliated with national, local, regional and non-profit organizations including the following: American Hiking Society, Big Bear Lake MWD and Lake Management, Big Bear Latino Visitor Information Center, Christmas Tree Lane, Big Bear Lake Chamber of Commerce, Booking.com, The Discovery Center, Moonridge Zoo, Santa Claus, Inc., the Diabetes Association, Travel Angels Network, Events of Christian Interest, churches and schools, local and national pet organizations such as AVMA, Pet Friendly Travel and Animal Care Wellness Center. Our industry associations include Big Bear Lake.net, World Ventures Travel, Alternate Image, Groople, Pleasure Point Marina, Hole In One International, Streamlight Video, Yahoo Travel and the Big Bear Lake Chamber. Our partner resorts are in Mexico, Big Bear Lake and Cabo San Lucas. Our radio partners are KAAA AM 1230 and KZZZ AM 1490 in Arizona... KCAL-FM 96.7, KOLA-FM 99.9 and KCAA- AM 1050 in the Inland Empire. Our Internet travel partners include AAA, AAA Travel, AAATravel.com, AnimalCareWellness.com, AVMA.com, B&B Star, BigBearChamber.com, BigBearLake.net, bigbearlakemarketingassociation.com, Big Bear Lake Latino Visitor Information Center, big_bear_lake_latino_hotel_association, Big Bear Latino Visitor Information, Big Bear Today Magazine, BigBearTodayMag.com, Bing, Bride.com, CalBeds.com, Christian Travel Finder, CaliforniaWeekend.com, CitySearch, Cowboy.com, Creative Home Club Magazine, DataSphere,  Eventective.com, FishingNetwork.net, Global Ski and Snowboard, Goldsmiths Ski and Board Shop, good lake visitor information, goldenbear.net/BigBearLatinoVisitorInformation, Google, Groople, JusCollege.com,  Hesperia Star, HotelGuide.net, Hotel Management Magazine, Hotels.com, Hotels.uptake.com, HotWire.com, InfoHub.com, Key Vacations, Inland Empire 66'ers (Angels single A affiliate) professional baseball club, MainTour.com, Massive Snowboards, Merchant Circle, MountainVacationResorts.com, MountainResortCoupons.com, National Geographic Traveler Magazine, OnlineHotels.com, Orbitz, PetTravel.com, PetFriendlyTravel.com, PetFriendlyInns/BigBearLakeCA, PleasurePointMarina.com, ReservationTrac.com, RetreatsOnline, RumRabbit.com Airline Employees Association, RetreatsandSeminars.com, RusticVacations.com, SkiCoupons.com, SkiTown.com, Snow-Valley.com, StayatourPlace.com, SuperPages.com, Trading Places International, Travelegia.com, Travel-Angels-Network.com, TravelHost.com, VacationRentalsbyOwner.com, Villa4Vacation.com, VirtualChapel.com, WorldWideFishing.com, Yahoo, YahooTravel.com and YouTube.