While Southern California brings to mind images of sun, sand, and surf during the summer months, the winter months can be just as intriguing, especially when you find yourself spending time in Big Bear Lake. This charming and family-friendly city has the ski resorts, boutiques, and restaurants that keep a getaway full of adventure from start to finish. When you’re looking for that ideal place to ring in the New Year, look no further than Big Bear Lake. Whether you love to ski, take in the lights or simply sit back and enjoy something savory to start the year off right, Big Bear Lake has a little something for everyone. Here are a few Big Bear Lake New Year’s highlights you won’t want to miss.
Every year on December 31st, Big Bear Mountain Resort’s Snow Summit hosts a New Year’s party that’s hard to top! Known as the Torchlight Parade, guests are invited to make their way to Snow Summit to enjoy a variety of family-fun activities, crafts and games before making their way to the base of the mountain to watch over 200 skiers make their way down with torches in hand. It’s a glittering and mesmerizing moment that proves just as inspiring as it is beautiful. Admission to this event is free and the parade generally begins around 7:00 pm. A New Year’s Eve party follows the Torchlight Parade and guests can enjoy face painting, bouncy houses, a live DJ and even fire dancers!
Those who prefer to extend their Big Bear New Year’s events throughout the entire day and are looking to stay mountainside will want to make plans to celebrate at Grizzly Ridge Tube Park. Opening at 8:30 am, guests can enjoy a day of ski lessons, tubing and snowboarding adventures that won’t stop until the new year has started. This is a great place to bring kids with slopes and activities that can accommodate visitors of all ages and ski abilities.
When you’re planning to have a Big Bear New Year’s, skip the hassle of trying to find a hotel and let the team at Big Bear Vacations help you find a gorgeous and conveniently located vacation rental. We’ll help you customize your stay to include those fine extras you’ve been craving too. Contact us for more information on our properties and to begin planning your trip!