Thanksgiving in the Village & Santa’s Grand Entrance

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Big Bear Lake Village is the bustling center of Big Bear when it comes to entertainment, food, and shopping. Rows of stores with specialty shops and yummy smells line the sidewalks. People wander through wearing their favorite scarf and wide smiles; carrying bags full of Big Bear treasures. This Thanksgiving in Big Bear you can leave the cooking to others and watch Santa make his first appearance of the Season.

Restaurants to Dine at this Thanksgiving

Featured Restaurants Open on the Thanksgiving Holiday (November 23rd, 2017):

Evergreen Restaurant: 2pm- 9pm. Traditional Thanksgiving buffet-style, all you can eat.

Nottinghams Restaurant: 1pm- 7:45pm. Serving a Traditional Thanksgiving menu.

Peppercorn Grille: 12pm- 8pm. Serving a traditional Thanksgiving menu. Dinner menu served all day.

Himalayan Restaurant: 11am- 9pm. Regular menu items.

Dynasty: 11:30am- 9:30pm. Serving regular menu.

Royal Thai Cafe: 11:30am- 9:30pm. Serving regular menu.

Santa’s Grand Entrance & Tree Lighting

Nov 24, 2017 | 05:00PM – 10:00PM

Speaking from experience I can tell you this is one of the highlights of the season. I have not missed it 4 years running. The excitement in the air as caroler’s sing and lights twinkle in the trees. Hot Cocoa abounds as well as other flavors for parents, and excitement builds as the countdown begins. Suddenly, a magical moment when the stories high tree lights up, and illuminates the extra large decorations. Little children run about with magic in their hearts cheering, and parents and couple smile and exchanges meaningful looks.


That familiar chant from our childhood Christmas dreams echoes down the road as the jolly big elf makes his grand entrance with his lovely Misses by his side. Cheeks a-rosy and eyes so bright he laughs with his belly with all of his might. A big red fire truck was his sleigh last time he came – I wonder if it will be the same?

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. Additionally, Santa will also be at the Xmas Tree Lot every Weekend from 10-4 pm until December 23rd.

You are never too old to catch the spirit of Christmas ~ and many Moms could use a break this year by dining in the Village. Best part is no one has to wash the dishes! Come make merry with us and celebrate the season with your Big Bear Vacations Family!