California Christmas Tree Ceremony

Big Bear Lake Tree Lighting

Santa's Grand Entrance November 24, 2023, 5-8 p.m.

Village at Big Bear Lake
Village Drive & Pine Knot Ave.
Big Bear Lake, CA

Santa's Grand Entrance and Tree Lightning take place the day after Thanksgiving. Come and Enjoy the Festivities at Santa's Grand Entrance in the Village. Entertainment starts at 5 p.m. and Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in his sleigh at 6 p.m.

Enjoy live music and say hello to Santa and Mrs. Claus! Tree lighting begins at 6:15 p.m., so be ready to ring in the holiday season.

The quintessential California Christmas town, Big Bear Lake greets the holidays with warmth, cheer, and sometimes snow. Festivities start with live entertainment, carolers, and of course Santa's arrival. Big Bear lights up the holiday season in a family tradition celebrated for decades. This event takes place in the Village on the corner of Village Dr. and Pine Knot Ave.

Big Bear Lions Club usually serves hot beverages (at the corner of Village and Pine Knot) to help keep everyone cozy & warm. The Lions also may have a chance drawing with Santa reaching in for the winning number. You must be present to win.

The Village Shops and Restaurant will remain open throughout the evening. Remember to dress warm for the evening as the temperature can be cold.

Other great Big Bear Lake events include annual Easter Egg Hunt, Oktoberfest and Halloween Trick or Treat.

The Village is the heart of Big Bear Lake events with a full calendar each year that includes:

Sports: Antique Boat Show, Corvettes West Car Show, May Trout Classic, Snowshoe The Bear, Tour de Big Bear Bike Race and Classic Car Show.

Arts & Culture: Autumn Wine Walk, Christmas in the Village Fashion Show Fireworks Spectacular, Friday Nights in the Village, Halloween in the Village International Film Festival, JazzTrax Music Festival, Old Miner's Days, Progressive Dinner, Summer Wine Walk, and Tour of Lights.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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