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Giving Thanks in the Great Outdoors: Big Bear Lake Family Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by heading to Big Bear Lake with your loved ones? Forget the traditional turkey roast at home; this year, it's all about trading the city buzz for the serene beauty of the mountains. Imagine cozy cabins, hot cocoa by the fireplace, and a backdrop of snow-kissed pines – that's the recipe for the ultimate Thanksgiving getaway with family at Big Bear Lake! Whether you're a fan of outdoor adventures or simply craving some quality family time, this mountain retreat has something special in store for you. So pack your bags, bring your appetite, and let's embark on a turkey-filled adventure in the alpine wonderland of Big Bear!

Things To Do in Big Bear for Thanksgiving

Get dressed in your best turkey, bear, or autumn costume, and go for a walk in the village and check out the shops or grab a coffee at a local eatery or a coffee shop.

Take the kids snow tubing. Snow play is geared for kids of all ages. Big Bear has two snow play fun parks: The Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain, just west of Big Bear Village, and Big Bear Snow Play located on the east end of Big Bear Blvd. Snow tubing areas are also open for night tubing on Fridays and Saturdays.

Visit the petting zoo at Baldwin Lake Stables or go horseback riding at Baldwin Lake Stables (46475 Pioneertown Rd. Big Bear City, California 92314) surrounded by equestrian ranches and the National Forest.

Other activities to enjoy are Action Zipline Tours, Helicopter Rides, and Jeep Experience.

For all the activities at Big Bear Lake, see our Awesome Family Guide to Big Bear and Beyond!

Restaurants that serve Thanksgiving Dinner in Big Bear are as follows:

The Pines Lakefront, 909-866-5400

Peppercorn Grille, 909-866-5405

Bone Yard, 909-878-0401

Royal Thai Cafe, 909-866-2808

Masala Craft, 909-273-0636

Oakside Restaurant, 909-866-5555

Captain's Anchorage, 909-866-3997

Dynasty, 909-866-7887

Himalayan Restaurant, 909-878-3068

We recommend making early reservations for the restaurants. If you don’t want to get out on Thanksgiving Day and stay in your cabin, you can pre-order your food from Barnstorm Restaurant and pick it up on Thanksgiving morning.

To find a great hotel or a cabin, head on to to reserve a cabin or a hotel room.

For any questions or to find information from various lodges, restaurants, shops, recreation, services, and attractions, stop by Big Bear Lake Visitors Center at 630 Bartlett Rd. Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 from 9 am to 5 pm.

For more Winter Family Fun Trip Ideas in Big Bear, Click here!



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