Big Bear Lake: What to Do in November

The infusion of fall colors in the trees of the San Bernardino Mountains is in full swing. The crisp, cool autumn air is back at Big Bear Lake! To take advantage of the fall season and looming holidays, we have put together a calendar to show you what to do in November at Big Bear Lake.

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We have put together a calendar to give you a November to remember at Big Bear lake.

Big Bear Comedy Fest

Celebrate November with the first ever Big Bear Comedy Festival in The Village, which runs November 4-5.  The non-stop comedy event includes seven shows at multiple Village venues. Comics will be featured from television networks and shows.

Tickets are $20 at the door and $15 in advance. Read up on ticket prices, the comedians to see and which venues will be hosting the comedians.

Craft Beer Dinner at the Wine Room

Big Bear Lake Brewing Company is hosting a Craft Beer Dinner to remember at The Wine Room 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Enjoy a four course meal, with each course paired perfectly with a craft beer to complement your meal. Tickets are $70 and include tax and gratuity. For more information and to make reservations, call (909) 549-9578 or purchase tickets online.

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Big Bear Lake Brewing Company offers craft beer dinner events throughout the year.

Big Bear Turkey Trot

The fourth annual Big Bear Turkey Trot is a run event for the whole family on Thursday, Nov. 24. The race, which consists of 3-mile, 6-mile and 9-mile road runs, takes place at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day so you can prepare for your big meal later. Registration and packet pickup is from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Traditions include a turkey prize for the overall race winner and the winner of the best turkey or bear costume. Registration ranges from $25 for the youth 3- mile course to $50 for the 9-mile adult race.

Thanksgiving Day Cruise

Seeking an alternative to the status quo on Thanksgiving Day? Celebrate the morning with friends and family on a Thanksgiving Day Cruise aboard the Miss Liberty on Nov. 24. The cruise leaves from Pine Knot Marina and runs from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and offers spectacular views of the fall season on Big Bear Lake. Cost of admission is $20 for adults and $13 for children ages 5 to 12. For more information, call (909) 866-8129

Mountain Christmas Boutique

The 32nd annual Mountain Christmas Boutique kicks off the holiday season at Big Bear Lake with a three day arts and crafts show Nov. 25-27 at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center. The largest arts and crafts show in the mountains, it features new crafters each year and has activities for children to make their own Christmas crafts. The arts and crafts show is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 25-26 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 27. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and is free for children 12 and under. For more information, call (909) 585-3000.

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Enjoy all that Big Bear Lake has to offer by visiting the area in November.

Santa’s Grand Entrance and Tree Lighting

Welcome the start to the Christmas season at Big Bear Lake with Santa’s Grand Entrance and Tree Lighting! The event runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 in the Village at Big Bear Lake at the corner of Pine Knot Boulevard and Village Drive. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus arrive by sleigh at 6 p.m. and will visit the Village Christmas Tree Lot every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 24. Call (909) 878-4747 for more information.

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Big Bear City Fire Department will hold the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25. Following the tree lighting, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be making a special visit to visit the children at the Big Bear City Fire Dept., 301 W. Big Bear Blvd. Children are encouraged to bring their toy wish list for Santa and families are being asked to bring a plate of cookies to share. Hot coffee and cider will be provided. For more information, call (909) 866-7566.

Book Your November Visit Now

Your Big Bear Lake calendar is now full of fun events to help enjoy fall get you ready for the holidays! Now it’s time to make a reservation for a cozy cabin or luxury hotel room at Big Bear Frontier. Make your reservation today!

About bigbearfrontier

Nestled among the giant pines, our comfortably shaded resort stretches from Big Bear Boulevard to the water’s edge of the lake. We have everything from jacuzzis to fireplaces with views of Big Bear Lake.
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