December is one of the most magical months to visit Big Bear. Most years we’ve had snow on and off for a few weeks, and the holidays are right around the corner. We recommend you book your December getaway early to make sure you get the right cabin. Here are a few things to look forward to during your Big Bear stay in one of our vacation rental cabins:
Skiing. Lots of Sking
December usually has good skiing conditions at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. We’re often busiest on the weekends, so there can be shorter lift waits during the week. We may also have a wider selection of cabins available during the week as well. Give us a call a 310-780-3411 and we’ll help you pick out the best cabin for your getaway. There’s really nothing like having fun all day on the slopes and then have the pleasure arriving back at your luxurious cabin to relax and prepare to do it all again the next day.
Gather Your Little Animal Lovers
The Big Bear Alpine Zoo has some great events planned for December. At noon each day one of the zoo keepers will bring out one of the animals to allow a closer look and provide more details. It could be an owl, a raccoon, or even an eagle. Then later at 3pm, you’ll have a chance to follow one of the zookeepers as they make their rounds feeding the animals. It’s a great time to learn more about many of the animals and get a behind-the-scenes view of running the zoo. There’s no extra charge for these activities, so you may want to head over at noon and stay past 3pm. The zoo is centrally located to much of Big Bear. Here’s a map to the zoo.
Free Nature Walks at the Big Bear Discovery Center
This is another great family outing. The Discovery center hosts 30 minute walks each weekend that describe some of the plants, animals, and history of Big Bear. The walks are great for families with kids of all ages. The walks are not strenuous, so even the little ones can have a grand time exploring some forest trails. For specific times and location, visit the Discovery Center’s website at www.bigbeardiscoverycenter.com, or give them a call at (909) 382-2790.
Enjoy a Night Out With “Oliver”
Big Bear’s community theater group has its holiday performances of “Oliver” playing the end of November through December 1st and 2nd. This is a real crowd-pleaser, and one that is designed to keep the entire family entertained. Visit their website at http://BigBearTheater.org, or call the box office at (909) 866-4970. If your kids have never had the fun of enjoying live theater, this can be an amazing treat performed by a group of local artists.
A White Christmas for Your Family
Many of us in Southern California hardly ever see snow other than on TV. But there is a real joy to be found in gathering with family and friends in the snowy mountains of Big Bear. Even if you don’t plan on skiing, a Christmas in Big Bear may well be one that creates a lifetime of great memories for your family. And if you book early enough, you may be able to get one of our larger cabins that will have room for up to 16 family members. City kids will delight at being able to run outside and build their first snowman. If their feet and noses start getting too cold, they can run back in and get warmed up in front of the fireplace. When their friends ask them about their Christmas vacation, they’ll have lots of great memories to tell.
Call us at 310-780-3411 to book your December getaway. Winter is always our busiest time, so we encourage you to make your plans early for the best selection among our luxury cabins. Browse all of our Big Bear cabins on this page. If you’re looking for a getaway someplace else, please be sure to look at our luxury rentals in Park City,Palm Springs/La Quinta, Southern California Beaches, Mammoth Mountain, and Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. Regardless of where you may go, you’ll have the confidence of knowing that Five Star Vacation Rentals is working to make your vacation relaxing and memorable. We know that your vacation time is very special.
Be sure to check back next week. We’ll have more things to do during your December getaway to Big Bear.