Let the shopping season begin! The 26th annual Mountain Christmas Boutique kicks-off the holiday shopping season at Big Bear Lake. This year’s arts and crafts show takes place over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, November 26 – 28 at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center.  The show offers a quaint shopping experience featuring handmade and one-of-a-kind items and collectibles. Sixty crafters and artists from throughout the Western United States converge in Big Bear Lake for the holiday weekend. From wire-wrap gem jewelry, to handmade birdhouses, to homemade jams and oils, to personalized ornaments, to natural body products. There are gifts available for every taste and every budget. Holiday items include Christmas wreaths, handmade Santas, and holidays treats.  Taking place for more than two decades, the Mountain Christmas Boutique is the largest holiday arts and crafts show in the mountains. With several returning favorites, the show also features new crafters each year.   The Mountain Christmas Boutique is located at the Convention Center at Big Bear Lake on the corner of Division Drive and Big Bear Blvd. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. daily with the shopping continuing through 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings and 3:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Admission is $3.00 for adults with children 12 and under free. Sunday is Local’s Day with FREE admission for all Bear Valley residents. For additional information, call (909) 585-3000 or visit www.bigbearevents.com.