Big Bear Lake, CA, November 17, 2012, 6am – This week Bear Mountain & Snow Summit officially opened for the season. Get any early start to the holidays and have some fun on the slopes with friends and family.

The Community Arts Theater Society, CATS, presents Oliver at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center. The show will run through December 2nd with 11 performances.

Kick off the holiday shopping season at the Village Mall Open House today, November 17. Learn cookie decorating techniques at Amangela’s Sandwich & Bagel Shop, or watch a skin care demonstration at the Village Spa. Enjoy food, entertainment, raffles and much more.  The Mall is on Village Drive in Big Bear Lake.

Get ready for Santa’s Grand Entrance and Tree Lighting on November 23 beginning at 5pm. Come and enjoy live entertainment, carolers and of course, Santa as Big Bear Village lights up the holiday season at the corner of Village Drive and Pine Knot Avenue.

The Mountain Christmas Boutique at the Convention Center is next weekend, November 23 – 25, a unique high country shopping experience with a holiday flare. More than 50 arts & crafts vendors offer a variety of truly unique items for sale. Admission is $3 for adults, and children 12 and under get in free.