Big Bear, Ca, November 24, 2010, 3:00pm – The 26th annual Mountain Christmas Boutique kicks off the holiday shopping season at Big Bear Lake.  This year’s arts and crafts show takes plcae 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 budget.  Holiday items include Christmas wreaths, handmade Santas, and holiday treats.  Doors open at 10:00am daily with shopping continuing through 5:00pm Friday and Saturday evenings, and 3:00pm Sunday afternoon.  Admission is $3.00 for adults with children 12 and under are free.