Tag: Big Bear Lake Convention Center

Big Bear’s American Legion Auxiliary Hosts Annual Children’s Holiday Party

Big Bear, CA, December 1, 2016 – Each year, Santa and Mrs. Claus make a special stop at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center by special invitation of the American Legion for the annual Children’s Holiday Party. This year’s event is Saturday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More than 30 years in the making, the Children’s Holiday Party began as a small event to give back to local children and was hosted in the American Legion building in Big Bear Lake. A man simply known as “Doc” made the giving of bicycles an annual tradition, as well, donating all of the funds to the Auxiliary until his passing. The party rapidly grew in popularity and has been at the convention center for more than a decade now. The Auxiliary continues to give bicycles each year to eight lucky boys and girls, and aims to make sure all of the attending youth receive a gift and have a chance to meet with the Jolly Old Elf himself. Santa and Mrs. Claus hand out stockings stuffed with small toys, candy and other gifts, and families can stand in close for a photo to commemorate the fun. In addition, hot dogs and refreshments are served. This event is greatly reliant on donations. The 2016 donors include the Big Bear Cycling Association, Mammoth Mountain, Village Plumbing, Mitsubishi Cement Corp., Eminger’s Mountain Nursery, Kiwanis,...

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New Year’s Eve Celebrations In the Big Bear Valley

Big Bear, CA, December 30, 2015 – The Big Bear Valley has many things to offer locals and visitors alike on New Year’s Eve 2015. One annual tradition not to be missed is Snow Summit’s New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade. You can watch as skiers and snowboarders descend the dark slopes of Snow Summit lit only by the torches they carry. It’s a great way to kick off your New Year’s celebrations. Following the Parade there will be two fantastic parties at Summit. Hawks ’52 will have a live acoustic act and Slopeside Speakeasy will have DJ Slipmatt spinning in the New Year. Wyatt’s Saloon at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center will be hosting Big Bear’s only family-friendly New Year’s celebration with live music from the Doo Wah Riders along with DJ Joe Vonesh spinning your favorite tunes. Wyatt’s will be serving up great ranch-style grub, and lots of good company. There will be children’s activities including a bounce house, arts & crafts, games and more. Enjoy complimentary Champagne at midnight and complimentary Shuttle Rides Home! Nottingham’s Tavern will take you back to the 1920’s with their Theme Mystery Night (1920’s attire encouraged, but not required) and their New Year’s Eve Party will have live music by Izon Eden. Party favors and champagne toast at midnight for those over 21! They always sell out, so pre-purchase your tickets at Robinhood Resort...

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Big Bear Lake, CA. September 26, 2015 – The year was 1810, the place was southern Germany, Bavaria, and life was hard. It was the month of October and all of the countryside had been working day and night to finish their fall harvest and prepare for the onset of winter. While the plow horses were working and the farmers’ days were filled from sun up to sun down, there were some other preparations being made as well. Prince Ludwig I and his entire court were preparing for his upcoming marriage to Princess Therese. The grand wedding was to take place on the 12th, right in the middle of the harvest. As the big day approached, the countryside and town, in fact all of Bavaria was a buzz with talk of the big day. Everyone was planning on attending as they were all exhausted from the harvest and it was really the last chance before the long, cold days of winter to get out and blow off some steam. The ceremony went off without a hitch. The weather was perfect, the bride looked beautiful and about 40,000 guests were in attendance. The reception, as you can imagine, was one of the biggest parties history had ever seen with copious amounts of beer and massive quantities of food being devoured. It was a reception fit for a prince. Ludwig I was so...

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Award-Winning Country Singer is Back With New Show

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 22, 2014 – Valentine’s Day weekend is luring back an accomplished recording artist to the Big Bear Lake Convention Center. Oklahoma native Brent Payne takes the stage Saturday, February 15 to deliver southern rock, country classics, and classic rock. Payne’s career has been gaining steam in recent years. Music Connection magazine  named him one of “2013’s Hot 100 Live Unsigned Artists,” while the Hollywood Music Awards named his single “Now & Forever” Best Country Song of the Year in 2012 and nominated.  his version of “Copperhead Road” for the same award last year. As a supporter of U.S. troops, Payne donates his time and talent to honor servicemen and women–whether it’s cheering up those recovering at Loma Linda Veterans Hospital or performing for thousands at the Bob Hope USO. His Big Bear concert, however, will benefit a local tradition bearer: the Old Miners Association, who will receive a portion of ticket sales and hold a silent auction. Local country rock artist Duke Michaels will open the show. Event info: Saturday, February 15, 2014 Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Duke Michaels performs at 7:15 Brent Payne performs at 8:15 Big Bear Convention Center 42900 Big Bear Boulevard, Big Bear Lake, CA Advance Tickets: $20 At the door: $20 Under 18:...

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Rolling the dice for Singing Pines

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 3, 2013 – Local St. Patrick’s Day celebrations include the 2nd annual Luck of the Irish Casino Night on Saturday, March 16 at the Convention Center.  The event is the key annual fundraiser for Singing Pines Education Center, Big Bear’s only private school. A Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament with a $25 buy-in is one of the night’s key events with prizes awarded to the top finishers.  Grand prizes include an Apple IPad Mini; Lodestone Adventures Action ZipLine Party for 10; and a Helicopter Tour for two of Big Bear Lake. There are also plenty of free games like Vegas-style craps tables, black jack and roulette. Choose from a variety of contests: the Hammer Pound, Log Sawing and the Balloon Jig contests, as well as the Four Leaf Clover pick, Fortune of Luck Balloons and the Irish Silent Auction. DJ Joe Vonesh will spin a variety of tunes from all genres. Wyatt’s Cafe & Saloon will be open offering Curly’s Cornbeef and Cabbage Special, as well as the cafe’s full ranch-style menu.  Lucky Irish Bar Specials and green beer will also be available. Tickets for one of Big Bear’s biggest events are only $10.00 in advance or $15.00 at the door.  The Luck of the Irish Casino Night takes place at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center on Saturday, March 16.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Poker Tournament starts...

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