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Lake Arrowhead Chamber of Commerce Member!

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

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Octoberfests on the mountain

9/5/2018 (Permalink)

It seems that all the mountain communities are having October fests! Yeah.

Lake Arrowhead Village has one September 15 through October 28 on Saturday noon to 8 and Sundays noon to 6. Their website is:    There will lots of live entertainment on the stagw.

Big Bear is having a their Octoberfest every Saturday and Sunday starting September 8 and running until November 3 (a Saturday). The fest will be held at the Convention Center.  Go to their website for more details:   There will be events just for kids during the day.

Stroll through Crestline and enjoy Corks and Hops on October 6 from 3:00 to 8:00. This event is a chance to taste local wines and beers as you wander through the Lake Gregory town.

Ah, the roads will be getting crowded!

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

Community Ah, the roads will be getting crowded! More cars are coming!

As we get closer to "The Season" there will be more and more cars on our local streets and there will be snow and ice on them, too.

Be patient. Lots of the drivers are not use to these conditions and will be going very slowly or they just might get out of control.  Slow down and enjoy the view.

Slow Down.  The ice and snow mean that there will be less traction for our tires so we need to slow down. Relax and enjoy the drive.

Plan extra time. More cars and more people means that you will need a bit more time to get to your destination and to do what you want to do when you get there. Smile and enjoy the moment.

Be Gracious.  It will not waste your time to let the other car go first or enter into your lane of traffic.  Smile and enjoy the season.

Happy Season!

Blue Jay Christmas Parade

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

Community Blue Jay Christmas Parade Blue Jay Parade

The 38th Annual Blue Jay Christmas Parade is coming! December 2, 2017.

I just love this parade. It is so small town and so moving.  The community really struts is stuff in this parade.

This year's theme is "Miracle on Highway 189" and it will be amazing. There will be candy thrown by the folks on floats. There will be little kids marching and dancing. And of course, there will Be Santa Claus! Yeah!

The road through town closes at 1:00 and then the fun begins.  Get there early and find your best seat for the show.

Be sure to wave to the kids who are in the parade. They are creating life time memories.

Please come out and begin your Mountain Christmas Celebration with this wonderful tradition.

Big Bear Village Christmas Tree Lighting

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

Community Big Bear Village Christmas Tree Lighting Big Bear Tree Lighting 2016

Nov 25, 2017 | 05:00PM - 06:00PM

The Big Bear City Fire Department will be hosting the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Everyone is invited to join the festivities starting at 5:00 p.m. The switch will be flipped to the tree lights promptly at 5:30 p.m.

Following the official tree lighting, Santa Claus will be making a special visit to the Fire Station. Children are encouraged to bring their wish list to give to Santa! Families are asked to bring a plate of cookies to share; hot coffee and cider will be provided.

This is one of those memory making moments for the children, as well as the adults!  Dress warmly and plan to stay for the whole evening. The Village is beautiful this time of year!

Hwy 18 Artic Circle CLOSED in October

9/13/2017 (Permalink)

Community Hwy 18 Artic Circle CLOSED in October View of fog in the Big Bear Valley from the Artic Circle

Caltrans has been getting the word out that they will be closing the Artic Circle portion of Hwy 18 to be cleaned and prepared for the winter months.

The road will be CLOSED from Snow Valley to the Big Bear Dam, Monday - Thursday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM from October 2 - 26.

Be sure to add extra time to get down the hill if you are in the Big Bear area.  You will need to go north through Lucerne Valley or south through Redlands.

We all realize that this will mean extra planning and time on the road, but we also know how necessary the cleaning up of this portion of our road is.

Blessings to the CalTrans workers that keep our roads in good condition.