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SANTA TO VISIT
28th ANNUAL MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE
HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON KICKS-OFF AT BIG BEAR LAKE
November 23 – November 25, 2012
Big Bear Lake, CA — Let the shopping season begin! The 28th annual Mountain Christmas Boutique kicks-off the holiday shopping season at Big Bear Lake. This year’s arts and crafts show will feature FREE visits with Santa and FREE Arts and crafts for the kids! The Annual Shopping event takes place over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, November 23 – 25 at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center.
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. This year Santa will visit the show each day and is available for photos and to collect Christmas Wish Lists. Santa will be at the Mountain Christmas Boutique on Friday and Saturday, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
The show offers a quaint shopping experience featuring handmade and one-of-a-kind items and a variety of collectible and unique gifts. 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 hats and scarves, to homemade jams and oils, to personalized ornaments, to vintage clothing, there are gifts available for every taste and every budget. Holiday items include Christmas wreaths, handmade Santas, and holidays treats.
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, and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. Admission is $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for seniors and FREE for children 12 and under. Sunday is Local’s Day with FREE admission for all Bear Valley residents (I.D. required). For additional information, call (909) 585-3000 or visit www.bigbearevents.com.