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Trick or treat is an extravaganza in the mountains. On Halloween night, Big Bear Village is decorated with jack-o-lanterns, cobwebs, flying bats, strobe lights, and other gadgets and gimmickry to create a “frightfully” fun experience.


The streets of Big Bear Village transform into a massive gathering of goblins, ghouls, witches, creatures and monsters as more than 100 village merchants hand out candy and other goodies to trick or treaters. Street closures provide for a safe, fun celebration for locals and tourists who come to celebrate Halloween festivities in the Village that go from 5 to  9 p.m. In addition, Moonridge Zoo offers Boo in the Zoo event on Halloween night.


Gigantic! Safe! Family-friendly!  Ken Brengle, CEO for Big Bear Lake Resort Association, describes Halloween in this Southern California mountain city as a celebration to remember and an ideal getaway for tourists.


After getting a bag load of candy from Big Bear Village merchants, retreat to one of Big Bear’s cozy cabins for a cup of hot cocoa.


The next day, after the little ghosts and goblins have all cleaned up, take an adventure into the vast wilderness to experience Big Bear’s spectacular display of fall colors. From October to November, Mother Nature adorns Big Bear’s surrounding forest with shades of amber, crimson, copper and gold. Big Bear’s fall season is ideal for those who want to escape for a day or take a mini-vacation to experience the splendor of Big Bear’s autumn hues.


Other autumn activities include a visit to the Moonridge Wild Animal Park to see wildlife up close and personal, or a visit the Big Bear Discovery Center to see exhibits and learn more about nature. Fishing is always a great family outing too, especially when junior reels in a bigger fish than dad. The brisk autumn air tends to keep folks inside at night, providing a great opportunity for families to bond around a board game or popcorn and a movie.    


To find out more about Halloween in Big Bear, lodging, or to request a Big Bear Lake Visitors Guide, visit or call 800-4-BIG-BEAR (800.424.4232).