Smiles for Santa
Austin and Journey Cheek are all smiles during their visit with
Santa Claus Nov. 26 at the Big Bear City Fire Department.
Cookies for Santa
Visitors to the Big Bear City tree lighting brought a plate of
cookies to share. The delectables were a big hit with the kids,
some who save their treats to give to Santa Claus.
Payton gets painted
Payton Bidwell, 5, of Big Bear Lake sits very still while having
her face painted at the Big Bear City tree lighting ceremony Nov.
Fun for the holidays
The Nov. 26 tree lighting included activities for all to enjoy,
including a photo op board.
Haylee Lathrop, 3, of Big Bear City, rushed onto Santa's lap
very excited to tell her wishes.
Do you come to Colorado?
Gracie Prosceno 6, traveled from Larkspur, Colo., to visit with
Santa Claus in Big Bear City.
The tree shines
The trees in the small park area in front of the Big Bear City
Fire Station glow with colorful lights for the holiday season. It's
a popular spot for Christmas pictures.
Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011 7:48 am
Updated: 8:33 am, Sun Nov 27, 2011.
Santa and Mrs. Claus enjoyed another day in Bg Bear Valley Nov.
26. After breakfast at Barnstorm Restaurant, the Clauses visited
with youngsters n the Village before heading to Big Bear City for
the annual tree lighting ceremony.
Families filled Big Bear City Fire Station, singing carols led
by Art Harriman, played games and had their faces painted. Everyone
was asked to bring a plate of cookies, which were a hit with young
The crowd moved outside around the tree waiting for Santa's
arrival. Counting down, the guests oohed and ahhed as the trees in
the park in front of the station came to life just in time for
Kids lined up to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and tell him
their wishes for Christmas.
The tree lighting ceremonies signal the beginning of the holiday
season in Big Bear Valley. Trees remain lighted through December,
and Santa is in his little red house in the Village every weekend
through Dec. 18.
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Sunday, November 27, 2011 7:48 am.
Updated: 8:33 am.