What to do in Lake Arrowhead for the Holiday Season


One of the state’s best-kept secrets is situated far above the Southern California clouds. Lake Arrowhead Village is home to many wintertime activities that are perfect for snow sports fans and winter enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds. Yet, before you make the trek to this region of the San Bernardino Mountains, check out our favorite things to do in Lake Arrowhead during the holiday season.

Top Holiday Attractions in Lake Arrowhead

From a ghost adventure or a ride down the slopes to a day of snowshoeing, you’ll find holiday activities for everyone on our list below. Let’s check it out:

SkyPark’s Santa’s Village

One of the most popular winter activities around Lake Arrowhead is the famed SkyPark Santa’s Village. Everyone’s favorite adventure park is home to many activities for those looking to enjoy a crisp winter day. From snow play, snowshoeing, and ice skating to archery, rock climbing, and more, Santa’s Village is fun for the entire family. 

On cooler winter days, guests enjoy stopping by Kringle’s Coffee to enjoy some hot cocoa, of which they offer four different types! Cozy up next to a variety of beverages or enjoy the Winter Wonderland, where you’ll find updated winter-themed surprises and activities. If you are familiar with Santa’s Village, then you will remember characters such as Celwyn, King of the Northwoods, and Arrow, Santa’s favorite pup who enjoys winter activities as much as you! This year two new characters were introduced: Jack Frost and Princess Snowfall. SkyPark’s Santa’s Village is one Lake Arrowhead holiday activity you don’t want to miss!

The Lake Arrowhead Queen

Located in Lake Arrowhead Village, you will find the Arrowhead Queen, an enclosed paddlewheel boat that takes you on a 45-minute tour of Lake Arrowhead. On the tour, you will learn about the entertaining history of the villas and homes surrounding the lake. You may even be surprised to learn that some of the houses were used to film your favorite movies! Whether this is your first time visiting the area or you’ve been here your entire life, if you’ve never experienced the Lake Arrowhead Queen during the holidays, let this be the year!

The Tudor House

After a long day climbing walls or hiking the trails at SkyPark, you may be in the mood for some live entertainment. If so, then look no further than the Tudor House! The Tudor House was initially constructed as a speakeasy at the height of prohibition during the Roaring ’20s. Today, the historic home serves as an entertainment venue and is located just minutes from SkyPark. 

Just across the street is Bracken Fern Manor, a small B&B that’s connected to the Tudor House via underground tunnels. Local legend has it that the Bracken Fern is haunted by an old soul whose lover was murdered by the mob. Regardless of whether you’re looking for a ghost adventure or live entertainment, you’ll find it at the Tudor House!

Snow Valley Mountain Resort

If you’re feeling more adventurous in Lake Arrowhead, consider a short trip to this top-notch ski resort. Snow Valley Mountain Resort is in nearby Running Springs, CA., and is a common destination for those looking to test their skills on the slopes. If you can’t figure out anything else to do in Lake Arrowhead, head over to Running Springs, grab some skis or a board, and shred some slopes!

Ultimately, Lake Arrowhead is one of the nicest places to visit in Southern California during the winter. Not only do we experience colder weather than other locations, but the entire area is designed for all types of sports, including just about every winter activity you can think of. So, if you’re planning a trip to Lake Arrowhead, call us today and let us help find you the perfect holiday vacation rental in on the hill!

About Arrowhead Property Rental in Lake Arrowhead, California

At Arrowhead Property Rental in Lake Arrowhead, California, we offer lodging to fit all tastes and budgets. For individuals, couples, families, and groups, with stays of days, weeks, or months, we have what you need — all at great prices, with unbelievable amenities. Check out the possibilities. Holiday rentals fill up quickly. Don’t delay. Book today.

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