BASS LAKE – Thanksgiving dinner is sold out, but the Pines Resort and Ducey’s at the Lake still have major treats in store for visitors this weekend, starting with some shopping that also benefits local artists and vendors: the Holiday Bazaar at Bass Lake.
Organizers are expecting close to fifty vendors for the multi-day event, including booths and tables selling jewelry, honey, wood furniture, crafts, candles, beef jerkey, jams and more artisan items known to make perfect stocking stuffers and hostess gifts. Perhaps you’ll even find that one special present you seek, for someone you love or for yourself. It all happens starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 27 through Sunday, Nov. 29 at the Pines Village. On Friday, it’s open until 5 p.m.; closing time varies by day. Admission is free the whole weekend.
On Saturday, Nov. 28 the Holiday Bazaar runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and the main event includes the 24th annual Parade of Lights and Bass Lake community Christmas Tree Lighting. The parade of lights takes place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Grand Marshall Smokey Bear leading festively decorated floats accompanied by the sounds of holiday music. Food will be available for purchase, and the crowd can participate in a special raffle while waiting for Santa Claus and his entourage to arrive.
The Bass Lake Christmas Tree will light up at 7 p.m. and pictures with Santa start at 7:15 p.m. Remember, reindeer are fickle, so all times are approximate. The Holiday Bazaar will be open throughout the evening.
On Sunday, Nov. 29, the Holiday Bazaar opens again at 10 a.m. for its last day this year, closing at 2 p.m. It’s expected to be a crisp and beautiful weekend at Bass Lake. For more information on these and other events, and for rooms and reservations, visit the website.