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Winter Festival #BearyMerryChristmas

Who: Bear County NeighBEARhood

What: 2020 "Have Yourself A Beary Merry Christmas" Winter Festival

When: December 14-28, 2020

Where: Bear County



Train brings visitors to town.

A creative mind has got to create. Since photographing events is still a ways away, I decided to create a simulated one in my own home for the winter holidays. May it bring you a little joy. Enjoy a #VirtualWinterHoliday through our anthropomorphic winter village!

The 2020 Annual Winter Festival

For two weeks BEAR County welcomes visitors from all over to their famous “Have a Beary Merry Christmas” Winter Festival for 14 days of activities for all ages. Throughout the days, families can enjoy food trucks, Olympic-style competitions, shopping, winter games, and more!

Festival features included:

  • Petting Zoo

  • Ice Skating Hill

  • Gingerbread House Building

  • Opening Ceremonies

Photography by Charming Tales | Photography, a Squashville husband and wife photo team.

Charming Tales Photographers

Check out the full gallery here.


Bear County Holiday

Volunteer t-shirt for the 1st ever San Antonio held STOX Summer Games

Welcome to the NeighBEARhood!

Holidays in Bear County offers fun for the whole family. Come and experience for yourself what makes this the destination stop for visitors from all over. The B-Train, driven by friendly veteran train driver Lionel, can be seen arriving at the Cherished Teddies Town Depot transporting in-coming visitors from the local airport. This recent flight brought in serval town resident's loved ones from Furmont County and international travellers from Ameri-cow.


Key Highlights:

High Bear Nation Ski Resort and Inn

High Bear Nation Ski Resort and Inn, developed for skiing, skating, and other winter fun is located on the scenic Ice Skating Hill adjacent to Preston's homegrown Tree Farm. Featuring majestic mountain views and acres of award-winning terrain with bumps, steeps, trees, and most definitely deeps. Visitors can expect to take advantage of ski lessons, lodging, and rentals with all your vacation needs in one place.

Be sure to drop into town and make your way to their central winter fashion department store for KOALAty winter accessories.


Bexar County’s Annual "Have Yourself A Beary Merry Christmas" Winter Festival has something for everyone. Spend the day on the slopes or touring the town, explore local shops, and check out this year’s first-ever Petting Zoo with cuddly lambs and snuggly penguin chicks.


Holiday shopping down Bear County Main Street

Shopping highlights include:

  • BEARied Treasures Antiques & Collectables

  • High Bear Nation Winter Clothing Co.

  • Emily E. Claire's Honey Bun's Bakery - Home of the Honey Bun

Grab a bite to eat with locally sourced produce from the Bear Necessities Indoor Farmer’s Market or OSO Good! Outdoor Food Court featuring gingerbread house building by the firepit. This year’s vendors are: OSO Sweet! selling ginger sweets in their charming gingerbread-style food truck and Get Stuffed! with savoury eats and tasty treats.


Be sure to stop by Teddies Toy Store for their Pictures with Kringle holiday tradition. Back again this year playing Clause is MosCOW transplant Coby Morozov, endearingly known as the resident Santa. Morozov has been delighting children every winter with his infectious laugh and jolly spirit, you won’t want to miss him. Schedule posted online.


Stick around for the Evening Spectacular featuring varying Live Performances, Winter Games, Caroling, Sled Rides, Reindeer Scavenger Hunt Competition, Snowball Dance Party, and more kicked off nightly by Mayor Wilson T. Beary in front of the big tree downtown. End each night witnessing Bear County’s infamous one-of-a-kind Golden River Descent, where synchronized world-class skiers cruise down Ice Skating Hill carrying lit torches followed by an extravagant firework display. Check out the full gallery here.


Our village was made with collectable figurines from Enesco's Cherished Teddies, Mary's Moo Moos, and This Little Piggy and Fitz and Floyd's Charming Tails.

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