December 2, 2022: I cannot believe it’s already December 2! Is anyone else feeling like the time is flying by? I love the holiday season and these first two weekends of December have so many events scheduled. Especially if you’re looking for opportunities to see the big man himself, there are so many chances to get your photo with Santa; all the way across the county! I saw he will be in Oakland, Grantsville, Bittinger, Accident, Friendsville, McHenry, and Swanton this weekend …. Santa and his helpers must be making it a little vacation here at the lake before the truly busy season!
On a more somber note, tonight’s tree lighting in the town of Oakland will be dedicated to honoring the late Mary Sincell McEwen and her contributions to the town she loved so much. The walking parade will begin at 5:30 PM from the town parking lot and the tree will be lit in front of the B&O Museum at 6 PM as part of the Great Small Town Christmas Celebration.
The weather today will be sunny—highs in the upper 40s and a low of 36. South winds of around 5 mph, with gusts up to 20 mph. Saturday will likely be rain in the morning, then partly sunny with a chance of rain in the afternoon—highs in the lower 50s and a low of 22. Temperature falling into the lower 40s in the afternoon. West winds of around 15 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 45 mph. The chance of rain is 70%. Sunday will mostly be sunny—highs in the upper 30s. The chance of rain is 5%.
The annual 12 Days of Christmas Deals! Starting December 1, look for a new deal each day that Cashmere Clothing is open (not open Mondays or Tuesdays), and get ready to cross everyone off that list!
Join Dutch’s at Silver Tree downstairs at the Inner Harbor Bar for Tito’s Ugly Sweater Party tonight at 6:00 PM. 🎄🎁
Join the Winter Festival of FUN, food, shopping, and SANTA 🎅Visit Yough Glades Elementary tonight from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
Watch the Eric Byrd Trio – Charlie Brown Live performing tonight at 7:30 PM!
Visit Herrington Manor State Park’s on Saturday, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, for hot chocolate, cookies, crafts, and a visit with Santa at this annual Holiday Open House! On the heels of the open house, I’m planning Global Fat Bike Day 2022! A worldwide event and an informal opportunity to meet new friends and play on bikes! (the park has bikes for rent if you need a fat bike!)
Join Deep Creek Pottery on Saturday for a festive Holiday Open House with our special guest artist Connie Pardini of Wirestorm Creations! Hey, kids and adults! Let’s create a keepsake clay coil holiday tree on Sunday! We will roll coils and add decorations to your tree! This is a 2-part class! Come back on December 10 (or by appointment) to glaze it! It will be ready in 2 weeks. Makes a great holiday gift!
Join Howlidays Open House every Saturday after Thanksgiving through the holidays from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
The Town of Davis & The Davis P & R Commission will be having a “Christmas in the Mountains” event on Saturday. There will be lots of activities planned for all ages! Please join them as we kick off the Christmas Season here in the Mountains.
The Garrett Community Concert Band will present their annual holiday concert, “Yuletide Through the Ages,” on Sunday at 2:30 PM. The program offers a variety of styles with pieces composed throughout the ages and originating from multiple nations.
Join the community Christmas party on Sunday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Refreshments will be served all evening, and Santa will be visiting at 7:00 PM. Bring the whole family out for a fun evening at Bittinger Volunteer Fire Department.
Aside from these holiday activities, check the entertainment calendar this weekend!