Friday December 3, Saturday December 4, Sunday December 5

The weather will be mostly sunny—highs in the lower 40s and a low of 33. West winds of 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 35 mph in the morning. Chance of rain is 30%. Saturday will be mostly sunny—highs in the lower 40s and a low of 26. West winds of 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Low chance of rain at 5%. Sunday will be partly sunny—highs in the mid 40s and a low of 38. Chance of precipitation is 25%.

The moment you’ve been waiting for… Wisp Resort confirmed they are opening for the 21.22 Winter Season this weekend! The winter season will kick off with Snow Tubing on Friday, December 3 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM and with Skiing and Riding to follow on Saturday, December 4 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The featured terrain on Saturday will be Squirrel Cage, Wisp Trail, Grouse Way, Sunset Boulevard, and Central Park Terrain Park.

Garrett County is celebrating its 150th anniversary!

The COVID EIDL applications are due by December 31, 2021.

This feels like the “unofficial kick-off weekend” for the holiday season and I love it! It’s going to be a busy one! 🎄🎅

Attend Christmas in the Village Friday, December 3, 2021, from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, and Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Spruce Forest Artisan Village. Come enjoy strolling and live music in the Village Church, activities in the Village buildings, hot chocolate and cider, and luminaries throughout the Village paths and over the Casselman River Bridge. In addition to the activities in the Village, there are guest artists in the Great Room above Penn Alps.

Join the Town of Oakland for A Great Small Town Christmas, December 3rd and 4th, 2021. There will be many free and family-friendly activities in downtown Oakland while you work on your Christmas shopping with handcrafted and curated gifts. A kick off with a Light Up Night on Friday at the Oakland B&O Museum. The event will start with a Walking Holiday Light Parade, led by Santa Claus, starting at the Town Parking Lot at 5:30 PM.

Check the Holiday Lights at Broadford Park Thursdays through Sundays from December 1 – 31, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. $10 per car.

Don’t miss the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 7:00 PM on Friday. The Garrett Choral Society will be performing from 6:50 PM – 7:15 PM. There will be cookies and hot cocoa.

On Saturday, the fun continues with Soup N’ Santa! There will be multiple nonprofits handing out free soup (donations are appreciated), the chance to visit Santa at Smoke n Mirrors, free sleigh rides, live music, and local shopping. This event will last from 11 AM to 2 PM.

Breakfast with Santa & Santa’s Workshop will happen on Saturday from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM at American Legion Post 71. Kids under 13 are free, while 13 years old above will be at $5.00 per person.

Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy a homemade cookie, and create a holiday ornament craft at Discovery Center & Deep Creek Lake State Park Volunteers for the Holiday Open House!

Our entertainment calendar is FULL! Catch Matt Borror at MoonShadow this Friday at 7:00 PM, Thomas Batchelor & Mike Ginsberg at MoonShadow on Saturday at 6:00 PM, and catch Evan Neva at MoonShadow this Sunday at 7:00 PM.

The House of Hope Food Drive is celebrating its 43rd year! The annual drive will take place on Saturday from 9:00 AM-noon as part of the “Great Small Town Christmas” festivities downtown.

Join Mountain Fresh Farmers Markets for the winter market season at the $MART ART: Shared Workspace, connected to the Gallery Shop! Lots of great winter produce, meats, crafts, and baked goods. Looking forward to seeing you at the market!

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police is renewing its commitment to helping the state’s children have a joyful holiday season with its annual “Boatload of Toys” drive, collecting donations of new and unopened toys for local children.

See all of this weekend’s events here.


Join me for FREE Global Fat Bike Day 2021! We will be meeting at the Lakehouse at Herrington Manor State Park at 11:00 AM on Saturday. And, even if you want to just swing by the park and not ride, I’d LOVE to meet Deep Creek Times readers! If you do stop by, say hi, and let me know and I’ll have some free swag! Here’s my friend Sharon talking about fat bike riding!



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