Deep Creek holiday activities are happening throughout the month of December. There are lots of opportunities to catch the spirit of the season. You can visit with Santa, attend a tree lighting, find the perfect gift local shops, check out Christmas light displays, and much more.
Deep Creek Holiday Activities
Christmas in the Village
Friday, December 3rd, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm , Saturday, December 4th, 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Held at Spruce Forest Artisan Village in Grantsville, this is a favorite area tradition. 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 Spruce Forest Artisan Village, there are guest artists in the Great Room above Penn Alps.
A Great Small Town Christmas
December 3 and 4, Oakland
A Great Small Town Christmas kicks off with a tree lighting ceremony on Friday, December 3rd at the B&O Museum. There will also be sleigh rides, carols, store specials, and a special treat from Santa! Saturday the fun continues with Soup N’ Santa! Area non-profits will hand out free soup (donations are encouraged), visit with Santa, free sleigh rides, live music, and local shopping.
Holiday Open House
December 4, 11 am to 1 pm, Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center
2021 Joy of Christmas Light Show
Daily 5 pm to midnight, Oakland Armory 14 N. 8th Street
33,000 lights of Christmas are synced to music! The 1 hour show starts at the top of each hour. Runs until January 1.
Holiday Lights at Broadford Park
Thursday-Sunday, 6pm, Set your GPS to 1600 Pittsburgh Ave. in Mt. Lake Park, MD
See the many light displays provided by various businesses, churches, extracurricular groups, and family groups. Money raised on the first night will benefits organizations. Cost is $10 per car.
Deep Creek Pottery
Weekends through December
Paint holiday themed pottery throughout the month of December. Ticket purchase is required.
Dutch’s Ugly Sweater Party
December 10, 6pm to 10pm
Dutch’s at Silver Tree will have Tito’s drink features and a contest for the best ugly sweater.
Children’s Christmas Activity at the B&O Museum
December 11 and 18, 5:30pm-7:30pm, B&O Museum in Oakland.
For children ages 4-9, children are invited to come in their pajamas. They will take part in a craft, have cookies, get to see Santa, and get a treat bag.
The event is free, but donations are always appreciated.
There is limited space for this event. Please call Nicole McCullough at 301-334-2691 to make a reservation. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
Jolly Holiday Open House
December 11, 10am to 9pm, Deep Creek Lavender Farm
Brodak’s Cookie and Story Time with Santa
December 12, 2 pm to 4 pm
Brodak’s banquet hall hosts cookie decorating, surprise gifts, and story time with Santa himself!