Complete Schedule for A Great Small Town Christmas

A Great Small Town Christmas

A Great Small Town Christmas is underway now through December 16th in Oakland – just a short drive from the Deep Creek Lake area. You will find something for every member of the family!

The charming downtown will host horse drawn carriage rides, photos with Santa himself and lots of great deals at local shops.

Here’s the rundown for all of the fun events that are part of A Great Small Town  Christmas:

The Joy of Christ: December 4 to December 8 at the Oakland Community Center (Oakland Armory), starting at 6:30PM. Food will be available for purchase. Free event.

Our Town Theatre’s Annual Christmas Market: Saturday, December 2 from 10-3 at Our Town Theatre. Browse gifts made by local artisans get some yummy treats at the bake sale!

ALL Saturday’s Nov 25 through Dec 16 – 11 am to 3 pm

-Soup and Santa (Non-profits serving soup throughout downtown)

-Elves

-Carolers caroling throughout the downtown

-Pictures with Santa Claus by Smoke N Mirrors in the grass lot beside Englander’s

December 8th & 9th:  Continue reading Complete Schedule for A Great Small Town Christmas

Christmas in the Village: Check Out Our Holiday Event Quick Guide

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Christmas in the Village is a delightful holiday event held in nearby Grantsville, MD. The 2018 dates are December 7th from 4-8PM and December 8th from noon-8PM. Somerset Trust Co. has sponsored FREE shuttle service for the entire event. You can park at the Grantsville Elementary School (120 Grant St, Grantsville, MD 21536).

ABOUT SPRUCE FOREST ARTISAN VILLAGE

If you haven’t visited the Spruce Forest Artisan Village, this is a great chance to explore this favorite local spot. It is located in an area known as Little Crossings adjacent to Casselman River Bridge State Park.  It is a venue where skilled artisans can showcase and sell their work. Visitors have an opportunity to interact with them in their studios that are as unique as the items they create. Each studio is housed in one of thirteen restored cabins, including a one-room schoolhouse. This area also boasts an original inn dating back to 1818 – now known as Penn Alps Restaurant.

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The Little Crossings area has experienced a recent revitalization. The Cornucopia Café and Grant’s Mercantile are recent additions to this riverside destination.

CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE

Christmas in the Village kicks-off on Friday evening with luminaries lighting the paths to the various artist studios. Decorated fresh greenery and twinkling lights, it will quickly get you in the mood for the holidays.

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Deep Creek Lake Shopping: Tips for Small Business Saturday

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Do some Deep Creek Lake shopping on Small Business Saturday – the day after Black Friday! It is a great opportunity to celebrate and support the small businesses. Deep Creek Lake shopping gives you a chance to get one-of-a-kind items from your favorite place. Pick up holiday gifts or something special for yourself!

I put together a guide to shopping small when you are on a Deep Creek Lake vacation. Supporting “mom and pop” businesses doesn’t have to be limited to Small Business Saturday. These are fun places to browse and buy throughout the year!

MCHENRY/DEEP CREEK LAKE

High Mountain Sports
21327 Garrett Highway, Oakland, MD 21550

Bear Creek Traders
24586 Garrett Hwy, McHenry, MD 21541

Gourmet and More
1550 Deep Creek Drive Suite E, McHenryMD 21541

Schoolhouse Earth
1224 Friendsville Road, Friendsville MD 21531

The Tourist Trap
19895 Garrett Highway, OaklandMD 21550

Sacred Ground
20294 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD 21550

The Copper Kettle Popcorn Factory
20294 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD 21550

Outdoor Elements at Wisp Resort
296 Marsh Hill Road, McHenry, MD 21541 Continue reading Deep Creek Lake Shopping: Tips for Small Business Saturday

Festival of Trees Garrett County

The Festival of Trees Garrett County is held every Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving at the Garrett County Fairgrounds. For 2019 the festival dates are November 29th and 30th. Friday hours are 9-5 and Saturday hours are 9-4 with the live auction of trees starting at 6PM. Tickets are available at the door for $5 and proceeds benefit the Dove Center.

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Fun for all ages, you can see beautiful trees decorated with unique themes by local businesses and organizations. Each day, the fun kicks off with breakfast with Santa. The cost is $10 per person with seatings at 9 and 10AM. You will get a full breakfast plus priority in line for a professional photo with Santa in his sleigh. Continue reading Festival of Trees Garrett County

Peace of Mind for Deep Creek Winter Getaways

Deep Creek Winter GetawaysIt’s time to start thinking about Deep Creek winter getaways with family and friends. As we now from last year, winter weather can be a bit unpredictable.

To give you peace of mind when you make reservations for Deep Creek winter getaways, we offer Red Sky Travel Insurance. It provides coverage when you purchase it more than 21 days prior to your departure date and 50% of the slopes at Wisp Resort are closed due to lack of snow. (December 15-March 30) Continue reading Peace of Mind for Deep Creek Winter Getaways

Holiday in the Mountains: Thanksgiving Deep Creek Lake Get-Togethers

Thanksgiving Deep Creek LakeThanksgiving Deep Creek Lake gatherings are a favorite among our guests. Getting together with your favorite people surrounded by gorgeous scenery makes the holiday even more special.

Whether you are having a large get-together or something more intimate, we have a few tips to help you plan your Thanksgiving Deep Creek Lake escape:

Plan early. This is especially true if you are bringing a group with ten or more people. We have a wide variety of Deep Creek Lake vacation rentals, but the early bird gets the exact location, bed sizes and amenities that they prefer. Continue reading Holiday in the Mountains: Thanksgiving Deep Creek Lake Get-Togethers

Did someone say “Holiday Sale”?

 

While we have been teased with some snow dusting, we have not yet experienced a true Garrett County winter storm yet. We are being patient however, and still enjoy being outside in the warmer than normal temperatures.

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If you are in the area this weekend, we recommend that you head over to Bear Creek Traders Christmas Open House running from Thursday the 10th through Sunday the 13th daily. For these 4 days, they are offering everything in the store @ a 20% discount! What a great deal! Trust me, you will definitely find something for everyone on your list at Bear Creek! NFL goodies, Deep Creek apparel, home décor, kid’s gifts, pet items, the list is truly endless (including what appears like an old fashioned candy bin filled with lots of sweet tooth goodies!). They also have a wonderful supply of winter wear; hats and clothes for kids of all ages and even stylish scarves and coats for women! Jewelry! Did I mention that they have jewelry? Earrings, rings, necklaces, watches, so many pretty things. The first thing that will catch your eye though is the big Santa Claus statue that greets you walk in the door. He already posed and camera ready! For those friends of yours that love to add to their holiday décor, they offer a great selection of everything from snowmen figurines, candles, Christmas tree decorations and much more! They will also be running some of their special December bargains and giving out a complimentary gift with each purchase (Who doesn’t love free gifts?). Definitely worth stopping by!

Bear Creek mugs Now is the perfect time to plan your winter weekend getaway! Give Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales (1-866-351-1119 or online www.deeepcreekvacations.com) and let us help you find the perfect vacation home for you and your friends! We are always running some fantastic last minute specials so please make a point of visiting our Specials Page if you are looking for a last minute escape! Wisp1.11.15-7

Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well for the most up to date Deep Creek news (plus we like to post a lot of awe-inspiring photos of Deep Creek Lake! Give us a call today, we can’t wait to see you at the lake! #deepcreeklake #weekendgetaway