Fri, Sat & Sun, Through Dec 23
The Polar Express Train Ride — Fridays at 7:30; Saturdays at 3:30, 5:30 & 7:30; Sundays at 5:30 & 7:30. Climb “All Aboard” THE POLAR EXPRESS” Train Ride this Christmas Season. Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, Cumberland. Inspired by the run-away hit movie, this holiday favorite comes to life for you and your family take a ride on The Polar Express. Set to the music of the motion picture soundtrack, families will love their trip to the North Pole, complete with hot chocolate and cookies served on board the train. Passengers will enjoy singing, dancing and a reading of The Polar Express. Upon arrival at the North Pole, Santa will present the first gift of Christmas. On the return trip, everyone will receive a silver sleigh bell, heard by all those who BELIEVE. The joy of caroling and holiday entertainment will surely become an annual tradition for the whole family. We encourage you to wear your favorite pajamas and join in on the magic. Tickets are available at and start at $55 per person.

Friday & Saturday, Nov 29 & 30
Festival of Trees 2019 — Garrett County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. Friday, Nov. 29, open 9 AM to 5 PM: Breakfast with Santa at 9 and 10 AM; Saturday open 9 – 4: Breakfast with Santa at 9 and 10 AM. Grand finale live auction starts at 6 PM, doors open at 5. Join us for Garrett County’s holiday kick-off event! For the past 11 years, this affordable family event has become a tradition for locals and visitors in the area. Benefitting the Dove Center, Garrett County’s domestic violence and sexual assault services program. General admission is $5 per person, breakfast with Santa is $10 per person and includes admission. Tickets can be purchased at the door or through Eventbrite: Reservations are appreciated, but not required for Breakfast with Santa, 301-334-6255. For more information, visit

Saturday, Nov 30
Tree Lighting — Honi-Honi Bar, 7 PM. Join us for our annual Tree Lighting at 7 PM on the lawn at UNO and the Honi-Honi. Santa will be on hand for pictures and to collect those Christmas gift requests. Stick around at 8 for live entertainment. Free admission.

Small Business Saturday Holiday Open House — Deep Creek Pottery, 10 – 6. Browse our local hand made pottery and be eligible for some special deals and door prizes you won’t want to miss.

Sunday, December 1
LEGO Robotics: SuGO Sunday – Come and build Sumo Wrestling Robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS. SuGO teams form at 1 PM, build until 3:30 PM. NO experience is necessary. All equipment is provided, and help is available. At 3:30, teams move to the arena and the SuGO bots battle it out tournament style. Light refreshments are available for purchase. Event takes place the first Sunday of every month. Contact Phil Malone at 301-387-2331 or email GEARS Center, Accident, MD, 1 – 5 PM.

Toys for Tots Sunday Brunch — JG’s Pub, 11 AM to 2 PM. Bring a monetary donation or unwrapped toy and enjoy brunch, coffee/tea, mimosas and bloody Mary’s. $25 advance ticket or $30 at the door. Must be 21. Call 301-387-6369 for more information. JG’s will be collecting toys through December 9th.

Swing Dance and Concert — Garrett College, 6 – 9 PM. Hosted by the Garrett Jazz Ensemble. Enjoy some great big band swing music. There will be refreshments and alcohol available for purchase.

Live Music:

Friday, November 29
Black Bear: Matt Fields, 6;CenterFire, 10
Honi-Honi: 18 Strings, 8
MoonShadow: Buck Walter Carey, 8

Saturday, November 30
Black Bear: Jason Shaw, 6; Ladies Night w/ DJ Thoro, 10
Honi-Honi: Tree Lighting Celebration, 7; King Street Band, 8
MoonShadow: Cassiraye, 8

Sunday, December 1
MoonShadow: Scott Alexander, Noon