Friday & Sat, Dec 6 & 7
Christmas in the Village — Spruce Forest Artisan Village, Grantsville. Friday from 4 – 8 PM; Saturday from Noon to 8 PM. The 33rd Annual Christmas in the Village features candlelit luminaries lighting the way around fire-warmed studios and historic museums. Meet the artists and purchase gifts. Hands-on activities for kids and choral programs in the village church. Somerset Trust Co. Has sponsored a FREE shuttle for the entire event, please park at the Grantsville Elementary School. Free Admission. For more information, visit

2019 Christmas Charity Tour of Homes — Friday from 4 – 9 PM; Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM. First United Bank & Trust are proud sponsors of this event which will benefit Garrett County Habitat for Humanity, an organization which provides safe, adequate housing to those in need. The tour will take place in four different locations throughout the County. The price is $10 in advance and $12 on tour days. Tickets are available at the Oakland, Deep Creek Lake, and Grantsville Community offices of First Untied Bank & Trust; Arrowhead Market, and Gregg’s Pharmacy in Oakland. Call 301-533-2874 or email for info.

A Great Small Town Christmas — Downtown Oakland. This event is fun for the entire family with gorgeous Christmas decorations, singing, store specials, tree lighting ceremony (in conjunction with Garrett Regional Medical Center), carriage rides, food drive, Garrett County Choral Society Concert, special events and much more! For more information, visit

Saturday, December 7
Shabby Patina Winter Market — 6936 Sang Run Road, McHenry, 9 AM to 4 PM. Shabby Patina will be hosting a winter market featuring local crafters and producers. The event is no cost and will be held indoors.

Christmas Open House 2019 — Whispering Pines Furniture, Springs, PA, 9 AM to 4 PM. Enjoy a festive holiday atmosphere and great savings at one of the most popular shops in the area. Follow their page on facebook to receive updates.

Holiday Open House at the Lavender Farm — Deep Creek Lavender Farm, 10 AM to 4 PM. Enjoy our annual Holiday Open House! Always a great time with music, shopping, lavender treats, yummy snacks and drinks, games, give-aways and more!

Mt. Fresh Winter Farmers Market — Community Action Building Conference Room, 11 AM. Join us for the 2019-20 Winter Farmers Markets! We’ll have fresh produce, winter storage veggies, baked goods, meats, eggs, jams & jellies, baked goods, crafts, and more!

Breakfast with Santa — Friendsville Fire Hall, 8:30 – 11 AM. Enjoy hot and fluffy pancakes, fried potatoes, sausage gravy & biscuts, plus coffee, juice and milk with Santa. Fun for the entire community…everyone welcome. Kids can also enjoy crafts and photos with Santa. Sponsored by the Friendsville Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department. Donations accepted.

Sunday, December 8
GC Community Band Concert presents “Herald the Holidays” — Garrett College Auditorium, 2:30 PM. Admission fee is $8 for adults and $2 for students and children. THE GCCB will present a variety of favorite holiday carols throughout the ages. Come enjoy the spirit of the season with your community concert band! Tickets can be purchased at the Garrett County Arts Council in downtown Oakland or at the door.

Pictures with Santa and Firetrucks — Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Company, 3 – 6 PM. Join us for a snack and activities and a visit by Santa. Families can meet Santa and have their picture taken with him.

Live Music

Friday, December 6
Black Bear: Shelly McCombie, 8
Honi-Honi: Campfire Gypsies, 8

MoonShadow Aristotle Jones

Saturday, December 7
Black Bear Terah Crawford, 6; DJ Thoro, 10
Honi-Honi: Optimus Riff, 8
MoonShadow: Gilbert Lee, 8

Sunday, December 8
MoonShadow: Ronnie Burroughs, Noon