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10 Nov 2020
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Holidays at Deep Creek Lake

The holidays are the best time of the year! Whether you’re visiting the lake for a weekend away with family or live here year-round, there are plently options for activities, shopping, and holiday meals. We put together a list of restaurants offering specials and some of the can’t miss things to do this holiday season!

Thanksgiving/Holiday Meals

Pre-Made Meals

Ace's Run Restuarant & Pub is offering a delicious Thanksgiving dinner!

  • Turkey Dinner per person- $30 - House roasted turkey (white or dark meat), stuffing, with your choice of mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes, green beans with fried onions or parsnips & carrots. Served with gravy (gluten free), rolls or cornbread (gluten free), and cranberry sauce. Your choice of dessert. 

Dutch’s at Silver Tree is offering two unique and delicious Thanksgiving dinner options! All orders must be placed prior to 11/20.

  • Turkey Dinner for 4 persons – $200 – Turkey, Ham, shrimp dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potato rounds, sauerkraut, roasted vegetables, cranberry sauce, rolls, and one pie.

Shop ’N Save McHenry is offering four delicious options! Ordered must be placed prior to 11/24.

  • Turkey Dinner for 6-8 persons – $69.95 – includes a 10-12 lb turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, gravy, and a pumpkin pie
  • Turkey Dinner for 10-12 persons – $119 – includes a 14-16 lb turkey, stuffing, gravy, green beans, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, rolls & butter, and a pumpkin pie
  • Turkey Dinner for 14-16 persons – $139 – includes a 20-22 lb, stuffing, gravy, green beans, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, rolls & Butter, and two pumpkin pies
  • Ham dinner for 6-8 persons – $69.95 – includes a 6-8 lb ham, green beans, sweet potatoes, baked apples, and a pie

Arrowhead is offering a holiday meal, too! There will be limited availability and you should call ahead and place your order. Arrowhead Market (open 24 hours) - (301) 387- 4020.

  • Individual Turkey Dinner- $14.95 
  • Full Turkey Dinner (6-8 people) - $125.95

Thanksgiving Day Meals


Our area is home to so many wonderful local shops and speciality stores! As this time has been difficult for many small businesses, shopping local can go a long way. Most stores also offer gift card options. Stay tuned for special black friday or holiday sales at these local stores!

Lake Area Shopping

Bear Creek Traders – DCL merch, winter clothes, and everything in between
High Mountain Sports – Sporting goods and gear, Outdoor wear, and more
Cashmere Clothing Co. – Women’s clothing & fashion
Tourist Trap & Christmas Chalet – DCL merch, Christmas items

Oakland Area Shopping

Flipside Sounds – Record store
Book Mark’et – Book Store
Rudy’s – Women’s clothing & fashion
White Barn Boutique – Women’s clothing & fashion
Oakland Mercantile – A Wonderful Assortment!
Many Antique Stores!

Northern Area Shopping

Schoolhouse Earth – Great assortment of artisan goods
Grants Mercantile  – A Wonderful Assortment!



New Germany State Park
Cranesville Swamp
Swallow Falls State Park
Deep Creek Lake State Park *mountain biking trails*
Fork Run Recreation *mountain biking trails*
Herrington Manor State Park
Garrett State Forest

Indoor Fun

Deep Creek Fun Zone *family fun
Funland *family fun
Deep Creek Axe Throwing
Garrett 8 Cinemas


Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees will be on Friday Nov 25th and Saturday Nov 26th. Shop the Christmas Market of nearly 50 different regional artisans. Stroll through a forest of decorted trees, wreaths, centerpieces, and gingerbread. There will be lots of holiday fun for the kids to get everyone into the holiday spirit with crafts, sand art, breakfast with santa, pictures with santa, pictures with other holiday characters, and more! There will be refreshments you can grab from the concession stand, Kona Ice, and the Travel Mug! You can find more information on their Facebook page! Festival of Trees is a wonderful annual holiday event that benefits The Dove Center, a local shelter for women and children. Usually the event features donated, wonderfully designed trees and decorations, that are then auctioned off for funds. If you’d like to donate to The Dove Center, you can do so by visiting their website.

Christmas in the Village

A local favorite! Browse dozens of local artisans and vendors at Spruce Forest Artisan Village in Grantsville, Maryland. Located beside Casselman River Bridge State Park, you can walk across the historic bridge and through the adorable village browsing and shopping! The entire bridge and village lined with luminaries, making it even better at night! Enjoy the festivities Friday evening and all day Saturday. 

Christmas Lights Show 

Head over to the Oakland Armory, park your car, tune in to the radio station, and listen in the comfort of your car while you watch an incredible light show set to music! The show starts every 30 minutes, but you can stop by and view it no matter the time! It's constantly 'performing.' It's a local favorite! Grab some take out and enjoy the show in your car!