Events for Gettysburg and surrounding Adams County

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Gettysburg’s Season of Wishes

Saturday the 5th, December, 2020

Come to Gettysburg to enjoy the special charm of our small town during this holiday season and make lasting memories. Gather the family and start a new tradition as you explore all our quaint communit...

Downtown Gettysburg
Downtown Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Celebrate Christmas All Year – Spirit Theater & Events “Past, Present & Future”

Saturday the 5th, December, 2020

“CALLING ALL ANGELS” Christmas Show Spirit Dinner Theater & Event This special event will include dinner, live performance with Medium & Spiritual Translator, Sharon Young with special ho...

Sky Breakfast Room
301 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
833-774-7483

Scary Ghost Stories and Tales of Glories

Saturday the 5th, December, 2020

CHRISTMAS 1863  On Christmas Eve 1863 the Mother of Jennie Wade, Mary, was still coping with the death of her 20 year old daughter.  Jennie was the only civilian to die during the infamous battle w...

Jennie Wade House Museum
548 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1156

Kids’ Christmas Event at Hollabaugh’s

Saturday the 5th, December, 2020

Join us for a fun twist on gingerbread houses this year: a gingerbread house ornament! This year you will be making a gingerbread house that can last and be hung each year or even given as a gift. Kid...

Hollabaugh Bros. Inc.
545 Carlisle Rd, Biglerville, Pennsylvania 17307
717-677-8412

Get into the Spirit – “I Believe”

Saturday the 5th, December, 2020

Live performance with spiritual leader and medium Sharon Young. Come learn the many ways we receive signs and messages from our loved ones in the spirit world, sense their presence, open your heart t...

SkyBreakfast Room
301 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325
833-774-7483

Children’s Ornament Making

Saturday the 5th, December, 2020

Santa’s helpers will be in the shop helping children make cloth stuffed ornaments and other craft tree ornaments for their trees. ...

Gettysburg Emporium
421 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-338-0000

POSTPONED – Free Dobbin House Tours

Saturday the 5th, December, 2020

*These tours have been suspended until further notice. Enjoy a FREE, guided, hour-plus tour of the oldest, most historic house in Gettysburg, the Dobbin House. This popular and highly-rated presentat...

Dobbin House Tavern
89 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2100

Pony Rides at Showers Tree Farm

Saturday the 5th, December, 2020

Jingle All the Way down the path as you take a ride on Santa’s Pony Express. This event is open to all participants 12 years and under or at the discretion of Silvershire Farms operators. Note: ...

Showers Tree Farm
465 Clearview Road , Aspers, PA 17304
717-677-6816

11th Annual Gingerbread Celebration – Virtual

Saturday the 5th, December, 2020

A much loved Gettysburg holiday tradition continues this year in a new virtual format. Entry forms are now available for the Adams County Arts Council’s 11th Annual Gingerbread Celebration, sponsore...

Virtual
, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006

Free Carriage Rides

Saturday the 5th, December, 2020

Head on out to the Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg for FRE Holiday Carriage Rides in The Land Of Lights! Embrace the spirit of the holidays enjoying a carriage ride, in the fresh winter air, down our mag...

Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg - Pick up at the Food Court
1863 Gettysburg Village Drive, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Christmas at the Jennie Wade House

Saturday the 5th, December, 2020

Visit the Jennie Wade House to get a glimpse of how the civilians of Gettysburg decorated for the holidays in 1863. Music, decorations, and unique gifts. Limited availability. Call ahead on the day of...

Jennie Wade House Museum
548 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-4100

Scary Ghost Stories and Tales of Glories

Saturday the 5th, December, 2020

CHRISTMAS 1863  On Christmas Eve 1863 the Mother of Jennie Wade, Mary, was still coping with the death of her 20 year old daughter.  Jennie was the only civilian to die during the infamous battle w...

Jennie Wade House Museum
548 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6296

Christmas Tastes & Traditions Food Tour

Saturday the 5th, December, 2020

Experience the magic of Christmas Stroll decorated streets on a festive three and a half hour walking food tour highlighting the sights, sounds, and unique tastes of this historic town. Enjoy stops at...

Chambersburg Street
375 Friendship Lane, Gettysburg , PA 17325
717-688-9584

Holiday Open House

Saturday the 5th, December, 2020

Celebrate the Holidays with Boyer’s during Open House days. Pictures with Santa’s Sleigh (We regret to announce that due to Covid-19, Santa will not be attending in-person this year). ...

Boyer Nurseries & Orchards
405 Boyer Nursery Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
7176778558

Tannenbaum Christmas Tree Train

Saturday the 5th, December, 2020

All Aboard for 2020 Holiday Memories Join us on this special excursion that has become an annual holiday family tradition for many! Our train will take you and your family on a 45-minute train ride to...

Northern Centrail Railway
2 West Main Street, New Freedom , PA 17349
717-942-2370

Reindeer Training Camp: Park in the Dark!

Saturday the 5th, December, 2020

The countdown to Christmas begins! Our resident bad boy Smokey has decided that he’s tired of being on the naughty list. This year, he is determined to get himself on Santa’s good list! Come watch...

Land of Little Horses Farm Park
123 Glenwood Drive, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Drive by Santa

Saturday the 5th, December, 2020

This year may look a little different but Santa is still coming to town. Grab the kids and hop in your car as Santa will be sitting out front on top of our engine waving at those who pass by.  Please...

Greater Hanover Area Fire Museum
134 East Hanover Street, Hanover, PA 17331

Five Christmases at the Shriver House

Saturday the 5th, December, 2020

Thanksgiving evening is the beginning of the Christmas holiday season at the Shriver House Museum in Gettysburg. The Shriver family moved into their new home just before the Christmas of 1860. In anti...

Shriver House Museum
309 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-2800

Discoveries Beyond Gettysburg: Fall/Winter Series

Sunday the 6th, December, 2020

Join Us for Northern Virginia Brew Tour First, we will stop at Harper’s Ferry Brewing, the brewery is surrounded by gorgeous views of West Virginia and Maryland. They offer an in house kitchen a...

Pick Up/Drop Off: In Front of Jack's Hard Cider
Suite 420, Outlet Shoppes of Gettysburg , Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6020

Candlelight Tours of Christmas Past

Friday the 11th, December, 2020

Led by candlelight, these guided tours will lead you into the two historic homes of Mother Seton where you will encounter her beloved friends who will share stories of her life, as well as the leg...

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 S. Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Santa Express

Friday the 11th, December, 2020

All Aboard for 2020 Holiday Memories Get into the holiday spirit with our popular Santa Express Trains! Our train is decked out for the festive season, bringing holiday cheer to riders of all ages wit...

Northern Centrail Railway
2 West Main Street, New Freedom , PA 17349
717-942-2370

Ladies’ Holiday Tea at Hollabaugh Bro’s

Saturday the 12th, December, 2020

As the cold and rush of the holiday season are closing in, join us and enjoy a tasty meal with special holiday tea flavors before the pressure of holiday entertaining falls on your shoulders. ...

Hollabaugh Bros
545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8412

An Evening with the Painting

Saturday the 12th, December, 2020

Join Sue Boardman, Licensed Battlefield Guide, author and historian, on the Cyclorama platform for an exclusive “after-hours” program of the Gettysburg Cyclorama at the Gettysburg Nationa...

Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325
877-874-2478

Free Dobbin House Tours

Saturday the 12th, December, 2020

Enjoy a FREE, guided, hour-plus tour of the oldest, most historic house in Gettysburg, the Dobbin House. This popular and highly-rated presentation highlights the house built in 1776 by the Reverand...

Dobbin House Tavern
89 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2100

Annual Holiday House Tour and Tasting

Saturday the 12th, December, 2020

*The 2020 event has been canceled. You will be able tour homes or business that are charming and unique and decorated for the season. Learn the history and get a sample of food and drink at each place...

Inns of the Gettysburg Area
40 Hospital Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-9508

Santa Express

Saturday the 12th, December, 2020

All Aboard for 2020 Holiday Memories Get into the holiday spirit with our popular Santa Express Trains! Our train is decked out for the festive season, bringing holiday cheer to riders of all ages wit...

Northern Centrail Railway
2 West Main Street, New Freedom , PA 17349
717-942-2370

Discoveries Beyond Gettysburg: Fall/Winter Series

Sunday the 13th, December, 2020

Join us for the 5oth Annual Harpers Ferry & Bolivar Olde Tyme Christmas The quaintly decorated streets, shops, and inns will welcome you to a Victorian-era holiday season. Stroll with townspeople ...

Pick Up/Drop Off: Gettysburg Tour Center
778 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6020

Trivia Night

Thursday the 17th, December, 2020

Trivia Night at Thirsty is back! Please note a few updates to our trivia night procedures: -Please provide your own writing utensils -Limited seating indoors, but players may also sit outside on the p...

Thirsty Farmer Brew Works
290 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, PA 17307

Virtual Reading of a Singmaster story

Thursday the 17th, December, 2020

The Adams County Arts Council’s 3rdthursdaynoon series wraps up the year with a virtual reading via Zoom by Susan Hill and Carolyn George of Gettysburg’s Elsie Singmaster Society. Hill and George ...

Virtual
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006

Neil and Shannon live at the GO!

Friday the 18th, December, 2020

Neil & Shannon are back! Join us every last Friday of the month for this melodic duo. Singing some old, some new, and some Irish too. Don’t miss out on the fun. You can follow Neil and Shann...

Garryowen Irish Pub
126 Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Holiday Cocktail Party at Hauser Hill

Saturday the 19th, December, 2020

Enjoy Holiday music by Kerensa Gray, light appetizers by Biggerstaff’s Catering and drinks available for purchase by Halbrendt Winery. Relax by candlelight and the scent of fresh pine. Buy ticke...

Hauser Hill Event Center
410 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-752-0277

Adventures, Experiments and Other Exploits 2 at Hollabaugh’s

Saturday the 19th, December, 2020

October 17th 9-10:30am: Good Food Gone Bad – Ever wonder why food goes bad or what you can do to stop it? Join us for some foodie experiments as we look at mold, decomposition and preservation. N...

Hollabaugh Bros. Inc.
545 Carlise Rd, Biglerville, Pennsylvania 17307
717-677-8412

Family Cooking Class: The Great Cookie Debate at Hollabaugh’s

Saturday the 19th, December, 2020

Ever wonder what makes for the perfect chocolate chip cookie? Grab the family and join us to make different types of chocolate chip cookies and learn how a simple alteration can create a different coo...

Hollabaugh Bros. Inc.
545 Carlise Rd, Biglerville, Pennsylvania 17307
717-677-8412

Mini Maker Reindeer at Hollabaugh’s

Monday the 21st, December, 2020

Join us to make your own pet reindeer, a “reindeer” snack and we will also learn about and play those “reindeer games” that poor Rudolph was denied. This festive program is perfect for any pre...

Hollabaugh Bros. Inc.
545 Carlisle Rd, Biglerville, Pennsylvania 17307
717-677-8412

Discoveries Beyond Gettysburg: Fall/Winter Series

Tuesday the 22nd, December, 2020

The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Historic Home Tour & Lunch Enjoy a soup and sandwich petite lunch box upon arrival, catered by the Carriage House Inn. Following lunch, tour the ho...

Pick Up/Drop Off: Gettysburg Tour Center
778 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6020

2020 Holiday Dining

Thursday the 24th, December, 2020

Check out below for local holiday dining information. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: 1863 Restaurant – Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Smokehouse Restaurant at Antrim 1844 – Chri...

Around Gettysburg
, Gettysburg, PA 17325

A Christmas Eve Special Program of the Gettysburg Cyclorama

Thursday the 24th, December, 2020

Join for a special “lights up” program throughout the day on the Gettysburg Cyclorama. Guests have the opportunity to purchase tickets to experience the Gettysburg Cyclorama painting wi...

Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325
877-874-2478

Paint Cardinal Snowflakes

Sunday the 27th, December, 2020

No experience required! This painting is rated easy/moderate. Seating is limited so get your tickets early. Just follow along while our Social Painting Instructor guides you step-by-step through the ...

J & P Winery
48 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-549-2513

A Special Winter Break at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center

Tuesday the 29th, December, 2020

Join us at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center for a special Winter Break. Normally open until 4pm Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays), the Gettysbur...

Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325
877-874-2478

Hickory Bridge Farm’s “Music to your Ears”

Wednesday the 30th, December, 2020

A wonderful addition to your dining experience at Hickory Bridge Farm – enjoy a variety of musical genres offered select dates throughout the year. Hickory Bridge is well known for their hospit...

Hickory Bridge Farm
96 Hickory Bridge Road, Orrtanna, PA 17353
717-642-5261

Antrim 1844 New Year’s Eve Gala

Thursday the 31st, December, 2020

Spend this New Year’s Eve at our luxurious 24-acre estate decked out in holiday cheer! Picture roaring fireplaces, a wonderfully prepared meal, and entertainment throughout the entire evening. O...

Antrim 1844 Hotel
30 Trevanion Road, Taneytown, MD 21787

Jennie Wade/Haunted Orphanage Winter Combo Tour

Saturday the 16th, January, 2021

A special tour that takes you inside both the Jennie Wade House and The Haunted Orphanage.  This tour is only available during the winter months (weather permitting).   This tour is 90-minutes.  ...

Ghostly Images of Gettysburg
777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1156

Gettysburg Brass Band Festival

Wednesday the 9th, June, 2021

*The 2020 Gettysburg Brass Band Festival will be virtual. 18 bands from 7 states, Indian, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia will be performi...

Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary
15 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6274

CANCELED – Tuba Open Golf Tournament

Thursday the 10th, June, 2021

*The 2020 Tuba Open Golf Tournament has been canceled. Support the Gettysburg Brass Band Festival at the Tuba Open Golf Tournament held at the beautiful Carroll Valley Golf Course. The format is a Scr...

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717-253-2244

CANCELED – Gettysburg Bike Week

Thursday the 8th, July, 2021

*Gettysburg Bike Week 2020 has been canceled. Gear up for Bike Week 2020! Join more than 30,000 motorcyclists in a bike show, field events, tattoo contests, daily poker runs, live music, fireworks and...

Allstar Events Complex
2638 Emmitsburg Rd., Gettysburg, PA 17325

Gettysburg National 19th Century Base Ball Festival

Wednesday the 16th, June, 2021

*The 2020 Base Ball Festival has been cancelled. Vintage baseball teams from around the country will gather in Gettysburg to compete in a different kind of baseball tournament. The games will be playe...

Schroeder Farm
965 Pumping Station Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
410-967-7482

Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival

Saturday the 11th, September, 2021

*The 2020 festival has been canceled. Where North meets South, let’s drink wine! Enjoy a fall weekend at central PA’s premier wine event. Sample and purchase wine from 27 Pennsylvania wine...

Gateway Gettysburg
Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-8151

Historic Barns Tour of Gettysburg and Adams County

Saturday the 18th, September, 2021

*This event has been rescheduled for September 18th, 2021. Walk back in time as you visit seven historic barns in Adams County, PA. Drive to each barn in any order you choose and stay as long as you l...

Start of Tour, Historic Round Barn and Farm Market
298 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-420-6500

National Apple Harvest Festival

Saturday the 2nd, October, 2021

*The 2020 National Apple Harvest Festival has been canceled. The National Apple Harvest Festival, which is held during the first two full weekends in October, has been celebrating beautiful crafts, gr...

South Mountain Fairgrounds
615 Narrows Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-9413

Ghost Stories Around the Bonfire

Monday the 1st, November, 2021

Enjoy local Gettysburg ghost lore and site-specific stories about paranormal experiences around the fire at Battlefield B&B. When weather requires, performances will be moved inside to the 1809 Fa...

Battlefield Bed & Breakfast
2264 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
917-449-9199

Dedication Day – Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

Friday the 19th, November, 2021

*Dedication Day 2020 will commemorate the 157th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. This event will be virtual due to the ongoing pandemic. November 19, the anniversary of the Gettysburg Ad...

Gettysburg National Cemetery
Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
203-770-3421

Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies

Saturday the 20th, November, 2021

*The 2020 Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies have been canceled. Join us in honoring the soldiers and civilians of the American Civil War in this special annual parade. The parade will line up on M...

Middle St., Baltimore St. & Steinwehr Ave.
Middle St., Baltimore St. & Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg, PA 17325
740-369-3722

Annual Holiday Tuba Carol Fest

Friday the 10th, December, 2021

Tuba players from around the country will join together to play Christmas carols in Gettysburg, Pa. It’s truly a magical performance as crowds gather to join in the merriment and come tog...

Lincoln Square, Gettysburg , PA 17325
717-334-7719