In Gettysburg, Christmas past intertwines with the holiday spirit of the present to create a monumental experience that takes visitors and residents alike back down memory lane.
Time seems to slow down in this little Pennsylvania town every winter. Horse-drawn carriages clip-clop past Civil War era homes exuding historic character. Restaurants adorned with twinkling lights serve up festive dishes, and storefronts fill their window displays with eye-catching gifts.
“Gettysburg is becoming one of the region’s brightest holiday destinations,” said Destination Gettysburg President and CEO Karl Pietrzak. “It’s the perfect time of year for a cozy getaway where you can enjoy all the hallmarks of the holiday season.”
Eclectic shops nestled among historic homes are filled with holiday treasures waiting to be placed under someone’s tree. Visitors can stroll from one store to the next in the walkable downtown or head to The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg to gaze upon a quarter million holiday lights and shop dozens of stores.
Gettysburg’s lively restaurant scene serves up delicious holiday fare — from casual eateries to fine dining by candlelight. Sample craft beverages on the Adams County Pour Tour, then cozy up to the fireplace in a historic tavern for dinner. Visitors will encounter delightful dishes created by chefs especially for the holiday season.
This small town is big on holiday festivities, starting with the Lincoln Square tree lighting and concluding with a New Year’s Eve celebration.
Events to look forward to this season include:
A full calendar with even more holiday happenings can be found at DestinationGettysburg.com/things-to-do/gettysburg-pa-events.
Destination Gettysburg, the official destination marketing organization of Adams County, Pa., promotes Gettysburg and Adams County as a premier travel destination to benefit and enhance our community by sharing history and creating new experiences.
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