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Find Gettysburg special events and one-of-a-kind things to do that are going on all-year long

Our hometown is full of excitement, fun and even the unexpected. The people, business and organizations in Adam County host special events in Gettysburg, PA year-round, and there is always something new to see. In addition to special battlefield celebrations and events that let you experience history in different and unforgettable ways, the area is home to unique festivals, fairs, exhibits, theater & concerts that you won’t want to miss when visiting Central Pennsylvania.

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Trivia Night

Thursday, 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
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Dec03

Open Mic with Evan Crider

Thursday, December, 2020

Open Mic Thursdays! Every Thursday come join us and bring your talent. We welcome everyone. Music is love and we love music! Come enjoy good cider, music and friendship as we fill the streets of Gett...

Ploughman Cider Taproom
14 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Dec03

Gettysburg’s Season of Wishes

Thursday, 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
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Dec03

The Wheatfield Book Release

Thursday, December, 2020

A special first edition printing of The Wheatfield, a new Gettysburg-inspired book for young learners, written by acclaimed stage and screen actor, playwright and author Stephen Lang, will be on sale...

Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2288
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Dec03

First Friday – Gettysburg Style!

Friday, December, 2020

Come to Gettysburg the First Friday of every month for special events, discounts and more! Be sure to look for the First Friday flags that signify participating businesses. Visit us online for deta...

Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association
Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Dec04

Curbside Popcorn Sale

Friday, December, 2020

Purchase ‘majestically’ delicious popcorn under the marquee First Fridays, 5-7pm! Majestic Theater staff will sell fresh popcorn in front of the theater on First Fridays throughout the fal...

Majestic Theater
25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-8200
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Dec04

Five Christmases at the Shriver House

Friday, 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
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Dec04

Virtual First Friday Celebration at Adams County Arts Council

Friday, December, 2020

The Adams County Arts Council will celebrate First Friday virtually this month due to the rising spike of the coronavirus and the diminished capacity to operate as mandated by Governor Wolf. The ACAC ...

Virtual
125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-34-5006
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Dec04

Live Music at Reid’s Winery and Cider House

Friday, December, 2020

All shows are free and open to the public. Wine, hard cider and food specials will be available all night. Music Schedule: September 12 – South Mountain Social September 18 – Mitch & D...

Reid's Winery: The Cider House
400 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-7537
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Dec04

Ben Jones Brass Christmas Carol Benefit Concert

Friday, December, 2020

‘Tis the season to enjoy festive music by this renowned brass band amidst the backdrop of downtown Gettysburg while decorated for the holidays. Plan a small family and friend experience this FIRST F...

Outside the Gettysburg Hotel
1 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-398-9242
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Dec04

Door to Bethlehem

Friday, December, 2020

On the first Christmas Eve, Joseph and Mary wandered through the streets of Bethlehem, looking for shelter. All doors, however, were shut to them. In our busy lives today, we too may shut the door to ...

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 S. Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
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Dec04

11th Annual Gingerbread Celebration – Virtual

Friday, 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
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Dec04

POSTPONED – Free Dobbin House Tours

Friday, 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
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Dec04

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

Saturday, 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
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Dec05

Kids’ Christmas Event at Hollabaugh’s

Saturday, 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
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Dec05

Scary Ghost Stories and Tales of Glories

Saturday, 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
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Dec05

Tannenbaum Christmas Tree Train

Saturday, 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
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Dec05

Scary Ghost Stories and Tales of Glories

Saturday, 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
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Dec05

Drive by Santa

Saturday, 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
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Dec05

Pony Rides at Showers Tree Farm

Saturday, 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
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Dec05

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