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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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Chill at Hauser Hill with Kirk Wise Duo

Saturday, November, 2020

Fun night with beautiful views, dancing and relaxing. There is a $10 entertainment/venue fee at the door. BRING YOUR OWN FOOD. Drinks available for purchase by Halbrendt Winery and Battlefield Brew wo...

Hauser Hill Event Center
410 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, Pennsylvania 17307
717-752-0277
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Nov14

Family Cooking Class Pumpkin Roll at Hollabaugh’s

Saturday, November, 2020

Fall is always the season to roll out pumpkin treats! At this class, learn how to make a pumpkin roll that will impress anyone at your Thanksgiving table. And the best part about learning how to roll,...

Hollabaugh Bros. Inc.
545 Carlisle Rd, Biglerville, Pennsylvania 17307
717-677-8412
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Nov14

Kids’ Thanksgiving Event at Hollabaugh’s

Saturday, November, 2020

No matter what happens, we all can find something to be thankful for! Join us for a morning of stories, crafts and games where we all practice the thankful spirit together. COVID Details: Currently m...

Hollabaugh Bros. Inc.
545 Carlisle Rd, Biglerville, Pennsylvania 17307
717-677-8412
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Nov14

Dedication Day – Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

Thursday, November, 2020

November 19, the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address and the Dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery, was formally designated as Dedication Day, by a joint resolution of the U.S. Sena...

Gettysburg Soldiers' National Cemetery
Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
203-770-3421
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Nov19

Taste of France: Country Cooking & Wine Pairings

Thursday, November, 2020

France is note for refined, healthy cooking.  This class will focus on artisan cheeses, fragrant seasonings and more.  Discover how the French enjoy their food from start to finish including lovely ...

Arts Education Center
125 S Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Nov19

Christkindlmarkt

Saturday, November, 2020

*The 2020 event has been canceled. Come and join us for a German style Christmas Mart. The Shrivers, who founded Union Mills, were grandsons of German immigrants leaders in the German-speaking communi...

Union Mills Homestead
3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, Maryland Union Mills Homestead
410-848-2288
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Nov21

Remembrance Day Illumination

Saturday, November, 2020

Gettysburg Foundation presents the Annual Remembrance Day Illumination in the Gettysburg Soldiers’ National Cemetery (weather permitting). The commemoration features a luminary candle on al...

Soldiers' National Cemetery
97 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Nov21

Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies

Saturday, November, 2020

*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
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Nov21

2020 Original Civil War Ball

Saturday, November, 2020

*The 2020 Original Civil War Ball has been cancelled. Attend the Original Civil War Ball supporting monument preservation at Gettysburg National Military Park. Music for the evening will be by the Ph...

Wyndham Gettysburg
95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA 17325
414-712-4655
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Nov21

Mini Maker Pumpkins at Hollabaugh’s

Monday, November, 2020

It is all about pumpkins this November. There will be pumpkin stories, pumpkin crafts, pumpkin games and pumpkin moonsand! This program is perfect for any preschooler who likes to get hands-on with th...

Hollabaugh Bros. Inc.
545 Carlisle Rd, Biglerville, Pennsylvania 17307
717-677-8412
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Nov23

Five Christmases at the Shriver House

Thursday, November, 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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Nov26

Gettysburg’s Season of Wishes

Friday, November, 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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Nov27

Chill at Hauser Hill with Turning Point Band

Saturday, November, 2020

Enjoy of night of dancing and relaxing with beautiful views! There is a $10 entertainment/venue fee at the door. BRING YOUR OWN FOOD. Drinks available for purchase by Adams County Winery and Battlefie...

Hauser Hill Event Center
410 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, Pennsylvania 17307
717-752-0277
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Nov28

An Eisenhower Christmas

Tuesday, December, 2020

Experience President Dwight “Ike” and Mamie Eisenhower’s holiday decorations in their Gettysburg home. Tickets and shuttle bus to the site are required. Historic nativity scenes from...

Eisenhower National Historic Site
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-338-9114
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Dec01

Gingerbread Celebration & Holiday Mart

Friday, December, 2020

This wonderful holiday tradition continues as the 11th Annual Gingerbread Celebration goes virtual.  Businesses, schools, nonprofits, families, and amateur bakers are invited to build a gingerbread h...

TBD
TBD, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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Dec04

The 6th Annual HGAC “Homespun Christmas”

Friday, December, 2020

Enjoy a holiday open house at the Historic G.A.R. Hall. Shop hand crafted holiday gifts, home baked goods and light refreshments. ...

G.A.R. Hall
53 East Middle Street,, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-637-4444
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Dec04

Dark Side of Christmas

Friday, December, 2020

The Dark Side of Christmas will feature Folklore, Legends, Tales and History surrounding The Villains of the Season. From Krampas to Belsnickel with a variety of others. Join a Ghostly Images Guide in...

777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1156 or 717-334-6296
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Dec04

Scary Ghost Stories and Tales of Glories

Friday, 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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Dec04

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

Annual Holiday Tuba Carol Fest

Friday, December, 2020

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
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