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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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Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies

Saturday, 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
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Nov20

Christkindlmarkt

Saturday, November, 2021

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 community in Piedmont, Maryland. Our Chris...

Union Mills Homestead
3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, Maryland Union Mills Homestead
410-848-2288
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Nov20

Dark Side of Christmas

Friday, December, 2021

Held in the assembly room at the rear of the Original Gettysburg Orphanage!  Join one of the Ghostly Images Guides for a presentation of legends, folklore and stories that include spirits, trolls, wi...

Ghostly Images of Gettysburg
777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1156
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Dec03

Scary Ghost Stories and Tales of Glories

Friday, December, 2021

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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Dec03

Dark Side of Christmas

Saturday, December, 2021

Held in the assembly room at the rear of the Original Gettysburg Orphanage!  Join one of the Ghostly Images Guides for a presentation of legends, folklore and stories that include spirits, trolls, wi...

Ghostly Images of Gettysburg
777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1156
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Dec04

Scary Ghost Stories and Tales of Glories

Saturday, December, 2021

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

Annual Holiday Tuba Carol Fest

Friday, 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
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Dec10

Scary Ghost Stories and Tales of Glories

Saturday, December, 2021

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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Dec11

Dark Side of Christmas

Saturday, December, 2021

Held in the assembly room at the rear of the Original Gettysburg Orphanage!  Join one of the Ghostly Images Guides for a presentation of legends, folklore and stories that include spirits, trolls, wi...

Ghostly Images of Gettysburg
777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1156
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Dec11

Annual Holiday House Tour and Tasting

Saturday, December, 2021

*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
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Dec11

Scary Ghost Stories and Tales of Glories

Saturday, December, 2021

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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Dec18

Dark Side of Christmas

Saturday, December, 2021

Held in the assembly room at the rear of the Original Gettysburg Orphanage!  Join one of the Ghostly Images Guides for a presentation of legends, folklore and stories that include spirits, trolls, wi...

Ghostly Images of Gettysburg
777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-1156
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Dec18

Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremonies

Saturday, November, 2022

*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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Nov19

Dedication Day – Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

Saturday, November, 2022

*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
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Nov19

Dedication Day – Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

Sunday, November, 2023

*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
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Nov19

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