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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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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

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

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

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

Gingerbread Celebration & Holiday Mart

Friday, December, 2020

The Annual Gingerbread Celebration will be part of the inaugural Gettysburg Christmas Festival. Enjoy a gallery of gingerbread creations, holiday art mart and activities for families. Bring plenty of ...

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

A Gettysburg Christmas Festival

Friday, December, 2020

Join us in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for an unforgettable holiday experience. Kick off the holiday season with food, entertainment, art and fun for the entire family. Join the downtown Gettysb...

Downtown Gettysburg
Downtown Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Dec04

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Tuesday, December, 2020

Since its first presentation in 1987, this production of A Christmas Carol has been celebrated by thousands of theatergoers and had become a favorite holiday tradition for young and old alike. A Chris...

Majestic Theater
25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-8200
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Dec08

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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Dec11

Annual Holiday House Tour and Tasting

Saturday, December, 2020

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. Get to know what Gettysburg has t...

Inns of the Gettysburg Area
40 Hospital Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-9508
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Dec12

Free Dobbin House Tours

Saturday, 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
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Dec12

Ladies’ Holiday Tea at Hollabaugh Bro’s

Saturday, 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
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Dec12

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Thursday, December, 2020

Welcome in the New Year Gettysburg-style with music, magic, dancing in the street, fireworks and more! All programs are free and presented by the Arts Council through our partnership with Gettysburg B...

Lincoln Square
Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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