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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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National Wreath Project

Friday, December 21, 2018

Please join us for the Annual SGT MAC FOUNDATION’s National Wreath Project. We will meet at the Giant Food Store in Gettysburg at 8 a.m. on Friday, November 30...

Soldiers' National Cemetery
Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-1728
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DEC21

Santa Sing-Along Caroling on the Seitzland Special

Friday, December 21, 2018

Our popular Santa Sing-Along trains are back on the schedule this year with holiday cheer for all ages. Riders will hear the Night Before Christmas and Christmas music in anti...

Steam Into History
2 W Main St, New Freedom, PA 17349
717-942-2370
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DEC21

Santa's Shanty

Friday, December 21, 2018

Santa wants to know your wish list this Christmas! Come to Lincoln Square and visit with him in his seasonal Shanty. Santa will be on Lincoln Square weekends from November ...

Lincoln Square
Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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DEC21

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Saturday, December 22, 2018

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 you...

Majestic Theater
25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-8200
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DEC22

An Eisenhower Christmas

Saturday, December 22, 2018

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

Eisenhower National Historic Site
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-338-9114
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DEC22

Christmas at the Jennie Wade House

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Join us to help celebrate the wonderful holiday season at the historic Jennie Wade House. Enjoy a step back in time as we decorate our house in the Civil War era tra...

Jennie Wade House Museum
548 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-4100
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DEC22

Christmas Tree Decorating Contest Voting

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Join us for this magical Christmas tree decorating contest tradition. Join Christmas Tree Hill and The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg in this fun community event! Stop...

The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg
1863 Gettysburg Village Drive, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-9705
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DEC22

Cross Keys Village Professional Artist Series

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Cross Keys Village - The Brethren Home Community, is holding a 2018 Professional Artist series featuring local musicians. Come on out for some great musical entertainment! ...

Nicarry Meetinghouse, Cross Keys Village
2990 Carlisle Pike, New Oxford, PA 17350
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DEC22

Dark Side of Christmas

Saturday, December 22, 2018

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. ...

Ghostly Images of Gettysburg
777 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6296
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DEC22

Free Carriage Rides!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Enjoy the enchanting twinkle of thousands of lights and the cheerful sound of jingle bells and hooves as you ride in a beautiful carriage down magical Main Street at The ...

The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg
1863 Gettysburg Village Drive, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-9705
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DEC22

Gallery of Arts and Crafts

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Artwork from members will fill the gallery. Paintings, 3-D crafts and jewelry will be featured along with ornaments, scarves and hats and handmade jewelry. The Hanover Area...

Art Downtown
32 Carlisle Street, Hanover, PA 17331
717-632-2521
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DEC22

Holiday Town Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Join the Victorian Carriage Company for our Holiday Town Carriage Rides! A great thing to do for kids, families, groups and couples. Our carriages have the capabilit...

Gettysburg Heritage Center
297 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
866-907-0633
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DEC22

National Wreath Project

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Please join us for the Annual SGT MAC FOUNDATION’s National Wreath Project. We will meet at the Giant Food Store in Gettysburg at 8 a.m. on Friday, November 30...

Soldiers' National Cemetery
Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-1728
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DEC22

Procrastination Celebration

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Join us for the 3rd Annual Procrastination Celebration at The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg! Get your last minute holiday shopping done. Make a stop at the Food Court from 4 - ...

The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg
1863 Gettysburg Village Drive, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-9705
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DEC22

Santa Sing-Along Caroling on the Glen Rock Express

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Our popular Santa Sing-Along trains are back on the schedule this year with holiday cheer for all ages. Riders will hear the Night Before Christmas and Christmas music in anti...

Steam Into History
2 W Main St, New Freedom, PA 17349
717-942-2370
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DEC22

Santa's Shanty

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Santa wants to know your wish list this Christmas! Come to Lincoln Square and visit with him in his seasonal Shanty. Santa will be on Lincoln Square weekends from November ...

Lincoln Square
Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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DEC22

Scary Ghost Stories and Tales of Glories

Saturday, December 22, 2018

On Christmas Eve 1863, the Mother of Jennie Wade, Mary, was still coping with the death of her 20-year-old daughter.  Tonight the spirit of Mary Wade has returned to h...

Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tours
548 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
7173346296
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DEC22

The Farnsworth House Beer Garden presents the Polar Bear Club

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Hang out at The Farnsworth House Beer Garden this winter. Join us for a fire, music, drinks, and a ton of fun in the Beer Garden. There is also a raffle every Saturday for a g...

Beer Garden Polar Bear Club
401 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-8838
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DEC22

Visit With Santa & Friends at The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Visit with the one and only Santa Claus! Bring your kids to The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg to get in the holiday spirit with a visit with Saint Nick. Saturdays: Noon &nda...

The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg
1863 Gettysburg Village Drive, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-9705
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DEC22

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Sunday, December 23, 2018

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 you...

Majestic Theater
25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-8200
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DEC23

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