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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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Main Street Hanover Second Saturday Events

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Head to Downtown Hanover the second Saturday of every month for special events, promotions, sales and more! Check out the schedule below: November 9, 8 am - 5 pm: Thankful ...

Downtown Hanover
Center Square, Downtown Hanover, PA 17331
717-637-6130, x101
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Museums by Candlelight

Saturday, December 14, 2019

We welcome everyone to join us for Museums by Candlelight and see the candlelit historic homes and Basilica decorated for the Christmas season. The grounds will be illuminated...

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
301-447-6606
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National Wreath Project

Saturday, December 14, 2019

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, December 6t...

Soldiers' National Cemetery
Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-1728
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Reach Out to Spirits of Christmas Past

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Trigger the Christmas memories of lingering spirits with candles and carols sung together on this spooky holiday investigation. Be prepared for a full investigation - singing ...

After Dark Investigations
Call for meeting location, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-200-1089
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Santa Claus Meet & Greet

Saturday, December 14, 2019

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. *Meet & Greet is...

The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg
1863 Gettysburg Village Drive, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-9705
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Santa Express to Glen Rock

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Our popular Santa Express trains are back on the schedule this year with holiday cheer for all ages. Riders will hear the Night Before Christmas and Christmas mus...

Northern Central Railway–Steam Into History
2 West Main Street, New Freedom , PA 17349
717-942-2370
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Santa's Cabin

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Come visit one of Hanover’s oldest traditions, visiting Santa Claus in Center Square at the Santa’s Cabin! This tradition has been going on for over 80 y...

Downtown Hanover
Center Square, Hanover, PA 17331
717-637-6130x101
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Santa's Shanty

Saturday, December 14, 2019

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 November 29-30...

Lincoln Square
Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Scary Ghost Stories & Tales of the Glories: Christmas 1863

Saturday, December 14, 2019

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 infamou...

Jennie Wade House
548 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6296
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Seeing Differently: A Photo Exhibition of Five Veterans at Gettysburg

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Visitors to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center have an opportunity to view the “Seeing Differently” exhibition from Thursday, Novemb...

Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325
877-874-2478
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Sip 'n Shop

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Stop in the winery every Saturday and Sunday to browse items from local direct sales reps, artists and crafters while enjoying a glass of wine! Check our Facebook Pa...

J & P Winery
48 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-549-2513
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Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital

Saturday, December 14, 2019

This program brings to life the events which occurred in this Civil War hospital when 140 wounded and dying soldiers were sheltered in this beautiful church during and af...

Christ Lutheran Church
44 Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5212
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Strolling Holiday Characters

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Visit The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg for all of your holiday shopping needs. Strolling Holiday Characters will be meeting and greeting shoppers every weekend from November&n...

The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg
1863 Gettysburg Village Drive, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-9705
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Tom Coyle and Dave Phillips Book Signing

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Tom Coyle, author of "Leadership Lessons from the Battle of Gettysburg" and David Phillips, author of the Historical Fiction Novel "Jesse Scouts" will host...

Battlefield Brew Works
248 Hunterstown Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-398-2907
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Trappers Choice Christmas Sporting Clays Shoot

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Let our trappers take you out for a round on our Sporting Clays Course, where they will pull their choice of a wide range of target presentations. After the shoot, enjoy Chris...

Orvis Hill COuntry
519 Gladhill Rd, Fairfield, PA 17320
717-253-9665
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Ugly Sweater Christmas Party with Schizophonic

Saturday, December 14, 2019

It's time to bring out the ugly! Let's see whatcha got! Battlefield Brew Works is bringing you a big time Ugly Sweater party and Schizophonic is gonna bring the tunes....

Battlefield Brew Works
248 Hunterstown Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-479-6625
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DEC14

An Eisenhower Christmas

Sunday, December 15, 2019

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

Eisenhower National Historic Site
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-338-9114
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Christmas at the Jennie Wade House

Sunday, December 15, 2019

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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Christmas Tastes and Traditions Food Tour

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Stroll decorated streets on a festive 3-hour walking food tour highlighting the sights, sounds and unique tastes of this historic town. Enjoy stops at some of the best ea...

Savor Gettysburg Food Tours
Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-688-9584
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Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Join us this holiday season for the 3rd Annual Christmas Tree Decorating Contest! Vote for your favorite Christmas Tree in the Food Court decorated by a local Non-Profit Or...

Food Court
1863 Gettysburg Village Drive, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-9705
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