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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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Annual Holiday House Tour and Tasting

Saturday, December 14, 2019

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 k...

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

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Step back in time to the Christmas season in the 1800s and discover Elizabeth Ann Seton’s inspirational story from those who knew her best. A guide will lead you by lant...

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
301-447-6606
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Celebrate the Solstice

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Join Strawberry Hill for a fun and informative winter solstice program! Throughout the afternoon, educators will use storytelling and hands-on activities to teach the history ...

Strawberry Hill
1537 Mount Hope Road, Fairfield, PA 17320
717-642-5840
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Christmas at the Jennie Wade House

Saturday, December 14, 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 Festival

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Start your day with Breakfast with Santa. Twenty-minute horse drawn wagon rides are also offered. Mrs. Claus will narrate and share stories of East Berlin and Christmas tradit...

East Berlin Area Community Center
405 North Avenue, East Berlin, PA 17316
717-259-8848
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Christmas Tastes and Traditions Food Tour

Saturday, December 14, 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

Saturday, December 14, 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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Disney's Frozen, Jr *SOLD OUT

Saturday, December 14, 2019

*SOLD OUT The enchanting modern classic from Disney is ready! Disney's Frozen jr. brings Elsa, Anna and the magical land of Arendelle to life onstage. The show fea...

Gettysburg Community Theatre
49 York Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2692
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Five Christmases at the Shriver House

Saturday, December 14, 2019

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 C...

Shriver House Museum
309 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-2800
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Free Carriage Rides!

Saturday, December 14, 2019

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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Free Dobbin House Tours

Saturday, December 14, 2019

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 b...

Dobbin House Tavern
89 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2100
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Gettysburg Ice Rink

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Enjoy an evening of ice skating in historic Gettysburg during the holidays. Bring the family for an evening of winter fun, or stroll hand-in-hand with your sweetheart in Getty...

Gettysburg Ice Rink
533 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2028
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Holiday Cookie Pairing

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Enjoy three delicious holiday cookies paired perfectly with three of your favorite Adams County Winery wines for just $12 per flight. No reservations are required but hur...

Adams County Winery
251 Peach Tree Road, Orrtanna, PA 17353
717-334-4631
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Holiday Film Series

Saturday, December 14, 2019

We welcome everyone to join us for the Holiday Film Series in December, where you can enjoy a free holiday movie or Christmas special every Saturday in December. Thi...

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
301-447-6606
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Holiday Film Series: It's A Wonderful Life

Saturday, December 14, 2019

We welcome everyone to join us for the Shrine Film Series in December, which features a free showing of It’s A Wonderful Life on December 14. An angel is sent from Heave...

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
301-447-6606
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Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Celebrate the Holidays with Boyer's during Open House days featuring: holiday workshops with Anne Cherry Art & Design pictures with Santa a FREE bag of ...

Boyer Nurseries & Orchards
405 Boyer Nursery Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8558
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Holiday Open House & Tour at Dobbin House Tavern

Saturday, December 14, 2019

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, ...

Dobbin House Tavern
89 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2100
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Ladies' Holiday Tea at Hollabaugh Bros.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

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 pr...

Hollabaugh Bros
545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8412
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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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