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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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Santa's Cabin

Monday, December 23, 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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DEC23

Seeing Differently: A Photo Exhibition of Five Veterans at Gettysburg

Monday, December 23, 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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DEC23

Christmas Eve Dining Options

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Dobbin House Tavern     89 Steinwehr Avenue Hours of Operation 11:30am-4pm *Tavern only ...

Various Locations
Around Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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DEC24

Christmas Eve Mass

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Join us as we joyfully anticipate the birth of Jesus Christ! The Basilica reopens on December 24 at 6:30pm for Mass to celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord at 7:30pm. If you ...

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
301-447-6606
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DEC24

Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

Tuesday, December 24, 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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DEC24

Historic Rock Chapel Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

The Annual Old Fashion Candlelight Service will be held on Tuesday, December 24 at 11pm. Dress warm—it’s a historic, old building. NEW THIS YEAR: Live Nati...

Rock Chapel
4730 Oxford Road, York Springs, PA 17372
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DEC24

National Wreath Project

Tuesday, December 24, 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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DEC24

Santa Watch Party at Fourscore Beer Co.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Fourscore Beer Co. will be OPEN Christmas Eve. Come spend the holidays with us! Stop in for last minute gifts for the beer lover on your list and enjoy some tasty brews with y...

Fourscore Beer Co.
603 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-345-8171
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DEC24

Seeing Differently: A Photo Exhibition of Five Veterans at Gettysburg

Tuesday, December 24, 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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DEC24

Christmas Day Extravaganza

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Make 1863 Restaurant a part of your holiday traditions. We are celebrating the holiday by featuring our Christmas Day Extravaganza menu served between Noon and 6pm. Make yo...

1863 Restaurant
95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-339-0020
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DEC25

Christmas Day Mass

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

We welcome everyone to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with us! The Basilica will open at Noon for Confession and Adoration at 12:15pm, and Mass at 1:30pm. After Mass...

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
301-447-6606
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DEC25

Christmas Dining Options

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Blue & Gray Bar & Grill     2 Baltimore Street Hours of Operation 5pm-2am *Kitchen c...

Various Locations
Around Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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DEC25

National Wreath Project

Wednesday, December 25, 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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DEC25

An Eisenhower Christmas

Thursday, December 26, 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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DEC26

Christmas at the Jennie Wade House

Thursday, December 26, 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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DEC26

Gettysburg Ice Rink

Thursday, December 26, 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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DEC26

National Wreath Project

Thursday, December 26, 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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DEC26

Seeing Differently: A Photo Exhibition of Five Veterans at Gettysburg

Thursday, December 26, 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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DEC26

Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour at Thirsty Farmer

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Thirsty Farmer Brew Works is offering Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour on Thursday evenings. All craft beer and hard apple cider patrons will receive $1 off for a 16 oz. pour. Our ...

Thirsty Farmer Brew Works
290 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-334-3325
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DEC26

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