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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

Friday, December 13, 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!

Friday, December 13, 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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Gettysburg Ice Rink

Friday, December 13, 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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Ice Princess & Friends Express on the Seitzland Special

Friday, December 13, 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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Live Music Series at Brookmere

Friday, December 13, 2019

Enjoy Live Music at Brookmere Wine & Tasting Room every other Friday! Table Reservations are accepted. We bring in a variety of artists to entertain you while you enj...

Brookmere Wine & Tasting Room
1246B Route 194 N., Abbottstown, PA 17301
717-259-0727
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Men's Panic Party

Friday, December 13, 2019

Don't know what to get that special someone for Christmas? Don't worry, she already picked it out! Join us December 13th for our Men's Panic Party. You can shop he...

Scott & Co. Fine Jewelers
2 Lincoln Way East, New Oxford, PA 17350
717-624-1444
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Milk & Cookies with Santa

Friday, December 13, 2019

Join us at The Lodges at Gettysburg starting at 6:30pm to decorate your own ornament for your tree at home, carriage rides and pictures with Santa. At 7:30pm, enjoy a rea...

The Lodges at Gettysburg
685 Camp Gettysburg Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-642-2500
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National Wreath Project

Friday, December 13, 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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Santa's Cabin

Friday, December 13, 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

Friday, December 13, 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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Seeing Differently: A Photo Exhibition of Five Veterans at Gettysburg

Friday, December 13, 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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TxBxDx with High Heels at the Garryowen Irish Pub

Friday, December 13, 2019

Some of the best local punk bands are coming to the Garryowen this Fall, and they're ready to melt your faces! The one and only TxBxDx and Lancaster, PA based punk band Hi...

Garryowen Irish Pub
126 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-2719
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After Hours

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Every Saturday (and black Friday), from 6-9pm, join us at our pop up location for Jack's Hard Cider, wine and fun! 11/9 - Island Fusion 11/16 - Redemption Road 1...

Jack's Hard Cider
1863 Gettysburg Village Drive, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-4888
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An Eisenhower Christmas

Saturday, December 14, 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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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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