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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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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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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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