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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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Jay Gobretch at Battlefield Brew Works

Friday, December 20, 2019

Come enjoy the acoustic music of Jay Gobrecht at Battlefield Brew Works/Spirits of Gettysburg Distillery. Jay has an extensive library of songs for everyone to enjoy on a Frid...

Battlefield Brew Works
248 Hunterstown Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-398-2907
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National Wreath Project

Friday, December 20, 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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DEC20

Santa's Cabin

Friday, December 20, 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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DEC20

Santa's Shanty

Friday, December 20, 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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DEC20

Seeing Differently: A Photo Exhibition of Five Veterans at Gettysburg

Friday, December 20, 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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DEC20

Thirsty Farmer's Christmas Extravaganza

Friday, December 20, 2019

All weekend long we'll be celebrating the most wonderful time for a beer--we mean YEAR. Join Thirsty Farmer Brew Works for the weekend with an Ugly Sweater Party and&...

Thirsty Farmer Brew Works
290 Cashtown Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-334-3325
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DEC20

Ugly Sweater & Gingerbread Latte Release Party at Fourscore Beer Co.

Friday, December 20, 2019

It's the Most Wonderful Time for a Beer and Fourscore's First Ugly Sweater Party! Dust off your ugly sweaters and join us for some festive fun. We will be tapp...

Fourscore Beer Co
603 S. Washington St, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-345-8171
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DEC20

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Since its first presentation in 1987, this production of A Christmas Carol has been celebrated by thousands of theatergoers and had become a favorite holiday tradition for you...

Majestic Theater
25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-8200
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DEC21

After Hours

Saturday, December 21, 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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DEC21

An Eisenhower Christmas

Saturday, December 21, 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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DEC21

Buzzard Luck Live at Battlefield Brew Works

Saturday, December 21, 2019

We couldn't be more excited to have these fine folks at the barn! If you like Blues, rock and rockabilly this band will play something you love! They will have s...

Battlefield Brew Works
248 Hunterstown Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-398-2907
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DEC21

Christmas at the Jennie Wade House

Saturday, December 21, 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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DEC21

Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

Saturday, December 21, 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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DEC21

Free Carriage Rides!

Saturday, December 21, 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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DEC21

Free Tour Day

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Visit our Farm Winery in Orrtanna for a day of free winery tours! No reservations needed, just sign up in the tasting room when you arrive. Please arrive at least 10-15 minute...

Adams County Winery
251 Peach Tree Rd, Orrtanna, PA 17353
717-334-4631
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DEC21

Gettysburg Ice Rink

Saturday, December 21, 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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DEC21

Holiday Film Series

Saturday, December 21, 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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DEC21

Hot Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls Family Cooking Class at Hollabaugh Bros.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Hot Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls will be the new holiday favorite after this class! Learn how easy it is to make these delicious chocolaty rolls. Kids (of all ages) will love work...

Hollabaugh Bros.
545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8412
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DEC21

Humane Society Gift Wrapping Weekend

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Let us help you find the perfect gift this Christmas and we'll wrap it too! We offer free gift wrapping year round but the weekend before Christmas, we will be taking dona...

Orvis Hill Country Retail Store
519 Gladhill Rd, Fairfield, PA 17320
717-253-9665
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DEC21

National Wreath Project

Saturday, December 21, 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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DEC21

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