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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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Art-based After School Program

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Does your child love art? They can enjoy an After School Program like no other. A beautiful community partnership, held in a real pottery and art studio, and instruc...

Under The Horizon
2650 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-752-4593
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Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

Thursday, December 19, 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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Gettysburg Ice Rink

Thursday, December 19, 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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DEC19

National Wreath Project

Thursday, December 19, 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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DEC19

Pottery Lessons

Thursday, December 19, 2019

We feel it is necessary for new potters to experiment with clay in all different forms. Therefore, we rotate our lessons to include: Throwing - learn how to shape c...

Under The Horizon
2650 Biglerville Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-752-4593
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DEC19

Santa's Cabin

Thursday, December 19, 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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DEC19

Seeing Differently: A Photo Exhibition of Five Veterans at Gettysburg

Thursday, December 19, 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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DEC19

Thirsty Farmer's Christmas Extravaganza

Thursday, December 19, 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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DEC19

Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour at Thirsty Farmer

Thursday, December 19, 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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DEC19

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Friday, December 20, 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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DEC20

An Eisenhower Christmas

Friday, December 20, 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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DEC20

Christmas at the Jennie Wade House

Friday, December 20, 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 Tree Decorating Contest

Friday, December 20, 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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DEC20

Free Carriage Rides!

Friday, December 20, 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 20, 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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DEC20

Ice Princess & Friends Express on the Seitzland Special

Friday, December 20, 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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DEC20

Illusion Show with Michael Cantori

Friday, December 20, 2019

Family entertainment at it's best! Please join professional illusionist Michael Cantori and his lovely assistant Madame Cynthia for an evening of profound illusions, menta...

Cantori's Theater of Magic
23 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
410-961-5903
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DEC20

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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DEC20

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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