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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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Gingerbread Celebration & Holiday Mart

Sunday, December 8, 2019

The Annual Gingerbread Celebration will be part of the inaugural Gettysburg Christmas Festival. Enjoy a gallery of gingerbread creations, holiday art mart and activities for f...

TBD
TBD, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-5006
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DEC8

Greens Wreath Craft Class

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Come out and join us for our popular Greens Wreath Craft Class, presented by Andrea from A&M Growers. For $45 you will receive everything you need (including instructions)...

Adams County Winery
251 Peach Tree Rd, Orrtanna, PA 17353
717-334-4631
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DEC8

Holiday Open House

Sunday, December 8, 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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DEC8

Holiday Open House at Eastern Museum of Motor Racing

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Explore Eastern Museum of Motor Racing at their Holiday Open House! There will be food, an auction, refreshments and the roundtable.  The Eastern Museum of Motor Racin...

Eastern Museum of Motor Racing
100 Baltimore Road, York Springs, PA 17372
717-528-8279
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DEC8

Hollabaugh Bro's 10th Annual Holiday Open House

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Our Holiday Open House is a great way to ring in the Christmas season! Join the Hollabaugh family for a celebration of the holidays, featuring lots of great products to sample...

Hollabaugh Bros.
545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8412
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DEC8

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Chip Davis, founder and creator of Mannheim Steamroller, will celebrate the 35th Anniversary of his annual Christmas concert tour, making it the longest running consecuti...

Grove Theatre
Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA 17257
717-477-SHOW(7469)
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DEC8

Me and Mini Me Thumbprint Ornament Paint Along

Sunday, December 8, 2019

You can finally make that keepsake ornament that you have been meaning to! It also makes the perfect gift. A professional artist will walk you through the entire painting p...

Hollabaugh Bros
545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8412
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DEC8

National Wreath Project

Sunday, December 8, 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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DEC8

Santa Claus Meet & Greet

Sunday, December 8, 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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DEC8

Santa's Shanty

Sunday, December 8, 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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DEC8

Seeing Differently: A Photo Exhibition of Five Veterans at Gettysburg

Sunday, December 8, 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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DEC8

Sip 'n Shop

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Stop in the winery every Saturday and Sunday to browse items from local direct sales reps, artists and crafters while enjoying a glass of wine! Check our Facebook Pa...

J & P Winery
48 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-549-2513
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DEC8

Strolling Holiday Characters

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Visit The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg for all of your holiday shopping needs. Strolling Holiday Characters will be meeting and greeting shoppers every weekend from November&n...

The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg
1863 Gettysburg Village Drive, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-9705
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DEC8

Tannenbaum Christmas Tree Train with No. 17

Sunday, December 8, 2019

You and your family will take a 45-minute train excursion to Seitzville, PA for a horse drawn carriage ride by the Horse Tours of Gettysburg to a Christmas tree...

Northern Central Railway–Steam Into History
2 West Main Street, New Freedom , PA 17349
717-942-2370
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DEC8

Burgers & Brew Mondays at Fourscore Beer Co.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Every Monday starting Dec 2, 2019 enjoy a Fourscore Burger for $9.99 and $3 16 oz pours of Gettys Brau, The Fix and Hop Hot. In addition to our standard lineup, we brew a s...

Fourscore Beer Co.
603 S. Washington St, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-345-8171
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DEC9

Candlelight Tours

Monday, December 9, 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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DEC9

Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

Monday, December 9, 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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DEC9

Gettysburg Ice Rink

Monday, December 9, 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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DEC9

National Wreath Project

Monday, December 9, 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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DEC9

Santa's Cabin

Monday, December 9, 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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