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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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National Wreath Project

Sunday, December 22, 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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DEC22

Santa Claus Meet & Greet

Sunday, December 22, 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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DEC22

Santa Express to Glen Rock

Sunday, December 22, 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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DEC22

Santa's Shanty

Sunday, December 22, 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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DEC22

Seeing Differently: A Photo Exhibition of Five Veterans at Gettysburg

Sunday, December 22, 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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DEC22

Sip 'n Shop

Sunday, December 22, 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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DEC22

Strolling Holiday Characters

Sunday, December 22, 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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DEC22

Thirsty Farmer's Christmas Extravaganza

Sunday, December 22, 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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DEC22

Burgers & Brew Mondays at Fourscore Beer Co.

Monday, December 23, 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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DEC23

Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

Monday, December 23, 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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DEC23

Gettysburg Ice Rink

Monday, December 23, 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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DEC23

National Wreath Project

Monday, December 23, 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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DEC23

Santa's Cabin

Monday, December 23, 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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DEC23

Seeing Differently: A Photo Exhibition of Five Veterans at Gettysburg

Monday, December 23, 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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DEC23

Christmas Eve Dining Options

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Dobbin House Tavern     89 Steinwehr Avenue Hours of Operation 11:30am-4pm *Tavern only ...

Various Locations
Around Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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DEC24

Christmas Eve Mass

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Join us as we joyfully anticipate the birth of Jesus Christ! The Basilica reopens on December 24 at 6:30pm for Mass to celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord at 7:30pm. If you ...

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
301-447-6606
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DEC24

Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

Tuesday, December 24, 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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DEC24

Historic Rock Chapel Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

The Annual Old Fashion Candlelight Service will be held on Tuesday, December 24 at 11pm. Dress warm—it’s a historic, old building. NEW THIS YEAR: Live Nati...

Rock Chapel
4730 Oxford Road, York Springs, PA 17372
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DEC24

National Wreath Project

Tuesday, December 24, 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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DEC24

Santa Watch Party at Fourscore Beer Co.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Fourscore Beer Co. will be OPEN Christmas Eve. Come spend the holidays with us! Stop in for last minute gifts for the beer lover on your list and enjoy some tasty brews with y...

Fourscore Beer Co.
603 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-345-8171
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DEC24

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