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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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Santa Express to Glen Rock

Saturday, December 21, 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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DEC21

Santa's Cabin

Saturday, December 21, 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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DEC21

Santa's Shanty

Saturday, December 21, 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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DEC21

Scary Ghost Stories & Tales of the Glories: Christmas 1863

Saturday, December 21, 2019

On Christmas Eve 1863 the Mother of Jennie Wade, Mary, was still coping with the death of her 20 year old daughter. Jennie was the only civilian to die during the infamou...

Jennie Wade House
548 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-6296
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DEC21

Seeing Differently: A Photo Exhibition of Five Veterans at Gettysburg

Saturday, December 21, 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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DEC21

Sip 'n Shop

Saturday, December 21, 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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DEC21

Strolling Holiday Characters

Saturday, December 21, 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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DEC21

The Nielsen Family Band at the Garryowen Irish Pub

Saturday, December 21, 2019

The Nielsen Family Band's coming back to the Garryowen this Winter, and they're bringing a set to remember! Starting over on a new page in their musical career, t...

Garryowen Irish Pub
126 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-2719
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DEC21

Thirsty Farmer's Christmas Extravaganza

Saturday, December 21, 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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DEC21

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Sunday, December 22, 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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DEC22

An Eisenhower Christmas

Sunday, December 22, 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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DEC22

Christmas at the Jennie Wade House

Sunday, December 22, 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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DEC22

Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

Sunday, December 22, 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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DEC22

DIY Christmas Flower Centerpiece Class

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Just a little pop of color can change a whole house! Join us and learn how to make absolutely breathtaking centerpieces to decorate your dining room table, entrance hall or ev...

Hollabaugh Bros
545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8412
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DEC22

Free Tour Day

Sunday, December 22, 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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DEC22

Gettysburg Ice Rink

Sunday, December 22, 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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DEC22

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

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