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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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An Eisenhower Christmas

Thursday, December 12, 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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Art-based After School Program

Thursday, December 12, 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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Candlelight Tours

Thursday, December 12, 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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Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

Thursday, December 12, 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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Edible Gifts Cooking Class at Hollabaugh Bros.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Biscotti, Biscuit and Bars! Three delicious baked good varieties that are sure to get you in the festive holiday spirit. Join to learn how to make these delicious treats and h...

Hollabaugh Bros.
545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8412
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Gettysburg Ice Rink

Thursday, December 12, 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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National Wreath Project

Thursday, December 12, 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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Pottery Lessons

Thursday, December 12, 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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DEC12

Santa's Cabin

Thursday, December 12, 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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DEC12

Seeing Differently: A Photo Exhibition of Five Veterans at Gettysburg

Thursday, December 12, 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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DEC12

Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour at Thirsty Farmer

Thursday, December 12, 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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DEC12

2019 Tree Wars

Friday, December 13, 2019

Come out to downtown Hanover to check out the local businesses’ entries in our 6th Annual Christmas Tree Wars! Main Street Hanover, in conjunction with downtown business...

Downtown Hanover
Center Square, Hanover, PA 17331
717-637-6130x101
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DEC13

An Eisenhower Christmas

Friday, December 13, 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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DEC13

Annual Holiday Tuba Carol Fest

Friday, December 13, 2019

Tuba players from around the country will join together to play Christmas carols on historic Lincoln Square in Gettysburg, Pa. It's tr...

Lincoln Square
20 West High Street, Gettysburg , PA 17325
717-334-7719
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DEC13

Candlelight Tours

Friday, December 13, 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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DEC13

Christmas at the Jennie Wade House

Friday, December 13, 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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DEC13

Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

Friday, December 13, 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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DEC13

Dan and Ali at the GO Too!

Friday, December 13, 2019

Back again for more Guinness, whiskey, songs about whiskey and also Guinness at the Garryowen. This dynamic duo plays all of your favorite eclectic covers of everything f...

Garryowen Irish Pub
126 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-2719
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Deck the Halls

Friday, December 13, 2019

Featuring some favorite seasonal selections, "Deck the Halls!” is the third annual holiday concert presented by The Gettysburg Choral Society and will be ...

Trinity United Church of Christ
60 East High Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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DEC13

Disney's Frozen, Jr *SOLD OUT

Friday, December 13, 2019

*SOLD OUT The enchanting modern classic from Disney is ready! Disney's Frozen jr. brings Elsa, Anna and the magical land of Arendelle to life onstage. The show fea...

Gettysburg Community Theatre
49 York Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2692
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