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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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A Gettysburg Christmas Festival

Friday, December 6, 2019

Join us in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for an unforgettable holiday experience. Kick off the holiday season with food, entertainment, art and fun for the entire fam...

Downtown Gettysburg
Downtown Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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An Eisenhower Christmas

Friday, December 6, 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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Annual Holiday Bazaar

Friday, December 6, 2019

Join Trinity United Church of Christ at their 41st Annual Holiday Bazaar, featuring a silent auction, handcrafted gifts, home-cooked food and baked goods, including mince meat...

Trinity United Church of Christ
60 East High Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-7266
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DEC6

Christmas at the Jennie Wade House

Friday, December 6, 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 Scavenger Hunt

Friday, December 6, 2019

Come to Civil War Tails Diorama Museum for a Christmas Scavenger Hunt with a "12 Days of Christmas" theme and Christmas prizes! This event is part of the larger &quo...

Civil War Tails at the Homestead Diorama Museum
785 Baltimore St, Gettysburg , PA 17325
717-420-5273
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Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

Friday, December 6, 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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Civil War Activities: 4th Virginia Company F

Friday, December 6, 2019

Experience “A Gettysburg Christmas Festival” with living history programs and demonstrations at the Rupp House History Center. The 4th Virginia Company F will depi...

The Rupp House
451 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-338-1243
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Door to Bethlehem

Friday, December 6, 2019

Open your heart and walk with Mary and Joseph through the Door to Bethlehem at the Seton Shrine in Emmitsburg, MD, on December 6-8. Based on the tradition of Las Posadas, a...

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727
301-447-6606
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Eisenhower Society 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner

Friday, December 6, 2019

Celebrate 50 years of the Eisenhower Society with an address by noted Eisenhower historian Dr. William I. Hitchcock, a book signing, dinner and Ike and Mamie cocktails wh...

Gettysburg Hotel
1 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-398-2349
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First Friday - Gettysburg Style!

Friday, December 6, 2019

First Friday - Gettysburg Style for 2019 is wrapping up with our annual Cookie Walk. Enjoy a stroll around town and Holiday cookies of many shapes and flavors! Each month we h...

Gettysburg
Downtown Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Five Christmases at the Shriver House

Friday, December 6, 2019

Thanksgiving evening is the beginning of the Christmas holiday season at the Shriver House Museum in Gettysburg. The Shriver family moved into their new home just before the C...

Shriver House Museum
309 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-2800
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Free Carriage Rides!

Friday, December 6, 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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Free Dobbin House Tours

Friday, December 6, 2019

Enjoy a FREE, guided, hour-plus tour of the oldest, most historic house in Gettysburg, the Dobbin House. This popular and highly-rated presentation highlights the house b...

Dobbin House Tavern
89 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2100
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Gettysburg Christmas Parade

Friday, December 6, 2019

Be part of it all as we delight in the annual parade and sing Christmas carols together to bring in the holiday season. Enjoy a variety of bands, floats, costumed characters, ...

Downtown Gettysburg
Lefever Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-253-9413
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Gettysburg College Winter Choral Concert

Friday, December 6, 2019

Choral music is one of the hallmarks of the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College. The Sunderman Conservatory of Music is a vibrant musical community preparing...

Gettysburg College, Christ Chapel
300 North Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Gettysburg Ice Rink

Friday, December 6, 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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DEC6

Gingerbread Celebration & Holiday Mart

Friday, December 6, 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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DEC6

Holiday Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Friday, December 6, 2019

You are invited for a special holiday sleepover – your stuffed animal that is! Join us at 4pm for a short story and milk and cookies before you say “goodnight&rdqu...

Hollabaugh Bros
545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
717-677-8412
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Hollabaugh Bro's 10th Annual Holiday Open House

Friday, December 6, 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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DEC6

Ice Princess & Friends Express on the Seitzland Special

Friday, December 6, 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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