Special Events
What you'll find here: A listing of some of the current and upcoming events in Gettysburg and Adams County.

 

This page last updated Nov. 20, 2014
November 2014- Gettysburg.com and Dobbin House Inc. are not responsible for cancellations or other changes that may occur. Please contact the telephone numbers listed for updates on special events.

Day Date Time Category Name of EventDescription Where Phone Comments
1 - 31 All Day Holiday Reservations at The Dobbin House Start making your reservations for your Christmas Party at the Dobbin House 89 Steinwehr Ave Gettysburg, Pa 717-334-2100 Call today to reserve your Party!

www.dobbinhouse.com

Thu 20 6:00pm-9:00pm Concert Local Singer Songwriter Night  Singer Songwriter Night Reid's Orchard & Winery

400 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA
17325

717-334-7537  

http://www.reidsorchardwinery.com

Thu 20 10:00am-4:00pm Special Tour Lincoln's 25 hours in Gettysburg During the month of November, the Gettysburg Licensed Town Historians invite you to experience Pres. Lincoln's 25 hours in Gettysburg by walking where he walked and seeing what he saw. A town was changed forever; a nation is reborn. Gettysburg Licensed Town Historians

33 York Street
Gettysburg, PA
17325
 

717-253-5737 http://www.gblth.com
Fri 21 10:00am-4:00pm Special Tour Lincoln's 25 hours in Gettysburg During the month of November, the Gettysburg Licensed Town Historians invite you to experience Pres. Lincoln's 25 hours in Gettysburg by walking where he walked and seeing what he saw. A town was changed forever; a nation is reborn. Gettysburg Licensed Town Historians

33 York Street
Gettysburg, PA
17325
 

717-253-5737 http://www.gblth.com
Fri 21 7:00pm-10:00pm Concert Hosting Live Local Musicians Hosting Live Local Musicians Reid's Winery and Cider House
400 Baltimore St
Gettysburg, PA
17325
717-334-7537 http://www.reidsorchardwinery.com
Sat 22 10:00am-4:00pm Special Tour Lincoln's 25 hours in Gettysburg During the month of November, the Gettysburg Licensed Town Historians invite you to experience Pres. Lincoln's 25 hours in Gettysburg by walking where he walked and seeing what he saw. A town was changed forever; a nation is reborn. Gettysburg Licensed Town Historians

33 York Street
Gettysburg, PA
17325
 

717-253-5737 http://www.gblth.com
Sat 22 7:00pm-10:00pm Concert Hosting Live Local Musicians Hosting Live Local Musicians Reid's Winery and Cider House
400 Baltimore St
Gettysburg, PA
17325
717-334-7537 http://www.reidsorchardwinery.com
Sat 22 7:00pm & 9:00pm Ghosts/

Paranormal

Georgia, Your Sister Is Dead! Return with us to 8:30 AM, July 3rd, 1863. Jennie Wade has just been killed. Her mother, who witnessed the death hasn’t had time to comprehend the tragedy. As a ghost she continues to piece together the events of that day. Now you, as a visitor to the home, have been drawn into the story. She must not only save the rest of her family but is concerned for your safety as well. Ghostly Images of Gettysburg

Jennie Wade House Museum
548 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA
17325
 

717-334-4100

Evenings 717-334-1156

The spirit of a union soldier arrives on the scene with a plan to save all of you. But can the escape route be opened before more horror falls on the building?

If he succeeds in getting you through to safety in the cellar your experience is not yet complete. The space below the house is haunted by the ghost of James Wade, Jennies’ father. Having lost his mind in life he continues in death to attack the integrity of anyone who crosses his path. As he sums up the aftermath of his daughter’s death you best be prepared for anything!

Will he be the last of your encounters? For the answer come and experience this unique journey through the original structure where Jennie Wade died.

http://www.ghostlyimages.net

Sat 22 10:00am-1:00pm Holiday Santa Claus arrives at The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg Welcome Santa Claus to The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg! Santa will arrive on horse and carriage at 10am. The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg

Food Court
1863 Gettysburg Village Drive
Gettysburg, PA
17325

717-337-9705 After your family has had a chance to meet with Santa, check out the games and crafts and lots of prizes!

Carriage rides will be available for a short period after dropping off Santa, so be sure to arrive at 10am!

http://www.theoutletshoppes

atgettysburg.com

Sat 22 See description for details Holiday Santa Claus Meet & Greet Bring your family out to enjoy a meet and greet with the big man himself! The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg

Food Court
1863 Gettysburg Village Drive
Gettysburg, PA
17325

717-337-9705 Children will receive a holiday prize. You can take your own photos or purchase photos from an on-site photographer.

Beginning November 22nd, visit with Santa on Saturdays from Noon-8pm and on Sundays from Noon-5pm. Santa will also be visiting on December 22 &23 from Noon-8pm.

 

http://www.theoutletshoppes

atgettysburg.com

Sat 22 10:00am-3:00pm Special Tour Chamberlain at Gettysburg

Sponsored by the Inn of the Gettysburg Area

Tour Little Round Top and the 20th Maine monument area with historian Thomas Desjardin, author of "Stand Firm Ye Boys From Maine". Inns of the Gettysburg Area

Begins at Little Round Top
Gettysburg area
Gettysburg, PA
17325

Phone a participating B&B. The tour begins at 10am with lunch at the Dobbin House following the tour and Tom will talk more about Joshua Chamberlain after lunch is served. Each couple takes home an autographed copy of his book. Cost is $70 per person. Visit www.gettysburgbedandbreakfast.com or phone a participating B&B.
Sat 22 5:00pm-7:00pm Wine Holiday Food and Wine Pairing Dinner Guests will enjoy five small plates of food, each themed around a different holiday. Holiday plates will feature Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. Adams County Winery

251 Peach Tree Road
Orrtanna, PA
17353
 

717-334-4631 Each plate will be accompanied by a sample of both a red and white wine. During the meal, a presentation will be given discussing how to sample and pair wines with holiday food. Cost is $45 per guest and reservations are required. Farm location only. Visit www.adamscountywinery.com or call 717-334-4631 for more details.
Sun 23 10:00am-4:00pm Special Tour Lincoln's 25 hours in Gettysburg During the month of November, the Gettysburg Licensed Town Historians invite you to experience Pres. Lincoln's 25 hours in Gettysburg by walking where he walked and seeing what he saw. A town was changed forever; a nation is reborn. Gettysburg Licensed Town Historians

33 York Street
Gettysburg, PA
17325
 

717-253-5737 http://www.gblth.com
Sun 23 See description for details Holiday Santa Claus Meet & Greet Bring your family out to enjoy a meet and greet with the big man himself! The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg

Food Court
1863 Gettysburg Village Drive
Gettysburg, PA
17325

717-337-9705 Children will receive a holiday prize. You can take your own photos or purchase photos from an on-site photographer.

Beginning November 22nd, visit with Santa on Saturdays from Noon-8pm and on Sundays from Noon-5pm. Santa will also be visiting on December 22 &23 from Noon-8pm.

 

http://www.theoutletshoppes

atgettysburg.com

Tue 25 6:30pm-9:00pm Wine Zumba, Sangria, & Skinny Jeans Zumba your way into skinny jeans and have a glass of wine while you do it! Hauser Estate Winery

410 Cashtown Road
Biglerville, PA
17307
 

717-334-4888 Local instructor Sarah Isenberger will have you sweatin' your way into those skinny jeans! This event is held the last Tuesday of every month. The cost of a one hour class is $5. A two hour class from 6:30-8:30pm is available at a cost of $10.

A specialty glass of wine or hard cider from Hauser Estate Winery will be available for those interested for an additional $5.

Make sure to bring your water bottle, comfortable clothing and some good sneakers. For the winter and cold weather months class will be inside. Once the weather is warmer, zumba will take place outside amongst the vines on the Hauser concert stage or another knee-friendly surface (wooden deck or grassy area).

 

http://www.hauserestate.com

Thu 27 5 & 7 pm Holiday Candlelight Christmas Tour of the Shriver House Museum You are cordially invited to take a candlelight tour of the Shriver House Museum decorated for an 1860s Christmas, while hearing the story of the Shriver family and how the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War changed their lives forever. Shriver House Museum
309 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 337-2800
Take a step back in time to discover how Christmas was celebrated in the mid-1800s. Enter the 19th century home of George, Hettie, Sadie (7), and Mollie (5) Shriver as they prepare for the upcoming Christmas holidays. See the candle-laden Christmas tree in its place of honor on the parlor table as a fire roars in the fireplace of the handsome room decorated with hand-made holiday greenery. After hanging stockings on the mantle, the girls set out milk and cookies in anticipation of a visit from Santa Claus on that magical night. While soldiers faced the perils of the Civil War, Christmas offered a few moments of cheer that would help brighten the lives of those at home. Learn how families celebrated the holidays while fathers, sons, and husbands were separated from loved ones during this tragic time in American history.

Candlelight Christmas tours will begin on Thanksgiving evening, November 27th and continue Saturday evenings through December 20, 2014. For additional information on the Shriver House Museum or to make reservations for a Christmas tour, please call 717-337-2800.

Private tours for groups of ten or more are welcome anytime throughout the holiday season; reservations are required.


http://www.shriverhouse.org/

Candlelight_Christmas_Tour.html

Fri 28 Noon - 5; Candlelight tours at 5, 7 & 9pm Holiday Candlelight Christmas Tour of the Shriver House Museum You are cordially invited to take a candlelight tour of the Shriver House Museum decorated for an 1860s Christmas, while hearing the story of the Shriver family and how the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War changed their lives forever. Shriver House Museum
309 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 337-2800
Take a step back in time to discover how Christmas was celebrated in the mid-1800s. Enter the 19th century home of George, Hettie, Sadie (7), and Mollie (5) Shriver as they prepare for the upcoming Christmas holidays. See the candle-laden Christmas tree in its place of honor on the parlor table as a fire roars in the fireplace of the handsome room decorated with hand-made holiday greenery. After hanging stockings on the mantle, the girls set out milk and cookies in anticipation of a visit from Santa Claus on that magical night. While soldiers faced the perils of the Civil War, Christmas offered a few moments of cheer that would help brighten the lives of those at home. Learn how families celebrated the holidays while fathers, sons, and husbands were separated from loved ones during this tragic time in American history.

Candlelight Christmas tours will begin on Thanksgiving evening, November 27th and continue Saturday evenings through December 20, 2014. For additional information on the Shriver House Museum or to make reservations for a Christmas tour, please call 717-337-2800.

Private tours for groups of ten or more are welcome anytime throughout the holiday season; reservations are required.


http://www.shriverhouse.org/

Candlelight_Christmas_Tour.html

Sat 29 Noon - 5; Candlelight tours at 5, 7 & 9pm Holiday Candlelight Christmas Tour of the Shriver House Museum You are cordially invited to take a candlelight tour of the Shriver House Museum decorated for an 1860s Christmas, while hearing the story of the Shriver family and how the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War changed their lives forever. Shriver House Museum
309 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 337-2800
Take a step back in time to discover how Christmas was celebrated in the mid-1800s. Enter the 19th century home of George, Hettie, Sadie (7), and Mollie (5) Shriver as they prepare for the upcoming Christmas holidays. See the candle-laden Christmas tree in its place of honor on the parlor table as a fire roars in the fireplace of the handsome room decorated with hand-made holiday greenery. After hanging stockings on the mantle, the girls set out milk and cookies in anticipation of a visit from Santa Claus on that magical night. While soldiers faced the perils of the Civil War, Christmas offered a few moments of cheer that would help brighten the lives of those at home. Learn how families celebrated the holidays while fathers, sons, and husbands were separated from loved ones during this tragic time in American history.

Candlelight Christmas tours will begin on Thanksgiving evening, November 27th and continue Saturday evenings through December 20, 2014. For additional information on the Shriver House Museum or to make reservations for a Christmas tour, please call 717-337-2800.

Private tours for groups of ten or more are welcome anytime throughout the holiday season; reservations are required.


http://www.shriverhouse.org/

Candlelight_Christmas_Tour.html

Sat 29 See description for details Holiday Santa Claus Meet & Greet Bring your family out to enjoy a meet and greet with the big man himself! The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg

Food Court
1863 Gettysburg Village Drive
Gettysburg, PA
17325

717-337-9705 Children will receive a holiday prize. You can take your own photos or purchase photos from an on-site photographer.

Beginning November 22nd, visit with Santa on Saturdays from Noon-8pm and on Sundays from Noon-5pm. Santa will also be visiting on December 22 &23 from Noon-8pm.

 

http://www.theoutletshoppes

atgettysburg.com

Sat 29 7:00pm-10:00pm Concert Hosting Live Local Musicians Hosting Live Local Musicians Reid's Winery and Cider House
400 Baltimore St
Gettysburg, PA
17325
717-334-7537 http://www.reidsorchardwinery.com
Sat 29 10:00am-4:00pm Educational "Christmas in the 1860s" The Victorian Dance Ensemble, the performing troupe of the Civil War Dance Foundation (CWDF), will offer exhibits and dance demonstrations in the Group Lobby. Visitors will see the Ensemble perform some of the most common dances of the era as they recreate an authentic 1860s Christmas Ball and will have a chance to join in and learn a dance from the Civil War period. Civilian artifacts such as jewelry and photographs will be on display for all to see and experience. The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center

 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325

717-338-1243 In the spirit of holiday giving, the CWDF will also have “Soldiers Boxes” on hand for donations to our military. Soldiers Boxes, a much-looked-for treat in military life, were as popular during the Civil War as they are today. Come and learn what types of items were donated during the 1860s and join us as we collect items for our military. Items needed are disposable razors, deodorant, toothpaste and other such similar goods.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the educational outreach programming of the Civil War Dance Foundation. In addition to conducting Civil War balls, dance demonstrations and classes, the CWDF also presents military and civilian artifact displays and lectures on a variety of Civil War topics.

 

www.gettysburgfoundation.org

Sat 29 6-8 pm Holiday Gettysburg Welcomes the Holidays On Saturday, November 29, the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants (GARMA) will host a special holiday kick-off event to welcome you to the start of the season in Gettysburg. Downtown
Gettysburg, PA
17325
 
717-334-6274 Join us for a night of great food, drink, shopping and enjoyment! From 6-8pm, GARMA is working with local businesses and organizations to bring carolers, musicians, hot cocoa and gift wrapping to town. As well, Santa will be in his shanty greeting children and the tree will be brightly lit. Spend the evening making your own holiday history in Gettysburg!

Activities will include
- Drink specials and food at Adams County Winery 25C until 9pm

http://gettysburgretailmerchants.com/

Sat 29 9:00am-4:30pm Holiday Small Business Saturday Join Hollabaugh Brothers Fruit Farm and Market to celebrate Small Business Saturday. Hollabaugh Bros. Inc. Fruit Farm and Market

545 Carlisle Road
Biglerville, PA
17307

717-677-8412 This national event encourages people everywhere to support the local economy by patronizing the small businesses in your neighborhood. Join in the fun at Hollabaugh Brothers featuring: sampling tables, a Holiday wreath making class (registration required) and great promotional sales.

www.hollabaughbros.com

Sat 29  5:00pm-8:00pm Holiday Complimentary Carriage Rides Enjoy a complimentary carriage ride around the center with views of The Miracle of Lights on Main Street and other holiday decorations.
 
The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg

Food Court
1863 Gettysburg Village Drive
Gettysburg, PA
17325

717-337-9705  

http://www.theoutletshoppes

atgettysburg.com

 

Sat 29 1:00pm-5:00pm Holiday Complimentary Trackless Train Rides A trackless train will be on site to offer complientary rides around the center. Pickup is at the Food Court.
 
The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg

Food Court
1863 Gettysburg Village Drive
Gettysburg, PA
17325

717-337-9705  

http://www.theoutletshoppes

atgettysburg.com

 

Sun 30 See description for details Holiday Santa Claus Meet & Greet Bring your family out to enjoy a meet and greet with the big man himself! The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg

Food Court
1863 Gettysburg Village Drive
Gettysburg, PA
17325

717-337-9705 Children will receive a holiday prize. You can take your own photos or purchase photos from an on-site photographer.

Beginning November 22nd, visit with Santa on Saturdays from Noon-8pm and on Sundays from Noon-5pm. Santa will also be visiting on December 22 &23 from Noon-8pm.

 

http://www.theoutletshoppes

atgettysburg.com

Sun 30  5:00pm-8:00pm Holiday Complimentary Carriage Rides Enjoy a complimentary carriage ride around the center with views of The Miracle of Lights on Main Street and other holiday decorations.
 
The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg

Food Court
1863 Gettysburg Village Drive
Gettysburg, PA
17325

717-337-9705  

http://www.theoutletshoppes

atgettysburg.com

 

Sun 30 1:00pm-5:00pm Holiday Complimentary Trackless Train Rides A trackless train will be on site to offer complientary rides around the center. Pickup is at the Food Court.
 
The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg

Food Court
1863 Gettysburg Village Drive
Gettysburg, PA
17325

717-337-9705  

http://www.theoutletshoppes

atgettysburg.com

 

Sun 30 7:30pm Musical Festival Choral Vespers for Advent presented by Music, Gettysburg! Music, Gettysburg! is a premier concert series featuring international, regional and local musical artists for the greater south central Pennsylvania region. Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary Chapel
147 Seminary Ridge
Gettysburg, PA
17325
717-338-3000
Concerts are free and open to the public thanks to support for the series that comes from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, from businesses and from many individuals. All concerts (unless specially noted) take place in the chapel of the Gettysburg Seminary.

Mark Oldenburg, Chair of Music, Gettysburg! notes that musicians and musical ensembles come from all over the country because they love the venue in Gettysburg — both the chapel’s extraordinary acoustics, but the appreciative audiences too.

http://www.musicgettysburg.org/

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