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 April 3, 2014
December 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 Christmas Party at the Dobbin House Make your reservation for Your Christmas Party At The Dobbin House 89 Steinwehr Ave Gettysburg, Pa 717-334-2100 Make your reservations early!

www.dobbinhouse.com

Fri 5 Until 8:00pm Family Fun First Friday, Gettysburg Style Each month Gettysburg businesses join forces to offer special events and refreshments. Approximately 45 businesses throughout Historic Gettysburg participate by hosting special receptions, guest artists and authors, sales and later business hours. Around Gettysburg
Gettysburg, PA
17325
 
717-359-0776 Look for the First Friday banner at participating Gettysburg area shops, galleries, restaurants and businesses. Visit our website for this month's theme and a list of participating businesses and special offers.

http://gettysburgretailmerchants.com/

Sat 6 12 - 5; Candlelight tours at 5 & 7pm 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 6 5:00pm  

 

Educational

 

"Evening with the Painting" Exclusive After-hours Program Join the Gettysburg Foundation’s Sue Boardman, Licensed Battlefield Guide and author/historian, for “An Evening with the Painting” on the platform for an exclusive "after-hours" program of the Gettysburg Cyclorama painting at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center

1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA
17325

717-339-2148 Visitors will explore the history of the genre of cycloramas and in particular the history of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama. Presentation will include a discussion of the massive multi-year conservation effort of our country's largest painting. The painting concludes with extended time on the platform to view the painting in full light and a journey under the diorama to see how the illusion comes to life. There will be time for a question and answer session.

This special program lasts about two hours and is limited to 50 attendees. Single adult ticket price is $20 and youth ticket (age 6 to 12) is $10. This program begins in the Ford Motor Company Fund Education Center.

The 2014 program schedule is as follows: February 22 at 5:00 p.m.; March 22 at 5:00 p.m.; April 26 at 6:00 p.m.; May 23 at 6:00 p.m.; June 7 at 6:00 p.m.; July 5 at 6:00 p.m.; July 26 at 6:00 p.m.; August 16 at 6:00 p.m.; September 27 at 6:00 p.m.; October 11 at 6:00 p.m.; November 14 at 4:30 p.m. with a repeat show at 6:30 p.m.; and December 6 at 5:00 p.m.


To order tickets, please visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org/18 or call the Reservations Department at 877-874-2478. Tickets can also be purchased in advance at the ticket counter in the lobby of the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA.

http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org

Sat 6 7:00pm Parade Annual Old Getty Place Christmas Parade and Tree lighting Be part of it all as we delight in the annual parade, light the great tree in the Lincoln Square, and sing Christmas carols together to bring in the holiday season. The Parade will form on Lefever Street in front of Lincoln Elementary beginning at 6:00pm. It will move out onto Baltimore Street beginning at 7:00pm. It will follow Baltimore Street down to Lincoln Square, turn on York Street, and then onto Liberty Street and disband in the general area of the old Keefauver and Middle Schools. Downtown Gettysburg
See listing for Parade Route
Gettysburg, PA
17325
 
Enjoy a variety of bands, floats, costumed characters, distinguished guests, dancers, youth groups and, of course, Santa Claus!



After the parade, enjoy the lighting of the Christmas Tree in Lincoln Square and Santa's Shanty will be open on the Square for the children.

For registration information please contact Stephanie McIlwee at smcilwee@adamscha.org or 717-334-1518 x229.
Sat 6 1pm Dedication Holiday Wreaths at the Soldiers' National Cemetery Five hundred holiday wreaths will be placed on graves in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg National Military Park as part of the Sgt. Mac Foundation’s ongoing effort to honor veterans. Soldiers National Cemetery
Taneytown Road
Gettysburg, PA
17325
717-337-1728 If you are interested in helping attaching bows to the wreaths, come to the Giant Food parking lot at 8am. At 1pm the actual placement will begin at the Soldiers' National Cemetery.
http://www.sgtmac.org/
Sun 7 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Crafts and Wine Craft Workshop - Holiday Greens Wreath Guests under the instruction from Ashcombe Farm and Greenhouses, will be assembling their own holiday greens wreath to take home. Adams County Winery

251 Peach Tree Road
Orrtanna, PA
17353

717-334-4631 Materials will be provided but guests can choose to bring tie-ons or ribbons. Guests will also enjoy a class of wine while working on the project.

$35 per person

Reservations Required

http://www.adamscountywinery.com

Sat 13 12 - 5; Candlelight tours at 5 & 7pm 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

Sun 14 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Crafts Holiday Cookie and Wine Pairing Class Come enjoy a flight of 3 wines paired with 3 cookies from a local bakery. Adams County Winery

251 Peach Tree Road
Orrtanna, PA
17353

Farm Winery & 25 C Wine Shop

717-334-4631 Guests will select one flight from the 4 offered: dry white, dry red, sweet white and sweet red.

$10 per person

No Reservations Required

http://www.adamscountywinery.com

Sat 20 12 - 5; Candlelight tours at 5 & 7pm 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

Sun 21 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Crafts Holiday Cookie and Wine Pairing Class Come enjoy a flight of 3 wines paired with 3 cookies from a local bakery. Adams County Winery

251 Peach Tree Road
Orrtanna, PA
17353

Farm Winery & 25 C Wine Shop

717-334-4631 Guests will select one flight from the 4 offered: dry white, dry red, sweet white and sweet red.

$10 per person

No Reservations Required

http://www.adamscountywinery.com

Tue 30 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

Wed 31 Family Fun New Year's Eve Celebration Entertainment at downtown venues, fireworks and party in Lincoln Square. Lincoln Square
125 S. Washington Street
Gettysburg, PA
17325
717-334-5006 http://www.adamsarts.org

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