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The Gettysburg Experience magazine, a publication exploring the Gettysburg of yesterday and today. We offer an array of interesting articles – most of which have a direct relation to historic Gettysburg from the Colonial era through the turn of the 21st century, often with an emphasis on the famous battle that occurred in the summer of 1863.

The Gettysburg Experience also offers a comprehensive Events Calendar (for those who want to know what special happenings to attend when they visit – any time of the year), delicious recipes, Gettysburg trivia, profiles of people and area businesses.

Having served the Gettysburg area since 1997, The Gettysburg Experience now extends our magazine to a wider circulation of readers, offering a glimpse into one of America’s most fascinating towns.

Events are subject to change without notice. Please call numbers or visit websites listed with the event you wish to attend in case of changes or cancellations.

DecemberThanksgiving

Monday December 1-Friday, December 12 Method and Meaning: Selections from the Gettysburg College Collection Exhibit. At the Schmucker Art Gallery, 300 North Washington Street. From Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Call 717-337-6080 for details.

Monday, December 1-Wednesday, December 31 An Eisenhower Christmas. An annual holiday event at the Eisenhower National Historic Site, Gettysburg. Featuring special holiday tours of Ike’s and Mamie’s home decked in 1950s Christmas style. Closed Christmas Day. The historic site is accessed through the Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, at regular intervals. Call 717-338-9114 for more information.

Tuesday, December 2 Paranormal Investigation. At The Farnsworth House, 401 Baltimore Street. Reservations required. Call 717-334-8838 for more information.

Thursday, December 4 Paint & Wine Night. Presented by The Adams County Arts Council. At the Arts Council Building, 125 South Washington Street, 7 p.m.
Call 717-334-5006 for details.

Friday, December 5 Holiday Wreath Laying at the Soldiers National Cemetery. Sponsored by The Sergeant Mac Foundation. Hundreds of holiday wreaths will be laid by volunteers on the graves of the slain at Gettysburg’s Soldiers National Cemetery. Wreaths can be purchased at the Gettysburg Giant Food Store, located at the junction of Route 30 and Natural Springs Road. Volunteers and donations are appreciated in this ongoing effort. Contact sgtmac.org for more information.

Friday, December 5 First Friday. Includes live music, book signings, artist receptions, special sales and later business hours (until 8 p.m.) Sponsored by The Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association. Look for the First Friday banner for participating Gettysburg shops, galleries, tours, and restaurants.

Friday, December 5 Candlelight Holiday Tour of Shops. At various Littlestown gift shops. From 5-11 p.m. Includes refreshments. Call 717-359-4121 for directions and details.

Friday, December 5 Holiday Open House at the Jennie Wade House. At the Jennie Wade House, 548 Baltimore Street. Held also on December 12 and 19. Call 717-334-4100 for details.

Friday, December 5 Holiday Open House. At Hollabaugh Brothers Fruit Farm & Market, 545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville. From 4-7 p.m. Call 717-677-8412 for details.

Friday, December 5 Photos With Santa. At Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve, 1537 Mount Hope Road, Fairfield. From 4-8 p.m. Held also on December 12. Reservations recommended, walk-ins welcome. Call 717-642-5840 for details.

Friday, December 5-Saturday, December 6 Holiday Open House. At The Round Barn Farm Market, located ½ mile from the Route 30/Cashtown Road interchange, Biglerville. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring holiday music, refreshments and special sales.
Call 717-677-8842 for details.

Friday, December 5-Saturday, December 6 Christmas Ornament Extravaganza. At Simply Stashing, part of Quilt Patch Village of Shoppes, 1897 Hanover Pike, Littlestown. Demonstrations at 10 a.m., noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Call 717-359-4121 for details.

Friday, December 5-Saturday, December 6 5th Annual Gingerbread Celebration. At the Gettysburg Campus, HACC, 731 Old Harrisburg Road. Presented by the Gettysburg Festival. From 2-7 p.m. on Friday and 9-4 on Saturday. Call 717-334-0853 for more information.

Friday, December 5-Sunday December 7 Complimentary Holiday Carriage Rides. At The Outlet Shoppes, 1863 Gettysburg Village Drive. From 5-8 p.m. Held weekends until Christmas. Call 800-868-7553 for details.

Friday, December 5-Sunday, December 7 A Christmas Story, the Musical. At Gettysburg Community Theater, 49 York Street. Evening performances at 7 p.m., with matinees at 2 p.m. Held also on December 12-14. Call 717-334-2692 for ticket information.

Saturday, December 6 Breakfast With Santa. At The Gettysburg Hotel Ballroom, One Lincoln Square. From 7:30-11:30 a.m. Sponsored by The United Way of Adams County. No reservations required, fee charged for breakfast, children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 717-337-2000 for details.

Saturday, December 6 Christmas Greens and Gourmet Gift Sale. Presented by the Gettysburg Garden Club. At the Gettysburg Fire Hall, 35 North Stratton Street, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds used to beautify Lincoln Square and provide scholarships for students majoring in horticulture. Call 717-334-7688 for more information.

Saturday, December 6 Encounters With History: Lee & Ewell at High Tide. At the Ford Education Center, Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. Call 717-339-2148 for registration information.

Saturday, December 6 Meet St. Nicholas. At Hollabaugh Brothers Fruit Farm & Market, 545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville. Includes crafts, refreshments, and photo opportunities with St. Nick. From 9 a.m. to noon. Call 717-677-8412 for details.

Saturday, December 6 Open House With Santa. At Gettysburg Emporium,
421 Baltimore Street. From noon to 6 p.m. Call 717-338-0000 for details.

Saturday, December 6 Christmas at The Shriver House. See how Christmas was celebrated by a 19th century Gettysburg family during the Civil War. At The Shriver House, 309 Baltimore Street. Reservations required. From 5-9 p.m. Held also on December 13 and 20. Call 717-337-2800 for more information.

Saturday, December 6 An Evening with the Painting. A closer, more personal look at the historic Gettysburg Cyclorama. At the Ford Education Center, Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. 5 p.m. Presented by The Gettysburg Foundation. Call 877-874-2478 for ticket information.

Saturday, December 6 Gettysburg Holiday Parade. An annual event, beginning at 7 p.m. through Gettysburg’s Lincoln Square. Tree lighting immediately follows the parade. Free to the public. Call 717-334-8151 for more information.

Saturday, December 6 Scary Ghost Stories & Tales of Glory Tour. At the Jennie Wade House and Museum, 548 Baltimore Street. Held also on December 13 and 20. Tour begins at 6 p.m. Call 717-334-6296 for details.

Saturday, December 6-Sunday, December 7 Holiday Open House. At Boyer Nursery, 405 Boyer Nursery Road, Biglerville. From 9-5 Saturday, 12-5 Sunday. Held also December 13-14. Call 717-677-8558 for more details.

Sunday, December 7 Civil War-Era Christmas Open House. At The Rupp House,
451 Baltimore Street. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes tours of exhibits, refreshments, and a visit with Santa. Free to the public. Call 717-339-2148 for details.

Thursday, December 11-Sunday, December 21 A Christmas Carol. The timeless Dickens tale will be performed at The Capitol Theater, 159 South Main Street, Chambersburg. Presented by Totem Pole Playhouse. Matinees and evenings. Call 888-805-7056 for ticket information.

Friday, December 12 Holiday Dessert 19th Century Tea. At the Swope Manor,
58 York Street. 7 p.m. Sponsored by Places Through Time. Call 717-398-2684 for tickets and reservation information.

Friday, December 12 19th Annual Gettysburg Tuba Fest. At 7 p.m. on Gettysburg’s Lincoln Square. Free to the public. Call 717-334-8151 for more information.

Friday, December 12 Country Christmas Sing-Along. At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street, 7:30 p.m. Featuring The Sweetback Sisters. Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

Saturday, December 13 Annual Holiday House Tour. A special tour of some of Gettysburg’s time-honored historic homes and establishments, dressed for the holidays. Refreshments included. Call 717-334-8151 or 717-337-1334 for more information.

Sunday, December 14 Historic East Berlin Christmas House Tour. Presented by The East Berlin Historical Preservation Society. From noon to 5 p.m. Tickets available at Red Men’s Hall, 332 West King Street, East Berlin. Call 717-259-0822 for advance ticket information.

Sunday, December 14 Holiday Cookie and Wine Pairing Open House. At Adams County Winery, 25 Chambersburg Street. 1-3 p.m. Held also on December 21.
Call 717-334-4631 for more information.

Sunday, December 14 Music, Gettysburg! A Christmas Offering. At the Lutheran Theological Seminary Chapel, 147 Seminary Ridge Road. Free to the public. Performance begins at 7 p.m. Call 717-338-3000, ext. 2197 for more information.

HanukkahWednesday, December 17 Hanukkah Begins.

Saturday, December 20 Christmas at The Shriver House. See December 6 listing for details.

Saturday, December 20 Scary Ghost Stories and Tales of Glory. See December 6 listing for details.

Saturday, December 20-Sunday, December 21 Complimentary Carriage Rides. At The Outlet Shoppes. See December 6-7 listing for details.

Sunday, December 21 Holiday Cookie and Wine Pairing Open House. At Adams County Winery, 25 Chambersburg Street. 1-3 p.m. Call 717-334-4631 for more information.

ChrostmasThursday, December 25 Christmas Day.

Sunday, December 28 Ballroom Dancing. At The Gettysburg American Legion, 528 East Middle Street, 7-9 p.m. Featuring live, Big Band era music by The Gettysburg Big Band. Entry fee charged, food available. Call 717-845-4277 for more information.

Wednesday, December 31 New Year’s Eve Celebration on the Square. An annual event held in Lincoln Square, 8 p.m. until midnight. Includes live music, fireworks, and other festivities. Hosted by The Adams County Arts Council. Call 717-334-5006 for details.

JanuaryJanuary

fireworksThursday, January 1 New Year’s Day.

Friday, January 2 Artist Exhibit. At Adams County Winery, 25 Chambersburg Street,
4-8 p.m. Call 717-334-4631 for details.

Saturday, January 3-Sunday, January 4 Mid-Winter Talks. A free lecture will be held every Saturday and Sunday through March at Gettysburg National Military Park & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike. Call 717-334-1124, ext. 8023 for details.

Saturday, January 17 Project Gettysburg/Leon Night Auction. At the Bream/Wright/Hauser Athletic Complex, Gettysburg College, 5-8 p.m. Proceeds benefit Gettysburg’s sister city, Leon, Nicaragua. Call 717-337-6490 for donations or ticket information.

Friday, January 23 Cameron Carpenter. At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street, 7:30 p.m. Mr. Carpenter is a world renowned organist. Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

Friday, January 23-Sunday, January 25 Rent. At Gettysburg Community Theater, 25 York Street. Evenings and matinees available. Held also January 30-February 1. Some adult subject matter. Call 717-334-2692 for ticket information.


If you have an item for our Calendar of Events, send it to us (be sure to include place, time of event and a phone number for information):

The Gettysburg Experience
P.O. Box 4271
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Or email us at loski@TheGettysburgExperience.com


For special events only. Information must reach us by the 10th of the month which precedes the month of your event. Complete info MUST be sent to us-do NOT simply refer us to a Facebook page or website-for your event to be published in our calendar.

 

 

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