Event Calendar

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.

November

Friday, November 3  First Friday. Includes musical entertainment, receptions, demonstrations, special sales and later business hours (until 8 p.m.).  Look for the First Friday banner at participating Gettysburg area shops and businesses.

Friday, November 3  Meet Gettysburg’s Artist in Residence.  At the David Wills House, 8 Lincoln  Square.  Featuring artist Susan Semenick, a nationally recognized landscape artist.  From 5-8 p.m.  Call 717-334-1124, ext. 8023 for more information.

Friday, November 3  Gettysburg the Musical.  At the Skyroom Theatre, Best Western Hotel, 301 Steinwehr Avenue.  Performance begins at 7:30 p.m.  Held each Friday in November.  Call 301-933-4333 for ticket information.

Friday, November 3  Jazz Ensemble.  Gettysburg College musicians perform at The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street.  Performance begins at 8 p.m.  Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

Saturday, November 4  4-H Benefit Auction.  At the Ag Center, 670 Old Harrisburg Road.  Doors open at 5 p.m, auction begins at 6 p.m.  Call 717-334-6271 for more information.

Saturday, November 4  Gettysburg Firkin Fest.  At Valentine Hall, 61 Seminary Ridge.  6-9 p.m.  Call 717-339-1300 for more information.

Sunday, November 5  Gettysburg Battlefield Marathon.  Includes full and half marathons.  At Gettysburg National Military Park, 1195 Baltimore Pike.  Sponsored by the Gettysburg/Adams County YWCA.  Marathon begins at 7 a.m.  Must pre-register.  Proceeds benefit battlefield preservation.  Call 717-334-9171, ext. 116 for registration information.

Thursday, November 9  7th Annual Giving Spree.  At the Gettysburg Area Middle School on Lefever Street, 4-6:30 p.m.  Includes entertainment, refreshments and the chance to donate for special causes.  Sponsored by the Land Conservancy of Adams County.  Call 717-334-2828 for more information.

Thursday, November 9-Saturday, November 11 Open House.  At Simply Stashing, 1897 Hanover Road, Littlestown.  Call 717-359-4121 for details.

Friday, November 10  Artist Reception: Wonders of Nature & Artifice.  Inspired by the Renaissance.  At the Schmucker Art Gallery, 300 North Washington Street, Gettysburg College.  Reception begins at 4:30 p.m.   Exhibit continues through December 8.  Call 717-337-6000 for more information. 

Friday, November 10  Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction.  At The Intersection Church, 1980 Baltimore Pike, 5-8 p.m.  Proceeds benefit the Adams County Mission.  Call 717-334-8855 for more information.

Friday, November 10  Lonesome Traveler: The Concert.  At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street.  Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.  Call 717-337-8200 for ticket information.

Saturday, November 11 Veterans’ Day.

Saturday, November 11  Veterans’ Day Parade.  At the Wyndham, 95 Presidential Circle.  Parade begins at 8:45 a.m.  Free to the public.  Events to honor our veterans will follow.  Call 717-578-7810 for details.

Saturday, November 11  The Women of Gettysburg, 1863.  At the Tillie Pierce Inn, 301 Baltimore Street, 2-4 p.m.  Proceeds benefit the George Lomas Scholarship Foundation.  Call 609-805-6586 for reservation information.

Saturday, November 11  Rally for our Veterans: Military Appreciation Event.  At Battlefield Harley-Davidson, 21 Cavalry Field Road, 10-2.  Call 717-337-9005 for more information.

Saturday, November 11  Veterans’ Day/Community Appreciation Day.  At Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike; and the David Wills House, 8 Lincoln Square.  Adams County Residents and military veterans may tour the museum, Cyclorama, and Wills House free of charge.  Call 877-874-2478 for more information.

Saturday, November 11 Share the Love Holiday Bazaar.  At the St. Francis Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Road.  From 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.   Featuring local vendors and artisans.  Includes door prizes, raffles and more.  Call 717-334-0333 for more information.

Saturday, November 11  Meet Joshua Chamberlain.  At The Dobbin House, 89 Steinwehr Avenue.  Luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by a battlefield walk on Little Round Top.  Call 717-334-2100 for reservation information.

Monday, November 13  Gettysburg Community Concert: Seraph Brass Quartet.  At the Gettysburg Area High School Auditorium, 1130 Old Harrisburg Road.  Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.  Call 717-334-3788 for ticket information.

Thursday, November 16  Dinner with General and Mrs. Lee.  At The Farnsworth House, 401 Baltimore Street.  7:30 p.m.  Call 717-334-8838 for reservation information.

Friday, November 17  Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.  At The Farnsworth House, 401 Baltimore Street.  Ceremony begins at 1 p.m.  The Farnsworth House is being placed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Ceremony includes plaque placement, giveaways, refreshments available.  Call 717-334-8838 for details.

Friday, November 17  Open House.  At The Shriver House, 309 Baltimore Street, 6-9 p.m.  Featuring music and refreshments at this historic Gettysburg residence that served as the home of Union patriot George Washington Shriver and his family.  Call 717-337-2800 for details.

Friday, November 17  An Evening with the Painting.  A detailed, more personal look at the historic Gettysburg Cyclorama.  At the Ford Center, Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, 6 p.m.  Presented by The Gettysburg Foundation.  Call 877-874-2478 for ticket information.

Friday, November 17  Annual GBPA Dinner and Awards Banquet.  At the Dobbin House, 89 Steinwehr Avenue.  Presented by the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association.  Dinner begins at 6 p.m.  Four reenactors representing Union generals will be present for dinner and the awards banquet, honoring Eagle scout Andrew Adam for the creation of Liberty Park.  Contact the website at www.gbpa.org for reservation information.

Friday, November 17  10th Annual Remembrance Day Banquet & Ball.  At the Eisenhower Inn & Conference Center, 2634 Emmitsburg Road.  Banquet begins at 6 p.m., ball follows at 8 p.m.  Contact the website: www.GettysburgBall.com for reservation information.

Friday, November 17-Saturday, November 18  Meet Artist John Paul Strain.  At Gettysburg Frame Shop & Gallery, 27 Chambersburg Street.  4-8 p.m. On Saturday, the Civil War Santa will also appear, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Call 717-337-2796 for details.

Friday, November 17-Saturday, November 18  15th Annual President’s Remembrance Day Dinner & Ball.  At The Gettysburg Hotel, One Lincoln Square.  Two balls will be held, one on each day.  Call 717-337-2000 for reservation information.

Friday, November 17-Saturday, November 18  Meet Author Jeff Shaara.  At Lord Nelson’s Gallery, 27 Chambersburg Street.  Mr. Shaara will meet with the public and sign copies of his many books from 7-9 p.m. on both days.  Call 717-334-7950 for details.

Saturday, November 18  Remembrance Day.  An annual event that commemorates Lincoln’s immortal Gettysburg Address.  Includes wreath laying ceremonies at various monuments, a Remembrance Day Parade, following route up Baltimore Street to Steinwehr Avenue, at 1 p.m.; and a candlelight remembrance at the Soldiers’ National Cemetery from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Most events are free to the public.  Call 717-338-1243 for more information.

Saturday, November 18  Powder Horn Art Show.  At Lord Nelson’s Gallery, 27 Chambersburg Street, 3-8 p.m.  Featuring contemporary scrimshaw artisan Tim Sanner, who will demonstrate the making of Colonial powderhorns.  Call 717-334-7950 for more information.

Saturday, November 18  Meet Lt. Col. Ralph Peters.  At the Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Avenue.  Includes a presentation and book signing, beginning at 4 p.m.  Call 717-334-6245 for details.

Saturday, November 18  Pre-Ball Gathering.  At the Swope Manor, 58 York Street, 4-5:30 p.m.  Period dress required.  Featuring 19th century music and refreshments.  Call 717-398-1655 for details.

Saturday, November 18  Georgia, Your Sister is Dead: the Story of Jennie Wade.  At Ghostly Images, 777 Baltimore Street.  Theatrical production begins at 7 p.m.  A meet and greet with Mrs. Mary Wade precedes the performance, including a tour of the National Cemetery.  Call 717-334-1156 for ticket information.

Saturday, November 18  Songs & Stories of a Civil War Hospital.  At the Christ Lutheran Church, 30 Chambersburg Street.  7:30 p.m.  Includes diary and  poetry readings, music, refreshments and more.  Free admission.  Call 717-334-5212 for more information.

Saturday, November 18  Gettysburg the Musical.  At the Skyroom Theatre, Best Western Hotel, 301 Steinwehr Avenue.  Performance begins at 7:30 p.m.  Call 301-933-4333 for ticket information.

Saturday, November 18-Sunday, November 19  Meet Artist John Paul Strain.  At King James Galleries, 15 Baltimore Street.  Visit with the nationally acclaimed Civil War era artist from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.  Call 855-855-1863 for details.

Saturday, November 18-Sunday, November 19  Holiday Open House.  At Rebel’s Roost Antiques, 2885 York Road, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Call 717-479-5524 for details.

Saturday, November 18-Sunday, November 19  Civil War Era Reenactors Honored.  At the Seminary Ridge Museum, 111 Seminary Ridge, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Includes 15% discount at museum entrance for those dressed in Civil War attire.  Call 717-339-1300 for more information. 

Sunday, November 19  154th Annual Commemoration of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.  At the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, Gettysburg.  Free to the public.  Event begins at 10 a.m.  Sponsored by The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania.  Featured speaker is nationally acclaimed Lincoln historian and bestselling author Harold Holzer.  In case of inclement weather, the event will take place at The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street.  Call 717-339-2161, or visit the website at www.lincolnfellowship.org for more information.

Thursday, November 23  Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 23-Saturday, November 25  A Civil War Christmas at The Shriver House.  At The Shriver House, 309 Baltimore Street.  Tours at 5 and 7 p.m.  See the way families celebrated the holidays in 1863.  Call 717-337-2800 for reservation information.

Friday, November 24  Christmas in the 1860s. At the Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike.  From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Featuring 19th century music and holiday dancing by the Victorian Dance Ensemble.  Free to the public.  Includes dance instruction at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.  Presented by The Gettysburg Foundation.  Call 717-338-1243 for more information.

Friday, November 24  Holiday Open House.  At the David Wills House, 8 Lincoln Square.  Free admission.  5-8 p.m.  Call 717-338-1243 for more information.

Sunday, November 26  Emmitsburg Community Chorus Concert.  At 339 S. Seton Street, Emmitsburg, 4 p.m.  Call 301-447-6606 for details.

Sunday, November 26  Ballroom Dancing.  At the Gettysburg American Legion, 528 East Middle Street, 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Featuring live, Big Band era music.  Food available.  Call 717-845-4277 for more information.

Monday, November 27  Annual Deer Widow Open House & Sale.  At Needle & Thread, 2215 Fairfield Road, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Call 717-334-4011 for details.

 

December Events

Friday, December 1 – Saturday, December 2  8th Annual Gingerbread Celebration and Holiday Market.  At HACC, Gettysburg Campus, 731 Old Harrisburg Road.  Presented by the Adams County Arts Council.  Call 717-334-5006 for more information.

Friday, December 1-Sunday, December  31  An Eisenhower Christmas.  See the Eisenhower home decorated in 1950s classic style for the holidays.  Many of Ike’s and Mamie’s own Christmas heirlooms are on display.  Buses depart from the Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, at regular intervals throughout the day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Closed Christmas Day.  Call 717-338-9114 for more information.

Saturday, December 2  Gone With the Wind Christmas Tea.  At the Tillie Pierce Inn, 301 Baltimore Street.  From 2-4 p.m.  Proceeds benefit the George Lomas Scholarship Foundation.  Call 609-805-6586 for reservation information.  

Saturday, December 2  Gettysburg Christmas Parade.  An annual holiday event, beginning at 7 p.m.  Parade travels its traditional route from Lefever Street to Baltimore Street, through Lincoln Square and up York Street.  Call 717-334-8151 for more information.

Saturday, December 2-Sunday, December 3.  Holiday Open House.  At Boyer Nurseries, 405 Boyer Nursery Road, Biglerville.  From 8-5 Saturday and noon to 5 Sunday.  Held also December 9-10.  Call 717-677-8558 for details.

Friday, December 8-Sunday, December 17  A Christmas Carol. Presented by Totem Pole Playhouse.  At The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street.  Includes matinees and evening performances.  Call 717-337-8200 for performance schedule and ticket information.

Saturday, December 16  Holiday Tour of Historic Properties.  Hosted by the Fairfield Historical Society, Fairfield, PA.  Historic homes visited are in the village of Fairfield.  From noon to 5 p.m.  Call 717-642-6540 for ticket information.

Monday, December 25  Christmas Day.

Sunday, December 31  New Year’s Eve on the Square. Presented by the Adams County Arts Council.  In Lincoln Square, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.  Includes live music, refreshments, activities and fireworks at midnight.  Call 717-334-5006 for details. 

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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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