Holiday Decorations in Downtown Gettysburg Courtesy of Gettysburg CVB
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Holiday Decorations in Downtown Gettysburg Courtesy of Gettysburg CVB


Carl Whitehill

Media Relations Manager

Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau

(717) 338-1055 or



Gettysburg, Pa. gears up for the holidays

Historic destination to offer special tours and events in December


Gettysburg, Pennsylvania – November 27, 2013


Gettysburg will always be known for its three-day battle in July 1863, but today, the town is a year-round destination. An exciting variety of tours, parades and other special events will take place in Gettysburg during the upcoming holiday season.


Every weekend during the season offers festive holiday opportunities and there are also events which will take place daily.


“The holidays are a great time for a visit to Adams County,” said Norris Flowers, president of the Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau. “There are lots of options for visitors choosing to come during the holiday season, including an array of events that run from Thanksgiving weekend through New Year’s Eve.”


There are a variety of tours and events to be held during the 2013 holiday season. Events include:


  • ·        Candlelight Christmas Tours of the Shriver House Museum will be given Thanksgiving night and Saturday nights through Dec.
  • ·        An Eisenhower Christmas will run from Dec. 1-31 and shows the Eisenhower family home decorated for the holidays.
  • ·        The Sgt. Mac Foundation will 8,000 wreaths at Soldiers’ National Cemetery in honor of the brave soldiers who are buried there on Friday, Dec. 6.
  • ·        A Rocky Mountain Christmas will take the stage at the Majestic Theater in Gettysburg, on Friday, Dec. 6.
  • ·        Gettysburg Festival’s 4th Annual Gingerbread Celebration & Holiday Mart will be held Dec. 6-7.
  • ·        Jennie Wade Holiday Open House, Dec. 6-29.
  • ·        Encounters with History: Holidays on the Homefront, a Gettysburg National Military Park program, will be held Dec.
  • ·        Annual Old Getty Place Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting, Saturday, Dec. 7.
  • ·        On Dec. 8, the Gettysburg Foundation will host a Fireside Tea – 1860s Holiday Ball at the GNMP Museum and Visitor
  • ·        Nearby New Oxford, Pa. will host a Holiday House Tour on Sunday, Dec. 8.
  • ·        The Inns of Gettysburg 17th Annual House Tour will be on Saturday, Dec. 14.
  • ·        The 18th Annual Tuba Carol Fest will be held in Lincoln Square on Friday, Dec. 13.
  • ·        The Sound of Christmas will be performed on Monday, Dec. 15 at the Majestic Theater.
  • ·        Special Holiday Tours will be offered at the Hall of Presidents & First Ladies, from Dec. 27-29.
  • ·        There will be a New Year’s Eve Celebration, featuring music, entertainment, food and kids programs in Gettysburg in Lincoln Square onTuesday, Dec. 31.


“Gettysburg is a great place to start, or continue, a family tradition because it offers the perfect blend of charm, elegance and history,” said Flowers.


The Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau, the official tourism promotion agency, markets Gettysburg – Adams County as a premier travel destination, producing a positive economic impact.

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Carl Whitehill

Media Relations Manager



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