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Holiday season warming up in Gettysburg


Small town blends rich history with warm hospitality, spirit of the holidays


Gettysburg, Pennsylvania – November 25, 2014


The holiday season is almost underway in Gettysburg, Pa., as talk of Civil War history and the autumn air turns to that of shopping, holiday getaways and great dining next to the fireplace in one of the town’s historic inns.


Gettysburg perfectly blends its rich American heritage with the spirit of the holidays as thousands of visitors cherish the season of a bygone era. The holiday season kicks off in late November and early December with the opening of three historic homes – the Shriver House, Jennie Wade House, and the home of our 34th President Dwight Eisenhower – each which decorates to Christmases long, long ago.


“Visiting Gettysburg, Pa., during the holidays is something special,” said Norris Flowers, President of Destination Gettysburg. “From house tours, to our Christmas parade and tree lighting, to the unique shopping through our streets, it’s a great getaway for those looking to celebrate the holidays a little differently.”


Gettysburg features a variety of cozy accommodations including historic bed and breakfasts, charming hotels and lodges that make the holiday season a great time to get away. Visitors enjoy the holiday decorations around town, shopping throughout the region including the tax-free outlet mall, and dining at some of Gettysburg’s most popular restaurants.


Holiday events include:

A Civil War Christmas at the Shriver House (Nov. 27, and Saturdays through Dec. 20)

Holiday Wreaths at Soldiers’ National Cemetery (throughout December)

Annual Old Getty Place Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting (Dec. 6)

Jennie Wade House – Holiday Open House (Saturdays and Sundays throughout December)

Tuba Carol Fest (Dec. 12)

18th Annual Holiday House Tour (Dec. 13)

East Berlin Holiday House Tour (Dec. 14)

New Year’s Eve Celebration (Dec. 31)


Destination Gettysburg (formerly, the Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau), the official destination marketing organization, markets Gettysburg – Adams County as a premier travel destination, producing a positive economic impact.



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Destination Gettysburg

The official destination marketing organization for Gettysburg and Adams County, PA

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