Gettysburg Events Schedule
Here is the Gettysburg Events schedule. Want to know when the next living history reenactment will be? Or what festival will take place during your visit? The Gettysburg Events schedule has the answer!
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Spend an evening with the Cyclorama painting
at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center from 4:30pm to 6:30pm or a repeat show from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Shows are limited to 50 people at a time. Learn about the history and conservation of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama painting and spend time viewing it with a historian. Call 1-877-874-2478 to order tickets.
9th Annual Snowflake Gala Dinner
at the Wyndham Hotel, proceeds to benefit Adams County Children's Advocacy. Call 717-337-9888 for more information.
The Remembrance Day Ball
at the Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center from 8pm to midnight. 1860's period dress required, gentlemen in military or civilian and ladies in evening gowns. Purchase tickets online for $40 each or call 712-310-9383. All dances are called so beginners can participate, too.
The 12th annual President's Remembrance Day Dinner and Ball
takes place in the main ballroom at the Gettysburg Hotel with the social hour beginning at 5:30pm and three course dinner served at 6:30pm followed by dancing. The Victorian Photography Studio will be present.
Remembrance Day Civil War era parade forms at 12 noon and moves at 1pm sharp, sponsored by Sons of the Union Veterans. Follows traditional route through Gettysburg: Lefever St to East Confederate to East Middle and Baltimore Streets, then up Steinwelr Ave. to end at the G.A.R. Memorial and High Water Mark Monument. Wreath laying ceremony at the G.A.R. Memorial at 10am.
A special performance of Candlelight at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church
, 8pm at 30 Chambersburg St. Free program with the songs and stories of a Civil War Hospital. Music begins outside at 7:30pm.
The National Civil War Ball
(.jpg flier) to commemorate Remembrance Day, sponsored by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War organization. Takes place in the Wyndham at 8pm. Tickets $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Ball proceeds are donated to Gettysburg National Miliary Park. Period dress is encouraged but not required. Authentic Civil War music provided by the Philadelphia Brigade Band (28th Pa.) and dancing led by the Victorian Dance Ensemble. Phone 740-369-3722.
12th Annual Luminary Commemoration held at the National Cemetery from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. Over 3,500 luminaries are lit, one for each Civil War soldier buried in the Soldiers' National Cemetery. "Taps" will be played every half hour during the luminary presentation. Sponsored by The Gettysburg Foundation. Free and open to the public.
151st Anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
in the Soldiers' National Cemetery. Wreath Laying Ceremony at 9:30am, traditional Dedication Day proceedings, including the Gettysburg Address, at the brick rostrum at 9:45am. Free and open to the public. Keynote speaker: TBA. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the Majestic Theater. Sponsored by the National Park Service, the Lincoln Fellowship of PA, and the Lincoln Forum Symposium at Gettysburg College.
Annual Graveside Salute to honor US Colored Troops from the Civil War, held in the Lincoln Cemetery beginning at the conclusion of the ceremony in the National Cemetery, approximately 10:30am. Pays tribute to Charles Parker and Henry Gooden, the only 2 colored veterans buried at Gettysburg. Contact Katie Lawhon at 717-334-1124.
Gingerbread Celebration held as a silent auction fundraiser for the Gettysburg Festival. Featuring not only gingerbread houses, but also gingerbread men and women! Hours: Friday 2-7pm and Saturday 9am-4pm with free admission. Vote for your favorites with quarters. Displayed at the Gettysburg campus of Harrisburg Area Community College.
Spend an evening with the Cyclorama painting
at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center from 5pm to 7pm. Learn about the history and conservation of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama painting and spend time viewing it with a historian. Call 1-877-874-2478 to order tickets.
5th Annual Olde Getty Place Santa Comes to Town Parade at 7pm.
19th Annual Gettysburg Tuba Carol Fest at 7pm. Tuba, Euphonium, and Baritones perform Christmas Carols in historic Lincoln Square. Rain Site: Prince of Peace Episcopal Church. Contact Ben Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-334-7719 if you want to play.
18th Annual Holiday House Tour, noon to 5pm, sponsored by the Inns of the Gettysburg Area. This tour offers an opportunity to view restored buildings now operating as bed and breakfasts
, most with a history involving the Battle of Gettysburg. Tickets $10 with food and wine samples, free for guests at participating inns. Call 717-337-1334 for details or see the website
New Year's Eve Celebration in Lincoln Square with free entertainment at 9pm and fireworks at midnight. A family event sponsored by the Adams County Arts Council.
All Month (except 12/25)
An Eisenhower Christmas
with the home at the Eisenhower Farm decorated in 1950s style for the holidays, including original decorations and some of Ike and Mamie's Christmas cards.
If you notice an error here or have an event that you would like added, please contact me and I'll add it to the Gettysburg Events schedule. I will keep this list as accurate and up to date as possible!
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