16th Annual Adams County Arts Council’s Masquerade Ball

Calling All Superheroes (And Evil Villains) on October 21st!

colgan-hirsh-photoacac-round-logoThe Gettysburg Hotel is proud to host the 16th Annual Adams County Arts Council’s Masquerade Ball, sponsored by Danny Sebright and in partnership with the Gettysburg Community Theatre.  This year’s theme is “Comic Zone!!!”, so come in disguise as your favorite superhero, evil villain or comic book character.  Not the costuming type?  You’re still welcome to come in formal attire with a mask and show off you superhero style on the dance floor, rocking the night away to the music of the eight-piece Colgan-Hirsh Band with the Slammin’ Horns.

This year’s entertainment doesn’t stop there.  Check out the silent auction featuring artwork, culinary items, event tickets, jewelry and a whole lot more!  The Conga Line Costume Contest will be judged by Heather Entwistle Roberts and a team of local attorneys and the Editor of the Gettysburg Time, Alex Hayes, will act as Master of Ceremonies.  As an added bonus, get a sneak peek at the Gettysburg Community Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” when they steal the dance floor, led by Founding Executive/Artistic Director Chad-Alan Carr.

gagasDinner includes a delectable duet plate of pepper spiced shoulder tenderloin of beef with grilled salmon medallions, served with pesto au gratin potatoes and seasonal vegetable medley, prepared by our Award Winning Executive Chef, Joseph Holmes.  Dinner begins promptly at 7pm, followed by the party at 8pm.

  • Dinner & Party Option: $75 per person
  • Party Only with Reserved Seat:  $30 per person
  • Party Only without a Reserved Seat:  $20 per person

Tickets can be purchased at the Arts Education Center at 125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg, online at adamsarts.org, by calling 717.334.5006 or at the event for the party only.

The Adams County Arts Council would like to thank the following major sponsors:  Fresh Boutique, Grace Kelly Salon, L & H Services Group Inc. and Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital.

All proceeds from the Masquerade Ball will help the Adams County Arts Council achieve its mission of creating an arts-rich community and offering arts education programs at the Arts Council’s Arts Education Center.



Path of Pints is Gettysburg’s Craft Beer Adventure

gettysburg craft beer on tap

 Come Participate in the Path of Pints

The Gettysburg Hotel has once again partnered with Susquehanna Style Magazine as one of your destinations on the Path of Pints, a craft beer adventure taking you throughout the Susquehanna Valley. One Lincoln Food & Spirits has an impressive ten tap system that rotates constantly. In addition to a few standards, we are always pouring two light beers, two seasonal options, two IPAs and one hard cider.

We sat down with our soon to be famous Mixologist and Restaurant Manager, Peter Bales, for a little more insight on craft beers and their growing popularity.

“Unlike the major distributors, craft beers come from smaller breweries and most of the brands we carry are locally owned and operated. These breweries use large amounts of hops and malts and tend to have a higher alcohol content and richer flavor. The depth of flavors and mix of textures is endless and is drawing quite the crowd of curious connoisseurs.”

He continued:

“The tap system in One Lincoln is ever changing and often features sample beers from our local craft breweries. Stop in often and try what we’ve got because sometimes, once it’s gone, it’s gone for good.”

And don’t think that the options are exhausted if you’ve tried everything we offer on tap. With almost endless bottled varieties, we continuously feature a wide assortment of Pennsylvania favorites, including Tröegs Brewing Company based in Hershey and Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown.

Whatever your palette, we are sure to have something to tempt your taste buds and the perfect entrée to pair with your selection.

Check out Susquehanna Style Magazine or susquehannastyle.com for more information on the Path of Pints.

We’re Thankful for You!

thanksgiving-buffet-gettysburg-pa-hotelIt’s officially fall in Gettysburg. Soon, the leaves will be changing, pumpkins will appear and the cool, crisp air will fill our lungs with the glorious scents of the season. Here at the Gettysburg Hotel, we are eager to welcome not only the change of season, but to welcome you to join us as we celebrate all the things for which we are thankful.

Whether you’re interested in an intimate meal with a few close friends or a grand feast with your extended family, we offer exactly what you want. In our Grand Ballroom, our Chef has prepared a glorious thanksgiving buffet, complete with all of the traditional holiday fixings and what are sure to be a few new favorites! Bring the entire family! No reservation is too big or too small for our Grand Ballroom celebration.

View the menu and learn more at http://www.hotelgettysburg.com/thankgiving-2016.html

If you prefer a more intimate setting, we recommend that you join us in One Lincoln, our award winning restaurant. While our regular menu is available, we recommend partaking in our Thanksgiving Day Special, which includes your choice of soup and salad, traditional turkey with stuffing and holiday sides and your choice of dessert.

All ages are welcome and big appetites are encouraged when you join us in the holiday fun. For more information, visit our Thanksgiving in Gettysburg 2016 page.

Sips of the Susquehanna

signature-drink2One Lincoln, Gettysburg’s Award Winning signature restaurant, has joined forces with Susquehanna Style Magazine to bring you Sips of the Susquehanna and the Old Chai-Town Signature Cocktail for the month of September. Eight restaurants throughout the Susquehanna Valley have been selected to create custom cocktails perfectly fashioned to bring you into the delicious tastes of autumn.

Peter Bales, One Lincoln’s Restaurant Manager and Mixologist, was inspired by the old world location of the restaurant in downtown Gettysburg and wanted to create a chai tea based cocktail. Prior to the emergence of the ‘modern cocktail’ in the 1920’s using hard liquor, tea was use as the base for cocktails. These originated in Japan, but here in the states, we used tea in alcoholic beverages, mainly in punches for grand balls.

One Lincoln was given a Nolet aging barrel by Diageo and Peter used it combined with Nolet’s award winning gin to create the base for this seasonal favorite. The gin has natural floral hints in its flavor, but when aged, it takes on the oaky quality of the barrel. The range of flavors can vary widely because each barrel is unique. Diageo provided a few cocktail ideas, including mixing it with tea, and Peter ran with it!

He starts by steeping the chai tea, then boils it with honey, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger root and bitters to infuse the flavors. Once brewed, he mixes the tea with the aged gin and shakes it to wake up the fall flavors.

Here’s how to enjoy this beverage on the Sips of the Susquehanna Tour for the month of September.

  • Start by picking up a copy of Susquehanna Style Magazine at your local Magazine Stand
  • Take the Sips of the Susquehanna Passport (found inside the magazine) and visit three of the participating businesses and request to have it “stamped”.
  • Return the completed Passport postcard to Susquehanna Style by United States mail. Entries must be postmarked on or before October 8, 2016.

You will then be entered for a chance to win gift cards to the participating locations!

Apples Abound in Gettysburg This Autumn

Gettysburg Apple Harvest

national apple harvest fest logo 2016The Annual National Apple Harvest Festival is right around the corner, which means it’s time for you to join us in Gettysburg and get your apple groove on! For the past 51 years, the festival has been offering us all the wonderful tastes, sights and sounds of the fall. With a wide variety of demonstrations, live entertainment, hay rides, craft vendors and of course, the amazing food, this is a day the entire family is sure to love.

The festival is located in the heart of apple country and takes place the first two full weekends of October every year. The National Apple Harvest Festiveal is conveniently located just 15 minutes from the Gettysburg Hotel! Come stay with us and prop up your feet after a fun-filled day with your friends.

Tickets for the Apple Harvest Festival can be purchased online at appleharvest.com.


And the apples don’t end there. Visit our signature Gettysburg restaurant & bar, One Lincoln, and try the Jack’s Hard Cider from Hauser Estate Winery or Big Hill Ciderworks Hard Cider, both locally brewed in the heart of apple country.

Hauser Estate Winery Logo     big hill ciderworks logo

Details If You Go:

October 1-2 and 8-9, 2016
8 am to 6 pm daily… rain or shine
615 Narrows Rd., Biglerville, PA 17307
General Admission: $10
Seniors 60+: $9
Military w/ ID: $9 (at gate)
Kids under 12: Free

  • 300+ Arts and Crafts Vendors
  • Antique and Classic Cars
  • Antique Cider Press
  • Antique Farm Equipment
  • Antique Gas Engines
  • Antique Shingle Mill
  • Apple Art
  • Apple Jellies
  • Apple Pancake Patio
  • Apple Syrup Making
  • Applesauce and Peeler
  • Candied Apples
  • Chainsaw Carving
  • Chicken Barbeque
  • Country Sausage & Ham
  • Free Live Entertainment
  • French Fried Sweet Potatoes
  • Gallery/Apple Memorabilia
  • Hay Rides
  • Kettle Korn
  • Kid Country Barn
  • Native American Dancers
  • Official Souveniers
  • Open Pit Beef
  • Penna Dutch Funnel Cakes
  • Petting Zoo
  • Photo Contest
  • Pie Baking Contest/Auction
  • Pie Eating
  • Pony Rides
  • Pork Barbeque
  • Puppet Shows
  • Ribeye Steak Sandwiches
  • Scarecrows R Us
  • Scrapple Making
  • Strolling Apple, Honey Bee, Worm & Johnny Appleseed Characters


New Year’s Eve Fireworks, Dancing and Dining at the Gettysburg Hotel

Party, dine and stay in the center of it all this New Year’s Eve at the Gettysburg Hotel on Lincoln Square in the heart of Gettysburg. 

New Year's Eve Fireworks in Gettysburg

New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Gettysburg over the Gettysburg Hotel.

Be there when the festivities kick off in Gettysburg and enjoy the night to its fullest! Our 2014/15 New Year’s Eve Package is now bookable online making it quick and easy to reserve your spot in Downtown Gettysburg for the big night.

Our guests receive the one thing that can’t be found anywhere else – simply the best location in the area to participate in Gettysburg’s New Year’s Eve festivities. Our New Year’s Eve Package includes Gettysburg Hotel accommodations for two with late checkout, a five course dinner in our grand ballroom and all the festivities needed for a grand celebration event!

In addition to the five course meal, the NYE package includes a pair of drink coupons for each guest, party favors, a midnight champagne toast with fireworks over The Square and of course entertainment & music to dance the night away provided by DJ Great Scott!

Enjoy the party to its fullest knowing your room is only steps away. The late checkout will make the first day of 2015 a relaxed and stress-free one.

New Year’s Eve Menu

First Course
Sweet Seafood Cake of Cold Water Lobster and Jumbo Lump Crab with a Three Onion Confit, Whole Grain Mustard & Citrus-Infused Mascarpone Cream

Second Course
Spinach & Romaine Salad with Gorgonzola Cheese and Candied Pecans with our House Fig Vinaigrette

Third Course
A Basil-Crusted Dayboat Scallop with a Manchego and Applewood Bacon. Soft Polenta

Fourth Course
A Grain-Fed, Center-Cut, Herb-Rubbed Filet of Beef with a Langostino Stuffed Prawn and Chive Mashed Potatoes with a Red Wine Demi Glace

Chocolate Dipped Berries with Assorted Mini Desserts

Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner being served promptly at 7:00 p.m. The celebration will continue throughout the evening with the festivities ending at 1:00 a.m. Seating in the Grand Ballroom is assigned in tables of ten.

Traditional Room - $ 364.95 / couple
Premier Room - $ 394.95 / couple
Luxury Suite - $ 434.95 / couple
Deluxe Suite - $ 464.95 / couple

All packages include taxes and gratuities

Book your Gettysburg New Year’s Eve Package online at hotelgettysburg.com


First Friday, Gettysburg Style

firstfridayOn the first Friday of each month, Gettysburg businesses offer special events and refreshments during extended hours. Approximately 45 businesses throughout Historic Gettysburg participate by hosting special receptions, guest artists and authors, sales and later business hours.

When visiting, look for the First Friday banner at participating Gettysburg area shops, galleries and restaurants.

Upcoming Gettysburg Hotel & One Lincoln First Friday Specials

March 7th 2014

Theme: March Into Spring

For march Chef Holmes is thrilled to be presenting Tossed Spring Greens, Garden vegetables, spicy pecans, and honey dressing to signal the impending beginning of spring. In addition, a tasty libation by all accounts. the Bay Breeze (2 oz. vodka, ½ cranberry, ½ pineapple juice) will be featured during the First Friday events.

April 4th 2014
Theme: Baseball

With April comes the quintessential springtime rite of passage, MLB Opening Day! Our salute to the national pastime on April 4th’s First Friday includes hot dogs & toppings, Cracker Jacks & peanuts as well as ice cold beer!

Learn more about Gettysburg’s First Friday program on the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association website. http://gettysburgretailmerchants.com

The Gettysburg Story at the Majestic Theater

Filmmaker Jake Boritt used aerial drone cinematography, helicopter-mounted cameras, motion-control time lapse and 3D animated maps to bring the story of the Battle of Gettysburg to life in a way that has never been seen before.

Narrated by Stephen Lang (credits include Avatar, Gettysburg, Gods & Generals), this hour-long documentary gives viewers a perspective to the Gettysburg National Military Park that most have never before experienced to give context to the events surrounding those fateful days in 1863.

The Majestic Theater will offer two viewings (6:30pm and 8pm) of the Gettysburg Story on November 20, 2013 as part of the 150th Celebration.

Tickets are available for in-person purchase only at the Majestic Theater box office at at a cost of $7.50 per person.

For a taste of the documentary, I direct your attention to the trailer below:

The Gettysburg Story – Trailer #2 from Jake Boritt on Vimeo.

Welcome to Gettysburg: A Living History Through Town

For anyone who came to town this summer, the festivities and events commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg were pretty exciting. There was lots and lots happening all through downtown and out towards the National Military Park.

There’s another 150th Anniversary just around the corner – the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address on November 18th. First-person historians will greet visitors at several museums throughout downtown at at the American Civil War Wax Museum. President Lincoln will arrive at the Historic Gettysburg Train Station at 6pm and will be met by David Wills before being escorted to Lincoln Square at 6:45pm. The President’s Own Band will perform.

Following the presentation of President Lincoln on the Square, continue down Baltimore Street to the Shriver House Museum. Talk with visitors from the past to learn about their excitement as they prepare for the dedication the following day and the opportunity to see President Lincoln.

A few doors down, the Rupps invite you to their home as they, too, prepare for the following day. Learn how the town faced war and the aftermath in this free interactive walk-through experience.

Stop by the Jennie Wade House for a meet and greet and hear “firsthand” the big event from their perspective at the home located so close to the activities of November 19th, 1863.

Continue to Steinwehr Avenue, where you will meet the Rev. and Mrs. Dobbin at the Dobbin House. Visitors will also find General and Mrs. Meade, as well as a Confederate Soldier demonstration and medical hospital encampment at the American Civil War Wax Museum. Gen. and Mrs. Anderson will greet you at Gen. Pickett’s Buffet. You will also have the opportunity to meet Ralph Lincoln, the great, great, great, nephew of President Abraham Lincoln, at the Lincoln Train Museum.

Gettysburg Weekend Roundup, November 8 – 10

The weekend is here! If you’re ready to kick off and enjoy yourself, I have the latest roundup of special events, art exhibitions, and more. As always, if you attend any of these events, drop me a note in the comments and let me know how it was.

Friday, November 8
Boy Scout Memorabilia at Civil War MuseumThrough December 31, visitors to the Museum Complex will get a chance to view some Boy Scout memorabilia on loan from Andrew Chernak, including uniforms and insignia over the lifetime of the organization and 50th and 75th Anniversary memorabilia from the Battle on loan from local collector David Loose. he museum is opening daily through the end of December, 9am – 5pm. Admission is $6.95 for adults and $3.95 for youth (6 – 17). Children aged five and under get free admission.

Vietnam Era Helicopters on Display
Three Vietnam Era helicopters are on display at the Outlets at Gettysburg through Saturday, November 9.

Eisenhower in Gettysburg Gettysburg’s claim to fame is not just the Civil War. Join us for a weekend focusing on President Eisenhower in Gettysburg.

Learn about Camp Colt and the World War I tank training camp that first brought Eisenhower to Gettysburg. Visit the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College, tour the Eisenhower home, and ;earn about the world leaders who visited Ike on the farm in Gettysburg including Khrushchev and De Gaulle.

The seminar will be lead by Gerry Eak, Historian; Retired Judge, State of New Jersey; U.S Regular Army Veteran, Former Capt., Judge Advocate General’s Corps; Former Adjunct Assistant Professor, Ocean County College(NJ).

Tickets are $75.

Saturday, November 9
Eisenhower in Gettysburg Gettysburg’s claim to fame is not just the Civil War. Join us for a weekend focusing on President Eisenhower in Gettysburg.

Learn about Camp Colt and the World War I tank training camp that first brought Eisenhower to Gettysburg. Visit the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College, tour the Eisenhower home, and ;earn about the world leaders who visited Ike on the farm in Gettysburg including Khrushchev and De Gaulle.

The seminar will be lead by Gerry Eak, Historian; Retired Judge, State of New Jersey; U.S Regular Army Veteran, Former Capt., Judge Advocate General’s Corps; Former Adjunct Assistant Professor, Ocean County College(NJ).

Tickets are $75.

Sunday, November 10
The Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum will present “The Civil War and America’s Culture of Death,” part of the museum’s new History Conversations Film Series (in partnership with WITF) at 1pm in the Valentine Hall Auditorium (next door to the museum). Suggested donation is $5, and advance tickets are here.