Gettysburg Holiday Events

A rundown of everything related to the holiday season in Gettysburg. Gettysburg is the Place to be this Holiday Season!

 

If you’re still looking for a way to bring a little more magic to the holidays, look no further.  Gettysburg is offering a wide variety of events, sure to please our visitors and townsfolk alike!

First Friday Cookie Walk

December 2, 2016 from 5:00-7:00pm

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Treat yourself to Santa’s favorite treat, Cookies and Milk, in One Lincoln on December 2nd from 5:00-7:00pm.  Don’t let the name fool you though.  This is a little stronger than what Santa is used to.  Cookies and Milk is our featured beverage on First Friday’s Cookie Walk.  The $7 dink consists of vodka, Kahlua and Bailey’s Half & Half.  The appetizer featured that night is our Blackened Salmon Risotto with Granola Crunch, only $5.  If you enjoy the Cookies and Cream, be sure to come back throughout December because we are featuring that beverage all month.  After visiting us in One Lincoln, don’t forget to stop by the front desk and enjoy a Christmas cookie.  Then, join the “Cookie Walk” and sample other holiday treats at participating vendors.

Breakfast with Santa

December 3, 2016 from 7:30-11:30pm

Don’t forget to join us bright and early on December 3rd as we welcome Santa to the Gettysburg Hotel for our 13th Annual Breakfast with Santa!  Tickets are $5 per person at the door.  Kids under 3 eat free!  Mrs. Claus will be joining him, as well as his most trusted reindeer, Rudolph.  Get your picture taken with Santa while you’re here and be sure to bring him your Christmas wish list!  The photo is included with admission and will be sent to your mom or dad.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Greens Wreath Class

December 3, 2016 from 1:00-3:00pm

The Greens Wreath Class at the Adams County Winery Farm location is back by popular demand.  They have once again partnered with Ashcombes Farm and Greenhouse to bring you a beautiful selection of fresh assorted greens with which you’ll make a stunning wreath to adorn your entryway.  If you’re intimidated by the idea of making your own wreath, cast those concerns aside.  Andrea Bitzel, with Ashcombes Fram and Greenhouse, will be there to instruct you every step of the way.  Adams County Winery will be featuring a selection of their most popular wines that afternoon and you’ll have the opportunity to sample a glass, included in your package.  Guests under 21 are more than welcome.
The class is $45 per person and reservations are required.  Call to reserve your seat today.  (717)334-4631

Olde Getty Place Christmas Parade

December 3, 2016 at 7:00pm

old-guard-fife-and-drum-corps-webThe 2016 Olde Getty Place Christmas Parade is coming to town.  Bring your mittens, a thermos of cocoa and a comfy seat and join us as we enjoy seven floats, baton twirlers, musicians, youth groups, local radio stations, a live nativity and much more.  Mayor and Mrs. Streeter will be there to help you usher in the holiday season.  And this year, it is Gettysburg’s honor and pleasure to welcome the United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps to our small town to lead the parade!  And what Christmas Parade would be complete without an appearance by Santa Claus himself, escorted by the Gettysburg Fire Department!

Unwined & Relax

December 4, 2016 from 1:00-5:00pm

After a busy week of cooking for Thanksgiving, putting up the Christmas tree and getting your early bird shopping in, you deserve a break.  Head over to the Adams County Winery Farm Location and take their free essential oils class, presented by doTerra, from 1:00-2:00pm.  The class is free, but reservations are required for planning purposes.  After the class, enjoy time to shop at a variety of vendor booth for purses, clothing, jewelry, mini manicures by Grace Kelly Salon and much more.  Other vendors include LuLaRoe and Mary Kay, just to name a few.  The vendors will be there from 2:00-5:00pm to help you  “unwined & relax”.  Call to reserve your seat today.  (717)334-4631

 

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

Salute Our Troops in Downtown Gettysburg for First Friday on November 1st

Join us as we salute our troops in downtown Gettysburg for First Friday on November 2nd from 4:00 pm -8:00 pm.

The Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association will be joining Goin’ Postal Gettysburg to send holiday boxes to our troops currently serving overseas. The Salute The Troops campaign kicks off tonight at First Friday and runs through November 14th. Empty boxes can be found at participating local merchants. When the boxes are filled, Goin’ Postal Gettysburg will ship them out. This should be in time for our soldiers to receive them over the holiday season. A list of suggested items can be found here (PDF download).

True Friends Boutique – 22 Baltimore Street
Bring a donation for the Troops Box and receive 20% off the sale of any single item in the shop (consignments excluded). All Thymes Frasier Fir will be 10% off during First Friday as well.

A&A Village Treasures – 53 Chambersburg Street
Offering 10% off your entire purchase on First Friday upon presentation of a First Friday flyer or ad. Delicious local wines and gourmet treats will be available for sampling.

Sweeet! – 100 Baltimore Street
All veterans and active military will receive a discount in recognition of their service. Get your holiday shopping done early with old-fashioned candy and class toys.

Jennie Wade House – 548 Baltimore Street
Enjoy samples of old-time root beer floats made with Turkey Hill ice cream and Old Gettysburg Root Beer. Donations accepted to support Keystone Wounded Warriors.

Adams County Winery – 25 Chambersburg Street
‘Spice’ up your evening with a glass of ACW’s mulled wines available for $5/glass. Drop off your “Salute the Troops” donations and enjoy the nature and landscape photography of Marcy Royce in her first Adams County Winery show.

While you’re out and about, stop by One Lincoln for featured appetizer and First Friday cocktail specials.
Happy Hour Cocktail Special: Blue Independent
1/2 Price Appetizer: Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders

First Friday, Gettysburg Style: Salsa on the Square

It’s that time again! First Friday is here, and the weather for tonight is going to be just perfect. In addition to the usual merchant and restaurant participation, we’ll see Gettysburg come alive with lively salsa music and dance. Food service begins at 5:30 pm. with dancing kicking off at 6:45 pm.

In celebration of Gettysburg’s sister city relationship with León, Nicargua (a partnership that has lasted for more than twenty five years), the theme of October’s First Friday is Salsa on the Square. This is the seventh annual Salsa on the Square event, observing the contribution and cultural heritage of Latino people to Adams County. Carlisle Street from the Square to the Gettysburg Transfer Station will be abuzz with dancing, children’s games, music and more.

There will be live salsa music performed by Hector Rosado and Orquesta A-CHE with appearances by local band Los Plebes de la Sierra. Gettysburg’s own Mayor Troxell will make an official proclamation of Hispanic Heritage Month, too.

The party keeps going until 10pm, so there’s plenty of time to have dinner and drinks, catch some great tunes and kick up those heels on the dance floor — erm, street.

This event is partially funded through generous grants from the Adams County Foundation, the Adams County Fruit Growers Association (AHRMA), Rice Fruit Company, the Nancy Cushing-Daniels Fund, and the Young Growers Alliance of Adams County.

See you tonight!

First Friday Gettysburg Style: August 2nd Peach Season

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Peaches. York and Adams Counties produce some excellent peaches — sweet, juicy and oh so delicious.

An entire First Friday celebration focused on the fuzzy fruit? Sounds like a perfect way to spend an August evening. You’ll get the chance to sample peach-inspired treats at participating GARMA members.

Here’s a taste (ha!) of what some of our downtown Gettysburg shops will have on offer during First Friday:

One Lincoln at the Gettysburg Hotel
Enjoy First Friday Appetizer and Cocktail Specials
1/2 Price Appetizer: Mascarpone and Peach Flat Bread
Happy Hour Drink Special: Eat-A-Peach

True Friends Boutique – 22 Baltimore Street
From 4 – 8pm, corporate executive-turned-medium Laine Crosby will be in the boutique premiering her new book “Investigative Medium: The Awakening”. It tells the story of Janette, the spirit of 18th century slave girl befriended by Laine.

Lark – 40 Baltimore Street
Unwind at Lark with peach bellinis and play “Pick A Peach” to save between 10 and 30% on your First Friday purchase.

SWEET! – 100 Baltimore Street
Sample peachy penguins gummis, peach nehis and peach snow cones.

Reid’s Orchard and Winery – 242 Baltimore Street
Peach Sangrias at Jennie’s House in the Garden from 5 – 9pm. Buy one glass of freshly made sangria and you’ll get the second for half price.

Adams County Winery – 25 Chambersburg Street
Wine slushies made with Tears of Gettysburg and Rebel Red wines – $6, and you keep the glass! Local artists Robyn Warren and David Blades will be jointly exhibiting their work.

Bluebrick Gallery – 18 N Washington Street
As the dog days of summer come around, the artists at Bluebrick will be displaying some dog-themed art. Lights refreshments served from 5 – 8pm. Bring a photo of your dog and commission a piece from the co-op’s pool of artists.

Jennie Wade House – 548 Baltimore Street
Sample peach preserves and peach salsas from 5pm until closing.

T&S Clothing & Gifts – 1 Chambersburg Street
Take $2 off the lowest ticketed price off the entire inventory of tee shirts.

The Spirited Ladies – 49 Chambersburg Street
Semi-annual clearance sale. Save 25 – 75%.

For the entire list of participating Gettysburg merchants, visit the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchant’s Association website.

See you in downtown Gettysburg this evening!

First Friday Gettysburg Style: the 150th Anniversary Edition

Happy Fourth of July!

While you’re out enjoying the company of family and friends, potato salad, fireworks, warm breezes and sun, don’t forget about First Friday!



This month’s First Friday is part of the 150th Anniversary Celebration that comes to a close on Sunday, and all the participating merchants are ready to go – so take a walk around downtown and visit all the shops, restaurants, and retailers that make our little downtown great.

There’s a ton of events happening in and around town tomorrow, so be sure to check out the master schedule.

One Lincoln at the Gettysburg Hotel
Enjoy First Friday Dessert and Cocktail Specials.
Special: Shredded Beef with Corn Muffins
Cocktail: Red, White and Blue Margarita

For the entire list of participating Gettysburg merchants, visit the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchant’s Association website.

See you in downtown Gettysburg tomorrow evening!

First Friday Gettysburg Style: June 7th Strawberry Festival

First Friday Gettysburg Style - Strawberry FestivalLocal strawberries have already started showing up at the farmer’s markets here in Gettysburg, so what better way to celebrate these sweet and juicy berries than with a Strawberry Festival-themed First Friday?

The 2013 downtown Gettysburg Strawberry Festival will be held tomorrow, June 7th, as part of First Friday Gettysburg Style. You’ll be able to sample strawberry-inspired treats at participating GARMA members.

Here’s just a taste of what some of the Gettysburg shops and retailers participating in this sweet Strawberry Festival Event will have on offer during First Friday:

One Lincoln at the Gettysburg Hotel
Enjoy First Friday Dessert and Cocktail Specials.
Special: Strawberry Creme Brulee with Chantilly Cream
Cocktail: Frozen Strawberry Flapper

True Friends Boutique – 22 Baltimore Street
Stop in and enjoy a strawberry snack and meet friends, old and new. Any store purchase will automatically enter you in a drawing for a gorgeous Spartina 449 summer handbag.

Lark Gifts – 40 Baltimore Street
Lark Gifts will be serving a wonderfully refreshing Strawberry Mojito and artist Susan Rumford will demonstrating the ancient Japanese art technique of temari.

Sweeet! – 100 Baltimore Street
Sample the German-made Ritter Strawberry and Creme chocolate bar or, for a special treat, try Dracula’s Blood, the housemade strawberry soda. The shop will also be stocked with strawberry-flavor gummies, hard candies and more.

Reids Orchard & Winery – 242 Baltimore Street
Half-priced fresh sangria by the glass from 5pm until closing.

Jennie Wade House – 548 Baltimore Street
Sample strawberry preserves and enter the gift basket raffle

A&A Village Treasurers – 53 Chambersburg Street
Local artist Michelle Murphy will be on hand with her beautiful hand-dyed scarves and wraps. Sample treats from the pantry, strawberries, local wines, gourmet coffee and teas while you browse the shop.

T&S Clothing and Gifts – 1 Chambersburg Street
While you stop by for your strawberry treat, browse the entire stock of shorts now discounted 50% (regularly priced at $25, now $11.99) and take $2 off the lowest ticketed price on any T-shirt in stock.

For the entire list of participating Gettysburg merchants, visit the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchant’s Association website.

See you in downtown Gettysburg tomorrow evening!

First Friday Gettysburg Style: February 1st Chocolate Walk

Ah, February! The month of love, romance and of course – chocolate! The 2013 downtown Gettysburg Chocolate Walk will be held on February 1st as part of First Friday Gettysburg Style.

Kilwins of Gettysburg ( located on Steinwehr Avenue) will be providing the delicious chocolate treats. Shop from store to store for your Valentine this Friday and enjoy samples of Milk and Dark Chocolate.

This month’s grand prize is a Chocolate Massage compliments of the Gettysburg Day Spa (Value $85.00)!

Here are just a few of the Gettysburg shops participating in this decadent Chocolate Walk Event:

True Friends Boutique – 22 Baltimore Street
Stop in First Friday to satisfy your sweet tooth with some Kilwin’s chocolate. We will also be serving coffee and hot chocolate. Check out our half priced merchandise deals as we make room for spring! Deb and Cathy just returned from the market in Atlanta where they spent four days shopping for unique gifts and accessories. The awesome new spring merchandise is going to be rolling in and pack the boutique!!

Reids Orchard & Winery—242 Baltimore Street
Walk to Jennie’s House at 242 Baltimore Street for our Wine-Chocolate Pairings on February 1! Our naturally made wines will be paired for tasting with Equal Exchange Fair Trade Organic Chocolates! 10% off purchase price of bottle of wine with its paired Choco-late! Offer valid 2-1-2013 from noon—8pm

A&A Village Treasures – 53 Chambersburg Street Will be having a choc fondue fountain for the event and choco-late walk which will allow customers to dip there favorite fruits in chocolate. We will also be sampling local wines as well as sam-pling other products from the pantry. In addition, Virginia from Dancing Pig Pottery, a local potter will also be here with their pottery.

Gettysburg Day Spa—221 Chambersburg St
Hot Chocolate Oil massage – $110.00/ 90 min
Chocolate cherry facial – $85.00/ 60 min
Chocolate Souffle Body Wrap – $85.00/ 75 min includes a free gift
Couples Massage with Hot Chocolate oil $175.00 / 60 min includes free gift for couple
Chocolate pedicure $55.00/ 60 min

For a full list of participating retailers and specials click here.

 

Salute Our Troops in Downtown Gettysburg for First Friday on November 2nd

Join us as we salute our troops in downtown Gettysburg for First Friday on November 2nd from 4:00 pm -8:00 pm.

The Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association will be joining Goin’ Postal Gettysburg to send holiday boxes to our troops currently serving overseas. The Salute The Troops campaign will kick off on November 2nd. Empty boxes can be found at participating local merchants. When the boxes are filled, Goin’ Postal Gettysburg will ship them out. This should be in time for our soldiers to receive them over the holiday season.

The community is being asked to help fill the boxes with all kinds of goodies and gifts from Gettysburg.

Here are some of the happenings you will want to check out this First Friday in downtown Gettysburg:

All active military and veterans receive 20% off at Scott & Co Fine Jewelers as a “thank you for your service.” (excludes clearance and Pandora) – 17 Lincoln Square

True Friends Boutique – 22 Baltimore Street
Stop in at True Friends and enjoy complimentary hot cider and pretzels while you browse. Shoppers will be able to pick a FREE pair of handmade earrings with a minimum $15 purchase. The “Salute The Troops” donation box will be ready and waiting to be filled. True Friends will be matching all donations so feel free to fill it up to show appreciation for our troops!

Lark Gifts – 40 Baltimore St
Lark provides a delicious cocktail each First Friday. November 2nd they will be serving a Ginger Cranberry Cocktail. Bring in a donation for the Salute The Troops box that will be shipped to an American troops serving overseas. Your donation will earn you 20% off your purchase at Lark Friday night.

Adams County Winery – 25 Chambersburg Street
‘Spice’ up your evening with a glass of ACW’s warm, mulled wines available in two flavors for only $4.00 a glass! Drop off your “Salute the Troops” donations and stay for some wine and art as they feature a display by local photographer Joan Luce.

Enjoy McClellan’s Tavern (located at the Gettysburg Hotel) featured appetizer and First Friday Cocktail specials.
Happy Hour Drink Special: All American Blue
½ Price Appetizer: Meatballs America

For the entire list of participating Gettysburg merchants visit http://www.gettysburgretailmerchants.com/.

See you in downtown Gettysburg tomorrow evening!

 

 

5th Annual Salsa on the Square in Downtown Gettysburg

The 5th Annual Salsa on the Square in Downtown Gettysburg took place on Friday, October 5th, 2012 as part of First Friday Gettysburg Style. Downtown Gettysburg was filled with the sounds of Salsa music as attendees danced the night away on this beautiful fall evening!

Here is a photo re-cap of the festivities courtesy of local photographer, Meg Kime. Enjoy!

Be sure to mark your calendars and join us for November’s First Friday on Friday, November 2nd.

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