Girl’s Night Out: An Evening of All Things Weddings

If you’re planning a wedding, don’t miss August’s Girl’s Night Out event at the Gettysburg Hotel. Scott from Great Scott Productions will be on hand to provide some evening entertainment, showcasing some of the wedding services that he offers. You’ll get a chance to capture some great memories in the photo booth and try your hand at cutting a rug with some swing dancing.

The wedding industry is constantly changing — and you’ll get a great taste for the newest trends in wedding entertainment from one of the area’s entertainment professionals. I mean, who doesn’t love a photo booth for some candid shenanigans?

Miranda & Sean’s Winter Wedding At The Gettysburg Hotel

Miranda & Sean’s gorgeous winter wedding was held at the Gettysburg Hotel this past December. The Christmas Tree in downtown Gettysburg on Lincoln Square was just one of the lovely backdrops used in the stunning photos by Teal Photography. The Gettysburg Hotel’s grand ballroom was transformed into a wintery wonderland using rustic branch centerpieces with dangling crystals.

Here are few of the photos from their big day: (All photos by Teal Photography)

Bride & Groom on Lincoln Square

The steps of the Gettysburg Hotel

Gettysburg Hotel Grand Ballroom

Gettysburg Hotel Grand Ballroom

Congratulations Miranda and Sean!

The old bank vault in the Gettysburg Hotel Grand Ballroom

Read more about weddings at the Gettysburg Hotel here.


Holiday Displays on Lincoln Square in Downtown Gettysburg

A few weeks back, I posted photos of the infamous Christmas tree being constructed on Lincoln Square. I am so excited to share even more photos of the stunning holiday displays on Lincoln Square in downtown Gettysburg now in full swing. The tree on the Square is very special to many and if you have never seen it in person, I highly recommend making your plans to come to Gettysburg today.

Gettysburg Hotel during the holidays

he Lincoln Square Christmas Tree Topper

Things To Do In Gettysburg This Weekend: November 30th – December 2nd

The holidays in Gettysburg are officially in full swing! The tree on Lincoln Square is ready for this weekend’s tree lighting and everyone’s halls are decked. To really get in the holiday spirit, visit Gettysburg this weekend and experience festive activities and fun events.

Make your list and check it twice- here are some exciting things to do in Gettysburg this weekend:

Friday, November 30th & Saturday, December 1st: The Gettysburg Festival’s Gingerbread House Celebration.

A photo of the Historic Gettysburg Hotel in Gingerbread from a past Gingerbread House Celebration.

Enjoy a gallery of gingerbread houses to usher in your holiday season! Place your bids to own a gingerbread masterpiece, with proceeds benefiting the non-profit Gettysburg Festival. All visitors are invited to vote for their favorite gingerbread creation, the People’s Choice Award.

Friday, November 30:  Opening Reception, 5:00-7:30 pm.  Enjoy the awards ceremony for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place houses, and the first opportunity to view the gingerbread houses and place bids. Begin your holiday shopping at the Holiday Market.
The Gettysburg Hotel is proud to sponsor the 1st place award of $500!

Saturday, December 1:  Family Day Free admission 9 am-4 pm.  Bid to win one of the Gingerbread creations, vote for your favorite, shop at the Holiday Market, help decorate the community house and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa. Gingerbread house bidding continues until 3 pm on Saturday afternoon.

Friday, November 30th- Hollabaugh Bros. Holiday Open House:

Ring in the holiday season at Hollabaugh’s 3rd annual holiday open house! They will have lots of refreshments, guest vendors (wine, jewelry, candy, crafts, and more!), Christmas trees and wreaths, raffles, and plenty of holiday cheer! Some of the vendors include:

* Hauser Estate Winery
* Homemade chocolates from local chocolatier Barb Schrum
* Homemade cards from local crafter, Janice Melton
* Handmade crafts from local artisan Trudy Nye
* Handmade jewelry from local artist Jean Sixeas
Click here for more information.

Saturday, December 1st- 3rd Annual Old Getty Place Christmas Parade  & Christmas Tree Lighting:

Be part of it all as we delight in the annual parade, light the great tree in the Lincoln Square, and sing Christmas carols together to bring in the holiday season. Enjoy a variety of bands, floats, costumed characters, distinguished guests, dancers, youth groups and, of course, Santa Claus!

The Parade will form on Lefever Street in front of Lincoln Elementary beginning at 6:00pm.  It will move out onto Baltimore Street beginning at 7:00pm.  It will follow Baltimore Street down to Lincoln Square, turn on York Street, and then onto Liberty Street and disband in the general area of the old Keefauver and Middle Schools.  After the parade, enjoy the lighting of the Christmas Tree in Lincoln Square!

Hundreds gather after the annual Gettysburg Christmas Parade for the tree-lighting ceremony. The event is the official kick-off to Gettysburg’s holiday celebration. (Image courtesy of the Gettysburg Convention and Visitor’s Bureau)

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday – Santa’s Shanty Will Be Open:

Visit Santa in his quaint Shanty on historic Lincoln Square in downtown Gettysburg. Children can share their wish list with Jolly Old Saint Nick! Santa’s Shanty will be open during the parade!

Friday 11/30 – 5:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday 12/1 – 10:00am-1:30pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm – Parade
Sunday 12/2 – 1:00pm-4:00pm

Santa’s Shanty brought to you by the Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association

Specials in McClellan’s Tavern this weekend:

Relax at McClellan’s Tavern at the Gettysburg Hotel this weekend! We will be featuring these great specials:
$3 Jack Daniel’s/Captain Morgan Shooters
Soft Shell Steak Tacos with onions, cilantro, cheese and a wedge of lime  – $5 for 2 tacos

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Santa’s Shanty Is Now Open On Lincoln Square in Downtown Gettysburg 2012

A nostalgic tradition in Gettysburg, Santa’s Shanty is now open on Lincoln Square in downtown Gettysburg for 2012.

Visit Santa in his quaint Shanty on historic Lincoln Square in downtown Gettysburg. Children can share their wish list with Jolly Old Saint Nick!

Here is the 2012 schedule:

* Saturday 11/24 – 10:00am-1:30pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm and 5:30pm-8:00pm

* Sunday 11/25 – 1:00pm-4:00pm

* Friday 11/30 – 5:00pm-8:00pm

* Saturday 12/1 – 10:00am-1:30pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm – Parade & Tree Lighting

* Sunday 12/2 – 1:00pm-4:00pm

* Friday 12/7 – 5:00pm-8:00pm

* Saturday 12/8 – 10:00am-1:30pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm and 5:30pm-8:00pm

* Sunday 12/9 – 1:00pm-4:00pm

* Friday 12/14 – 5:00pm-8:00pm

* Saturday 12/15 – 10:00am-1:30pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm and 5:30pm-8:00pm

* Sunday 12/16 – 1:00pm-4:00pm

* Friday 12/21 – 5:00pm-8:00pm

* Saturday 12/22 – 10:00am-1:30pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm and 5:30pm-8:00pm

* Sunday 12/23 – 1:00pm-4:00pm

* Monday 12/24 – 10:00am-2:00pm

Christmas Tree on Lincoln Square

The holidays are such a wonderful time to visit downtown Gettysburg. The quaint shops and beautiful buildings offer the perfect, festive atmosphere when decorated for the holidays. To me, the season in Downtown Gettysburg begins with the construction of the famous Christmas tree on Lincoln Square. This tree is so comforting to many and is a spectacular centerpiece for the entire downtown. Here are a few photos of the Christmas tree on Lincoln Square being put up on November 19.

Make your reservations today to visit during the holiday season! There are so many great upcoming events like Breakfast With Santa at the Gettysburg Hotel on December 8th, Tuba Carol Fest on Lincoln Square on December 14th, and the Gettysburg Festival’s Gingerbread House Competition on November 30th. You won’t want to miss it!


Take Advantage Of This Special Teardown Package At The Gettysburg Hotel


Take advantage of this special teardown package at the Gettysburg Hotel starting now until December 30th as we begin our renovation and transformation.


First Night: $105.00
Second Night: $17.97Valid Sunday through Thursday, November 4th – December 30th 2012

Must stay two nights.  Not valid for existing reservations.
Based on availability for traditional accommodations only.
Reservations can only be made by contacting the hotel directly at 1.866.378.1797.

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

See you in downtown Gettysburg tomorrow evening!



Hotel Construction Party At McClellan’s Tavern – More Details

In celebration of the beginning of The Gettysburg Hotel’s multi-million dollar renovation, you are invited to a Hotel Construction Party at McClellan’s Tavern on Sunday, October 28th. Join us at McClellan’s Tavern from 5:30 – 9:30pm for food and drink specials and prizes. You’ll also have a chance to win special discounts and a grand prize of an overnight stay in the new hotel!

Construction Party Cocktail Specials:

$1 off Screw Drivers
$1 off Sledge Hammers
$1 off Cement Mixers
$3 off Jackhammers

 Wear orange for an additional $1 off all construction cocktails!

 Construction Party Food Specials:

“Nuts and Bolts Platter”: Mozzarella Sticks & Chicken Wings

 “The Wrenchwich”
Fresh Sliced Deli Meat In A Pita Pocket With Chips

Enter your name for a chance to be the first to stay overnight in the newly renovated hotel!

The first 25 party attendees will receive a special hard hat. Bring the hat back after our renovations are completed and receive 20% OFF your room rate and dinner, plus enjoy a FREE appetizer.
We hope to see you there!

To read more about the Gettysburg Hotel’s renovation click here.

NEW at McClellan’s Tavern – Craft Beer Thursdays

The Gettysburg Hotel is excited to be offering something new at McCllelan’s Tavern – Craft Beer Thursdays! All day, every Thursday McClellan’s Tavern will be featuring a beer from their one of a kind craft beer selection.

Craft Beer Thursday at McClellan’s Tavern in Gettysburg

Today’s special, October 25th, is Angry Orchard Hard Cider.

 (Photo courtesy of Angry Orchard’s Facebook Page.)

Visit McClellan’s Tavern today, October 25th, and enjoy Angry Orchard Hard Cider on special. This Crisp Apple Cider offers sweet apple notes upfront with a subtle dryness at the finish for a balanced cider taste. The addition of Fuji apples adds a layer of complexity and brings out a fresh apple aroma and slightly sweet, ripe apple flavor.

Be sure to “like” the Gettysburg Hotel on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all Craft Beer Thursday specials.

McClellan’s Tavern is located at 1 Lincoln Square in Gettysburg at the Gettysburg Hotel.