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Holiday Things To Do In Gettysburg

History comes to life every Christmas and holiday season in scenic Pennsylvania where visitors can explore Civil War attractions, enjoy festive open houses, and experience the holidays in a whole new way. Local restaurants provide the perfect venue for holiday dining, and there are plenty of excellent shopping destinations near Gettysburg to find unique Christmas gifts for anyone on your list. Browse this season's activities and events, and book your visit today.

Activities

  • A Civil War Christmas at Shriver House

    Step back in time with an unforgettable candlelight tour of this historic home and museum that dates back to 1860's. Learn about Christmas traditions from the 19th century as you explore this incredible piece of Civil War history.
  • An Eisenhower Christmas

    The home of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower is open to the public and decorated for the holiday season during the whole month of December. Experience a true 1950's Gettysburg Christmas atmosphere filled with trees, sugar cookies, and one-of-a-kind White House memorabilia.
  • Jennie Wade Holiday Open House

    Sing along with traditional Christmas carols and snack on holiday goodies at this historic house that captures life during the Civil War. Antique furnishing and decorations add to the Christmas atmosphere of this special home.
  • Skiing and Snowtubing at Liberty Mountain Resort

    Get ready for a day of wintry excitement in the great outdoors this holiday season at Liberty Mountain. Ski down powdery trails for all levels or jump on a snowtube for a thrilling ride down the slopes. This is a fun way to celebrate the Christmas season.

Dining

  • 1863 Restaurant

    There's something for everyone on the menu of this family-friendly restaurant with a fun holiday atmopshere during Christmas time. Come for a grand Thanksgiving buffet with all the trimmings or stop in for a festive holiday meal for lunch or dinner.
  • Appalachian Brewing Company (Onsite)

    Raise a toast to the holidays with a frosty mug of beer at this merry brewery in the heart of historic Gettysburg. The fine pub food is perfectly matched for all of the handcrafted microbrews on tap, and there's always something fun happening here.
  • Wyndham Lobby Bar (for NFL and College Football)

    Sit back and relax during this Christmas season at the Wyndham Lobby Bar. Whether you want to watch the latest college or NFL football game, or just enjoy a drink with family and friends, this is the place to be during the holidays.

Shopping

  • The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg

    This is a Christmas shopper's dream come true with all the top brand names on display at fantastic prices. From casual fashions and footwear to books and toys for kids of all ages, it's all here in one convenient location.
  • Gettysburg Gift Center at American Civil War Museum

    Pick up something for the history lover in your family this Christmas at this gift shop filled with unique treasures. Browse through hundreds of one-of-a-kind of items you won't find anywhere else including antique replicas and Civil War memorabilia.
  • The Christmas Haus

    For authentic German treasures like nutcrackers and ornaments that make the perfect gifts, check out The Christmas Haus. Crafted by German artisans, you'll find an incredible selection of heirlooms your family will value for generations to come.
  • Adams County Winery

    Visit the number one winery in the Gettysburg area this winter season to sip the latest vintages and pick up some bottles for under the Christmas tree. During the holidays there are festive events and plenty of special tastings.