Category: Holidays

Mrs. Cratchit’s Plum Pudding Recipe

December 15, 2016

By Jess Clevenger – “The pudding was out of the copper which smells like a washing-day. That was the cloth. A smell like an eating-house and a pastrycook’s next door to each other, with a laundress’s next door to that. That was the pudding. In half a minute Mrs. Cratchit entered – flushed, but smiling proudly – with the pudding, like a speckled cannon-ball, so hard and firm, blazing in half of half-a-quarter of ignited brandy, and bedight with Christmas holly stuck into the top.”

This holiday season in Gettysburg, we can see that scene, and more, come to life as ... Read This Story

10 Things for Your Gettysburg Holiday Bucket List in 2016

November 17, 2016

By Jess Clevenger – The most wonderful time of the year is approaching, and Gettysburg, Pa. is gearing up to transform into a holiday wonderland. There’s no better time of the year to gather with friends and family to reflect and reconnect, and in Gettysburg, there are many opportunities to come together to have new and memorable holiday experiences. We invite you to embrace the spirit of the season with us, with our Gettysburg holiday bucket list. Here are 10 experiences not-to-be-missed to have your best holiday season in Gettysburg.

1. Attend the tree lighting at historic Lincoln Square. The holiday season ... Read This Story

Christmas with Gettysburg’s First Family

December 17, 2015

By Carl Whitehill – In many ways, the Gettysburg home of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower isn’t much different than that of you and I. The Eisenhowers were known to be rather modest with their home, even as the 34th President and family celebrated the holiday season every year.

Staff at the Eisenhower National Historic Site (ENHS) let us in on a few of the holiday traditions of Gettysburg’s first family – from the decorations to the guests that would visit the presidential retreat during the season.

Even though the Eisenhower couple planned to spend their first Christmas holiday in 1955, Ike was ... Read This Story