Category: Holidays

8 Places to get in the Holiday Spirit in Gettysburg

November 30, 2017

Shiny ornaments hanging from Christmas trees, bright lights strewn across rooftops, piney wreaths hanging on every door… there’s just something about the sights of the holidays that warms your heart and soul. Walk through the cozy town of Gettysburg during the holiday season, and you’ll be sure to get that feel good feeling. We’ve compiled a list of stops you’ll want to visit to get in the holiday spirit this year!

The Baladerry Inn

The Baladerry Inn is located on what used to be the historic Bushman Farm. It’s quiet, rural setting makes for the perfect peaceful getaway. During the holidays, it ... Read This Story

Bring Gettysburg Home for the Holidays this Year

November 22, 2017

By Carl Whitehill – Yikes, believe it or not, the holiday season is here. Sure, some of you have been probably shopping for weeks, but for the rest of us, there are still people in our lives for which ideas don’t come easily. Before you frustratingly sort through the neckties or get your mother yet another purse, take a look at our list below. Gettysburg goes great under the tree!

 For the history buff in your life …

Whether you’ve never stepped foot in Gettysburg or you’re a seasoned visitor, most would agree there’s always a need for another battlefield tour, and ... Read This Story

Adams County Pear Harvest Loaves

November 16, 2017

We’re celebrating fall and the beginning of the holiday season in Gettysburg, Pa., with this pear harvest bread, a recipe courtesy of one of our countryside fruit markets – Boyer Nurseries and Orchards. Warm ginger, zesty lemon, toasty walnuts, caramelly brown sugar and sweet, juicy pears are combined to make this comforting, festive bread.

These pear harvest loaves would be the perfect treat to snack on Thanksgiving morning or while you are preparing your Thanksgiving day feast. The recipe makes four small loaves of pear bread, which would be perfect for sending home with loved ones during the holidays; ... Read This Story

Your 2017 Gettysburg Holiday Bucket List

November 9, 2017

With “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” right around the corner, Gettysburg is gearing up for the holiday season. The town, with history and the spirit of the season blended so perfectly together, is transformed into a winter wonderland experience you won’t want to miss. If you’re looking for a place to get into the holiday spirit, look no further than Gettysburg.

Christmas Tree Lighting

The annual Christmas tree lighting in Gettysburg’s historic Lincoln Square kicks off the holiday season. Visitors and local residents alike gather to welcome in the season with light refreshments, carolers, an appearance from Santa Claus and ... Read This Story

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