Personalized Christmas Gift Ideas (Especially for History Fans)

With the holidays right around the corner and post-pandemic restrictions easing, Gettysburg is ready to welcome families and loved ones seeking to have a memorable, in-person Christmas holiday.

Plan an extended weekend in historic Gettysburg and give one of the most personalized Christmas gifts imaginable, with your loved ones gathered around.

Thousands attend Christmas in Gettysburg each year, where live music, battlefield bus tours, great places to eat, historic taverns, and beautiful scenery help set the stage for a Christmas to remember. Give the personalized gift of a holiday visit to Gettysburg and immerse yourselves in a simpler time (without having to surrender modern-day travel conveniences and comforts).

History fans will join in early December for the Gettysburg Christmas Festival, just one of many opportunities for visitors to create a special memory.

Christmas in Gettysburg

The entire town is beautifully decorated in anticipation of Christmas and winter. Shop windows glow with festive displays and the square proudly displays a lighted tree in the center of town. As part of the Gettysburg Christmas Festival, the Tuba Carol Fest is a favorite with attendees encouraged to sing along. It takes place on the second weekend in December.

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Learn about the “villains of the season,” from Krampus to Belsnickel during our special Christmas-themed ghost tours.

Additionally, the Shriver House Museum offers candlelight Christmas tours led by a guide dressed in period costume. Learn how the Civil War impacted families during the holidays, on the home front and on the battlegrounds.

Visit the Jennie Wade House to see how they decorated for the holidays in 1863. Music, decorations, and unique gifts help create an especially festive atmosphere.

Gift Cards to Historical Destinations

Not able to gather everyone for a short vacation or weekend getaway? Give the gift of history and memory-making this holiday through Gettysburg Battlefield Tour gift cards. Available in amounts from $25 to $250, digitally or physically.