A Gettysburg Christmas Festival hosts “A Gettysburg Christmas” movie

Main Street Gettysburg, in partnership with United Lutheran Seminary and Seminary Ridge Museum, is pleased to welcome the movie A Gettysburg Christmas to this year’s A Gettysburg Christmas Festival on December 1, 2, and 3.

Movie Director Bo Brinkman and Co-Producer Kris Webb coordinated with Jill Sellers, President of Main Street Gettysburg, Pete Miele, Executive Director of Seminary Ridge Museum, and staff at United Lutheran Seminary, to co-sponsor special screenings of the new movie during the annual festival at no cost to the public.

“The team and plans came together beautifully to share this as a special part of the Christmas Festival, which is also featured in the film,” said Sellers. “The filming brought incredible energy, cooperation, and commerce to Gettysburg and Adams County. Our community invested in its creation, and now they can enjoy the first event of a new tradition.”

“United Lutheran Seminary has graciously allowed Main Street Gettysburg to use their auditorium in Valentine Hall for this event. The seminary is a faithful partner with the Gettysburg community, hosting events throughout the year open to the public,” said Linda Fiore, Director of Communications in a statement provided by United Lutheran Seminary.

“The team at Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center is honored to be co-sponsoring the screening of A Gettysburg Christmas as part of Main Street Gettysburg’s A Gettysburg Christmas Festival. While summer is our busiest season, this community has so much to offer visitors during the winter months. I’m thrilled that Bo and his team have brought this magic to the screen for all to see,” said Pete Miele, Executive Director of Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center.

Screenings will be held in Valentine Hall on Friday, December 1 at 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, December 2 at 10:00 a.m., 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, and 6:00 p.m.; and Sunday at 12:00, 2:00, and 4:00 p.m. A discussion panel with Director Bo Brinkman will follow the 6:00 p.m. screening on Saturday. Registration is required for the screenings, which will open on November 10 at 3:00 p.m. on Seminary Ridge Museum’s events page at https://www.seminaryridgemuseum.org/events.

Plans for the premiere event on Monday, November 27, 2023 remain the same. A statement provided by the Majestic Theatre: “This event is sold out. There are no additional showings scheduled at the Majestic Theatre during the holiday season. Will Call for ticketholders to the November 27 premiere event will open at the Majestic Theater Box Office, 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg on Friday, November 10 at 3:00 p.m.”

Ticket availability starts on Friday, November 10 at 3:00 p.m. for both the November 27th premiere event at the Majestic Theater and the special screenings at Valentine Hall during the Christmas Festival.


A Gettysburg Christmas Festival is hosted by Main Street Gettysburg in partnership with community organizations and sponsors. The festival seeks to provide free attractions and activities to draw residents and visitors to downtown Gettysburg for three fun-filled days, December 1-3, 2023. Our local businesses are the backbone of our tourism economy. The purpose of the festival is to stimulate the local economy during the fourth quarter. Beyond boosting numbers, it represents true community collaboration through cooperation and volunteers to showcase Gettysburg during the holiday season. The festival brings thousands of people to dine, shop, and participate in games, drawings, and contests to promote our local businesses and organizations. The festival represents true community collaboration through cooperation, partnerships, and volunteers to showcase Gettysburg during the holiday season. 717-337-3491. www.agettysburgchristmasfestival.com


The mission of the Seminary Ridge Historic Preservation Foundation is to restore, preserve and maintain the national historic Civil War properties, architecture, and historic legacies of Seminary Ridge, and provide related education and communication of these legacies for the general public. The Seminary Ridge Historic Preservation Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which operates Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center. 717-339-1300. www.seminaryridgemuseum.org.

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