In 2015, the show will run both matinee and evening performances from Dec. 9-20.
This, Destination Gettysburg believes the addition of this performance will bring a strong anchor event to the holiday season, which runs from Thanksgiving Day through New Year’s Day. Adams County already hosts a variety of holiday events and activities – including the Christmas Parade, Inns of the Gettysburg Area’s Holiday House Tour, Tuba Carol Fest and the variety of museums that host special holiday tours.
The holiday season brings a great opportunity for the community to grow the tourism season, which often slows down after Remembrance Day Weekend and Dedication Day at the end of November.
With the “Christmas Carol” performance, Destination Gettysburg is working within the local tourism community to build upon the show to include shopping, dining, overnight accommodations and other attractions to extend the stay of those traveling to the county to see the performance. A travel package has been built by Gettysburg Group Reservations and available to visitors coming into town to see “A Christmas Carol.”
Additionally, Destination Gettysburg is already working with group tour operators for building attendance and visitation for future years.