Some would say that there are four stages to effective leadership: planning; execution; post evaluation; and adjustments. Main Street Gettysburg is currently in the “post evaluation” phase of the Gettysburg Christmas Festival and the initial results indicate it was a tremendous success.
2019 was the “stretch year” for the festival. In 2018 we learned that people would come to Gettysburg during the holidays, but post event feedback indicated that they wanted more of a “festival” atmosphere. In January 2019, the Gettysburg Festival Steering Committee defined a mission statement and measures for success. The mission was “To create an annual all-inclusive community-wide holiday event, hosted by Main Street Gettysburg and the Borough of Gettysburg, that serves all aspects of the community and enriches our economy.”