PHOTOS: ScrantonMade Holiday Market at The Globe Store with Dishonest Fiddlers, 12/03/17
After the major success of last year, the ScrantonMade Holiday Market returned for the second year to the old Globe Store in downtown Scranton, turning what is now the Lackawanna County Government Center into a nostalgic trip down memory lane for those who remember the holiday rush of department store shopping on Friday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 3.
A lighting ceremony with carolers kicked things off on Friday, and just outside its big storefront windows, kids and adults alike went ice skating across Wyoming Avenue, a new addiction to this year’s festivities. Some mastered it with ease, gliding across the ice without skates, while others learned to skate by comically falling down and getting up again and again. The proceeds from skating benefited local Make-A-Wish children.
Inside, handmade decorations, vintage Santa photos, a large train set, and 150 local vendors of all kinds of goods filled the first floor, brightening the old warehouse feel of the large back rooms for the fifth annual event. Musicians played on the corner stage all weekend, including Scranton folk band The Dishonest Fiddlers on Sunday. The group, who played bluegrass and folk favorites along with original material that got the crowd dancing, recently finished work on their new album, the follow-up to their 2016 debut, “The Whistle Missed the Train,” and will set a release date soon.
See photos and videos from the 2016 Globe Store lighting and ScrantonMade Holiday Market here.
by Rich Howells
Rich is an award-winning journalist, longtime blogger, practicing poet, adequate photographer, and podcast co-host. He is the founder and editor of NEPA Scene.