Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre rock band Breaking Benjamin visits child fighting cancer for Christmas

Wilkes-Barre rock band Breaking Benjamin visits child fighting cancer for Christmas

Even with international fame and multi-platinum records, Wilkes-Barre rock band Breaking Benjamin continues to give back to fans as well as charitable causes, particularly St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where they have visited children with cancer and performed for them. Last year, the band came to the hospital bed of a St. Louis police officer […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Be ‘very naughty’ this Christmas with infamous ‘Silent Night, Deadly Night’

CULT CORNER: Be ‘very naughty’ this Christmas with infamous ‘Silent Night, Deadly Night’

There are many Christmas-themed horror films, including some we’ve featured here, but few have reached the heights in the sub-genre that “Silent Night, Deadly Night” has over the years. The fever pitch that the film created upon initial release in theaters set it on the path to the cult status it now enjoys. Released in […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: ‘Christmas Evil’ is an obscure ’80s movie you better watch out for

CULT CORNER: ‘Christmas Evil’ is an obscure ’80s movie you better watch out for

Santa on a killing spree is the stuff of nightmares for children, but for adults, a film based on this idea has all the makings for a fun night together with friends. While some may find it in bad taste, those who love a good “bad” film will find “Christmas Evil” endlessly entertaining. “Christmas Evil” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna Historical Society hosts old fashioned Christmas in Scranton on Dec. 8

Lackawanna Historical Society hosts old fashioned Christmas in Scranton on Dec. 8

From a press release: The Lackawanna Historical Society will host their annual Holiday Open House on Friday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at their headquarters, the Catlin House in Scranton. Stop by to see traditional Christmas decorations and enjoy wassail and sweet treats, stories, crafts, and music. This year, the Society will feature a special […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Ice skating outside Globe Store added to ScrantonMade Holiday Market Dec. 1-3

Ice skating outside Globe Store added to ScrantonMade Holiday Market Dec. 1-3

From a press release: After becoming a huge success last year, the old Globe Store will once again light up for the holidays on Friday, Dec. 1, kicking off the fifth annual ScrantonMade Holiday Market that runs through Sunday, Dec. 3. This year, a new feature has been added to the festivities – ice skating. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Globe Store lights up for Christmas on Dec. 1, kicking off ScrantonMade Holiday Market Dec. 1-3

Globe Store lights up for Christmas on Dec. 1, kicking off ScrantonMade Holiday Market Dec. 1-3

From a press release: After hundreds of people flooded Wyoming Avenue in downtown Scranton last year to see the old Globe Store lit up for the holidays, the Lackawanna County Commissioners will flick the switch again this Friday, Dec. 1. The evening’s activities will begin at 4:30 p.m. with holiday selections performed by the choir […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna County lights Courthouse Christmas tree with carols and hot chocolate on Nov. 30

Lackawanna County lights Courthouse Christmas tree with carols and hot chocolate on Nov. 30

From a press release: The official lighting of the Lackawanna County Christmas tree will be held on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. at the flag plaza on North Washington Avenue on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton. The festive event will offer refreshments, carols, and a lot of holiday fun. According to the Lackawanna County […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Forget ‘A Christmas Story’ – make ‘Black Christmas’ your annual holiday tradition

CULT CORNER: Forget ‘A Christmas Story’ – make ‘Black Christmas’ your annual holiday tradition

The term “classic” is thrown around all too often with horror films without any real substance behind it, though some films are true classics that truly mold the genre and have made it what it is today. “Black Christmas” is one of these films. While most Christmas-themed horror films are more tongue-in-cheek than scary, “Black […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Hazleton’s Twelve Twenty-Four creates big TSO holiday experience in smaller NEPA venues Dec. 1-20

Hazleton’s Twelve Twenty-Four creates big TSO holiday experience in smaller NEPA venues Dec. 1-20

From a press release: Twelve Twenty-Four is celebrating their sixteenth year bringing their high-energy, full-scale holiday rock orchestra concert to venues across Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including several in their native Northeastern Pennsylvania. The shows feature everyone’s favorite holiday music with a rock edge, as well as their own holiday creations. Established in 2002 in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Decorate a Christmas tree for Festival of Trees fundraiser for Toys for Tots in Scranton on Dec. 8

Decorate a Christmas tree for Festival of Trees fundraiser for Toys for Tots in Scranton on Dec. 8

From a press release: The carefree times of the “Roaring Twenties” will be the theme of this year’s annual Festival of Trees exhibit and Toys for Tots reception fundraiser, which will be held at The Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton in the former Abercrombie & Fitch space on Friday, Dec. 8. The Lackawanna County Arts […]

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