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New Winter Wonderland at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre features holiday movies and art market

New Winter Wonderland at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre features holiday movies and art market
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From a press release:

The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre is inviting the community to attend its Winter Wonderland event on Saturday, Nov. 28.

Winter Wonderland visitors can embrace the holiday spirit through a day of holiday movies, shopping, singing, and decorating without ever having to venture outside the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre). The box office and art market will be open for visitors from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

The W. Curtis Montz Film series will present three holiday movies: “Elf” (2003, PG, 97 min.) at 1 p.m. for $3, “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947, 96 min.) at 6 p.m. for $5, and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (1989, PG-13, 97 min.) at 9:30 p.m. for $5.

When members of the community walk through the golden doors of the Kirby Center, they will be greeted with a grand holiday tree. The help of children and their families is requested in order to decorate the holiday tree with colorful, handmade ornaments. A creation station will be set up to allow for the opportunity to make these ornaments. Live holiday music will sound during the 6 p.m. lighting of the tree.

Beyond the tree, the community is invited into the Chandelier Lobby, where they will find artists from throughout the region with displays of locally-crafted, fun, and creative gifts perfect for the coming holiday.

While the feeling of finding the perfect gift may make your spirit bright, showing support for a local, independent business may leave you extra-full of cheer, especially since the event will take place on Small Business Saturday.

The nationally-celebrated day will offer Wilkes-Barre shoppers a chance for promotions and savings in their favorite downtown establishments while supporting the independent retailers that are essential to downtown Wilkes-Barre and the local economy.

Local artists participating in the art market include Erin Jordan, Hel’s Bells Handmade, Knot Just Any Day Photography, Marie Glassware, Nancy Turner, Redmond Porcelain, Regular Frills, and Ryan Koerber.