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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
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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 of Scranton High School. A program with brief remarks by local officials will follow.

The switch will be turned on at approximately 5 p.m. to illuminate The Globe, which is now the Lackawanna County Government Center (123 Wyoming Ave., Scranton).

The Scranton Chapter of UNICO National and La Festa Italiana of Lackawanna County are donating the refreshments for the ceremony, and their members will be serving the hot chocolate and cookies. There will also be a visit from Santa Claus.

This will also kick off ScrantonMade’s fifth annual Holiday Market, featuring 150 local vendors in The Globe on Friday from 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. A variety of musical entertainment is scheduled for all three days of the event.

The first floor window bays will be festively decorated for the season by ScrantonMade. Holiday designs will also adorn the windows on the Penn Avenue side of the building.

During the Holiday Market, COLTS will be picking up and dropping off passengers in the 100 block of Franklin Avenue, and parking will be free in the Electric City Garage (300 Spruce St., Scranton) on Dec. 1, 2, and 3.

A new wrinkle has been added to the Holiday Market this year – ice skating. Visitors and families can enjoy free old-fashioned outdoor ice skating on the 100 block of Wyoming Avenue during the hours that the fair is open. Skaters will be asked to make a donation to Make-A-Wish, which will help to cover the cost of granting a wish for a Lackawanna County youngster and his/her family.

When the doors open on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 11 a.m., the first 200 shoppers will receive a free goodie bag.

See photos and videos from the 2016 Globe Store lighting and ScrantonMade Holiday Market here.