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Picturesque Jim Thorpe hosts annual Olde Time Christmas festivities Dec. 6-22

Picturesque Jim Thorpe hosts annual Olde Time Christmas festivities Dec. 6-22

From a press release: The charming little town of Jim Thorpe is the perfect place to celebrate the wonder of the holiday season all December long as the snow falls, the bells ring, and everyone is feeling jolly. Its 38th annual Olde Time Christmas begins on Friday, Dec. 6 with the tree lighting ceremony at […]

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Lackawanna County lights up Courthouse Christmas tree with carols and hot chocolate on Dec. 5

Lackawanna County lights up Courthouse Christmas tree with carols and hot chocolate on Dec. 5

From a press release: The official lighting of the Lackawanna County Christmas tree will be held this Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. at the flag plaza on North Washington Avenue on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton. The festive free event will offer refreshments, carols, and a lot of holiday fun. According to the Lackawanna […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Over 50 downtown Scranton businesses participate in Holiday Window Decorating Showcase from Dec. 6-Jan. 3

Over 50 downtown Scranton businesses participate in Holiday Window Decorating Showcase from Dec. 6-Jan. 3

From a press release: Sparked with creativity and plenty of holiday cheer, downtown Scranton business and property owners are preparing for the annual Holiday Window Decorating Showcase, on display this Friday, Dec. 6 for the First Friday art walk through Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. More than 50 storefronts will be featured in this year’s competition. […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA bands plan holiday concerts throughout December in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, Nanticoke, and more

NEPA bands plan holiday concerts throughout December in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, Nanticoke, and more

As everyone shops and prepares for the holidays, local musicians are planning some festive concerts, with many serving as their final shows of 2019. For those looking to get into the spirit of the season while supporting local music, NEPA Scene has wrapped up this season of shows you need to see in a nice […]

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Wilkes-Barre celebrates Small Business Saturday with Public Square Holiday Market and more

Wilkes-Barre celebrates Small Business Saturday with Public Square Holiday Market and more

From a press release: At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30 on the 10th anniversary of Small Business Saturday, a special ribbon cutting will take place outside of the Bee Hive Gift Shop in Midtown Village in Wilkes-Barre. The ribbon cutting kicks off Small Business Saturday in downtown Wilkes-Barre, a day of events dedicated to […]

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Gaslight Theatre ends annual ‘Playroom’ series with holiday shows at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre Dec. 12-21

Gaslight Theatre ends annual ‘Playroom’ series with holiday shows at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre Dec. 12-21

From a press release: The Gaslight Theatre Company will present its eighth and final installment of their annual “Playroom” series on Thursday, Dec. 12 through Saturday, Dec. 21 at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, culminating in nine holiday-themed plays chronicled as “Playroom: Home for the Holidays.” The series, created by playwright and former artistic director/board member […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Downtown Scranton pop-up shop hosts Small Business Saturday and other weekend events through Dec. 21

Downtown Scranton pop-up shop hosts Small Business Saturday and other weekend events through Dec. 21

From a press release: After launching on Nov. 16, a seasonal pop-up retail store with a variety of local products is gearing up for Small Business Saturday in downtown Scranton with its own spin on the national event. Pop Up! Downtown will celebrate Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., though they’re […]

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NEPA’s own holiday rock orchestra, Twelve Twenty-Four, tours local and national venues Nov. 30-Dec. 27

NEPA’s own holiday rock orchestra, Twelve Twenty-Four, tours local and national venues Nov. 30-Dec. 27

From a press release: As the Trans-Siberian Orchestra makes its

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Harry Connick Jr.’s Christmas musical ‘Happy Elf’ comes to Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville Nov. 30-Dec. 15

Harry Connick Jr.’s Christmas musical ‘Happy Elf’ comes to Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville Nov. 30-Dec. 15

From a press release: The Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville will present Harry Connick Jr.’s holiday musical “The Happy Elf,” beginning Saturday, Nov. 30 and running through Sunday, Dec. 15. Director Jim Williams of Dunmore said “The Happy Elf” is about a Christmas Eve miracle. When Eubie, the self-proclaimed “happy elf” in Santa’s workshop, […]

 Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer plays Christmas show at Stage West in Scranton on Dec. 21 with University Drive

Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer plays Christmas show at Stage West in Scranton on Dec. 21 with University Drive

Since reuniting for the first time in eight years in 2018 (and only the second time since breaking up in 2003), Wilkes-Barre hard rock band Lifer has surprised local music fans by jumping from the nu metal era to the present with a handful of concerts, including “A Not-So-Silent Night” Christmas show last December at […]

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